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HV SCPHN student

Employer
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Location
Bromley
Salary
Depending on experience £39,709 per annum incl. HCAS (Annex 21)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (LGT) are offering sponsorship for qualified Nurses and Midwives to complete the SCPHN qualification at level 7, to become either a Health Visitor or School Nurse. The post is fully funded by NHSE, and successful candidates will be paid AFC Band 6 (Annex 21). Candidate are required to be NMC registrants, have a Level 6 qualification at 2:1 or above a be able to commence the programme in September 2024 either at London Southbank or Kings College London Universities.

It's an exciting time to be part of an organisation that is shaping the future of 0-19 children's services in SE London. Are you eager to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the public health approach to reducing health inequalities? At LGT, SCPHN's lead on the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, provision of Universal Services and Targeted interventions to those children and families with the greatest need.

We are invested in the development of Public Health Nursing, and this is underpinned by our Public Health Nursing strategy and training programme for all roles within the PHN teams.

All Health Visitors and Assistant HV Practitioners have corporate membership with the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) and School Nurses will have the opportunity for membership of the School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA) both of which offer a wealth of professional training programmes and resources to support excellent practice.

Main duties of the job

What we are looking for:

The ability to be innovative and adaptive to meet the needs of the children and families on our caseload.

Knowledge of the Healthy Child Programme

An interest in wider determinants of health to tackle public health needs and the drivers that influence our profession.

Excellent communication and listening skills

The ability to work autonomously and yet be part of a wider team.

Emotional maturity in difficult or distressing situations

Leadership qualities and the willingness to take responsibility and make appropriate decisions.

A high level of academic skills and the ability to cope with a very intense year with academic deadlines.

A reflective learner able to build on previous experience and knowledge.

The post is subject to Occupational Health clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

If you are successfully shortlisted, interviews will take place at Downham Health Centre BR1 5EP - dates to be confirmed. The interview will be in 2 parts part 1 shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend together as a group to discuss an unseen topic/question. Part 2 will be the individual, panelled interviews where you will be invited to deliver a short 5-minute presentation at the beginning details for the latter will be provided once candidates are shortlisted.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream


  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Current NMC Registration for nursing or midwiferyor Evidence of application for NMC registration and confirmedNMC registration within 2 months of the start date DipHE (or above) qualification equivalent to 120 credits atlevel 5 (of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England)2 or evidence of previous education and learning to this level. 3Note:For the post graduate diploma route a 2:1 Honours Degree isnecessaryPlease refer to the candidate guidance for HEI details

    Eligibility to work in the UK.

    ALL sections of application form completed FULLY according towritten guidelines

    Literacy and Numeracy at the level of the National QualificationsFramework at level 1-2 for Numeracy (equivalent of GCSE) and 3-4for Literacy (equivalent of A level).

    Person Specification

    Education and Qualification

    Essential

    • Current NMC Registration for nursing or midwifery or o Evidence of application for NMC registration and confirmed NMC registration within 2 months of the start date
    • DipHE (or above) qualification equivalent to 120 credits at level 5 (of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England) 2 or evidence of previous education and learning to this level. 3


    Desirable

    • Evidence of continual professional development at level 6
    • Degree


    Fitness to Practice

    Essential

    • Is up to date and fit to practice safely


    Application Completion

    Essential

    • ALL sections of application form completed FULLY according to written guidelines


    Literacy and Numeracy

    Essential

    • Literacy and Numeracy at the level of the National Qualifications Framework at level 1-2 for Numeracy (equivalent of GCSE) and 3-4 for Literacy (equivalent of A level).


    Knowledge

    Essential

    • Knowledge of the Public Health role of contemporary health visiting & working in community settings
    • Knowledge of local and national policies which influence the provision of health visiting
    • Current knowledge of safeguarding issues
    • Knowledge of quality issues, the audit process and clinical governance


    Experience

    Essential

    • Experience of working within multidisciplinary teams
    • Evidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution


    Desirable

    • Experience of managing staff within a team
    • Evidence of working without direct supervision and managing own workload


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

    Address

    Downham Health Centre

    7-9 Moorside Road

    Bromley

    BR1 5EP

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