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Public Health Nurse

Employer
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gloucester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
JOIN US IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE FOR A DIVERSE AND PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY NURSING CAREER

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Gloucestershire. We are seeking to recruit Registered Nurses and Midwives from all backgrounds with a passion for working with children in the community.

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, 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.

For informal enquiries contact Sophie Martin, Health Visiting Team Leader on 07778773738

Main duties of the job

  • 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 child's 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.


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 Survey gives 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 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.

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.

The post holder will work in collaboration with Public Health Nursing colleagues and other partners and agencies who work with children, young people and their families to improve health outcomes by

identifying health needs

creating a personalised care and support package in partnership with the child

analysing and evaluating outcomes

documenting and reporting activity

The post holder will be responsible for an allocated caseload which will include representing and advocating the health needs of the child and providing information and challenge within a multi-agency environment.

Working in a designated community, the post holder will understand the health needs of a community, build capacity within the community and work with a secondary school community to improve health outcomes.

Working as part of a public health team, the post holder will support junior colleagues, offering professional judgement, advice and aid learning and development.

The role is community based and includes managing a caseload of children, caseload management is regularly reviewed and discussed with the SCPHN.

The post holder will work in collaboration with Public Health Nursing colleagues and other partners and agencies who work with children, young people and their families to improve health outcomes by

identifying health needs

creating a personalised care and support package in partnership with the child

analysing and evaluating outcomes

documenting and reporting activity

The post holder will be responsible for an allocated caseload which will include representing and advocating the health needs of the child and providing information and challenge within a multi-agency environment.

Working in a designated community, the post holder will understand the health needs of a community, build capacity within the community and work with a secondary school community to improve health outcomes.

Working as part of a public health team, the post holder will support junior colleagues, offering professional judgement, advice and aid learning and development.

The role is community based and includes managing a caseload of children, caseload management is regularly reviewed and discussed with the SCPHN.

Person Specification

Written and Verbal

Essential

  • NMC Registered Nurse or Midwife


Desirable

  • Worked with children with additional needs
  • Able to demonstrate trust values
  • Knowledge of the graduated pathway
  • Worked in multi-disciplinary teams


Written and Verbal

Essential

  • Able to manage workload


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Rikenel,

Montpellier

Gloucester

GL1 1LY

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327-24-605

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