Strengthening families is a county wide service dedicated to supporting the health and development needs of Cumbria's most vulnerable families, children and young people who are subject to statutory plans.
Strengthening families is a team made up of registered nurses, children's nurse, mental health nurses, health visitors and nursery nurses.
We have a partnership approach to meeting the health needs of Cumbrian families based on a model of holistic family care, the family are partners in the achievement of outcomes. We work with families to identify health needs, offer support, implement a plan of care, signpost to other services and deliver the Healthy Child Programme.
The service is provided to families with children age 0-19yrs who have a Child in Need or Protection Plan, who are Children in Care or open to the Youth Offending Service.
We are looking to recruit a bank nurses to join our supportive and caring team.
This work will be predominantly completing Review Health Assessments for Children in Care, following up health actions and making referrals to other services. Other aspects of Children in Care work will be required. Due to the area being covered some of this work may be completed through remote working.
We are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse/Sick Childrens Nurse ideally with experience working with children and their families in the Community. We would prefer the applicant to have a particular interest in Safeguarding/Children in Care.Main duties of the job
Strengthening Families service works alongside families to identify health needs, offer support, implement a plan of care, signpost to other services and deliver the pre-school Healthy Child Programme.
The service is provided to families with children age 0-19yrs who fit into the following categories - Child protection plan, child looked after and young people open to the Youth Offending Service. We are looking to recruit a bank Health Visitor to join our supportive and caring team. This opportunity will give a Health Visitor in the Universal team an alternative practice experience alongside their current role.
At the moment this work will be predominantly completing Review Health Assessments for Children in Care, following up any health actions and making referrals to other services. Other aspects of Children in Care work will be required. Due to the area being covered some of this work may be completed through remote working.About us
At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.
Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
- Being a clinically led organisation
- Quality and safety at the heart
- A positive patient experience every time
- A great place to work
- Managing our money well
As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.
Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.
We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.
Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies? Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
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The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:
Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.
Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.
As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availabilityPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered Nurse Qualification.
Knowledge and ExperienceEssential
- Relevant degree qualification -Health related
- Health Visiting / School Nursing Qualification and /or Community Specialist Practitioner in Public Health - Health Visiting/ or school Nursing (BSc.Hon)
- ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice or equivalent
- Leadership training and development
- Independent Nurse Prescriber statutory recordable qualification
Skills and AptitudesEssential
- Experience of working with children and families in a community setting
- Experience of working on own or as part of a team
- Experience and understanding of working within safeguarding procedures and guidelines processes
- Experience of working to address health inequalities.
- Experience of working collaboratively with other professionals within the health economy and from other organisations
- Evidence based health promotion
- Knowledge and understanding of other supporting agencies and voluntary organisations
- Knowledge and experience of child development
- Knowledge and understanding of child protection procedures.
- Knowledge of relevant government policy and professional issues.
- Understanding of the determinants of health and health inequalities.
- Ability to work in a child and family centred way
- Excellent and highly developed communication skills both written and verbal.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to work in an integrated multi-agency way with partner organisations as stated in the 2014 Children Act and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
- Enthusiasm and ability to work as part of a team and maintain positive working relationships
- Ability to adapt to situations and work within sometimes difficult environments
- Willingness to continue professional development
- IT skills, knowledge and appreciation
- Demonstrates ability to work independently
- Ability to use initiative and demonstrate leadership
- Ability to apply research to practice
- Approachable personality with ability to demonstrate empathy towards others
- Demonstrates flexibility to meet the needs of the service.
- Clean driving licence and access to own transport
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Equality and Diversity (from KSF core dimension 6- one to be selected)
- Act in ways that support equality and value diversity (Level 1)
- Support equality and value diversity (Level 2)
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Hill Top Heights, Carlisle
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