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Specialist Health Visitor- Infant Nutrition and Healthy Weight

Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Location
Croydon
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
30 May 2024
The post holder will support the development and implementation of the Healthy Child Programme with a particular focus on the high impact areas of breastfeeding, infant nutrition, healthy weight and healthy nutrition.

The post holder will work with the health visiting teams to enhance the specialist support services across Croydon Health Visiting, including e.g. Access to Peer Support in the community.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the midwifery equivalent post holder to deliver UNICEF Baby Friendly, including the training of staff.

The post holder to focus on uptake and sustainability of breastfeeding, nutrition in infancy, promoting healthy start vouchers, baby-led weaning, healthy eating and primary prevention of obesity, participating in multidisciplinary strategy meetings as required.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for quality assurance, training and development for Croydon Health Visiting, embedding evidence based practice.

To act as a resource for the service according to the HV service model as a specialist, providing expert knowledge, leading a champions team.

To work collaboratively with key stakeholders including midwifery services to develop joint pathways .

To implement and support a sustainable UNICEF Baby Friendly level of service within Croydon.

To provide clinical support in the provision of Breast Feeding Specialist services in the Croydon .

To support the development of a community based Peer support programme.

To provide supervision and line management support as appropriate.

To carry a proportionate operational caseload

To work with clinical and informatics teams to develop appropriate reporting frameworks, to provide quality and performance reports.

Develop and lead a programme of quality assurance and audit to support best practice and achieving UNICEF Baby friendly level 3 and to ensure its sustainability, in line with UNICEF quality standards

To provide learning experiences in the working and educational environment.

To demonstrate competence in all activities and interventions at all times.

To form effective working relationships with Op Leads, Clinical Team Leaders, colleagues in the Champions teams.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document (Job Description) which contains more information about the role

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • oRegistered Health Visitor
  • oIBCLC (International board certified lactation consultant)
  • oUNICEF breastfeeding Management Course
  • oPractice Assessor and Practice Supervisor oBreastfeeding/lactation course oBreastfeeding counselling course


Desirable

  • oCoaching/Teaching qualification oPrescribing course or a willingness to undertake


Experience

Essential

  • oExperience of Leadership and line management oExperience of managing change oExperience of working within a community setting oExperience of working with a team environment oExperience of working in a diverse community setting


Knowledge

Essential

  • oBroad Knowledge of breastfeeding and infant nutrition informed by current research oKnowledge and application of UNICEF baby Friendly accreditation oKnowledge of the Healthy Child Programme oKnowledge of the Current HV service Model oBroad knowledge of the public health context for breastfeeding, infant nutrition and health weights oKnowledge of Safeguarding children and adults oKnowledge of clinical governance and audit


Desirable

  • oBroad Knowledge of breastfeeding and infant nutrition informed by current research
  • oKnowledge of the Current HV service Model oBroad knowledge of the public health context for breastfeeding, infant nutrition and health weights


Other skills and competencies

Essential

  • oDemonstrates leadership in practice
  • oCurrent knowledge of local and national policies informing health and social care
  • oIT skills oExcellent written skills


Desirable

  • oDemonstrates leadership in practice
  • oCurrent knowledge of local and national policies informing health and social care


Additional

Essential

  • Car Driver/Car User and access to a Car


Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Address

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

12-18 Lennard Road

Croydon

CR9 2RS

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