Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
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Are you enthusiastic, resilient, excited to embrace change and passionate about providing an excellent service to families in our localities?
If so, Cambridgeshire Community Services 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (Health Visiting) would welcome you to join our team.
We welcome applications from experienced, newly qualified health visitors and SCPHN students nearing the end of their training.
Successful candidates will be located at The Peacock Centre, Cambridge. We offer both full and part time vacancies.
Cambridgeshire Community Service is able to offer:-
- A dedicated child and family focused service delivery that makes Every Contact Count
- The opportunity to work within an integrated 0-19 HCP skill mix team
- A Robust 1 year preceptorship for all newly qualified staff or those who are wishing to return to practice
- A comprehensive induction package
- A holistic approach to offering support and guidance via management, safeguarding and restorative supervision
- Continuous staff development identified via our supervision and appraisal system in order to support and develop leadership skills
- Working for an NHS organisation with Agenda for Change terms and conditions
- An opportunity to build great relationships with our partner agencies such as early years settings, Local Authority and child and Family Centres; ensuring the best outcomes for children and families
- A competitively priced lease car scheme
- The opportunity to embrace agile working, supported by IT connectivity
Main duties of the job
To work as part of a team leading the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme. The role of the Health Visitor is to promote good health and prevent ill health in children, families and communities. Health Visitors do this through raising awareness of and identifying unmet health needs, and initiating, developing, implementing and evaluating plans of care. They work in partnership with families, primary care, statutory & voluntary services and other partner agencies, in order to facilitate health-enhancing activities. Health Visitors use and establish networks within the community in order to inform, influence and implement policies which affect health outcomes.
Health Visitors deliver the Healthy Child Programme. The role is required to act as a named Health Visitor within a zone of a corporate caseload, and to be a link Health Visitor for identified GP practices. The service is delivered within Cambridgeshire.
Health Visitors must have the ability to travel and may be required to work across both Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.
Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.
There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.
If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.
To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to identify the health needs of children and young people, their families and the community and contribute to developing a strategy to address individual identified needs as well as those needs within the community. This may include being the Lead Professional in the Early Help Hub Assessment Process.
To use knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care
To identify health needs within a geographical corporate caseload/ community
To clinically triage the single point of access as required in accordance with agreed procedures
Promote local and national public health priorities
Respond to health needs assessments by referring to other professionals (eg GPs, consultants, speech and language therapists), and statutory and voluntary agencies (eg social care, housing, HomeStart)
To work with the Locality Lead to support children, young people and families who are considered to be vulnerable or at risk. To adhere to current safeguarding procedures, and participate in child protection case conferences and case review meetings as required
Participate in all statutory processes in respect of safeguarding including provision of witness statements, court reports and court attendance
Undertake programmes of care in partnership with parents, foster parents and other agencies, designed to safeguard children and minimise risk
Identify children with special educational needs and disability and facilitate support and referrals to maximise developmental potential. Act as a key worker when indicated, ensuring effective, efficient and appropriate care plans
To provide cover for colleagues as requested by your manager
To plan evidence based health promotion programmes, order resources, compile teaching plans with aims, objectives and outcomes, and evaluate the sessions
Actively promote community participation and work within a community development / capacity building framework within a multi-agency context
To act as a health link for other agencies, e.g. Children centres, GPs, voluntary services, public and private agencies and work closely with partner agencies to promote the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families
Demonstrate reflective and evidence-based practice and use this to influence strategy and policy development
To be competent as a non-medical prescriber maintaining NMC registration and competencies
To hold a special interest role and support other staff within the locality and service
To link practice with local and national targets and deliver public health programmes based on current priorities and targets
To contribute to the development of local policies and procedures relevant to their area of work
To take responsibility for their own clinical practice including clinical supervision and to adhere to the NMC code of conduct
To actively participate in reflective practice development through annual clinical observations
To maintain live mentor status and contribute to a learning environment for SCPHNs, return to practice SCPHNs, new staff members and pre-registration students
Qualifications & Training
Knowledge & Skills
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).