We have fantastic full and part time opportunities for degree educated registered nurses and midwives looking for a new challenge and the chance to progress their careers with an outstanding Trust. You will become valuable members of the 0-19 Children and Young People service in Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust.Main duties of the job
The post holder will be a Registered Nurse who will be a member of the 0-19 public health team under the line management of the School Nurse/Health Visitor. The post holder will have a delegated caseload and under supervision will have a responsibility to carry out specific episodes of care and interventions for children, families and carers. The post holder will work in partnership with the Multi-Disciplinary Team, and other agencies, to ensure that excellent standards of care are provided. About us
Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations: Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development Widening access (anchor institution) and employability Improving the experience of staff with disability Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development Making equalities mainstream Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The post holder will be a Registered Nurse who will be a member of the 0-19 public health team under the line management of the School Nurse/Health Visitor. The post holder will have a delegated caseload and under supervision will have a responsibility to carry out specific episodes of care and interventions for children, families and carers. The post holder will work in partnership with the Multi-Disciplinary Team, and other agencies, to ensure that excellent standards of care are provided.
The 0-19 Universal Service teams provide support to all children and young people and their families within a progressive universal model of service delivery dependant on assessed need. The service offers every child/family a programme of screening, immunisations, developmental reviews and information and guidance to support parenting and healthy choices as defined by The Healthy Child Programme (Department of Health, 2008).
0-19 Universal Service teams provide a safe, effective and high-quality service to clients using research-based evidence to inform practice within agreed professional standards. The post holder will work in collaboration with partner agencies both voluntary and statutory to achieve good health outcomes for children and their families.
The post holder will participate in delivering a universal core service, provide targeted interventions, to address health inequalities and where necessary referring to specialist services. Ensuring the programme is delivered in partnership with other statutory and non-statutory agencies. This role will play a key part in the development and safe delivery of 0-19 services, utilising best available evidence to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people especially those from disadvantaged groups.
This is a developmental role with the expectation of undertaking further training and the division aims to provide an environment conducive to the on-going development of all staff and advancements in the quality of the service by ensuring provision of a high standard of training, teaching and clinical care within the community setting. Your will be required to: Support the delivery of 0-19 Universal Services as well as the Healthy Child Programme Support and assist junior staff as required Participate in Health Education programmes and health promotion activities on a multi-disciplinary basis as agreed and allocated by the Specialist Public Health Nurse Manage own workload as part of the team under the supervision of the Specialist Public Health Nurse Report all untoward incidents and assist with the development and implementation of appropriate action plans. Support the team and service- ie meet with team members on a regular basis to discuss report and evaluate client/family care. Attend relevant meetings as delegated and be expected to feed back 8. Deliver coordinated evidence-based interventions within the framework of service specification To assess the health needs of the child and community involving the carer and/or child in the process of meeting those health needs under the delegation of the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse To monitor the health of the child and to involve the carers in promoting optimum health and development of the child. To liaise with other agencies statutory and voluntary and maintain good working relationships, making referrals and consulting as necessary with the informed consent of clients and within the policies of the organisation/service. Liaising with the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse prior to referrals made. To be aware of the deviations from the norm in health and behaviour and to intervene to protect vulnerable children by prompt action, by referral and working with other colleagues and agencies as part of a specialist team. Examples include Safeguarding Interventions, Health Needs Assessment and Referral. Take appropriate action in cases of suspected or actual child abuse, working within Lewisham safeguarding childrens code of practice and procedures.Attend child protection conferences/core groups as required and participate in safeguarding supervision
Undertake health needs assessments for children who are Looked After To ensure good communication channels are maintained within the team. 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 required To undertake developmental assessments when trained and competent to do so. To deliver health promotion activities to children, young people and their families. Administer immunisations and follow-up immunisation defaulters and promote and offer as appropriate opportunistic immunisation when trained and competent to do so and in line with LGTs Policy and Guidelines. Follow up visits following attendance at Accident and Emergency Departments or Minor Injuries Units required. Undertake pre-school contact as directed by the Specialist Public Health Nurse and handover to the School Nurse Team. To undertake routine blood spot result giving when trained and competent to do so in line with service specification. To assist the Specialist Public Health Nurse, contribute to the development of a plan, undertake delegated duties to meet the plan with Partnership Plus and Universal Plus, assessment and care of children when trained & Competent to do so. Take an active part in clinical supervision Be prepared to be flexible within contracted hours In accordance with the needs of the service, undertake other duties as required The post holder will: Act as a registered practitioner who is legally and professionally accountable for own actions guided by the professional code of conduct and Trust guidelines and protocols. Have a Current Effective Status on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registered Nurse. Communicate changes daily in order to aid care planning. Manage own workload as part of the team. Meet with team members on a regular basis to discuss report and evaluate care. Person SpecificationQualifications and TrainingEssential
- Current NMC Registration
- Evidence of other post registration education and training Mentorship Qualification
- Commitment to working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- Demonstrate a keen interest in public health and working in the community
- Demonstrate an understanding of Safeguarding Children
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- Relevant experience of working as a community nurse
- Completion of safeguarding modules
- Immunisation training and/or experience
- Evidence of personal development and acquisition of transferable skills relevant to the job description
- Understanding of clinical governance with some previous experience of undertaking audits
- Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams
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