Community Staff Nurse - Band 5
To support health visitors in delivering the Healthy Child Programme 0-5 years and Whittington Health Trust (Islington) Health Visiting service specification, within the commissioning criteria.To work with the health visiting skill mix team to improve health and life outcomes for children and families within a defined community through delivering packages of care following assessment by the health visitor.To participate in the development of services and health improvement activities.To work in collaboration with other health care and service providers, including Children Centres and Early Years to identify and address health needs as part of the wider Islington Bright Start Early Childhood offer.Main duties of the jobWhittington Health
are offering an exciting opportunity to qualified nurses and midwives with NMC registration to become part of our progressive, innovative and integrated Health Visiting Service in either Islington.
The Covid 19 pandemic has really highlighted the important role that Health Visiting services play in supporting children and families. We have had to innovate quickly to deliver our services and support to communities and this adaptation and innovation continues.
We are part of a wider integrated multi disciplinary service for children in the Boroughs with a focus on public health delivering the healthy child programme to diverse communities. So, if you are interested in early intervention and prevention, tackling health inequalities, doing things differently to support families and children we would love to hear from youAbout us
Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To assist the Specialist Public Health Nurse at Child Health Clinics monitoring the growth of babies and children, advising parents on aspects of parenting within his/her knowledge base and referring to the Specialist Public Health Nurse where there are problems or more detailed advice is requiredTo undertake developmental assessments when trained and competent to do so. To deliver health promotion activities to children, young people and their families.
Carry out visits to review aspects of development as directed by the Specialist Public Health Nurse.Person SpecificationEducation & QualificationsEssential
- Current NMC Registration for nursing or midwifery
- Nursing / Midwifery Degree/ Post Grad Diploma/ DipHE qualification equivalent to 120 credits at level 5 (of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England) or evidence of previous education and learning to this level.
- Evidence of level 6 training/learning within last 5 years.
Knowledge & ExperienceEssential
- RSCN, Children's Community Nurse with current registration
- Registered Adult Nursing
- Knowledge of the Public Health role of contemporary health visiting/school nursing & working in community settings
- 1 year + post registration experience
- Current knowledge of safeguarding issues
- Knowledge of local and national policies which influence the provision of health visiting /school nursing
- Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams
Skills and AbilitiesEssential
- Evidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution
- Experience of managing staff within a team
- Evidence of academic ability to study independently at degree or postgraduate level
- Good computer literacy skills e.g. Microsoft word, excel
- Demonstrate knowledge of research - based practice
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Evidence of supporting equality and valuing diversity in own practice
- Demonstrate ability to adapt to working within a changing environment
- Have a flexible approach to team and autonomous working, acknowledging own limitations
Whittington Hospital NHS TrustAddress
Highbury Grange Health Centre
1-5 Highbury Grange
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