B6 Health Visitor

CSH Surrey

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Job summary

This is an exciting challenge for a motivated and innovative Health Visitor to join our experienced skill mixed 0-19 team based in Dorking, Leatherhead, Banstead and Tattenham.

The ideal candidate for our team would be a clinical practitioner with leadership and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. We look for individuals with a strong approach to teamwork, those who demonstrate initiative, a good understanding of children, young people and their families and ability to support families from a diverse population within the borough.

Our teams offer a strong leadership structure, friendly working skill mix team and admin support. We also have good working relationships with partner agencies such as Midwifery, Social Care and Surrey Safeguarding Board.

We are committed to professional development with an invigorating training plan and an excellent preceptorship model to support newly qualified health visitors. To those looking for career or self-development we offer Leadership Programmes

You will also be supported by our Clinical Service Managers, Clinical Team Leaders and our Safeguarding Team to provide excellent professional practice and to further develop your skills and knowledge.

For more information contact Nikki Reeves, Clinical Team Lead on 07507639125.

UK Visa and Immigration Sponsorship: Please note that we do not offer UKVI sponsorship for these posts, and so all applicants require a current right to work in the UK.

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the full job description and person specification attached for further details about this position.

About us

CSH Surrey are part of the NHS and are Surreys largest and longest established NHS community services provider, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe High-Cost Allowance of 5%.

Our staff enjoy excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes.

We CARE about our staff though through our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our active employee council called The Voice, elect employee representatives to ensure colleagues' voices are heard at Board level. CSH is a diverse organisation, if you are a passionate, person-focused individual then apply to join CSH Surrey today!

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds who meet the essential criteria of the job you are applying for and if you require any reasonable adjustments, please contact the named individual for this advert, or our recruitment team.

Date posted

12 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£37,162 to £44,629 a year inclusive of 5% High Cost Area allowance per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B9074-24-0129-1

Job locations

Leatherhead Clinic

Poplar Road

Leatherhead

Surrey

KT22 8SD


Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be a member of the 0-19 public health team delivering an evidenced based and needs led service for children, young people and their families in line with the Healthy Child Programme (HCP). Supported by the clinical team lead, the post holder will carry continuing responsibility for the assessment of health needs, including the development, implementation and evaluation/audit of evidence based interventions.

She/he will take responsibility for ensuring the quality and standard of care and delivery of a service to improve outcomes for children and families. The post holder will participate in delivering a universal core service, and provide targeted interventions, to address health inequalities, where necessary referring to specialist services. This role will also include safeguarding responsibilities, mentorship of students (pre and post registration), line management of a skill mixed 0-19 team and staff appraisals.

Principal duties to include:

  • Work collaboratively with the skill mixed health visiting team to ensure equity ofservice provision, promoting good practice and the sharing of resources.
  • Prioritise own work in line with areas of highest risk or client groups with greatesthealth need, delegating other work to the wider skill mixed team whilst providing theteam with supervision and support
  • Facilitate good team working, through effective leadership skills delegating andsupervising the work of a skill mixed team to ensure efficient delivery of the 0-5HCP
  • Assist in meeting public health targets e.g. teenage sexual health, accidentprevention, breast feeding, immunisation, smoking cessation and obesity
  • Undertake continued responsibility for the management of a caseload
  • Build and develop good working relationships with childrens centres, midwifery, GPpractices and the wider multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work collaboratively with all relevant agencies to influence/develop policies whichwill enhance health
  • Be responsible for organisation, prioritisation and planning of health promotionactivities, by assessing local health needs and promote key health topics to meetAll our health 2016 DH targets
  • Where appropriate work with Children and Family Health Surrey (CFHS) Nurseprescribing lead to prescribe in line with local and national policy guidelines.
  • Make Every Contact Count with children, and their families in a variety ofcommunity settings e.g home, children centres, nurseries
  • Undertake well child clinic sessions within agreed venues and children centres
  • Assist in the planning and where appropriate in the delivery of continenceassessments
  • Identify and support children and families who have unmet health needs, providingsupport and targeted interventions and where necessary referring to specialistservices
  • Participate in prevention and early detection of all categories of abuse in all agegroups
  • Take appropriate action in cases of suspected or actual child abuse, working withinSurrey safeguarding childrens code of practice and procedures
  • Attend child protection conferences/core groups as required and contribute to thedevelopment of the protection plans and decision making processes, within themulti-agency setting
  • Participate in safeguarding supervision
  • Ensure that clear concise reports are written and that organisational record keepingguidelines are adhered to
  • Assist in research, participate in clinical audit and evaluation of service includingthe monitoring of records of others within the 0-19 team
  • Undertake health needs assessments for children who are looked after
  • Support and attend group clinical supervision as per organisation policy
  • Actively participating in steering groups to develop HV practice guidelines
  • Supervise junior members of the skill mixed 0-19 team as directed by the ClinicalTeam Lead and undertake junior staff Personal development Review (PDR) appraisals and direct line management.
  • Contribute to the pre and post registration opportunities made available to studentsacross CFHS, which may include supervision of student practice placements
  • Assess practice competencies of junior staff members, contributing to their trainingand development needs
  • Participate in meetings as appropriate
  • Be prepared to be flexible within contracted hours
  • Work in accordance with the needs of the service, undertake other duties asrequired within current skill set

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be a member of the 0-19 public health team delivering an evidenced based and needs led service for children, young people and their families in line with the Healthy Child Programme (HCP). Supported by the clinical team lead, the post holder will carry continuing responsibility for the assessment of health needs, including the development, implementation and evaluation/audit of evidence based interventions.

She/he will take responsibility for ensuring the quality and standard of care and delivery of a service to improve outcomes for children and families. The post holder will participate in delivering a universal core service, and provide targeted interventions, to address health inequalities, where necessary referring to specialist services. This role will also include safeguarding responsibilities, mentorship of students (pre and post registration), line management of a skill mixed 0-19 team and staff appraisals.

Principal duties to include:

  • Work collaboratively with the skill mixed health visiting team to ensure equity ofservice provision, promoting good practice and the sharing of resources.
  • Prioritise own work in line with areas of highest risk or client groups with greatesthealth need, delegating other work to the wider skill mixed team whilst providing theteam with supervision and support
  • Facilitate good team working, through effective leadership skills delegating andsupervising the work of a skill mixed team to ensure efficient delivery of the 0-5HCP
  • Assist in meeting public health targets e.g. teenage sexual health, accidentprevention, breast feeding, immunisation, smoking cessation and obesity
  • Undertake continued responsibility for the management of a caseload
  • Build and develop good working relationships with childrens centres, midwifery, GPpractices and the wider multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work collaboratively with all relevant agencies to influence/develop policies whichwill enhance health
  • Be responsible for organisation, prioritisation and planning of health promotionactivities, by assessing local health needs and promote key health topics to meetAll our health 2016 DH targets
  • Where appropriate work with Children and Family Health Surrey (CFHS) Nurseprescribing lead to prescribe in line with local and national policy guidelines.
  • Make Every Contact Count with children, and their families in a variety ofcommunity settings e.g home, children centres, nurseries
  • Undertake well child clinic sessions within agreed venues and children centres
  • Assist in the planning and where appropriate in the delivery of continenceassessments
  • Identify and support children and families who have unmet health needs, providingsupport and targeted interventions and where necessary referring to specialistservices
  • Participate in prevention and early detection of all categories of abuse in all agegroups
  • Take appropriate action in cases of suspected or actual child abuse, working withinSurrey safeguarding childrens code of practice and procedures
  • Attend child protection conferences/core groups as required and contribute to thedevelopment of the protection plans and decision making processes, within themulti-agency setting
  • Participate in safeguarding supervision
  • Ensure that clear concise reports are written and that organisational record keepingguidelines are adhered to
  • Assist in research, participate in clinical audit and evaluation of service includingthe monitoring of records of others within the 0-19 team
  • Undertake health needs assessments for children who are looked after
  • Support and attend group clinical supervision as per organisation policy
  • Actively participating in steering groups to develop HV practice guidelines
  • Supervise junior members of the skill mixed 0-19 team as directed by the ClinicalTeam Lead and undertake junior staff Personal development Review (PDR) appraisals and direct line management.
  • Contribute to the pre and post registration opportunities made available to studentsacross CFHS, which may include supervision of student practice placements
  • Assess practice competencies of junior staff members, contributing to their trainingand development needs
  • Participate in meetings as appropriate
  • Be prepared to be flexible within contracted hours
  • Work in accordance with the needs of the service, undertake other duties asrequired within current skill set

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of personal development and acquisition of transferable skills relevant to the job description.
  • Understanding of current issues affecting the NHS and the children and families public health agenda.
  • Experience of initiating and participating in clinical audit and research.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to understand key element of change management in relation to childrens community public health services.

Desirable

  • Previous experience of leadership within a skill mixed team.
  • Recent relevant experience of working with children and families.
  • Completion of safeguarding modules.

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise own and teams workload and demonstrate ability to delegate work appropriately
  • Track record of broad clinical skills demonstrated through personal development
  • Teaching and facilitation skills
  • Able to develop, establish and maintain positive relationships with other both internal and external partner agencies
  • Work under pressure and demonstrate ability to change priorities at short notice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to recognise and respond appropriately to children and their families in challenging situations
  • Good IT skills

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a multi-agency team

Other

Essential

  • Holds valid full UK driving licence and has access to a car for business use
  • Flexible approach to working day to meet the needs of service delivery
  • Positive attitude with strong degree of personal integrity

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse (RN1) Health Visitor SCPHN qualification
  • Current NMC registration part 3 register
  • Nurse prescriber (V100)

Desirable

  • Registered nurse child branch
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Child protection supervisor
  • Clinical supervision facilitator
  • Solihull Approach trained

UK Registration

Essential

  • Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window). https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/working-health/overseas-health-professionals
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of personal development and acquisition of transferable skills relevant to the job description.
  • Understanding of current issues affecting the NHS and the children and families public health agenda.
  • Experience of initiating and participating in clinical audit and research.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to understand key element of change management in relation to childrens community public health services.

Desirable

  • Previous experience of leadership within a skill mixed team.
  • Recent relevant experience of working with children and families.
  • Completion of safeguarding modules.

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise own and teams workload and demonstrate ability to delegate work appropriately
  • Track record of broad clinical skills demonstrated through personal development
  • Teaching and facilitation skills
  • Able to develop, establish and maintain positive relationships with other both internal and external partner agencies
  • Work under pressure and demonstrate ability to change priorities at short notice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to recognise and respond appropriately to children and their families in challenging situations
  • Good IT skills

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a multi-agency team

Other

Essential

  • Holds valid full UK driving licence and has access to a car for business use
  • Flexible approach to working day to meet the needs of service delivery
  • Positive attitude with strong degree of personal integrity

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse (RN1) Health Visitor SCPHN qualification
  • Current NMC registration part 3 register
  • Nurse prescriber (V100)

Desirable

  • Registered nurse child branch
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Child protection supervisor
  • Clinical supervision facilitator
  • Solihull Approach trained

UK Registration

Essential

  • Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window). https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/working-health/overseas-health-professionals

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

CSH Surrey

Address

Leatherhead Clinic

Poplar Road

Leatherhead

Surrey

KT22 8SD


Employer's website

https://www.cshsurrey.co.uk/about-us/about-csh-surrey (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

CSH Surrey

Address

Leatherhead Clinic

Poplar Road

Leatherhead

Surrey

KT22 8SD


Employer's website

https://www.cshsurrey.co.uk/about-us/about-csh-surrey (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Team Lead

Nikki Reeves

nikki.reeves3@nhs.net

07507639125

Date posted

12 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£37,162 to £44,629 a year inclusive of 5% High Cost Area allowance per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B9074-24-0129-1

Job locations

Leatherhead Clinic

Poplar Road

Leatherhead

Surrey

KT22 8SD


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