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Health Visitor

Employer
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Enfield
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro-rata if LTFT)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic highly motivated Health Visitor ( Full and Part time ) to join the Enfield Health Visiting teams. We are looking for health visitors with excellent clinical and communication skills to join our 0-5 yrs health visiting team, contributing to the delivery of the 'The Healthy Child Programme' across Enfield. We welcome all applicants, experienced or newly qualified. The teams consist of Health Visitors, Community Staff Nurses, Community Nursery Nurses and Health Visitor Assistance under the management of a team Lead. We are proud to be a community that cares, delivering our services to our clients as a team, whilst supporting our employers as individuals

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a qualified Health Visitor. You will work autonomously as part of the Health Visiting Team managing a designated caseload of children and families, in order to improve their health and enable them to reach their full potential.

You will manage an identified enhanced caseload and work collaboratively with other agencies to provide high quality care to children and families. Child protection work will involve gathering and analysing information to make informed assessments, appropriate referrals and participating and contributing at case conferences and core group meetings.

To identify and monitor the health needs of a given population and facilitate the implementation of evidence based health care.

To develop public health initiatives in line with local and national priorities which promote, protect and improve the health of the population and reduce health inequalities.

To support the Team Lead/Manager CYP in developing innovative practice

About us

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the provision of care for children and families in accordance with the principles and practice of Health Visiting by undertaking home visits and contacts at other community venues e.g. Children Centres
  • To manage and prioritise workload according to the identified health needs of the children and families within the community ensuring the effective use of resources.
  • To lead on the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (2009).
  • To be responsible for the supervision, line management and delegation of duties of to the skill mix team
  • Delivery of key performance indicators (Kpis) within required time scales
  • To compile caseload/community profiles/health needs assessments in order to establish the health needs of the community and to plan and implement appropriate public health initiatives.
  • To review regularly with the Team Leader and Child Protection Supervisor in supervision families causing concern, record agreed action and follow through according to Trust and Safeguarding policies.
  • To liaise with the School Health Service, with particular reference to vulnerable children, their families and children with special needs.
  • To adopt a team approach to Health Visiting, working in close collaboration with other members of the team, offering support and providing reciprocal cover for colleagues in their absence
  • To organise, develop and participate in public health activities including health promotion with individuals and groups.
  • To adopt champion roles in line with the 6 High Impact Areas of the Healthy Child programme and other specialist roles
  • To develop effective partnerships and relationships with primary and secondary health care colleagues, statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • To work within the policies and guidelines set out by the Trust and NMC Code of Conduct.
  • To take responsibility for Nurse Prescribing in line with National and local guidelines.
  • To inform the Team Leader/ Clinical Lead about work load constraints that may adversely affect the level of service which can be provided.
  • To ensure that all untoward incidents, accidents and areas of clinical risk are identified and reported in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.
  • To keep contemporaneous notes and accurate records and maintain client confidentiality according to NMC and Trust guidelines.
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the post.
  • To promote, develop and foster an environment that is conducive to learning for students and skill mix staff including mentorship and preceptorship of junior staff and students.
  • To participate in research/audit and statistical data which are approved and agreed.
  • To contribute to policies and the development and implementation of care pathways.
  • To advise on the treatment of minor ailments/illnesses in children.
  • To promote the uptake of immunisations for all children in accordance with Department of Health guidelines.
  • To practise as a Nurse Prescriber in accordance with the NMC and Organisational procedures and guidelines, providing appropriate advice and treatment for children and families and reviewing effectiveness of any medication prescribed.
  • Administration of BCG immunisations if required/undertaking new born blood spot screening for under ones

Communication
  • Dealing with sensitive or contentious information
  • To participate in identified meetings such as case conferences, core group meetings, strategy meetings and other meetings as appropriate.
  • To participate in multi-agency working and develop links with Childrens Social care, school nursing and local GP surgeries in order to facilitate effective information sharing.
  • To assist in developing and maintaining good working relationships with all colleagues, children and families
  • To be conversant with the Trusts Children/Adult Safeguarding Procedures, referring any concerns as appropriate. Policy Development
  • To participate and contribute to research, audit and evaluation of new ways of working.
  • To adhere to all Trust policies, procedural guidelines and current legislation Service Development
  • To participate and contribute to developing practices or protocols Systems and Equipment
  • To maintain equipment and report to senior staff when there is any malfunction.
  • To be aware of Health and Safety hazards in the working environment and report them to a senior member of staff. To be aware of Trust policies and procedures with regard to Health and Safety.

Effort, Mental and Environment Physical effort
  • Frequently exerts light/moderate physical effort, for short periods
  • Frequent short periods of driving

Mental Effort
  • Frequent concentration to complete assessment and analysis of client need
  • Work pattern altering to meet service need and prioritising work issues accordingly with changes faced.
  • Car driving for liaison with agencies and to attend meetings and training.
  • Sitting moderate periods in the office when using visual display units / writing records / correspondence.
  • Working from other sites within the community, including working from home.

Emotional Effort
  • Frequent exposure to distressing/highly distressing circumstances
  • Dealing with difficult family situations or circumstances
  • Discussing concerns and negotiating outcomes re safeguarding children with colleagues, primary and secondary care professionals
  • As an employee of this organisation you may be asked to carry out duties at any of its establishments, at any time at any time throughout the duration of your contract.


Person Specification

Education and qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Adult Nurse Registered Children's' Nurse Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification (Health Visiting) Current NMC Registration for Health Visiting Registered Nurse Prescriber (NMC V100)


Desirable

  • Evidence of continual professional development at level 6


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Excellent, adaptable communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to support children and families to make informed decisions in relation to their health and well-being
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to working within a changing environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research - based practice
  • Evidence of supporting equality and valuing diversity in own practice
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload and work in a self - directed way
  • A range of clinical skills including assessment of development, health and identification of vulnerable children and their families.
  • Competent in the use of technology


Desirable

  • Experience of managing staff within a team
  • Experience of working with diverse populations
  • Experience as a Practice Assessor/Supervisor


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist knowledge with reference to child development, perinatal mental health, child protection
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Evidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • Experience of ensuring that clinical practice is based on sound evidence and audit


Desirable

  • Experience of managing staff within a team
  • Experience of working with diverse populations
  • Experience as a Practice Assessor/Supervisor


Personal qualities

Essential

  • Honesty Conscientious


Values

Essential

  • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust values


Other requirements

Essential

  • The ability to travel to a variety of sites within the Trust is essential.
  • Car driver essential and access to use of a car


Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Address

Enfield

Various sites

Enfield

EN1 3ES

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393-NMUH-1387

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