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Student Health Visitor (SCPHN)

Employer
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Location
Haringey Islington
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum Including HCAS
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Student HV

(Islington & Haringey)
Student Health Visitor
Are you a Nurse of Midwife who would like a career in public health ?

If so Whittington is the place to start.

We are recruiting for the Sept 24 or Jan 25 intake for Health Visitor students.

The course is full time for one year and will commence in September 2021 and comprises of 50% academic and 50% clinical placement in accordance with the University and Trust regulations. It is fully funded and salaried. You will be sponsored by Whittington Health and secure a place at either King's College London University , Greenwich University, HERTS University or City University to complete their PG level ( 7) in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and qualify as a Health Visitor. Course requirement for entry applicants will need to show evidence of study at level 7.

You will have a 12 month fixed term contract. On qualification as a Health Visitor (band 6) we request and encourage that you continue your employment with us for at least one year (subject to terms and conditions).

This post is subject to standard recruitment processes. Successful candidates must be available to commence the course in September 2024 or Jan 25 on the start date.

Main duties of the job

Whittington Health are offering an exciting opportunity to qualified nurses and midwives with NMC registration to become part of our progressive, innovative and integrated Health Visiting Service in either Islington or Haringey.

The Health Visitor play a pivotal role in supporting the development of the child and family, with key principles in public health nursing, using the MECSH programme.

We are part of a wider integrated multi disciplinary service for children in the Boroughs with a focus on public health delivering the healthy child programme to diverse communities. So, if you are interested in early intervention and prevention, tackling health inequalities, doing things differently to support families and children we would love to hear from you

About us

Working for your organisation ('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

The course is full time for one year and will commence in September 2021 and comprises of 50% academic and 50% clinical placement in accordance with the University and Trust regulations. It is fully funded and salaried (Agenda for Change band 5). You will be sponsored by Whittington Health and secure a place at either Kings College London University , HERTS university, Greenwich University or City University to complete their PG Dip (level 7) in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and qualify as a Health Visitor.

*Please indicate on your application form the University you wish to attend.

Interviews will take place April or early May 24

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Current NMC Registration for nursing or midwifery
  • Nursing / Midwifery Degree/ Post Grad Diploma/ DipHE qualification equivalent to 120 credits at level 6 (of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England) or evidence of previous education and learning to this level.
  • Evidence of level 7 training/learning within last 5 years.
  • Qualification 2:2 or above


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of the Public Health role of contemporary health visiting/school nursing & working in community settings
  • o1 year + post registration experience
  • Knowledge of local and national policies which influence the provision of health visiting /school nursing
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Current knowledge of safeguarding issues


Desirable

  • Evidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • Experience of managing staff within a team


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Evidence of academic ability to study independently at degree or postgraduate level
  • Good computer literacy skills e.g. Microsoft word, excel
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research - based practice


Desirable

  • Evidence of supporting equality and valuing diversity in own practice
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to working within a changing environment
  • Have a flexible approach to team and autonomous working, acknowledging own limitations


Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

Address

Whittington Health

Haringey Islington

N19 5NF

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220-WHT-2079

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