If you have ever considered working as a Health Visitor or School Nurse (Specialist Community Public Health Nurse) and have a desire to improve health outcomes for the children, young people and their families who live in our community then we would like to meet you.
We are offering a new post working within the Luton and Bedfordshire Healthy Child Programme - the role of Public Health Nurse 0-19 Development Role. This role includes the opportunity for progression to training as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse covering the 0-19 age range.
(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised.) Main duties of the job
Across Luton and Bedfordshire Healthy Child Programme we are developing an exciting opportunity for NMC registered practitioners to work with children and families from the antenatal period up to 19 years of age.
If you have a current Band 5 NMC registration, you are excited by innovation, and are passionate about the public health agenda and improving health outcomes for children, young people and families, then this may be the career choice for you.
You will work in an integrated 0-19 team within our Luton and Bedfordshire Children and Young People's Health Services.
You will be supported to develop in the role, gaining the skills and knowledge you require to support the skill mix team to deliver our service confidently and competently. You will have the opportunity to work both virtually and in person, gaining experience of our universal offer and providing targeted support within the community.
There is an expectation that on successful appointment to this development role, you will commit to undertake the Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) degree course within 2 years of joining us (depending on your readiness, and availability of the course).
Please note that this role requires you to be able to travel to visit various bases, other services, and families at home.About us
Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the East of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.
There's a good reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.
If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To work as part of a multidisciplinary 0-19 team to identify the health needs of children and young people, their families and the community and contribute to developing a strategy to address individual identified needs as well as those needs within the community.
To be committed to learning and development. Postholder will be supported to develop skills and knowledge appropriate for application to the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course.
To develop the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care in order to deliver early interventions to families in line with our commissioned service.
To support families through a range of methods including home visits, digital drop-in clinics, virtual and phone contacts to assess the needs of children and their families.
To work with the locality teams to support children, young people and families who are considered to be vulnerable or at risk. To adhere to current Safeguarding Procedures, and participate in child protection case conferences and case review meetings as required.
To support other localities as required to ensure that all relevant clinical skills are developed, and to maintain effective working relationships and continuity of services.
To take responsibility for their own clinical practice including supervision and to adhere to the NMC code of conduct.
To contribute to the development of local policies and procedures relevant to their area of work and contribute to relevant service design projects.
To develop the skills to utilise virtual platforms in assessments, interventions, training, and networking to support effective practice and partnership working.Person SpecificationSkills and KnowledgeEssential
- The clinical skills to identify, respond to and evaluate health needs
- Commitment to the development of excellent services, which focus on improved outcomes for children
- Current knowledge of local and national policies informing the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme
- Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to act upon the principles and practice of health promotion
- Able to plan and organise their work using time management and prioritisation skills and work independently
- Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and partner agencies
- Competent keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Excel and PowerPoint
- Ability to work flexibly as part of a team
Qualifications and TrainingEssential
- Experience delivering healthcare interventions via digital platforms
- Ability to use SystmOne
- Current NMC Registration
- Evidence of Degree level study in the last 2 years (or willingness to works towards)
- Mentor/998 or equivalent teaching qualification
- Experience of working in a multidisciplinary setting
- Experience of Safeguarding adults and/or children
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of Mentoring
- Experience of working in the community
- Experience working with children and their families
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS TrustAddress
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