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Public Health Nurse - Band 5

Employer
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Lydney
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Gloucestershire. We are seeking to recruit a Registered Nurse or Midwife from all backgrounds with a passion for working with children in the community.

The vacancy consists of:

Base 1 - Forest of Dean Locality 24.5 hours permanent contract start date asap.

Base 2 - Rikenel, Gloucester 11.5hr permanent contract start date asap.

If you would like to be part of our innovative team who work to deliver the Healthy Child programme within a vibrant Health Visiting service, we would love to hear from you. This role will give you the opportunity to work with young children, parents and carers within communities across the county with a particular focus in supporting families whose children have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

We offer a comprehensive preceptorship programme, learning sets, clinical and safeguarding supervision, mentorship and ongoing opportunities for continuing professional development, including an opportunity to apply for the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN Health Visiting) training.

If you have a Registered Nursing or Midwifery qualification and are looking to join a forward-thinking proactive Health Visiting team committed to improving the health outcomes of children, families and communities then please complete the application form for interview.

Main duties of the job

The Public Health Nurse is a Practitioner working with children and families within the community, working in an effective, safe and inter-professional manner with all agencies. The role includes supporting families and children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and support their progression on the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (GHC) policies such as the SEND Graduated Pathway for Gloucestershire, SCAAS pathway, Safeguarding, promotion of health, prevention of ill health & protection of children are key priorities. This is undertaken in partnership with other agencies.

The Health Visiting Service is part of the 0-19 Public Health Nursing Service, provides health information, advice, support and interventions based on identified needs of a child, their family and their communities. This is often done in partnership with other professionals and agencies who work with or interact with children to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for the child. Promotion of health, prevention of ill health and protection of children are key priorities for the School Nursing Service.

The specific job purpose is to support the Public Health Nursing Team 0-19 years. In the delivery of services to ensure the health needs of the population are met, through developing and maintaining close partnership working with multi-agency teams such Early Years, SEND and Social Care.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role of the Public Health Nursing Service is to deliver government programmes to improve the lives of children and their families. The Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009) is a cross-government strategy that is currently used to deliver a core universal programme, which is led by Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN).

The Public Health Nurse is a Practitioner working with children and families within the community, working in an effective, safe and inter-professional manner with all agencies. The role includes supporting families and children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and support their progression on the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (GHC) policies such as the SEND Graduated Pathway for Gloucestershire, SCAAS pathway, Safeguarding, promotion of health, prevention of ill health & protection of children are key priorities. This is undertaken in partnership with other agencies.

The Public Health Nurse works under the instruction and supervision of a SCPHN Health Visitor in accordance with GHC protocols and competencies.

Clinical:
  • Responsible and accountable for assessing and implementing programmes of care from the Healthy Child Programme, in collaboration with the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. This may also involve other evidenced based programmes of care in partnership with clients or other agencies to identify and address health needs.
  • Progress the level of intervention as may be required according to identified risk factors which potentially could impact on a childs health outcomes.
  • Provide leadership and act as a role model by representing the values and beliefs of the nursing profession in addition to aligning to the GHC Values Framework.
  • Assess global health needs of communities, and children to reduce disadvantages through ill health, developmental delay or social circumstances.
  • Promote and monitor the health of all children, identifying physical, emotional/mental health needs, disability and problems with development or behaviour.

Professional:
  • Be responsible for the day to day management of workload as identified by the Specialist Public Health Nurse Team.
  • Maintain clear, accurate and contemporaneous records in line with the Data Protection Act, local policies and NMC Standards.
  • Participate in audit and contribute to the development of innovative practice with available resources.
  • Identify risks in practice and utilise risk assessment tools in order to identify actual and potential risks and ensure implementation of appropriate interventions, in collaboration with the Specialist Public Health Nurse.
  • Responsible for reporting incidents to reduce further occurrences and participate in further investigation as required.
  • Be able to present complex issues relating to client care in a professional and strengths based manner, to all service users, statutory, non-statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Provide education/mentorship/supervision to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. EG junior colleagues in the Health Visiting Service, students.

Leadership:
  • Be responsible for own professional development, participate in personal development review and encourage and support the continuing professional development of the team.
  • Attend mandatory training, and maintain and develop skills for CPD and Revalidation. Continually evaluate own professional practice to maintain expertise, and participate in timely mandatory clinical and operational supervision and the option of reflective supervision.
  • Able to communicate in a manner to enable the development of effective relationships with clients, colleagues and other agencies. This includes working creatively to address language and communication needs.
  • Able to communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner consistent with the context. This may include information relating to domestic abuse, safeguarding, children in care and children who may have special needs.

Clinical:
  • Responsible and accountable for assessing and implementing programmes of care from the Healthy Child Programme, in collaboration with the Health Visiting Team. This may also involve other evidence based programmes of care in partnership with clients or other agencies to identify and address health needs.
  • Progress the level of intervention as may be required according to identified risk factors which potentially could impact on a childs life chances.
  • Demonstrate clear knowledge and skills in relation to safeguarding children issues and work within GHC Safeguarding policies and Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB) protocols.
  • Practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and scope of practice.
  • Provide leadership and act as a role model for junior members of the team by representing the values and beliefs of the nursing profession in addition to working under the GHC Values Framework (WARM).

Professional:
  • Be responsible for own professional development participate in Personal Development Review, regular one to ones and encourage and support the continuing professional development of junior members of the team.
  • Attend mandatory training and maintain and develop skills for CPD and revalidation. Continually evaluate own professional practice to maintain expertise and participate in reflective practice and clinical group supervision.

Leadership:
  • Be responsible for the day to day management of workload as delegated by the SCPHN.
  • Maintain clear, accurate and contemporaneous records in line with the Data Protection Act, Local Policies and NMC Standards.
  • Participate in Audit and contribute to the development of innovative practice with available resources.


Person Specification

Written

Essential

  • NMC registration as qualified nurse


Verbal and written

Essential

  • Safeguarding knowledge and experience
  • UK driving license holder


Desirable

  • Community nursing experience
  • Working with children and families with additional needs


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Stonebury / Rikenel Glos.

Grove Road

Lydney

GL15 5JE

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327-24-457

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