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Health Visitor

Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Location
Croydon
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum incl. HCAS (Outer London)
Closing date
20 May 2024

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

Join us for an upcoming webinar event on May 8th, 2024 and an open day on May 18th, 2024, focusing on Health Visitors at Band 6 level. We offer both full-time and flexible working options.

As an added incentive, there's an extra recruitment and retention bonus of �2,000, distributed in two instalments during the initial year.

Croydon Health Services is actively searching for qualified Health Visitors and student Health Visitors who are eager to enhance their leadership capabilities and contribute to the future direction of Public Health Nursing in Croydon.

We're looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about collaborative work, possess warmth and excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a solid grasp of the Healthy Child Programme and Safeguarding policies. Our dynamic learning and development team promises an exciting journey within our service.

We collaborate with two universities to facilitate the growth of Band 5 Nurses in completing Public Health modules, aiding those aspiring to achieve the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification.

This role is an integral part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to delivering the Healthy Child Programme and offering additional support to families with children aged 0-5. Our aim is to implement an integrated approach to Health Visiting throughout Croydon Health Services.

Please be aware that flexible working arrangements can be discussed with line managers to accommodate service requirements.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead and deliver the Healthy Child Programme by:
  • Working to and managing a designated and defined case load of families, the Health Visitor will be the named health professional responsible for the planning and delivery of the HCP, reporting to and being line managed by a Team Leader or Clinical Service Lead (CSL)
  • Planning their own workload effectively to meet client needs, clinical activity targets and KPIs
  • Working in partnership with the team members, infant feeding colleagues, service users, Croydon Health Service (CHS) staff, and all stake holders, to promote the health and wellbeing of Children, Young People (age 0-19 years) and their families
  • Working in partnership with the CSL, Practice Educator and multidisciplinary teams in the development of innovative clinical practice in line with the Healthy Child Programme
  • Assess client needs, using the Family Strengths and Needs, Early Help Assessments and Risk Assessment tools (as appropriate) to plan, implement and evaluate evidenced based care given and support families where there is a chronic illness or disability and to advise on care in cooperation with other agencies
  • Liaise effectively with colleagues within Croydon Health Services and partner organisations to ensure care for children and families is timely, well-coordinated.


About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provides hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:
  • Croydon University Hospital
  • Purley Hospital
  • The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
  • Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
  • A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it

Our 5 key 'Her for you' promises to the people of Croydon are:
  • You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
  • You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
  • Yee fell confident in your treatment from skills teams of compassionate clinicians
  • You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
  • You feel it's getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of Listening into Action as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to Listening into Action is new and different.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification

Education & Qualification

Essential

  • To have a clinical qualification RGN/RN
  • To be a Specialist Public Health Practitioner Health Visisting qualification at Degree or Post Graduate Level
  • To have undertaken Nurse Prescribing or a commitment to undertake Nurse Prescribing training


Desirable

  • To have a mentoring qualification


Knowledege & Understanding

Essential

  • To have experience of implementing evidence based practice


Desirable

  • Line Management Experience and Community Setting


Experience

Essential

  • To be able to demonstrate an understanding of current issues affecting community health services including: Health Services, clinical effectiveness, evidence based care and clinical governance
  • To have evidence of continuing professional development
  • To show knowledge of the principals of Safeguarding Children management
  • To be able to understand key elements of change management
  • To demonstrate an awareness of the complex issues involved when working across organisations and disciplines
  • To have an understanding of NMC Code of Conduct scope of professional Practice
  • To have some Research knowledge


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to build rapport and establish good one to one relationships
  • Ability to manage workload and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and to demonstrate an ability to make decisions
  • To have the ability to effectively use different styles of influencing in a variety of settings
  • To have the ability to present and write information in a clear and precise manner
  • To be able to apply equality of opportunity to all staff


Desirable

  • To have the ability to critically appraise research findings and draw out significance for clinical practice and implement the research findings
  • To be able to Teach, present and facilitate
  • To be IT literate


Other

Essential

  • To have a valid UK driving licence and be a car driver
  • To be able to access a car for work purposes
  • To be able to travel across Croydon and surrounding Boroughs


Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Address

Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road

Croydon

CR7 7YE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

199-12465-RB-SS-Y-F

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