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Clinical Lead Health Visitor: Nurse Prescribing and Minor Ailments

Employer
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Location
Islington
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 Per Annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a Health visitor and a Nurse Prescriber?

Do you have an interest in teaching and leading on prescribing and managing minor ailments?

If so, our Bright Start Islington Integrated Service has a Health Visitor Clinical Lead Vacancy for Nurse Prescribing and Managing Minor Ailments.

This exciting new post involves working as a Health Visitor in one of our integrated teams and working as a Clinical Lead Health Visitor focussing on nurse prescribing and managing minor ailments. This role is a fantastic development opportunity which will enable you to get involved to shape and deliver on the local strategy.

You will be working within the Health Visiting Team alongside the Clinical Specialists who will support your own practice.

This role supports Health Visitors to feel confident in nurse prescribing and managing minor ailments within the Bright start health visiting teams to reduce accident and emergency attendances.

We are very proud to be working with multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams with the aims of achieving this.

We are interested in your aspirations and supporting your career development so come and find out more...

Main duties of the job

  • To demonstrate a commitment to best practice in all aspects of child development and work with Bright Start Early Years Teams and other partners to embed the best practice in Islington and Whittington Health as a whole.
  • To demonstrate and develop evidence-based knowledge, attitudes, and skills to be able to be an expert resource for Bright Start teams, in particular in the area of Nurse prescribing and managing minor ailments.
  • To assess local need and to plan, coordinate and deliver training programmes and workshops to Bright Start staff, and others as appropriate, to promote best practice standards in all aspects of the Nurse prescribing and managing minor ailments.
  • To work with other specialist colleagues such as pharmacists, nurse prescriber leads and public health to develop integrated protocols which support the Nurse prescribing and managing minor ailments.
  • To provide expertise and support to Family Health Advisors and Health Visitors working with families.
  • To be responsible for the delivery of Healthy Child programme within the Bright Start area.

  • 7.To work in conjunction with the whole health visiting team to lead and promote integrated working across the Bright Start localities, attending all relevant meetings and acting up for the Team Leader as required.

    8.To directly manage members of the team and associated resources and agree with them performance objectives to reflect both local and national strategies and priorities.

    About 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 description

    Job responsibilities

    Please refer to the job description and personal specification for full details of this post- Clinical lead Health Visitor in Nurse Prescribing and Minor Ailments.

    Person Specification

    Education/Qualification

    Essential

    • Health Visiting Professional Qualification, with entry onto the 3rd part of the NMC Register. (Minimum 1 year qualified)
    • V100 Nurse Prescriber
    • Educated to degree level or equivalent


    Desirable

    • Leadership modules (L6/7)
    • V300 Nurse prescriber


    Communication/skills

    Essential

    • Excellent communication skills: IT written and oral.


    Desirable

    • Evidence of teaching


    Knowledge and skills

    Essential

    • Willingness to lead and support management of change.
    • Knowledge of current legislation and national guidance relating to all aspects of the Healthy Child Programme
    • Evidence of application of high levels of knowledge and skills relating to the issues and concerns relating to managing minor ailments and nurse prescribing
    • Knowledge of how to structure and deliver a training programme and/or supervision at all staff levels.
    • Understanding of the safeguarding process and child protection procedures, clinical governance arrangements and the ability to make decisions in these areas.
    • Ability to manage other members of staff and delegate work appropriately and safely
    • Ability to set personal and team objectives and manage time, priorities and stressful situations.
    • Awareness of Equal Opportunities and valuing diversity.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

    Address

    River Place Health Centre

    Essex Road

    Islington

    N1 2DE

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    220-WHT-2124

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