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Bank Specialist Community Public Health Nurse

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
At CCS we are always looking for highly motivated Specialist Community Public Health Nurses to join our Bank staff. We offer flexibility to work the times and days that suit you - outside of your normal working hours with us or elsewhere, or as your only employment. Joining our locality 0-19 team within the Healthy Child Programme in Norfolk in a Bank role allows you to have control of your working life while also helping children and families in our local communities

The successful candidates will be responsible for assessing need, delegating work within the team, implementing planned programmes of care and evaluating care delivered.

This role will provide a child centred, inclusive, holistic and accessible Public Health Programme to children, their families and communities, establishing links with Early Childhood Family Services bases, Early Year's Settings, Early Help, other health providers, communities and agencies (Education, School Services, Health and Voluntary organisations).

Could this be the perfect role for you?

(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised).

Main duties of the job

To promote the physical and emotional well-being of children, and young people, supporting them to establish good health now and in the future.

To promote early intervention, health promotion, advocacy, empowerment, inclusion and the reduction of health inequalities to ensure children are supported to reach their full potential.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to identify the health needs of children and young people, their families and the community and contribute to developing a strategy to address individual identified needs as well as those needs within the community.

To be confident to use telephone triage skills and knowledge to assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care.

To be competent as a non-medical prescriber.

To provide home visits and child health drop-ins to assess the needs of children and their families, during a rotation period into locality 0-19 teams.

To support children and young people and their families with emotional and behavioural development.

To advise their client group on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.

To link practice with local and national targets and deliver public health programmes based on current priorities and targets.

To plan evidence based health promotion programmes, order resources, compile teaching plans with aims, objectives and outcomes, and evaluate the sessions.

To act as a health link for other agencies, e.g. Early Childhood and Families Service, GPs, voluntary services, public and private agencies and work closely with partner agencies to promote the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families.

To work with the locality teams to support children, young people and families who are considered to be vulnerable or at risk. To adhere to current Safeguarding Procedures, and participate in child protection case conferences and case review meetings as required.

To contribute to the development of local policies and procedures relevant to their area of work.

To take responsibility for their own clinical practice including clinical supervision and contemporaneous record keeping, adhering to the NMC code of conduct.

To participate in meetings and attend relevant training courses to demonstrate ongoing professional development.

To engage in Service Design developments.

To support the digital delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and promote this with Service Users and professional agencies.

Within this role you will need to travel as an independent practitioner on a daily basis, across Norfolk which involves both rural and urban travel. The nature of our work does result in travel arrangements changing at short notice. Due to the large geography our service covers and the limitations of sufficient public transport to undertake this role you must hold a full and current driving licence and have access to your own transport to meet the travel requirements of the role. This is subject to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010, and therefore if you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability then this will be considered.


To communicate complex and sensitive information concerning the child or young persons condition to the childs parents/carers and young person. Able to communicate effectively using appropriate methods and recognising barriers to communication.

To communicate within the multi-disciplinary team and model effective team working and communication skills, supporting change within the service.

To develop links with Early Childhood and Family Service bases, schools and other agencies involved in promoting childrens well-being.

To work closely with other professional teams and key stakeholders including service users, statutory and non-statutory organisations.

To act as first line response to complaints working within national and corporate guidelines.

To contribute to the training of students of nursing and other disciplines, during community experience programmes.

Budgetary Responsibility

To maintain stock control.

To demonstrate responsible use of resources, with an awareness of budgetary restraints.

To ensure health monitoring equipment is operating to a high standard, maintained and calibrated.

People Management

Responsible for day-to-day supervision and/or line management of skill mix staff within the team.

To contribute to the training of students of nursing and other disciplines, during community experience programmes.

Maintaining own professional development and requirement to take part in appraisal and KSF process.

To delegate work to other members of the team related to their capabilities and competencies, ensuring there is clarity regarding the feedback mechanisms.

Clinical and Practice Governance

Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff/records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

Any data that is taken/shared as part of a phone call or transported, faxed or transferred electronically must be undertaken with regard to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies.

The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes.

The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures.

It is a condition of your employment that you are currently registered with the NMC and it is your responsibility to maintain your professional registration.

Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

The post holder must participate in clinical & Safeguarding audits as required.

Provide patients and their families/carers with information on standards they should expect from the team.

Participate in clinical supervision on a regular basis.

The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Skills


  • Commitment to the development of excellent services, which focus on improved outcomes for children.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to act upon the principles and practice of health promotion
  • High level of clinical skills, with the ability to identify, respond to and evaluate health needs


  • Leadership and line management skills

Qualifications & Training


  • RGN/RMN/RNC/RNLD Or Midwife
  • Specialist Practitioner degree/diploma post registration SCPHN


  • Mentor/998 or equivalent teaching qualification



  • Experience with children and their families
  • Experience of profiling localities and need
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Experience of Safeguarding


  • Experience of mentoring

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Various vacancies across Norfolk



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