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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2021.

SCPHN Health Visitor or School Nurse

Job Reference: 833-RK-CS-524-21

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service
£32,306 to £39,027 per annum (pro-rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Our 0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service strives to make a real difference to improving the outcomes of children, young people and families and as such we remain committed to our rolling recruitment programme to make this vision a reality. If you are a SCPHN school nurse or health visitor who is looking for a new challenge; who wants to be part of a great team; who strives to make this difference, then this is definitely the opportunity for you.

Our Service has a strong focus on our ‘amazing everyday’ staff. Yes we have targets to meet - which we balance within an ethos of delivering the best possible care we can. Our practitioners are compassionate, they make strong friendships and connections; are forward thinking and innovative. They believe in a quality driven service – if you do too we would love you to work with us and make our ‘amazing’ service even better.

The COVID pandemic has brought its challenges yet has also offered us positive development opportunities to shape our service for the future. We are proud of our many achievements. These are too many to mention but include our: accreditation with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Gold Award; the ChatHealth anonymous texting service for 11-19 year olds: our virtual groups such as PBB and HENRY; Virtual well baby clinics; development of digital platforms to enhance our ways of working with children, young people and their families; evidence based pathways and interventions; Early Attachment, Observations and Enquiry questions; School Readiness work; ACES work in identifying risk and vulnerability in everyday practice; Engagement with parents and young people in service design; integrated work with Children’s Centres, Healthy Schools and other key stakeholders in the city – we could go on…

When you join us you will have many development opportunities starting with a thorough and comprehensive induction and preceptorship programme, service wide 0-19 training, protected time for Clinical and Child Protection supervision, support through the revalidation process and the opportunity to become a lead in key aspects of service delivery. As we strive to meet the needs of all children across the 0-19 age range we are offering opportunities for practitioners to complete the differing field module – which involves training in the alternative field of School Nursing or Health Visiting. Practitioners currently completing the training have stated this is “A fantastic and challenging opportunity to widen my thinking and learn new skills”.

If you are looking for a better work life balance - we can offer you flexible and agile working options - with a number of touchdown spaces available across the city to support you in your daily work. Primarily you will work within one 0-19 team, however you may be required to work with other 0-19 teams across the city to ensure equitable service delivery. Our core service hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5pm with some aspects of service delivery being available from 8am to 8pm, to enable increased accessibility to the service for all our families. Take a look at our Website and Facebook page: 019PublicHealthIntegratedNursing

Why wouldn’t you want to join us and be a crucial part of driving forward improved outcomes to meet the needs of children and young people in Leeds? Press apply now!

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for 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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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