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0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Practitioner

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-08-20

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£30,401 to £37,267 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.

The team are very friendly, knowledgeable, informative and supportive. Definitely recommend."

"I feel happy asking questions about my daughter and her wellbeing."

"Our nurse is approachable and easy to get access to. She listens and actually cares."

Are you looking for your next challenge as a SCPHN School Nurse or Health Visitor?

Is this the kind of care you would like to offer?
If your answer is yes, then this is the job for you

Leeds Community Healthcare is delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver the 0-19 public health agenda for the city. This is an exciting and far reaching opportunity for enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking Specialist Public Health Nurses to join our innovative and award winning team, as we recruit to our Public Health Integrated Nursing Service.
Our service is very proud to announce that we have been accredited with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Gold Award and have recently acquired the ChatHealth confidential texting service for 11-19 year olds enabling them to seek support from a specialist public health nurse.
Within your role you will have the opportunity to deliver commissioned pathways of care within a 0-19 skill mix team, working together with key stakeholders improve the health outcomes of children and young people within Leeds.

The job offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in shaping the 0-19 service enabling you to bring your innovation, motivation and enthusiasm to the role. There are many development opportunities available starting with a thorough and comprehensive induction and preceptorship programme, service wide training programme and the option to become a Champion in key aspects of service delivery.

We are also pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for practitioners to complete the differing field module - to be able to train in the alternative field of School Nursing or Health Visiting. This offers a fantastic opportunity to work as a 0-19 practitioner to meet the health needs of children across the whole age range. Practitioners currently completing the training have stated this is "A fantastic and challenging opportunity to widen my thinking and learn new skills".

In order to support our staff to achieve a better work life balance we offer flexible and agile working options after 6 months in post.

To be eligible to apply for this role you will be a Registered Nurse / Midwife with a Specialist Community Practitioner qualification in Public Health Nursing (School Nursing or Health Visiting).

You will need to possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

We are looking for practitioners with a strong commitment to team work and to be able to deliver compassionate and high quality care. Whilst successful applicants will primarily work within one team, all applicants may be required to work at other locations across the city to ensure equitable service delivery where required.

Our core service hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5pm.

We welcome applications from newly qualified SCPHNs.

We can offer:

30hours to 37.5 hours (job share considered)

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification and demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this.

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of driving forward improved outcomes through an integrated approach to meet the needs of children and young people in Leeds? If so, we are waiting to hear from you!

If you have any queries about the post please do not hesitate to contact:
Rhian Ogden on 07983 921367 or email:

Previous applicants need not apply.

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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