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Band 5 Healthy Child Programme Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-91760-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
0-19 Healthy Together
Leicester City
£24,907/ £26,970/ £27,416/ £30,615

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 5 Healthy Child Programme Nurse

Monday - Friday

Exciting opportunities have arisen to join Healthy Together health visiting and school nursing teams, working within Public Health Nursing to deliver the Healthy Child Programme. There are opportunities available across Leicester City.

We would love to meet you if you are an enthusiastic and self-motivated Registered Nurse who has experience of working with children, young people and families.

Public health nursing is a discipline of its own which seeks to promote and protect the health of our population. We do this by promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing the likelihood of ill health through the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme. Public health nursing is central to giving children the best possible start in life. We offer early intervention as physical and mental health issues emerge.

We are a 0-19 year old service which works with children, young people and their families to deliver care close to where they live their lives – at home, in Children’s Centres, school and GP practices.

Our teams are full of committed and skilled people who want to deliver the best possible care for children and their families. Healthy Together offers a range of services to meet the varying needs of the local population and have developed award winning public health websites and the text messaging support service, ChatHealth.

For this recruitment intake the initial focus for the first 18 months, will be developing skills within the 0-5 health visiting service, including child development assessments and supporting parents with public health interventions, such as healthy nutrition, behaviour management and school readiness. There will be opportunities to expand your scope of practice into school aged children later in your development.

You will be supported through a preceptorship package and extensive training programme. We really want to “grow our own” future public health nurses so there will be opportunities to become a Band 6 Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting or School Nursing), involving a fully funded university course.

You will need a full UK driving license and use of a car for this role.

All posts are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Interview dates 18.3.21 (afternoon only) and 19.3.21 (All day)

For further information about this role please contact Asha day on 07867 823359 or Isabel Mooney on 07810 656646.

Please see job description and person specification for full details. Details of qualifications and experience need to be clearly evidenced within your application form.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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.

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