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Registered Nurse (0-19 team Health Visiting)

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Newport Pagnell/Milton keynes
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a qualified nurse or a student nurse due to qualify with a passion for public health and improving health outcomes for children and families in Milton Keynes? Would you like to work for a dynamic and innovative team?

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and conscientious practitioners to join our Health Visiting team within the 0-19 Children's Universal Health Service.

We are looking for compassionate individuals who can demonstrate excellent communication skills and are able to work as part of a skill mixed team to deliver the Healthy Child Programme (HCP). Alongside your team, you will work with various partner agencies to achieve best health outcomes for babies, children and their families across Milton Keynes.

Previous experience of working in the community is desirable but not essential as you will receive full training and an excellent induction package. In addition you will receive regular clinical, managerial and safeguarding supervision.

This is a permanent position but may also be an excellent opportunity to gain experience for an individual interested in undertaking a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) course in Health Visiting or School Nursing in the future.

PLEASE NOTE THE INTERVIEW PROCESS WILL BE FACE TO FACE PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF ABLE TO DO.

Main duties of the job

  • Interprofessional working to deliver the Healthy Child Programme and safeguard children
  • Undertaking holistic assessments to identify health needs, taking into consideration parenting capacity and family/environmental factors
  • Delivering targeted and universal evidence based packages of care
  • Work closely with Health Visitors undertaking delegated work, but also working under own initiative
  • Managing a clinical caseload


About us

There's a place for you at CNWLWe're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee we're hoping to find our future leaders and we'll support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more - whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination, as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course your patients and service users when working in our healthcare setting

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide support to families within a variety of community settings under the direction of the Health Visitor, taking into account the diverse social, health and wellbeing needs of the community
  • To plan and deliver health enhancing activities for children and their families to include working in groups, child health clinics, developmental review clinics, and on an individual basis
  • To support breastfeeding and parent infant relationships applying the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards
  • Maintain a family-centred public health approach as a framework for identifying and delivering health care interventions and key public health message
  • To work in partnership with Children Centres, Early Years settings and other partnership agencies
  • To promote the health and well-being of the local population
  • To act as a supervisor/assessor for pre-registration nursing students and support new staff by providing suitable learning environments and experience
  • Undertake child health needs assessments and health promotion activity
  • Be responsible for managing own caseload and prioritise work to ensure all tasks are actioned in a timely fashion according to level of need
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner taking responsibility for care given to babies, children and families but also work as a team member
  • Take responsibility for monitoring own practice under local operational procedures, being responsible for own professional decisions and actions, including knowing when to refer to the senior colleagues when aspects of work are assessed to be outside of competence
  • Be confident in the identification and safe management of vulnerable and safeguarding families, adhering to local safeguarding polices and escalating concerns when necessary
  • Attend safeguarding meetings as requested by locality Health Visitor. Share health information, participate in formulating agreed actions for the baby/child and family and complete identified actions within set timescales as appropriate. Document all information and share with locality Health Visitor
  • Manage all records in line with the Trust Health Records Policy, departmental Guidelines for Record Keeping and the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Have a clear understanding of specific IT systems used within CNWL including Outlook and SystmOne. Ensure all training is attended to ensure proficiency when using the system
  • Undertake risk assessments prior to undertaking home visits
  • Implement plans of care using evidence-based criterion to rationalise professional decisions and actions. Monitor progress and adapt plans to maximise health benefits for client
  • Signpost and refer to other specialist services for support and intervention
  • Use a range of skills to communicate taking account of culture, ethnicity, language, disabilities, developmental age and environmental setting
  • Be aware of childrens safeguarding policy and procedure. Ensure mandatory safeguarding training is up to date. Attend all teaching and supervision sessions to remain compliant with local and trust policy and guidance
  • Actively participate in team discussions and help to support service development and projects
  • Be responsible for revalidation and maintaining up to date and accurate registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Takes responsibility for own continuous professional development, maintaining professional knowledge and competence in line with personal development plan agreed at supervision and annual appraisal
  • Ensure all mandatory training is updated annually or as specified, including attendance at service specific training as per local schedule
  • Monitor own practice to ensure specialist knowledge is maintained through further education, study days, experiential learning and that practice is evidence base
  • Recognise personal distress when highly emotive or unpredictable circumstances arise and seek support and advice from colleagues, management team and / or Trust provided services as preferred
  • Consistently practice as a role model and contribute to creating and maintaining a high performing team


Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Current Nursing or Midwifery NMC Registration or about to qualify as a Registered Nurse


Desirable

  • Children's Safeguarding Training
  • Teaching/Mentorship Training


Experience

Essential

  • Working independently and as a part of a team
  • Evidence of caseload management
  • Evidence of multi-agency working


Desirable

  • Expereince of working with families and children


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Organsisational skills and able demonstrate leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal, non verbal, written and interpersonal skills


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the Healthy Child Programme and current public health guidance


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Shipley Coourt

March End Road

Newport Pagnell/Milton keynes

MK16 8EA

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333-D-MK-CM-0990-D

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