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Health Visitor Band 6

Employer
Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Band 6 Health Visitor

Are you a passionate Health Visitor eager to make a transformative impact on families and children during their crucial first five years? If so, we have an incredible opportunity just for you!

Join us at the Barnet 0-19 Service, now proudly a part of Whittington Health Trust, which serves vibrant communities across five North London boroughs.

Why Choose Us?

Be Part of a Diverse and Dynamic Community: Barnet is a bustling, richly diverse borough where you'll find endless opportunities to collaborate with a variety of partners and make a real difference.

Integrated, Supportive Team: Our 0-19 Service team is friendly, supportive, and united by a common goal - to put children and their families at the heart of everything we do.

Innovative Training and Development: We believe in continuous growth. Benefit from our robust training programs and stimulating professional development opportunities designed to expand your skillset.

Flexible Working: We understand the importance of work-life balance. We can support you with flexible working arrangements where suitable.

Prioritising Your Wellbeing: At Whittington Health, your wellbeing is our priority. You can access a wide range of support and resources to ensure you're always at your best.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The Health Visitor is responsible for the delivery of the universal and targeted Healthy Child Programme (HCP) to local families. The Health Visitor will support the development of the service and work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of a safe and effective HCP.

1. To manage a caseload of families. The Health Visitor will be the named health professional, with responsibility for the planning and delivery of the HCP.

2. To be responsible for identifying need within a family or community. To use child and family centred public health approaches to address health inequalities.

3. To line manage junior members of staff, ensuring the completion of annual appraisals, 1:1s, and personal development of self and junior staff. Support staff with performance, ensuring that poor performance is addressed appropriately.

4. To support students and new starters. To support the retention and recruitment of staff.

5. To deliver needs led evidence-based care that supports the local and national priorities and policies.

6. To be the principal point of contact for allocated GP Practices and Children's Centres in an area.

7. To work with local statutory, private and voluntary providers, and users to develop and promote practice that is accessible and responsive to all sections of the local community, ensuring that services are targeted to the most vulnerable groups and individuals to support social inclusion.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main duties of the job

The Health Visitor is responsible for the delivery of the universal and targeted Healthy Child Programme (HCP) to local families. The Health Visitor will support the development of the service and work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of a safe and effective HCP.
  • To manage a caseload of families. The Health Visitor will be the named health professional, with responsibility for the planning and delivery of the HCP.
  • To be responsible for identifying need within a family or community. To use child and family centred public health approaches to address health inequalities.
  • To line manage junior members of staff, ensuring the completion of annual appraisals, 1:1s, and personal development of self and junior staff. Support staff with performance, ensuring that poor performance is addressed appropriately.
  • To support students and new starters. To support the retention and recruitment of staff.
  • To deliver needs led evidence-based care that supports the local and national priorities and policies.
  • To be the principal point of contact for allocated GP Practices and Childrens Centres in an area.


  • Person Specification

    Education / Qualifications

    Essential

    • Health Visiting professional qualification, with entry onto the 3rd part of the NMC Register.
    • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.


    Desirable

    • Educated to degree level or equivalent


    Skills & Abilities

    Essential

    • Ability to work as part of a team.
    • Willingness to develop and support management of change
    • Excellent communication skills: IT, written and oral
    • Ability to delegate work appropriately and safely
    • Ability to set personal objectives, and manage time, priorities and stressful situations
    • Collect and monitor data as required


    Knowledge & Experience

    Essential

    • Knowledge of the Healthy Child Programme The ability to identify, respond to and evaluate family health needs, including the delivery of public health programmes.
    • Understanding of the safeguarding process and child protection procedures, clinical governance arrangements and the ability to make decisions in these areas.
    • Knowledge of infection control standards.
    • Commitment to the development of excellent services, which focus on improved outcomes for children


    Desirable

    • Management experience in a health service setting.


    Personal Qualities

    Essential

    • Must have ability to build professional and personal credibility
    • Must have ability to recognise own need for support and supervision
    • Able to exercise initiative
    • Self - motivated
    • Work flexibly to address the needs of the service


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

    Address

    Various sites

    Barnet

    London

    N3 1HF

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    220-WHT-2156-A

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