Health Visitor, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
The Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) will work as part of the locality team delivering a high quality, pro-active service for children and their families. The aim of the service is to achieve equity of health outcomes for the local population through the provision of evidence based and needs led service. The post holder will contribute to the identification and assessment of child and family health needs and the delivery of a universal core service, targeted interventions and public health interventions to children and their families within a defined locality. We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working well together and in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care.
As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.Main duties of the job
We are looking to recruit competent and motivated individuals with a dynamic approach to meeting the needs of Hillingdon's large and diverse population. This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic Band 6 Health Visitors to work in building our integrated 0-19 Service to support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme to families in Hillingdon.
The Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Health Visitor will work as part of the 0-19 team delivering a high quality, proactive service for children, young people and their families. The aim of the service is to achieve equity of health outcomes for the local population through the provision of evidence-based and needs-led services. The post holder will contribute to the identification and assessment of child and family health needs and the delivery of a universal core service, targeted interventions and public health interventions to children and their families within a defined locality. The Health Visiting Service will work closely with local partners, particularly GPs, Children's Centres and the local community and voluntary sector. Health Visitors work as part of a team and you will contribute to the success of the team by being an effective role model and supervising community nursery nurses, community staff nurses, health visiting assistants and students to ensure they are working to the standards which people using our services deserve.About us
CNWL provides the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme for the London Borough of Hillingdon, offering Health Visiting and School Nursing to the children and families of this 250,000-strong population in North West London.
We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working well together and in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care. Health Visitors work as part of a skill mixed team and you will contribute to the success of the team by being an effective role model and supervising community nursery nurses, community staff nurses, health care assistants and students to ensure they are working to the standards which people using our services deserve.
You will be working as part of a supportive team with access to a wide range of NHS benefits including discounts, pension and various learning and development opportunities.
We have a full time vacancy for the Hayes locality and a part time vacancy for the Uxbridge locality.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Health Visitors contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
Person SpecificationSkills and KnowledgeEssential
- Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible
- Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
- Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use our services
- Being open and transparent about their own practice
- Supervising the work of others
- Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
- Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
- Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
- Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.
- Able to communicate with the multi-disciplinary team, present cases, take note of actions, update others in the team and use handover effectively. Speaking face to face but also by telephone and writing letters and reports.
- Maintaining accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronic and handwritten which adhere to the CNWL policies
- Able to talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others assertively where necessary
- Able to maintain electronic patient records Use Microsoft Word and excel for letter and report writing
- You are expected to have the skills required to act as a professional, registered nurse and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.
- Work well with other members of the team including communicating effectively, being kind and considerate, reliable and enthusiastic
- Manage others and contribute to the management of the team
- Expertise in particular skills and evidence of how you developed them and use them in your current role
- Supervision, Line management and appraisal training
- HR skills training e.g. recruitment, managing absence
- Registered Nurse or Midwife
- Registered Specialist Practitioner Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)
- Nurse Prescribing
- Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development
- Numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines
- Mentorship Preparation Module/ ENB 998
- Degree or Master in Related Subject
Employer detailsEmployer name
- This post is open to newly qualified health visitors
- Experience of working with complex families
- Experience of multi-disciplinary integrated team working
- Ability to work flexibly and respond to changing demands and methods of working both individually and within a team.
- Ability to work without direct supervision and proactive in seeking support with decision making when required
- Knowledge of Infection Control legislation and maintenance of standards
- Knowledge of Safeguarding Children issues
- Knowledge of risk management
- Knowledge of current issues and how they impact on professional practice.
- Knowledge of Information governance requirements
Central and North West London NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Beaufort House and Laurel Lodge Harlington Road Hillingdon
Cricketfield Road, Uxbridge
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