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Health Visitor (Specialist Community Public Health Nurse)

Employer
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Location
East Sussex
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
We're looking for enthusiastic, innovative and motivated Specialist Community Public Health Nurses - Health Visitors to join our 0-19 Healthy Child Programme teams based in Brighton and Hove.

The 0-19 Healthy Child Programme team offers a proactive approach to delivering the Healthy Child Programme and works in partnership with School Nurses, staff at Local Authority Children's Centres and multi-agency teams to deliver the best outcomes for families.

Job summary
  • The post holder will work within a skill mixed team to promote the health and wellbeing of children and their families. The post holder will provide specialist practitioner knowledge and advice assessing care needs, developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care and public health developments in the community, liaising with other agencies as required
  • Practitioners at this level assume responsibility for planned teaching/supervision of junior staff and students, and will ensure the mentorship and supervision of students both pre and post registration.
  • Health visitors may be required to work anywhere in the Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust area in order to meet the needs of the service.
  • In order to ensure all staff have a fair exposure to the affluent and more deprived areas across within the organisation, Health Visitors may be expected to move to a contrasting caseload periodically as identified through the PDR process and in discussion with the post holder.


  • Main duties of the job

  • a) To participate in regular team meetings with all grades of staff to ensure that all staff are kept informed of clinical and locality issues to facilitate the management of change, ensuring service continuity
  • b) To arrange the induction and orientation of new staff and instruct all staff in new procedures and policy changes
  • c) To support and supervise skill mix staff to enable effective delivery of the service.
  • d) To contribute to training, education, PDR and orientation programmes for staff, students, and others as required
  • e) Describe any staff development activities the post holder either develops or delivers. Include training courses, organisational development work, practice development or facilitation.
  • f) Undertake practice supervisor and practice assessor roles with both pre-registration and specialist practice students.
  • g) To demonstrate responsible use of resources, with an awareness of budgetary restraints.


  • About us

    We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

    Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

    We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

    Why work for us?
    • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
    • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
    • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
    • Excellent training and development opportunities
    • Research opportunities
    • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
    • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
    • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
    • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
    • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast

    Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • a) Work with the team to plan and deliver a commissioned health visiting service.
  • b) Identifies health needs by undertaking an assessment in partnership with clients, in order to deliver an individual programme of care delegating support as appropriate.
  • c) Maintains the safety and protection of children by following the Pan-Sussex Child Protection procedures, develops services which promote the safety and well-being of children and participates in meetings discussions and case conferences as appropriate.
  • d) Work in partnership with other agencies and disciplines to offer optimum support to children and families.
  • Keep accurate, legible, contemporaneous records and written reports as required.
  • Represent the clinical area at relevant forums and meetings.
  • Use IT and performance management systems to improve the quality and coordination of services and meet contractual requirements.
  • Adhere to the, and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust safeguarding procedures, attending case conferences, other meetings and partnership working as required.
  • Provides support, as appropriate, for the recruitment and selection of team members including managing the induction and orientation for new staff.
  • Participates in analysis of the caseload to ensure an efficient and effective service and contributes to audit programmes as required.
  • Records relevant clinical/staffing issues/incidents and where necessary reports to the Team Manager/lead in order to manage risk and maintain service delivery.
  • Acts as a clinical expert and health information resource, participating in training, education and orientation programmes for staff, students and others as required.
  • Incorporates relevant research findings into practice and participates in approved research programmes.
  • Provides, supervises and supports the delivery of an effective programme of childhood developmental surveillance and health promotion activities both within the organisation and with community partners.
  • Participate in mandatory and other training as agreed in the PDR process and as required by the Trust.
  • Attend training for supervision and to participate in supervision on a regular basis as directed by the service.
  • Drive to clients homes, between bases and to meetings / training, carrying equipment to client homes and to healthy child clinic sites.


  • Person Specification

    Qualification

    Essential

    • NMC registered SCPHN (HV)
    • Registered Nurse/Midwife Qualification


    Desirable

    • Mentorship qualification level 6/7
    • Practice Teacher
    • Level 3 Child Protection module


    Qualification

    Desirable

    • Mentor qualified


    Skills

    Essential

    • Clinical competences appropriate to role
    • Excellent written skills
    • Able to assess, develop, implement and programmes of care


    Experience

    Essential

    • Experience of working within a team environment
    • Knowledge of clinical governance, clinical audit, clinical supervision and professional codes of conduct (NMC)


    Desirable

    • Active participation in safeguarding children
    • Management of team/staff members


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Within Brighton and Hove

    East Sussex

    BN2 4SE

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