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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visiting

Employer
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Torquay
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor (HV) to join our dynamic and progressive team within the integrated 0 to 19 Torbay Partnership.

We would be interested to hear from you if you can provide the expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm to deliver the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) to families living within Torbay. As a SCPHN-HV you will work autonomously and collaboratively to deliver a family centred public health service, taking responsibility for a defined population in partnership with the wider multi-disciplinary and inter-agency teams.

In return we offer a supportive induction, preceptorship and ongoing supervision to meet your learning and development needs in the beautiful English Riviera.

This post may close early due to applications.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be flexible when providing care to meet the needs of clients
  • Promote and lead on providing a strength asset-based approach to services delivered
  • To value differences and individuality, showing respect to all when working with children, young people and their families and carers
  • Develop effective client centred decision-making processes
  • Diversity aware where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties of comprehension, and use adjustments and adaptations to communicate
  • Use knowledge of local area and services to benefit the client
  • To take a proactive role in quality and service improvement
  • Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to making referrals
  • Follow trust policies and pathways and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances.
  • The post holder will work closely with the 0 to 19 Torbay teams in providing joined up care to clients
  • The post holder will be required to maintain constructive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • The post holder will work closely with TSDFT Children's Safeguarding team
  • The post holder will remain professional when dealing with highly emotional situations
  • Attend in-house training as required to develop current role
  • Participate in internal audits and support quality improvements to inform practice and improve service delivery


About us

Why Work With Us

0 to 19 Torbay is a partnership between TSDFT and The Children's Society and Action for Children.

These services have come together to provide a universal service to children, young people and their families in Torbay.

We do this by:

Working together with statutory and community services.

Through supporting the whole family and building on strengths.

By giving children the best start in life, to stay well and thrive.
  • Before and after birth we will support parents and babies to create the conditions where stress is reduced, positive bonds and attachments can form, and language and communication skills develop.

Being baby, young person and family friendly.
  • Ensure services are equipped to support families with feeding and developing close, loving relationships, ensuring that all babies get the best possible start in life (BFI) and to take young people's needs into account (You're Welcome).

Broadening the skills of the workforce.
  • Trauma and adversity are significant risk factors for poor health and wellbeing and reduced life chances over the course of a lifetime. Therefore developing our approach to become a trauma informed workforce and services is important to ensure that people affected by trauma and adversity receive the best possible care and support and that responses to their needs are safe, effective, person-centred and trauma informed.


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will be flexible when providing care to meet the needs of clients
  • Promote and lead on providing a strength asset-based approach to services delivered
  • To value differences and individuality, showing respect to all when working with children, young people and their families and carers
  • Develop effective client centred decision-making processes
  • Diversity aware where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties of comprehension, and use adjustments and adaptations to communicate
  • Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to making referrals
  • Follow trust policies and pathways and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances
  • The post holder will work closely with the 0 to 19 Torbay teams in providing joined up care to clients
  • The post holder will work closely with TSDFT Children's Safeguarding team
  • The post holder will remain professional when dealing with highly emotional situations
  • Attend in-house training as required to develop current role
  • Participate in internal audits and support quality improvements to inform practice and improve service delivery
Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training

Essential

  • NMC RN/SCPHN
  • Knowledge and experience


Desirable

  • Safeguarding, mentorship, Solihull, trauma trained.


Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Edmunds

Victoria Park Road

Torquay

TQ1 3QH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

388-6071269-NMC-B

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