Hounslow Looked After Children's Service are seeking a dynamic and innovative Named Nurse for Looked After Children
You will lead a small team of specialist nurses across Hounslow. You will be required to provide leadership and management to the nursing team, support the development and implementation of service development, standard setting, clinical audit and benchmarking, to deliver needs-led evidence-based care that supports the local and national priorities.
You will be required to undertake all activities necessary to ensure that HRCH meets its responsibilities for looked after children as a provider of health services.
You will be responsible to and accountable within the managerial framework of HRCH in delivering on all service targets and required reporting.
As a professionally accountable practitioner you will take a health lead for Looked After Children on an allocated caseload and portfolio and will be required to act as a resource and educator, giving advice on policies and leading on Looked After Children issues.
You will be required to co-ordinate the Initial (if required) and statutory health assessment and care planning process and provision of a direct clinical service for Looked After Children.Main duties of the job
Hounslow Looked After Children (LAC) Service are seeking a dynamic and innovative Named Nurse for Looked After Children (LAC).
The post holder will be responsible for strategic oversight and leadership of the Looked After Children (LAC) health service, with management and supervision of the Specialist Nursing across Richmond & Kingston.
The Named Nurse for LAC will support the implementation of service development, standard setting, clinical audit and benchmarking, to deliver needs-led evidence-based care that supports the local and national priorities for children in care.
In your leadership role you will support the organisation to have children looked after issues reflected in policies and service delivery across Richmond & Kingston.
You will be required to undertake all activities necessary to ensure that HRCH meets its responsibilities for children looked after - as a provider of health services.
You will provide expertise and demonstrate sophisticated clinical skills to work directly with vulnerable children and adolescents from a background of trauma and/or neglect, and act as a supervisor and educator to Specialist Nurse colleagues.
The post holder will be expected to facilitate and manage training to foster carers and other health and social care professionals.
You will be responsible to and accountable within the managerial framework of HRCH in delivering on all service targets and required reporting.About us
Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible.
Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job. It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services.
In 2018, we were named'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction'
by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards.
In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.
We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users. Infection Control
As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please referee to the full Job Description and Personal Specification for the full outline of this post.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- NMC registered Nurse
- Post Registration training in safeguarding Children
- Experience of dealing with LAC and care leavers
- Can demonstrate extensive experience related to caring for babies/children and young people and a minimum of one- years relevant experience with looked after children and young people.
- Extensive experience of working with children and young people aged 0 to 19 with a focus on o Child development o Attachment o Mental health o Sexual health o Public health
- Ability to lead & plan across the corporate parenting partnership
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Has experience of working as a Specialist Nurse for CLA
Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare TrustAddress
Heart of Hounslow
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