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Health Visitor

Employer
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Location
West Bromwich
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata/per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

'Calling all Health Visitors'

Are you dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about giving children the best start in life?

Do you wish to join an 'Outstanding' Health Visiting Service, as rated by the CQC?

If the answer is 'Yes', we would very much like to hear from you.

If you would like to see it for yourself, come and visit us.
At Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, we are looking for fully qualified Health Visitors to join our well established Health Visiting Service. Full and Part-time positions are available. We are a progressive service who encourages innovative, forward thinking professionals, who are keen to embrace change and provide the best quality of care for communities. SWB offer an attractive Recruitment and Retention premium for Health Visiting based on an additional payment for colleagues in band 6 posts. In addition to this we will support reasonable requests for professional development.
If you would like an informal visit or need more information, please contact: Clare Deaves on 07980935597 or clare.deaves@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

Applicants should be a qualified Nurse/Midwife who have qualified (or currently in training) as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse and require good organisational abilities, excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, utilising electronic and manual systems.

Excellent knowledge of the current health agenda relating to Children's Services and Health Visiting is a necessity and the ability to meet the travel requirements of the role.

At SWBH we have been continuing to re-shape the way Health Visitors work and throughout the pandemic we have kept our Health Visitors working safely with local families by introducing new and innovative practices. With the provision of laptops and mobile phones to all our staff and with additional technological solutions, we were able to implement the necessary changes to continue to provide the support our families require and welcome.

About us

We offer:
  • Integrated team working
  • Practice support and clinical/restorative supervision
  • Supportive induction package
  • Excellent access to training opportunities for professional development
  • Comprehensive preceptorship framework for newly qualified Health Visitor's
  • Opportunity to participate in work streams of interest and lead on projects.
  • Opportunity to fast track onto our Associate Team Leader programme.

Health Visitors in Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBH) work within corporate teams and are supported by Community Nursery Nurses, a Health Visitor Contact Centre and are led and managed by Health Visitor Team Leaders and Clinical Lead for Health Visiting. All Health Visitors are supported by the safeguarding unit and access safeguarding supervision for vulnerable families from specialist NSPCC trained supervisors. In addition to this, specialist safeguarding Health Visitors develop and deliver safeguarding training to further enhance Health Visiting skills and knowledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of what this role entails

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oRegistered General Nurse with Degree/Diploma in Health Visiting
  • oQualified Nurse Prescriber
  • oEvidence of continued Professional Development


Desirable

  • Mentorship Qualification


Experience

Essential

  • oAn awareness and understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of Health Promotion
  • oExperience of working in partnership with other agencies/patients/public
  • oExperience of current legislation relating to Child Protection and how it relates to practice
  • oAwareness of National & Local Policies on Primary Care
  • oAwareness of using Pubic Health approaches
  • oAwareness of the needs of people from deprived and diverse communities


Desirable

  • oAbility and willingness to contribute to service development opportunities, e.g. developing guidelines, policies, primary care services
  • oExperience of clinical supervision and as a facilitator for supervision (or willingness to undertake)
  • oLeadership qualities


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • oExcellent oral and written communication/interpersonal skills
  • oAbility to work as part of a team
  • oAbility to liaise with relevant agencies


Desirable

  • oAbility to deal with conflict


Management

Essential

  • oAbility to prioritise and manage own workload and that of others
  • oMust be flexible, creative and innovative
  • oAbility to adopt a constructive and logical approach to dealing with conflict, and to challenge and support others appropriately and assertively


Desirable

  • o Ability to participate in the recruitment and retention process


Written/Communication/Verbal and Physical Skills

Essential

  • oAble to complete accurate, concise and contemporaneous patient records, reports and other relevant documents when working within time constraints
  • oAble to comment on complex documents such as policies/reports
  • oAble to write reports and make referrals to other agencies
  • oHave excellent verbal and written skills
  • oHave excellent interpersonal skills in order to establish rapport and work effectively with families and colleagues
  • oHave good IT skills email, word and excel
  • oAble to meet the travel requirements of the post
  • oTo be able to safely carry out non manual handling procedures


Desirable

  • oBe able to write complex reports and formulate policies


Knowledge

Essential

  • oUnderstanding of current issues, policies and frameworks affecting Children's services
  • oAble to deliver evidence based care that is responsive to the needs of patients and carers, and that is negotiated in partnership with service users
  • oAbility to carry out comprehensive assessments on children and their carers and evaluate outcomes
  • oPrescribe appropriately
  • oWorking knowledge and understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • oKnowledge and understanding of Agenda for Change, and Knowledge & Skills Framework
  • oUnderstanding of Clinical governance systems and processes


Desirable

  • oUnderstanding of research and audit principles


Working Conditions

Essential

  • oTo adhere to the lone working policy
  • oTo work in a variety of settings: clinic, home and children's centre
  • oAble to work flexibly


Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Address

SWB NHS Trust - Various Community

Sandwell General Hospital

West Bromwich

B71 4HJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

381-WC-6280592

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