Are you a proactive and energetic SCPHN school nurse or health visitor who is searching for your next development opportunity? If you are shouting out yes thats me then why not come forward and apply for a Specialist Public Health Nurse post working in our 0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service Front Door and Clinical Triage Team.
Our Service strives to make a real difference to improving the outcomes of children, young people, and families. We have a strong focus on our 'amazing everyday' staff. Our practitioners are compassionate, forward thinking, and innovative. They believe in a quality driven service - if you do too, we would love you to work with us and make our 'amazing' service even better.
This is an exciting opportunity. If you are that dynamic and passionate SCPHN ready for your next challenge, then why not apply today. We are really looking forward to you joining our amazing service.Main duties of the job
This exciting role has scope to develop over time alongside the changing demands of a busy Front Door and Clinical Triage Team. You will however be part of an established skill mixed team that forms the hub of a busy 0-19 Service. The role will include:
About usWorking for Leeds community Healthcare NHS TrustWho are we?
- Coordination and management of Strategy meetings and Marac work
- Undertaking Social care enquiries
- Linking in with the safeguarding team and other partner agencies such as the Childrens Social work Team
- Providing both Clinical and Child protection supervision to other staff
- Training and development of other staff that rotate into CTT
- Taking forward new processes thats support the development of the 0-19 Service
- Supporting with the management of SPHN sickness and the reallocation of work.
- Dealing with parental enquiries
- Supporting all other CTT and Front Door work
Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.
We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated Good, with our Adult Services rated Outstanding for caring.
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19. Perks of the job
Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:
Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesJob Purpose
- 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme
- A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters
- Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support
- Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes
- Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services
The post holder will be responsible for their own caseload within their speciality area as an autonomous practitioner. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care to a specialist level ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge. Key Responsibilities1. Clinical
1.1. Demonstrates a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of common aetiologies, pathologies, conditions and presentations involving a critical understanding of theories and principles
1.2. Demonstrates innovative and specialist skills to select methods and tools to holistically assess, plan, implement and evaluate in a complex and specialised field of work.
1.3. Demonstrates highly developed physical skills where dexterity and accuracy are important e.g. syringe pumps and infusions, manual treatments
1.4. Makes consistent judgements requiring complex fact analysis, interpretation and comparison of options and ensures clinical reasoning is reflected accurately in case records
1.5. Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of treatment and/or care by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of involvement and empowerment
1.6. Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies performing clinical treatments/procedures to a competent standard
1.7. Prioritises their own workload, and that of the wider team, within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.
1.8. Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication
1.9. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in all areas of practice including the management of any complaints and compliments.
1.10. To comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role2. Leadership
2.1. Ensures that a professional service and image is maintained at all time, thereby acting as a role model to all staff
2.2. Provides a leadership style which is underpinned by strongly held values around equality, diversity and openness effectively builds and maintains relationships with direct reportee(s), management teams and other key individuals across the organisation.
2.3. Manages team and resources on a day-to-day basis in an unpredictable environment that require solutions to complex problems where there are many interacting factors
2.4. Demonstrates the ability to delegate, organise and prioritise workload to ensure the safe delivery of the service including the management of referrals and discharges utilising locally agreed support mechanisms e.g. on call manager and making judgements in complex situations
2.5. Demonstrates clinical leadership, initiative and creativity in developing projects inspiring others to be positive in their contribution to continuous improvement
2.6. Demonstrates resilience when responding to challenge, change and complex or difficult situations
2.7. Clearly articulates the expected clinical standards of the service, monitors and identifies where standards are not met and takes action to address
2.8. Ensures that all objectives, for self and those directly responsible for, are clearly defined within the wider Directorate framework and in line with Trusts objectives, using the appraisal process as a vehicle for this.
2.9. Takes responsibility for their own and others health and safety in the working environment.Person SpecificationAttitude and BehaviourEssential
- Displays care, compassion, sensitivity and responsiveness to other peoples feelings and needs
- Able to work as part of a team, co-operating to work together and in conjunction with others and willing to help and assist wherever possible and appropriate appreciating the value of diversity in the workplace
- Able to develop, establish and maintain positive relationships with others both internal and external to the organisation and with patients and their carers
- Able to work under pressure, dealing with peaks and troughs in workload managing unpredictable service demands
- Positive and flexible attitude to dealing with change able to respond to the changing needs of the patient in an appropriate and timely manner.
- Willing to change and accept change and to explore new ways of doing things and approaches
- Highly motivated and reliable
- Has a strong degree of personal integrity able to adhere to standards of conduct based on a culture of equality and fairness
- Demonstrates values consistent with those of the Trust
- Ability and willingness to adopt a flexible approach to work on the occasions it may be required.
- Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification in Health Visiting or School Nursing
- Professional degree or diploma in relevant field
- Post Graduate qualification in specialist field
- Appropriate statutory professional body registration
- Must be willing to participate in any relevant training identified to develop skills required to carry out duties
- Maintains a portfolio of CPD in line with regulatory body standards
Skills and AttributesEssential
- Supporting Learning in Practice (SLIP) or equivalent
- Leadership and management training - ILM 3 or equivalent
- Specialist assessment, planning and evaluation skills
- Performs test / procedures / diagnostics relevant to clinical role at a specialist level proficiently
- Complex analytical and creative problem-solving skills in unpredictable situations
- Workload management including delegation of tasks and day-to-day team leadership
- Competent IT skills in order to collect and interpret data, present reports and compile simple presentations
- Effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including communicating complex or potentially distressing information to patients / carers and managing conflict when appropriate
- Risk assessment skills
- Reflective practice skills - able to give clear and effective feedback
- Able to research, understand and evaluate evidence in order to contribute to practice development.
- Experience in clinical audit
- Knowledge of specific innovation techniques
- Experience in the clinical field or a closely related clinical area as part of a wider multidisciplinary team
- Experience in supervising and delegating to other members of staff
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Working in community or primary care-based teams
- Experience of managing staff
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS TrustAddress
Thornton Medical Centre
15 Green Lane
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