Community Staff Nurse (Health visiting)

CSH Surrey

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Job summary

Are you a nurse who would like to work with children and families promoting health and wellness in the community setting? An excellent opportunity for a Registered Nurse from a variety of backgrounds and experience has arisen to join our friendly Health Visiting team in Runnymede.

With guidance, training and support you will have the opportunity to deliver the Healthy Child Programme with the Health Visiting team, to develop skills in public health and multi-agency working to support the health needs of children and families. Whilst working within Runnymede you will be supported by our Health Visiting Team, Clinical Team Leader, Practice Assessor, Clinical Service Manager and Safeguarding Service.

Our 0-19 teams are innovative, enthusiastic and motivated to deliver the best healthy outcomes for children and families within Surrey. Excellent peer-based support and supervision will be given while you develop your knowledge, skills and competence. In addition, Children and Family Health Surrey are developing their Health Visiting and School Nursing workforce and a Band 5 position may be a gateway onto sponsorship for the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course.

If you have the drive and passion to influence healthy outcomes for communities and families and in doing so help make a difference to the lives of children and families then we would love to hear from you.

Note: we do not offer UKVI sponsorship, and so all applicants require a current right to work in the UK.

Main duties of the job

Please see the attached job description and personal specification for more details and requirements for the role.

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

04 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£29,828 to £36,311 a year Includes 5% HCAS, Pro Rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B9074-24-0189

Job locations

The Grove Community Health Centre, Egham, Surrey TW20 9QJ

Egham

Surrey

TW20 9QJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be a member of the 0-19 public health team delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme. Supported by the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN), the post holder will participate in delivering a universal core service, provide targeted interventions, to address health inequalities and where necessary referring to specialist services. This role will also include safeguarding responsibilities, mentorship of students and staff appraisals.

Principal duties to include:

  • Undertake duties as allocated by the SCPHN.
  • Build and develop good working relationships the wider multi-disciplinary team.
  • Make contact with children, young people and families in a variety of community settings e.g. home, children centres, child health drop-ins and Schools
  • To undertake development assessments when trained to do so.
  • To deliver Health Promotion activities to parents and young children/young people and Schools
  • To carry out visits to review aspects of development as directed by the SCPHN
  • To manage a delegated case load
  • Assist in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme 0-19
  • Provide evidence based care to parents and children e.g. breast feeding, behaviour management
  • Provide enuresis advice and continence assessments
  • Identify and support children, young people and families through health needs assessments who have unmet health needs, provide support and targeted interventions and where necessary refer to specialist services
  • Take appropriate action in cases of suspected or actual child abuse, working within Surrey safeguarding childrens code of practice and procedures.
  • Attend child protection conferences/core groups as required and participate in safeguarding supervision
  • Undertake health needs assessments for children and young people who are Looked After
  • Assist in research and service audits
  • Supervise junior member and pre-Registration student nurses in the 0-19 team as directed by the SCPHN. Undertake junior staff PDR appraisals and direct line management.
  • Take an active part in clinical supervision
  • Participate in meetings as appropriate
  • Be prepared to be flexible within contracted hours
  • In accordance with the needs of the service, undertake other duties as required

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be a member of the 0-19 public health team delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme. Supported by the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN), the post holder will participate in delivering a universal core service, provide targeted interventions, to address health inequalities and where necessary referring to specialist services. This role will also include safeguarding responsibilities, mentorship of students and staff appraisals.

Principal duties to include:

  • Undertake duties as allocated by the SCPHN.
  • Build and develop good working relationships the wider multi-disciplinary team.
  • Make contact with children, young people and families in a variety of community settings e.g. home, children centres, child health drop-ins and Schools
  • To undertake development assessments when trained to do so.
  • To deliver Health Promotion activities to parents and young children/young people and Schools
  • To carry out visits to review aspects of development as directed by the SCPHN
  • To manage a delegated case load
  • Assist in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme 0-19
  • Provide evidence based care to parents and children e.g. breast feeding, behaviour management
  • Provide enuresis advice and continence assessments
  • Identify and support children, young people and families through health needs assessments who have unmet health needs, provide support and targeted interventions and where necessary refer to specialist services
  • Take appropriate action in cases of suspected or actual child abuse, working within Surrey safeguarding childrens code of practice and procedures.
  • Attend child protection conferences/core groups as required and participate in safeguarding supervision
  • Undertake health needs assessments for children and young people who are Looked After
  • Assist in research and service audits
  • Supervise junior member and pre-Registration student nurses in the 0-19 team as directed by the SCPHN. Undertake junior staff PDR appraisals and direct line management.
  • Take an active part in clinical supervision
  • Participate in meetings as appropriate
  • Be prepared to be flexible within contracted hours
  • In accordance with the needs of the service, undertake other duties as required

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse/ midwife Current NMC registration

Desirable

  • Registered nurse child branch
  • Mentorship qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of personal development and acquisition of transferable skills relevant to the job description.
  • Understanding of current issues affecting the NHS public health agenda.
  • Previous experience of working as part of a team.
  • Understanding of clinical governance with some previous experience of undertaking audits.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams.

Desirable

  • Relevant experience of working with children, young people and families.
  • Completion of safeguarding modules.
  • Immunisation training and/or experience.
  • Clinical supervisor training and experience.
  • Knowledge of developmental milestones in children under 5.
  • Infant feeding knowledge and experience.

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise workload and demonstrate ability to work independently.
  • 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
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse/ midwife Current NMC registration

Desirable

  • Registered nurse child branch
  • Mentorship qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of personal development and acquisition of transferable skills relevant to the job description.
  • Understanding of current issues affecting the NHS public health agenda.
  • Previous experience of working as part of a team.
  • Understanding of clinical governance with some previous experience of undertaking audits.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams.

Desirable

  • Relevant experience of working with children, young people and families.
  • Completion of safeguarding modules.
  • Immunisation training and/or experience.
  • Clinical supervisor training and experience.
  • Knowledge of developmental milestones in children under 5.
  • Infant feeding knowledge and experience.

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise workload and demonstrate ability to work independently.
  • 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

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

The Grove Community Health Centre, Egham, Surrey TW20 9QJ

Egham

Surrey

TW20 9QJ


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

The Grove Community Health Centre, Egham, Surrey TW20 9QJ

Egham

Surrey

TW20 9QJ


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 Leader

Angela Smith

angela.smith139@nhs.net

07734235607

Date posted

04 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£29,828 to £36,311 a year Includes 5% HCAS, Pro Rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B9074-24-0189

Job locations

The Grove Community Health Centre, Egham, Surrey TW20 9QJ

Egham

Surrey

TW20 9QJ


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