Would you like to develop skills to work along side children and families in their Communities?
Do you have a passion for working with young people and supporting them to manage their health needs?
Do you find job satisfaction working with vulnerable families to help them achieve their goals?
Are you keen to develop your skills and knowledge and have a desire for a career in public health nursing?
Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe with under-25s accounting for nearly 40% of our population. Birmingham is a city full of energy and enthusiasm--a great place to live and work. Birmingham is a vibrant and diverse city and is one of the most multicultural communities in the UK, working here will provide you with opportunities to gain valuable experience in working with a variety of needs and cultures. We are looking to recruit a Community Staff Nurse to join our enthusiastic and innovative School Nursing team.
We welcome applicants who are trained nurses with experience in working with children and families as well as newly qualified nurses who have a keen interest in School Health.
Applicants should be committed to team working and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Successful applicants will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team of school health staff who will work with children, young people and families to identify relevant health needs and ensure these are addressed in line with the approved service pathways.Main duties of the job
The post holder will work within their allocated district supported by the School Nurse to assess the health needs of individual children and the school population as a whole. They will also support other districts within their team where need arises. They will proactively address factors affecting health to ensure that children and young people achieve the best possible outcomes and will work with vulnerable children and families to reduce the risks of social exclusion and health inequalities.
The successful candidates must have:
Nursing qualification and on the NMC register
Experience of working in the community or in a Paediatric post and knowledge of child development, health promotion, public health and safeguarding children would be an advantage but not essential.
You will be offered an induction programme, mentorship and a supportive environment, in which to work. We offer a bespoke Band 5 development programme. There is also a commitment to supporting staff through appraisal and personal development programmes and continuing professional development.About usBe Part of Our Team...
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 and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab 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 best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.Job descriptionJob responsibilities To work as a member of the Birmingham School Health Support Service undertaking work delegated by the SCPHN and/or Team Leader. To plan and deliver care for identified health needs and to evaluate care plans at regular intervals. To complete health care plans for children and young people with medical conditions in school, liaising with specialist nurses and GPs where indicated. To deliver medical needs training to school staff using the approved teaching packages from Birmingham School Health Support Service To engage in multi-agency working as appropriate. Working in partnership with clients and other professionals to deliver evidence based care evaluating the care given and sharing the outcome with the delegating School Nurse Specialist Practitioner. To carry out home visits and work within wider community settings, as directed. To attend and participate in staff meetings and other meetings as directed. To work to Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board policies and procedures. To adhere to BCHC record keeping guidelines including entering information onto the Trust data collection systems. To mentor and assess pre registration student nurses on placement within the team. To support the induction of new members of staff in the team. To work to Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust policies, protocols, procedures and guidelines. The post holder must be familiar with Microsoft outlook, word and excel. To participate in clinical audit as required. To undertake drop in sessions for young people in schools or community settings. To participate in the PDR process, completing mandatory training and any other training identified as essential to role. To work flexibly including up until 6pm on weekday evenings and occasional weekends to meet service needs Management and Leadership Responsibilities Develop and empower all members of your team to perform to high standards and innovate Support the development of staff knowledge and skills to promote equality and diversity and address inequalities both in employment and service delivery. Ensure specific equality objective are included in PDRs Support the development of a culture within the team that ensure that the standards of Improving Working Lives and Investors in People are achieved and maintained for all staff and that staffs perception about their working lives are measured and improvements made To undertake personal development reviews of junior staff as directed by clinical team leader. Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered First Level nurse
- Evidence of recent professional development
- Experience of team working
- Experience of working with children and families.
- Ability to demonstrate sound knowledge and application of up to date evidence based clinical trends and practice
- Knowledge of current public health and health promotion issues pertinent to community children's services
- Knowledge and application of the NMC Code of Conduct
- Knowledge of clinical audit and its relationship to research
- Ability to generate written communication which is relevant, concise, accurate and legible
- Ability to demonstrate individual responsibility in relation to health and safety
- Ability to recognise and understand equality and diversity issues
- Ability to use software packages appropriate to clinical care
- Ability to supervise others
- Ability to facilitate learning in one to one and group settings
- Understanding of child protection procedures
Other Job RequirementsEssential
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and corporate team goals
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a changing NHS environment
- Able to travel across Birmingham
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