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0-5 Healthy Child Programme Team Lead- Infant feeding team

Employer
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Horsham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 £41,658 - £47,672 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

  • Infant feeding team , West Sussex- base negotiable

  • Healthy Child Programme , West Sussex 0-5 Specialist Health Visitor-Infant feeding Lead

    We have an opportunity for a SCPHN to Join our HCP Infant feeding team in West Sussex and be the Specialist HV lead

    The post is to manage the County wide infant feeding team who are fully UNICEF accredited and have achieved full Gold recognition.

    The post base is negotiable as the team is County wide and staff are based across the County, however there will be a fair degree of travelling involved to meet staff, clients, attend meetings etc.

    The post is for 30 hours per week

    If you are ready for a new challenge and would like to be a part of our team, this is the opportunity for you. These posts are key to the continued delivery of a high quality service, whilst providing a career development pathway. The post requires leadership, flexibility, tenacity and the development of relationships with our partner agencies

    Main duties of the job

    Infant Feeding Team- Specialist Health visitor Lead

    We are seeking a Health Visitor to be the Lead to manage The West Sussex Infant feeding team . You should have a good clinical knowledge of Infant feeding and be prepared to do the UNICEF training and potentially the IBLC lactation consultant course if appropriate.

    This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic SCPHN - Health Visitor who wishes to maintain clinical expertise whilst developing management and supervision skills and leading a 0-5 HCP Infant Feeding team in line with the Healthy Child Programme, including local and national priorities.

    The 0-5 IFT includes Health Visitors, Lactation Consultants, Peer support Coordinator and administrative staff.

    The Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Healthy Child Programme has Gold UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation and our Health Visitors are trained in the use of the scheme's promotional guides.

    You will receive a full induction and have a peer mentor . You will be supported by a clinical service manager, the existing Hub team lead and the wider team lead colleagues. There are weekly Team Lead meetings and integrated meetings with colleagues from the local authority.

    About us

    We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

    Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

    We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

    Why work for us?
    • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
    • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
    • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
    • Excellent training and development opportunities
    • Research opportunities
    • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
    • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
    • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
    • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
    • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
    • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff


    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    You will work alongside another team lead to manage the Horsham Hub consisting of two HCP teams, but will be responsible for the line management of the staff in the Horsham North team. You will work closely with all the team leads to develop ideas, be part of working parties and regular meetings.

    You will have monthly Supervision with the clinical service manager and with the Safeguarding lead. There is regular team lead peer supervision groups and a robust induction and support.

    If you are ready for a new challenge and would like to be a part of our team, this is the opportunity for you. These posts are key to the continued delivery of a high quality service, whilst providing a career development pathway. The post requires leadership, flexibility, tenacity and the development of relationships with our partner agencies

    For full details please see the attached job description.

    We look forward to your application.

    Person Specification

    Qualification

    Essential

    • Registered Nurse or midwife
    • Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
    • Educated to degree level
    • Evidence of range of clinical competencies approrpiate to role
    • Evidence of training and professional development in safegaurding practice at masters level or equivalent


    Desirable

    • Management / leadership qualification or equivalent experience
    • Relevent post graduate qualification


    Experience

    Essential

    • Experience working ina team environment and holding and managing a clinical caseload
    • Experience of safeguarding children casework and identifying and managing risk
    • Experience of supervising others
    • Willingness to develop leadership and managerial skills


    Desirable

    • Minimum of 2 years post SCPHN qualification


    Skills and Knowledge

    Essential

    • IT skills
    • Knowledge of safeguarding children polices & procedures
    • Knowldge of local and national polices informing health & social care
    • Demonstrates leadership in practice
    • Demonstrates evidence based practice
    • Knowldge of clinical governance, audit, supervsion and professional codes of conduct
    • Values and beliefs of HCP
    • Concepts of integrated working
    • Able to have difficult or challenging conversations
    • Work flexibly across specified area
    • Lifelong learning and development
    • Understanding of self and limitations
    • Awareness of professional responsibiliies and boundaries


    Desirable

    • Previous managerial/leadership role


    Qualifications

    Desirable

    • Lactation Consultant


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Rose Wing Horsham Hospital

    Hurst Road

    Horsham

    RH12 2DR

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