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Band 6 Public Health Nurse Health Visitor

Job Reference: 313-A-20-84456-MA1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland

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.

Exciting opportunities have arisen to join Healthy Together teams, working within Public Health Nursing to deliver the Healthy Child Programme. There are opportunities available across Leicestershire County.

We would love to meet you if you are an enthusiastic and self-motivated Public Health Nurse Health Visitor (SCPHN qualified) who has significant experience of working with children, young people and families. The posts would also be suitable for newly qualified SCPHN’s.

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 delivery of the Healthy Child Programme. Public Health Nursing is central to giving children the best start in their lives. We offer early intervention as physical and mental health issues emerge.

We are a 0-19 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, Schools 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.

One example of this is LPT’s public health websites tailored to different age groups, such as Health for Under 5s. As a Health Visitor, it’s great to be able to signpost new and expectant mums to a whole range of online resources, such as our Bumps to Babies antenatal programme, or weaning and portion size advice. There’s also the award-winning ‘Chat Health’ text messaging services which are available to both parents, as well as to young people of secondary school age.

We use SystmOne as our Electronic Patient Record and we are continually developing this to capture the great work our teams do.

You will be responsible for managing a team with a range of skills, holding responsibility for appraisals, pre-registration mentoring, clinical supervision and safeguarding. You will also work in partnership with Local Authority colleagues and other agencies.

The diverse population of Leicestershire provides a great opportunity to develop your skill-set whilst, receiving the support and training necessary to thrive in the role. As the ideal candidate you will demonstrate a warm, caring and compassionate approach to delivering a flexible and responsive service which for diverse and continually evolving health needs.

You will need a full UK driving license and use of a car for this role. LPT operate 2 car schemes Car Leasing and Salary Sacrifice Scheme subject to meeting the acceptance criteria.

All posts are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

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

For further information please contact: Clinical Team Leaders Sam Newby on 07825928519 or Leigh Gregory on 07500096404.

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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