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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting)

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) - Band 6- Wandsworth

Central London Community Health Care Trust (CLCH) has exciting opportunities for passionate and committed Health Visitors to join us in Wandsworth. We are looking for candidates with excellent clinical and communication skills to join our 0-19 teams contributing to the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme. You will help make a tangible difference to people's lives and enjoy the best that London has to offer on your doorstep.

In our last CQC inspection CLCH was awarded a GOOD rating, we are listed amongst the Top 120 NHS organizations to work for by HSJ. We consistently achieve our KPI's and work closely with the local GPs. We have strong links with our colleagues in Early Years and the Local Authority. Our teams cover Tooting, Balham, Earlsfield, Battersea, Putney, Southfields and Roehampton. We have a dedicated health visiting team for homeless families who are temporarily residing in local authority accommodation.

CLCH welcomes applications from newly qualified and experienced Health Visitors.

We offer part-time, full-time, flexible working arrangements, subsidized access to sport and leisure facilities within central London, help with transport and annual season tickets, cycle scheme as well as the inner high cost area supplements for working in London with additional benefits.

Main duties of the job

Some of the benefits of working with CLCH include: a robust preceptorship programme for the first 12 months, outstanding safeguarding support from our safeguarding team and a comprehensive suite of training for health visiting to support revalidation, professional development opportunities and clinical supervision. CLCH also has its own Academy with London South Bank University as an HEI partner. Our annual staff awards celebrate the outstanding contributions made by our staff.

If you would like to join our innovative, forward thinking team and make a difference to the lives of families, children and young people in Wandsworth we would like to hear from you.

Car drivers are desirable but not essential.

You must have SCPHN - Health Visiting (BSc course) qualification and RGN Registered Nurse (Adult or Paediatric) or Registered Midwife.

From April 2023 a Recruitment premia has been introduced to attract and retain qualified Health Visitors within CLCH's Health Visiting Teams.

For registered Band 6 Health Visitors, this post is offering a premium of �2,500 payable upon commencement of employment (T& C's apply)

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

Deliver the healthy child programme and work in partnership with families to develop and agree tailored health plans as required

Utilising specialist skills and knowledge, advise and support individuals and families on evidence based health care practices

Understand the caseload profile including the health needs of the defined population and local communities, targeting outreach services to meet their needs

Initiate referrals to multi-disciplinary/agency colleagues as required to ensure adequate care and support for families and children

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual/group programmes of care that meet the public health needs of the population

To develop and delegate appropriately the implementation of regular health promotion initiatives on specific health issues and to specific groups and individuals

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife
  • Registered Health Visitor (SCPHN)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing post-registration education and training
  • Practice assessor/supervisor training or working towards


Experience

Essential

  • Health visiting experience
  • Be able to co-ordinate health promotion initiatives in line with local and national health improvement targets
  • Experience of working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and inter-agency working
  • Experience of organising and managing own workload and that of others
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing programmes of care and writing care plans
  • Experience in providing practice based learning support to others
  • Experience of evidence based care ? Experience of supervising staff / students


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of recent developments in primary care
  • Knowledge of current health and social care agenda relevant to area of work and professional practice
  • Knowledge of current health legislation [including Change for Children agenda, Children's Plan etc.
  • Current knowledge of child protection issues
  • Appropriate knowledge of clinical skills
  • Knowledge of quality issues, the audit process and clinical governance
  • Knowledge of NMC Code ? Knowledge of Personal Development Planning
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of how equal opportunities can be implemented in practice ? Knowledge of managing difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and plan, organise, review and prioritise own workload and others
  • Able to delegate work effectively and safely
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to
  • Be able to identify and access sources of information to inform practice
  • Critical appraisal skills and ability to utilise research evidence in practice
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to adapt to change and have an open approach to new ways of working
  • Office management and caseload organisational skill
  • Able to work in a team
  • Motivated to learn and develop to meet the needs of the service
  • Willingness to facilitate and support the learning of others in the practice environment


Other

Essential

  • Able to carry out the duties of the post
  • Able to travel round the locality[car/bike/public transport/foot]
  • Able to provide evidence of where you have demonstrated the Trust's Values and Behaviours
  • Able to demonstrate excellence in Customer Service ? Able to meet the required IT Skills forthe post


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Wandsworth Health Visiting

London

SW18 4DU

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

824-SOUTH-9248-G

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