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Band 5 Children's Community Public Health Nurse 0-5 years

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

We kindly request candidates who have applied in the last six months to refrain from submitting another application at this time.

Do you have passion and commitment to public health and the early intervention agenda and want to work in one of the most diverse and thriving cities in England?

BCHC is committed to providing a good work-life balance, therefore offering flexible/agile working to all our staff. We are looking for passionate and committed Community Public Health Nurses who are highly skilled, enthusiastic, clinical practitioners and have a good understanding of the needs of children, young people and their families and want to be part of our journey to work as part of an integrated early years, health, and wellbeing service.

Our aspiration jointly with our children centre partners is to give the children of Birmingham the very best start in life. We have a passionate workforce who is committed to support the children and their families to feel safe, healthy and ready to achieve.

We have openings available in the following districts:
  • Erdington
  • Perry Barr
  • Ladywood
  • Edgbaston
  • Northfield
  • Hodge Hill
  • Yardley
  • Selly Oak

Main duties of the job

Under the umbrella of Birmingham Forward Steps with our partners we are working to offer an integrated service to children and families where they tell their story once and we work closely together to deliver the best outcomes possible and support families with their aspirations.

Although we are proud of the progress we are making we recognise we have much more to do.

Are you the right person to help us take our ambitions forward and help us to develop a brighter future for the children of Birmingham?

We are looking to recruit Band 5 staff nurses with a passion for delivering high quality services whilst embracing and expressing innovation and creative thinking to support our Health Visiting and Early Years team to deliver our ambitious plans.

This is an exciting opportunity to help us develop and implement our integrated way of working with our children's centre partners.

About us

Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for better care and healthier communities, we want to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties
  • To undertake health needs assessments and screening for children as directed by the named or delegating Health Visitor and ensure prompt feedback and escalation of concerns as required
  • Participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of health promotion activities as part of an integrated team for individuals, families groups and communities utilising evidenced based practice.
  • Contribute to the BFS early help offer supporting families to access additional support as required in line with the early help framework.
  • Contribute to the safeguarding of children at risk in line with appropriate Safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Participate in and promote the childhood immunisation programs as appropriate.
  • Participate in the Trust staff nurse development program and other relatedTrust based learning opportunities
  • Work within the NMC code of professional conduct.
  • Support Health Visiting Teams in the management of children with additional medical needs, completion of Educational & Health care plans and preparing/supporting families for transition to education.
  • Support and deliver evidence based packages of care for children in line with the BFS Standard Operational Procedures for Health Visiting and clinical pathways such as the premature care baby pathway and children identified as having Special Educational Needs.
  • Liaison with other Multi Disciplinary Teams to ensure effective communication across the teams to support the HV oversight and co-ordination of care.
  • To support the Health Visting and Early Years teams to deliver Early Help intervention and complete Early Help Plans as required.
  • To keep accurate and contemporaneous electronic patients records for children and families in line with NMC requirements and the Trusts Record Keeping policies and guidelines.
  • To convey information, of a complex nature, to other professionals and to clients with well developed oral communication skills. This will include negotiating, showing empathy and reassurance, to have the ability to gain co-operation of others when needed and overcome barriers to understanding.
  • Undertake clinical audits as directed by Health Visitor/Health Visitor Team Leader, supporting actions plans according to findings.
  • Interpret difficult / challenging situations, take prompt action and have the ability to diffuse potentially aggressive or threatening situations. Report any incidence that gives rise to concern.
  • Work with and support families through difficult family situations such as illness and bereavement.
  • To plan, organise and run clinics to support the health and developmental needs of children as required
  • Ensure data is inputted onto a data collection system accurately and on time as required by the Trust.
  • To deliver care in a variety of settings, childrens centres, clinics, GP surgeries and clients homes. The latter requires lone working within the community setting.
  • To ensure effective working relationships and communicate with the BFS team and other professionals.
  • To maintain and continually update professional knowledge and skills. Attend mandatory training and relevant updates training sessions as required by the Trust.
  • To co-operate and assist in research and survey programmes relating to the client group.
  • To participate in the teaching/training and assessment of support staff within the cluster, and in the clinical placement of all learners e.g. pre-registration.

  • Management and Leadership Responsibilities
  • To comply with Birmingham Forward Steps policies, procedures and guidelines and with relevant statutory and/or Department of Health directives
  • To attend and participate in staff meetings, integrated allocation meetings and other meetings as directed.
  • To supervise, organise and monitor appropriate staff, as necessary, to ensure effective service delivery.

  • Person Specification



    • First Level Registered Nurse
    • Evidence of relevant professional development post nurse registration


    • RSCN/Child Branch or Learning Disabilities



    • Ability to demonstrate sound knowledge and application of up to date evidence based clinical trends and practice
    • Experience of productive multi and inter- disciplinary working
    • Evidence of recent professional development
    • Experience and ability to demonstrate an understanding of working with children and families in a clinical and/ or community setting


    • Experience of productive multi and inter- disciplinary working



    • Knowledge of current public health and issues pertinent to community children's services
    • Knowledge of clinical audit and its relationship to research
    • Knowledge of the clinical governance agenda Ability to generate communication which is relevant, concise, accurate and legible
    • Ability to demonstrate individual responsibility to health and safety
    • Ability to recognise and understand equality and diversity issues
    • Ability to use software packages appropriate to clinical care
    • Understanding of child protection procedures
    • Ability to recognise and respond appropriately to any identified or potential concerns with a child's developmental or health needs

    Personal qualities


    • Demonstrate commitment to teamwork and corporate team goals
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a changing NHS environment

    Other job requirements


    • Ability to travel and attend conferences according to operational needs of the post
    • Car driver/Access to suitable vehicle for business purposes

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