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Health Visitor

Employer
Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hackney
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pro rata p.a. inc.
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Would you like to work as a Health Visitor within one of the most interesting, diverse and vibrant areas of London?

These are exciting times for our Health Visiting service. We maintain a team-focused approach that comprises of support from Lead Health Visitors, Band 7 Team Coordinators and GP Cluster leads, as well as members of the wider skill mix team.

Our health visitors are leaders of the Healthy Child Programme, offering early intervention and support to children and families within Hackney and the City.

We are looking for Health Visitors to work within our teams and want candidates who share our values and vision for high quality, personalised health visiting care. You will be responsible for delivering the Healthy child Programme and will be aligned to a GP cluster team.

We offer great opportunities for ongoing learning and development for our staff providing a comprehensive induction programme, preceptorship for newly qualified Health Visitors, regular management and safeguarding supervision and appraisal. We also offer a very attractive inner London weighting allowance.

**Please note that you must be a Qualified Health Visitor with current right to work in the UK. We cannot offer sponsorship for this role**

Main duties of the job

As a Health Visitor within Hackney and the City you will be the named Health Visitor for a caseload of children linked to a GP practice. You will act as the named link to the GPs and Early Years Settings & Nurseries and will be responsible for managing vulnerable children, attending Child protection Case Conferences, Core group, Child in Need meetings and other professional meetings.

Within your role you will lead on key interventions and health promotion activities, for example, delivery of integrated development reviews using the ASQ questionnaire. Additionally, you will oversee the health promotion work undertaken by the nursery nurse team working closely with our parents and children's centers to deliver personalised advice and support.

About us

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential

  • Health Visiting professional qualification with entry onto 3rd part of NMC


Desirable

  • Mentorship qualification. Nurse Prescriber.Mentorship qualification. Nurse Prescriber.


Skills/ Abilities

Essential

  • An insightful and effective communicator , IT, written and oral
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to manage own workload and those of other team members
  • Ability to engage others and work in partnership across organisational boundaries
  • Lead group facilitation (clients, peers and partnership colleagues)
  • IT skills
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Ability to write fully comprehensive case conference reports and present
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate ability to use client feedback to inform practice


Desirable

  • Understanding and use of Rio


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of current developments in Health Visiting and the NHS and Public Health Commissioning
  • Experience of working in a team environment
  • Broad range of clinical experience


Desirable

  • Working in an inner city area
  • Public and patient involvement


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Healthy Child Programme, High impact areas, ASQ Integrated reviews
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current legislation in relation to the profession i.e. Child Protection
  • Demonstrate an understanding recent developments in health visiting
  • Awareness of developments in public health Involvement
  • Clinical Governance and Risk Management
  • Demonstrate knowledge of equality and diversity
  • Have an awareness of Patient / Public Involvement in service development


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Commitment and adherence to the Equality Act
  • Understanding of the Trust values
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Positive attitude towards equal opportunities and towards working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Emotional resilience
  • Ability to travel between community health sites independently


Desirable

  • Member of the Institute of Health Visiting UK
  • Driving license


Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust/Multiple community sites

Hackney

E9 6SR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

293-CCS-0423-H

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