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Looked After Children's Nurse

Employer
Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc. pro rata
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Are you interested in becoming a Band 6 Looked After Children's Nurse, working in an innovative and dynamic team? Then join our team within the Community Children's Services division of Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
  • The post-holder will work with and support Children who are Looked After, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) and Care Leavers, and their families/ carers, liaising with health / external agencies as required, to enable them to reach their full potential by accessing the best possible health outcomes.
  • The post-holder will provide holistic health interventions to Looked After Children and Care Leavers.
  • The post-holder will work in partnership with the Named Nurse and Named Doctor and a team of Looked After Children's Nurses together with the Team Coordinator and Team Administrator to implement National Guidance and Local Policy for Looked after Children.
  • The post-holder will work with colleagues to ensure Looked After Children receive timely, child & young person focused assessments and interventions in line with Statutory Guidance.
  • The post-holder will support the Named and Specialist LAC Nurse in ensuring Looked After Children receive appropriate assessments and health provision when they are placed in or out of borough.

This post offers the opportunity to contribute to the provision of high quality care to the related client group.

Main duties of the job

  • To work in partnership with the Named Nurse and Named Doctor and the whole team to undertake holistic health assessments for all children entering/ in care.
  • Develop individual health plans/ recommendations to ensure that identified or ongoing health needs are being addressed.
  • Liaise with all relevant health care/ social care professionals/ foster carers in order to complete holistic assessments and ensure the health recommendations are being implemented.
  • Responsible for undertaking the statutory review health assessments for Looked After Children aged 3 -18 yrs.
  • Refer Looked After Children and Care Leaver's on to specialist services as required based on assessment of need.
  • Review health assessments to be completed as per statutory guidance.
  • To improve the quality and co-ordination of the services offered to Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  • To work in partnership with carers and key workers to enable them to have a good understanding of the health care needs of Looked After Children and Care Leavers.
  • Empower children and young people, their carers and families to influence and access services, and act as advocates where appropriate.


About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse/Midwife with post registration experience in primary care and child development
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD to maintain and further develop knowledge and skills relating to children and young people


Desirable

  • Health Visiting / School Nursing professional qualification, with entry onto the 3rd part of the NMC Register
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Paediatric trained
  • Competent to level 3 of the Looked After Children: Knowledge, skills and competencies of health care staff intercollegiate role framework (2020)


Skills/ Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Evidence of excellent clinical skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload while at the same time adhering to the quality and work standards required by the service
  • Ability to use IT and common software packages e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint


Experience

Essential

  • Recent experience of working with vulnerable children and young people
  • Experience of contributing to team working and working with other professionals in relation to safeguarding children
  • Experience of working autonomously within a community setting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of healthy child development


Desirable

  • Experience of working with children that may have been sexually exploited or exposed to radicalisation


Knowledge

Essential

  • Up to date and comprehensive knowledge of safeguarding procedures and collaborative working in a multi - agency team.
  • Statutory Guidance for Promoting Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children (Dept. Education and Dept. Health 2015)
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance
  • Knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and 2004, the UN Convention on Rights of the Child.
  • Knowledge and application of NMC Code of Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of County lines/ FGM/ exploitation and radicalisation.


Other Requirements

Essential

  • A positive attitude to equal opportunities and towards working in a multi cultural environment
  • Service user focused
  • Flexible in approach to duties


Trust Values

Essential

  • Demonstrating understanding of Trust Values


Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Orsman Road

6 Orsman Road

London

N1 5QJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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