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SCPHN Health visiting and School Nurse Student

Employer
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Enfield
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 Per Annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Job overview

Are you a registered nurse/midwife wanting to take the next step in your career?Do you have a passion for public health (Health visitor and School Nurse) and wanting to make a difference? Then the SCPHN training maybe for you. The SCPHN course offers the opportunity to become a qualified Health Visitor or School Nurse.

For more information about the role of a Health Visitor please visit:www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/nursing/careers-in-nursing/health-visiting/

For more information about the role of a School Nursing please visit:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/public-health/roles-public-health/school-nurse

SCPHN Level 7 Degree This application is for an NHS sponsored (practice)placement with North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and once successful, you will be guided to apply for a place at the University of Hertfordshire.

The Level-7 degree-course is full time for one year and will commence in September 2024, is fully funded and salaried at the starting-point of band 5 (Agenda for Change, including Outer London HCAS). You will have a 12-month fixed term contract. The course is a combination of both practical working and academic study, therefore a commitment for a whole year is required to complete the SCPHN Level-7 course.Potential students are required to have previously studied at least level 6.Please choose and state clearly either: 'School Nurse' or 'Health visitor' application

Main duties of the job

Duties and Responsibilities:

The fundamental responsibilities of the post holder are to attain the academic credentials and the clinical skills required to practice as a NMC registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse on a defined pathway (HV or SN). These are summarised below:
  • To fulfil the requirements of the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse program by attending university course dates and practice placement days in accordance with University regulations.
  • To work with the Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor to develop the skills and competencies to achieve NMC Registration Standards for Specialist Community Practice.
  • With the support of the Practice Assessor, Practice Supervisor, and the Professional Development Lead, to link the theoretical knowledge gained through the university program to the practice situation.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of current and emerging National, Regional, and local healthcare legislation, policies, and guidelines as they pertain to chosen pathway (HV or SN).
  • To develop/build on skills of managing and prioritising workload, team leadership and management
  • To work within University Regulations pertaining to academic work and student conduct
  • To work within employing Organisation policies as they pertain to the relevant clinical setting.
  • To work within employing Organisation policies relating to employee responsibilities.


About us

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

Take a tour of our hospital here

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description Position: Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting and School Nursing) please state clearly what you are applying for either: SCPHN Health Visiting or SCPHN School Nursing

Tenure: Fixed Term (12 months)
Salary/Band: AFC Band 5 (inclusive of Outer London HCAS) Spine Point 0 Location: Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield Hours: 37.5 Responsible to: Team Lead/Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor/Practice Development lead Accountable to: Chief Nurse Key Working Relationships
Health Visitors, school Nurse, Early Years Practitioners, (Nursery Nurses), school nurses/health visitor assistants

Operational Support Team, School Nursing Team, Public Health, Safeguarding Team

Midwifery Community and Hospital, Neonatal Unit, GPs, Childrens Allied Health Professionals

Mental Health Services, Community Childrens Psychology Services, Children Centres, Childrens Social Care, Early Help Service, Early Years, Voluntary Agencies
Job Summary
To gain the standards of proficiency for entry to the NMC register/recordable for Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) - Health Visitor or School Nurses.

The Trust will provide the SCPHN Student with a learning environment which will enable them to develop knowledge, skills, and competencies to take on the role of a qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse within a defined pathway (Health Visitor or School Nurse)

To gain the knowledge and skills and competence required to exercise higher levels of judgment, assessment, discretion and decision making for this role, the Practice Placement will focus on four broad areas:
  • Clinical practice
  • Community Engagement
  • Clinical practice development
  • Leadership in clinical practice

The post of Student, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) - Health Visitor or School Nurse is a development post building on existing knowledge, skills, and competencies to achieve a higher level of practice resulting in an academic qualification as well as a recordable/registerable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Introduction to North Mid in the community
Health Visiting along with the School Nursing Team belong to the Enfield 0-19 Childrens Community Service. The Service is commissioned by the Local Authority (Public Health) and sits within North Middlesex University NHS Trust, and is based at The Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield. There are good public transport links and Enfield is served by trains to Enfield Town (Overground) 6 minutes walk and Enfield Chase (Great Northern Services) 15 minutes walk.

There are 4 Health Visiting Teams, and one School Nurse team (covers the whole of Enfield), delivering The Healthy Child Programme, and the teams consist of health visitors and school nurses, early years practitioners, staff nurses, and health visitor/School nurse assistants. Partnership working is very important to ensure our children and young people receive the best outcomes, and we work closely with GPs, midwives, schools, academies, other health professionals along with childrens social care, early help, early years, children centres and voluntary organisations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The fundamental responsibilities of the post holder are to attain the academic credentials and the clinical skills required to practice as a NMC registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse on a defined pathway (HV or SN). These are summarised below:
  • To fulfil the requirements of the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse program by attending university course dates and practice placement days in accordance with University regulations.
  • To work with the Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor to develop the skills and competencies to achieve NMC Registration Standards for Specialist Community Practice.
  • With the support of the Practice Assessor, Practice Supervisor, and the Professional Development Lead, to link the theoretical knowledge gained through the university program to the practice situation.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of current and emerging National, Regional, and local healthcare legislation, policies, and guidelines as they pertain to chosen pathway (HV or SN).
  • To develop/build on skills of managing and prioritising workload, team leadership and management
  • To work within University Regulations pertaining to academic work and student conduct
  • To work within employing Organisation policies as they pertain to the relevant clinical setting.
  • To work within employing Organisation policies relating to employee responsibilities.


Person Specification

Education and Qualification

Essential

  • Current NMC Registration for nursing or midwifery BSc (Hons) Nursing degree at level 6 or above (Mental health, Midwifery, Adult and or Children's nursing,)


Desirable

  • Evidence of continual professional development at level 6


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of the Public Health role of contemporary health visiting or School Nursing and working in community settings
  • Knowledge of local and national policies which influence the provision of health visiting or School Nursing
  • Current knowledge of safeguarding issues
  • Knowledge of quality issues, the audit process and clinical governance


Experience

Essential

  • Completion of at least 12 months working in the capacity of Nurse (Community or Hospital)
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Evidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution


Desirable

  • Experience of managing staff within a team
  • Evidence of working without direct supervision and managing own workload


Skills and Abillities

Essential

  • Academic ability to study independently at postgraduate level
  • The ability to be a Reflective Practitioner
  • Good computer literacy skills e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Excellent adaptable communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to working within a changing environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research - based practice
  • Evidence of supporting equality and valuing diversity in own practice
  • The ability to carry out the functions of the role safely of self and service users.


Desirable

  • Ability to support children and families and young people to make informed decisions in relation to their health and well-being


Emotion and self-awareness

Essential

  • Able to adhere to the NMUHT Trust Values: Caring, Open and Fair


Other Requirements

Essential

  • The ability to travel to a variety of sites within the Trust is essential.
  • Car driver is essential: Full UK driving licence, and a vehicle for business use is required for this post (insurance purposes)


Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Address

Enfield Civic Centre

silver Street

Enfield

EN1 3ES

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393-NMUH-1331

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