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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/06/2021.

0-19 Staff Nurse- Family Health Services

Job Reference: 453-21-3160006

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
0-19 Staff Nurse (Family Health services) Health visiting/School nursing
Various across Bradford District, Bradford
£24,907 - £30,615 pa, pro rata

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

The Trust’s purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values:- We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people’s views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

Bradford District Care Foundation Trust (BDCFT) Family Health Services are looking for registered nurses, including newly qualified nurses, who are innovative, forward thinking, and passionate about making a difference for children, young people and their families.

We are part of a 0-19 integrated service that is evolving and currently undergoing some exciting service changes and progression. There is a focus on integrated working with local authority partners and a whole team approach to providing early support to children and young people living within the Bradford and Airedale district. We are pro-active public health practitioners who work closely with children and young people ranging from 0-19 years, to support them in making healthy lifestyle choices and accessing other specialist services to meet their health needs. We are committed to the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and ensuring our service delivery is of high quality and research based.

We are also involved in several new projects to support the public health agenda both with our local authority partnerships and with Public Health England. This is an exciting time to be joining the service as we are piloting the MECSH (Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting) programme in the health visiting service in one locality of Bradford, the Better Start area covering Bradford East. This is a demanding specialist role requiring high levels of professional skills and practice which will all be enhanced by ongoing training regarding the delivery of MECSH and supported by MECSH Supervision. The MECSH (Maternal Early Childhood Sustained home visiting service add link) is a licensed preventative / early intervention programme for identified families. It has been developed in Australia and has been rolled out in some sites in the UK. Bradford is the first site in Northern England to trial this programme. It is being piloted in partnership with Bradford District care trust and Better Start Bradford and the evidence gained will enrich the use of the programme in the UK.

We are looking for motivated nurses to work within the Health Visiting or School Nursing (()-19) service. You will be solution focused and adaptable to change and able to work both autonomously and part of an integrated skill mix team. You will possess good organisational skills and be able to support other team members to deliver mandated contacts and provide early, public health education and support to our service users. You will be able to form good working relationships with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and possess excellent communication skills.

Family Health services are committed to supporting our staff nurses to progress and develop. After an initial period within the staff nurse role, we are looking for keen individuals who share ambition to further develop their career in public health nursing, to support them to access further qualification opportunities, relevant to the School Nurse and Health Visitor roles (Specialist Community Public Health Nurse qualification).

If you are enthusiastic and strive to make a positive impact and improve health outcomes for children and young people, then we would really like to hear from you!

Closing Date: 8th June 2021

Short Listing Date: 9th June 2021

Interview Date: 15th & 16th June 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Hayley George

Job title: 0-19 Family Health Services Team Leader

Email address:

Telephone number: 07739627919

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Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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