An additional recruitment and retention premium of �3,000 pro rata per annum. We are open to flexibleworking, minimum 22.5 hours per week available.
Are you a Band 6 Health Visitor?If so, come and join a friendly and professional team in the Maidstone District which is a beautiful part of Kent.This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who enjoys working with children and families, and is passionateabout their health and wellbeing. If you are newly qualified or experienced Health Visitor you are welcome to apply. We work in partnership with local children's centres and GPs on a challenging and rewarding caseload, and we stronglyencourage creativity and new ideas.
At KCHFT we encourage support champion and link roles in areas such as: early years development, born tomove, communication, haemoglobinopathy, breastfeeding, domestic abuse, Solihull, disabilities, perinatalmental health, and CONI (care of next infant). There are opportunities for you to specialise in an area thatinterests you.We listen to you, value you and embrace new ideas - we want all colleagues to contribute to the direction of theservice.We are passionate about supporting children and families to have the best start in life, if you feel the same thenplease apply.If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role please contact the District Manager on the numberbelowMain duties of the job
Our health visiting teams provide support to families with children aged 0-5. You will have a varied caseloadand need to be confident and flexible to provide the best support for families.You will work as part of a team to keep children safe and well in Maidstone. You will get to use your clinicaljudgment to support evidence-based care planning and make sure that children and families who use ourservices have a good experience.Some of your duties will be:Developing integrated care programmes in partnership with senior practitioners and/or commissioners.Supporting in the supervision/ line management and development of all junior staff.Undertaking a range of competent clinical and non-clinical interventions to support the outcomes of the service.Acting as lead and senior practitioner to support junior staff support assessment/reassessments of serviceusers and/or pathways with complex needs across the relevant field of health care.Supporting and making recommendations to senior managers in order to prioritise and focus efforts to achievebusiness objectives, service improvement strategies and statutory requirements.We are one of the largest healthcare providers in the country and we know how important it is to make surechildren and families are getting the right support and care.
Being a car owner/driver is essential, subject to the provisions of the Equality Act (2010), as visiting clientswithin their homes in a timely manner is a requirement of the role.About us
One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values C
We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.
We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer
Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both
Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirationsJob descriptionJob responsibilities
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Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Nursing qualification and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Degree level or equivalent professional qualification Evidence of Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice - Health Visitor/ Public Health Specialist Practitioner Qualification Honours degree or equivalent
- Working towards Master level study PTLLS/DTLLS, PGCE or Certificate in Education Clinical leadership, management or supervisory qualification Practice Assessor
- Minimum of 2 years' experience in a clinical area of practice Practical experience in managing health related projects/ complex caseloads Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor ) experience
Special Knowledge and ExpertiseEssential
- Experience of leading and managing teams Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages (E-Pay / E-roster/ TAPs/ CIS) Experience of working with vulnerable families
- Understanding of training needs in relation to post Ability to manage time effectively, priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines Strong influencing and negotiating skills Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups
Ability to ManageEssential
- Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to manage and lead change
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda's for health Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures. Ability to manage own time effectively.
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Molehill Copse Clinic, Hereford Road
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