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0-19 Public Health Community Nurse

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
Are you looking for a development opportunity??? We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Community Public Health Nurse, who will work as part of a skill mixed team delivering the Healthy Child Programme and who wishes to progress to complete Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification as a School Nurse.

It hasnt been a more exciting time to join our Warrington School Nursing team as we roll out a new working model that protects the delivery of public health and offers consistency and support for our high needs families. We pride ourselves on our excellent hands-on community nursing care and have dedicated onsite team leaders for support.

We are a high performing welcoming and supportive service, who values our team members, will treat you as an individual, have the opportunity for flexible working, have access to engagement and wellbeing services and share the motivation to work together to provide outstanding public health nursing care to the families of Warrington.

If we sound like the team for you and you would like more information on joining us then please get in touch.

Main duties of the job

As a registered nurse, the post holder will work within the 0-19 integrated public health nursing Team to deliver a flexible 8am-8pm service providing access to the Healthy Child Programme for children, young people and families accessing the 0-19 Service.

The post holder will have delegated responsibility for the assessment of Health needs, implementation, and evaluation of care as part of the Healthy Child Programme, at Community, Universal, Targeted and Specialist level.

This will include children with complex health needs children/young people who may be presenting with a cause for concern, subject to safeguarding and Children in Care parents/young people who are experiencing emotional health needs.

A key part of the Community Nurses role will be to assess health need, offer advice and support, lead and deliver health promotion in schools.

The service has well established skill mix teams consisting of Health Visitors, Staff Nurses, Nursery Nurses and Clinic support staff who together deliver the Healthy Child Programme along with colleagues in the Local Authority, Primary Care and voluntary and statutory agencies.

About us

Flexible working will be considered for all roles.

Unfortunately, we do not hold a sponsor licence for working Visas.

At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver our NHS services in your local community.

They help us deliver our mission to improve local health and promote wellbeing in the communities we serve.

After all, values are about people and they were created in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was important to them

Here at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.

P- Person-centred-We are passionate about individual needs and promote independence in the healthcare we provide..

E- Empowered- We empower our people and encourage new ideas to deliver and create improvements in community care.

O- Open and Honest -We behave in a way that develops relationships based on trust, openness, honesty and respect.

P- Professional-We support our people, so everyone has the right skills and training to deliver outstanding patient care.

L- Locally Lead -We are always learning about our communities and show great pride in being a local provider of health and care.

E- Efficient -We use our resources wisely to provide sustainable and value for money healthcare for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To support delivery of the Healthy Child Programme using evidence-based practice to actively promote the health of children and young people.
  • To be a named / link nurse for designated schools/ early years settings whilst holding a caseload which incorporates the 4 levels of intervention (Community, Universal, Targeted and Specialist).
  • To deliver and engage in health promotion programmes and public health initiatives to prevent ill health, early identification of abnormalities and work with all clients in the 0-19 service and communities to reduce health inequalities as identified within individual Health Plans.
  • To conduct health needs assessments in the home, school, clinics or community settings in a planned programme of care within a variety of settings.
  • Offer appropriate interventions, delivering agreed programmes of care and evaluating the outcomes for the child, young person and family.
  • Plan and implement school entry assessments delegating duties as appropriate.
  • Plan and implement health assessment at transition from primary to secondary school delegating duties as appropriate.

  • 8. Undertake comprehensive health assessments for identified babies, children and young people, including annual and bi annual health assessments for those in local authority care in line with the Healthy Child Programme for children 0-19 years of age.
  • Establish clear and effective communication links with children and young

  • people, parents/carers, education staff, and a range of other professionals

    from both voluntary and statutory organisations.
  • Communicate outcomes of assessment and future care planning to the named SCPHN health visitor or SCPHN school nurse
  • Carry out home visits to children and families advising on all aspects of health as appropriate.
  • Participate in health needs assessment of the local community, contributing to the planning, implementation and evaluation of strategies to address unmet health needs.
  • To identify and assess children 0-19 with complex health needs, offering an enhanced integrated service within the multi-agency arena.
  • To assess the needs of children and families following attendance at A& E, discharge from hospital working within trust guidelines.
  • To identify, assess, report, and work independently with oversight from the SCPHN School Nurse or SCPHN Health Visitor to safeguard and protect the health and wellbeing of children and young people working within safeguarding policies and guidelines. To attend Child Protection case conferences and other meetings as appropriate.
  • To provide on-going support for children and young people in care including the statutory health assessment and on-going review.
  • Listen appropriately and take into account any sensitive issues and communicate these to appropriate persons/agencies ensuring that children are protected and that disclosures are acted upon appropriately.
  • Feedback the views and needs of children/young people, families, and schools to the named SCPHN School Nurse/SCPHN Health Visitor as necessary, to enable appropriate interventions to be implemented.
  • Ensure efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Support the delivery of nurse led immunisation programmes as service needs, following patient group directions and actively promoting the National and Local Immunisation Programmes to families.
  • To work in collaboration with other agencies to deliver services to children, young people and their families

  • Clinical
  • Maintain active status on NMC register acting in accordance with the professional code and guiding documents in adherence with Revalidation Framework.
  • Maintain contemporaneous, factual records in accordance with Trust guidelines and policies.
  • Be aware of current working practices in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.
  • Use their own professional judgement to identify solutions to a range of day-to-day problems, seeking advice where appropriate from the SCPHN
  • Manage their time effectively to ensure prioritisation of workload in order to achieve agreed deadlines.
  • Be responsible for own professional updating and keep abreast of current research-based practice.
  • Develop a working knowledge and experience of IT systems
  • Observing the complaints and disciplinary procedures in accordance with the Trust policy.
  • Contribute to clinical audit, research and clinical governance as part of the 0-19 public health nursing Team.
  • Participate in and complete the agreed induction programme for newly appointed staff
  • Manage time with the team leader and team to ensure service is covered.
  • Report sickness absence and return relevant forms to line manager.
  • Maintain portfolio of professional development.

  • Leadership:
  • Act to maintain an appropriate learning environment to meet the educational and developmental needs of student nurses and other learners as required
  • Support other nurses and staff within the team, including the induction of new staff members. Ensure effective learning experience and opportunities to achieve learning outcomes for skill mix team.
  • Develop and contribute to the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and guidelines relevant to own area of work. Provide advice where services are developing.

  • Supervision and Development

    1. The post holder will be able to recognise their own level of professional competence and identify sources of support as required.

    2. Provide mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision to staff as appropriate.

    3. Support the development of the team by teaching and assessing junior members of the team.

    4. Undertake mandatory and statutory training that support the post holders role.

    5. Undertake training specific to the post.

    6. Participate in individual performance reviews (PDR) and clinical supervision.

  • Communicate effectively with individuals, families and professionals in planning and delivering care.
  • Utilise a range of communication methods with colleagues and managers to include electronic communication.
  • Ensure data for KPI is submitted within expected deadlines.
  • Maintain effective working relationships, work effectively and support team members.
  • Participate in formal and informal ways of communication both within the team and the wider primary care setting where appropriate.
  • Work in partnership with school staff, health colleagues and other agencies e.g. Education and Social Services.
  • Maintain contemporaneous and accurate Bridgewater Community NHS Trust records observing the Data Protection Act 1994, maintaining confidentiality, in accordance with NMC and Trust guidelines

  • This job description is an outline of the role and responsibilities. From time to time, due to the needs of the service, we may ask you to flexibly undertake other duties that are consistent with your role and banding.

    As the 0-19 service is delivered across Warrington you will have a base for administrative purposes only, as we may ask you to deliver a service from a variety of bases dependent on needs of the service.

    Person Specification



    • Able to demonstrate evidence based clinical practice
    • Experience of working with children, young people and their families
    • Experience of Multi agency working


    • Working within a community setting

    Skills & Attributes


    • Able to demonstrate knowledge of safeguarding procedures and legislation for children and young people
    • Knowledge of the Healthy Child Programme
    • Able to demonstrate knowledge of current childhood immunisation programme
    • Able to work as an effective team member
    • Ability to work independently


    • Knowledge of current Public Health Outcomes and inequalities



    • The ability to travel independently throughout Bridgewater
    • The ability to work flexibly in accordance with service needs



    • Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship (share-codes will be checked if applicable), please state this on your application form



    • If you are related to a director or have a relationship with a director or employee of an appointing organisation, please state the relationship in your application form.



    • Registered Nurse with NMC - current
    • Evidence of recent professional development

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


    Spencer House

    Dewhurst Road


    WA3 7PG

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