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Health Visitor (Wirral)

Employer
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wirral
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa (pro rata)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Do you fancy a career with an award-winning integrated health and care NHS Foundation Trust? Are you looking for a Health Visitor role that offers variety, dedicated support from the senior leadership team, wellbeing support, development opportunities and career progression?

If the answer is yes, then our 0-19 Wirral is looking forward to hearing from you.

As a Trust we deliver outstanding, responsive, and innovative integrated children and young people's services across Wirral, Cheshire East, St Helens and Knowsley. The growth of our services across Cheshire and Mersey is a true reflection of the excellent work that goes on to support children, young people, and their families.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Health Visitors to come and join the 0-19 service in Wirral. The Health Visiting Service delivers the Healthy Child Programme to all parents and families of pre-school children. From birth to adulthood, the service gives local families the best possible start in life and has a huge impact on the long-term health of children and young people.

Our dedicated, innovative and forward-thinking Health Visiting Service has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of families in our communities.

To find out more about the 0-19 Wirral please visit our dedicated children and young people's website - www.wchc.nhs.uk/children

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen for a Health Visitor to work in the 0-19 Service working for Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The post requires good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be adaptable, reliable, compassionate and approachable. You will need to have strong interpersonal and leadership skills, be flexible solution focused and support service development.

You will work as part of an integrated 0-19 Team and will be required to support the full delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and be responsible for managing a caseload of universal partnership and partnership plus families. You will also be involved in a range of public health activities within a geographical area, to include individuals, groups and communities.

As a key stakeholder in the safeguarding of children, you will be required to work collaboratively with other agencies to meet their needs. You will have a good knowledge of the components of Clinical Governance, Risk Management, Audits and relevant Professional Codes.

You will have a good knowledge of the components of Clinical Governance, Risk Management, audits and relevant Professional Codes.

When considering applying for a post, it is crucial that you read the person specification in order to ensure that you fulfil the essential criteria, which will be a requisite for shortlisting.

About us

At Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust our priority is to provide safe, high quality care to our communities every day the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We strive to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care.

We provide primary, community and social care services to the population of Wirral, St Helens, Knowsley and Cheshire East. We play a key role in the local health and social care economy as a high-performing organisation with an excellent clinical reputation.

Our expert teams provide a diverse range of community health care services, seeing and treating people right through their lives both at home and close to home. Our hard working staff support us to embed an open, just and compassionate culture and in turn we support them by providing an inclusive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development.

As a Trust, we provide extensive continuous professional development opportunities through a diverse range of learning solutions, including virtual and face-to-face events, webinars and action learning sets. We subscribe to numerous memberships and licences to support staff development and continuous learning. You can read more about the Trust via the careers section on our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Personal Specification for more information on these exciting roles.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • RN (Adult or Child/RSCN) or RM
  • BSc/Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting or equivalent
  • V100 Nurse Prescriber
  • Leadership Level 6
  • Mentorship Level 6
  • Motivational Interviewing trained
  • Solihull Approach trained


Desirable

  • Mentorship Level 7
  • Promotional Interviewing trained
  • Leadership Level 7


Experience & Knowledge

Essential

  • Experience of managing a Health Visiting caseload
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of leading the assessment, planning and evaluation of care
  • Experience of integrated working
  • Ability to use email, internet and word processing software
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding issues


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Commitment
  • Vision


Skills & Attributes

Essential

  • Good verbal, non verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to support and motivate staff
  • Ability to support students in placements


Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Eastham Clinic

31 Eastham Rake

Wirral

CH629AN

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884-6389336

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