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Health visitors

National Health Service

Strood, Southern
6 days ago
Strood, Southern
6 days ago

Health visitors

Medway Community Healthcare

The closing date is 04 March 2021

Job overview

  • Are you a skilled health visitor with excellent interpersonal skills and sound clinical assessment skills?
  • Would you like the chance to reshape and reinvigorate services to meet the needs of all families living in Medway?
  • Are you passionate about the care you give to children and young adults?

If you answered yes, weve got the perfect role for you!

We are looking for a health visitor to join us in our new children's centre, Snapdragons.

We work closely with our childrens centres developing services and supporting families to empower them with the knowledge confidence and life skills they need to raise healthy happy children. We also offer all our new parents access to an award winning five week post natal education course.

Main duties of the job

  • To plan, deliver and evaluate an efficient and cost effective Health Visiting service for an identified population
  • To provide leadership within the Health Visiting Team and be proactive in delivering the national and local public health agendas in response to identified health and social need
  • To work in partnership with other agencies and meet agreed standards, objectives and statutory requirements.

About us

The small print

  • Informal visits can be arranged on request.
  • We are honouring the 2018 contract refresh of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (Agenda for Change) pay award
  • We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and our Scottish Widows group personal pension.
  • We will always appoint the best person for the job, but applications are particularly welcome from candidates from BAME groups which are underrepresented in our service.
  • Interview date: TBC

Job description

Job responsibilities

So what else?

  • We offer plenty of opportunities to become involved in service design and are committed to ensuring all staff have the training needed to fulfil their roles
  • We offer a comprehension preceptor programme for our newly qualified staff, as well as preceptors and mentors for new employees.
  • We offer practice placements to pre-registrations and SCPHN students, which encourages our own staff to be up to date with current practice and research.
  • We have whole service meetings where training is given, so staff are continuously updated with the latest research and policy to ensure high standards of service delivery.
  • We have posts available for new and experienced health visitors and also welcome interest from health visitors who have previously left the profession and are looking to renew their registration and return to practice.
  • Youll be able to develop your skills in a friendly and supportive team.

1.Communication and relationship skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ensure effective communication with all members of the Multidisciplinary team
  • Ensure effective communication with clients where there may be barriers to acceptance/ understanding, e.g. child protection, bereavement, domestic violence and where English is not the first language.

  1. Knowledge, training and experience
  • 1st Level Registered General Nurse
  • Qualified Community Public Health Practitioner (Part 11 NMC Register)
  • Specialist knowledge of safeguarding of children and adults
  • Specialist knowledge of child development and family and public health issues
  • Nurse Prescribing qualification
  • Specialist Mentor qualification.
  • To ensure statutory and mandatory training is kept up to date.

  1. Analytical and judgement skills
  • Proven ability to undertake community and client health need assessment
  • The ability to critique research and apply to practice.

  1. Planning and organisational skills
  • Possess complex organisational skills including caseload management.

  1. Physical skills
  • Keyboard skills
  • Use of growth monitoring equipment e.g. scales, height/length measuring tools.

  1. Responsibility for client care
  • To manage the caseload effectively within the resources available
  • To actively participate in the clinical governance agenda
  • To act as a public health resource and be responsible for developing, organising, implementing and evaluating specialist public health programmes to ensure evidence based health education and promotion to clients
  • Independent responsibility for managing and providing an advisory health visiting service
  • To work as an independent prescriber, diagnosing and prescribing treatment for a range of childhood conditions and minor ailments on completion of appropriate training
  • Safeguard the client group by adhering to child and adult guidelines and procedures. Key participant in child protection/children in need proceedings when appropriate; this may involve managing situations where conflicting opinions are expressed
  • To ensure close collaboration with other agencies to enable robust pathway planning and service delivery in line with the clients needs.

  1. Responsibility for policy and service development implementation
  • Participate in clinical supervision as per organisation policy
  • Actively participate in and support the development of evidence based practice and clinical audit in collaboration with lead professionals and managers
  • To actively participate in service or practice initiatives to improve client care standards and outcomes.

  1. Responsibilities for financial and physical resources
  • Record and submit accurate and timely data as required to inform service planning, community profiling and aid local development plans.

  1. Responsibilities for human resources (HR)
  • Maintain professional registration by adhering to NMC requirements
  • Provide leadership, day to day supervision or coordination of other grades within the team.

  1. Responsibilities for information resources
  • Ensure all records are updated and safeguard clients confidentiality within legal and ethical principles (Caldicott).

  1. Responsibilities for research and development (R&D)
  • Actively participate in and support of evidence based practice and clinical audit in collaboration with managers and lead clinicians

  1. Freedom to act
  • Guided by established policies and guidelines
  • Professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work
  • Works independently as an autonomous practitioner.

  1. Physical effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Mental effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Emotional effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Working conditions (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 1st Level Registered Nurse
  • Registered Health Visitor/Community Specialist Practitioner (Part 11 NMC register)

Desirable

  • Nurse Prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake.
  • Achievement of graduate status or evidence of working at Level 3
  • Specialist mentor qualification or willingness to undertake

Experience

Essential

  • Proven post qualification experience in health visiting

Desirable

  • Understanding or experience of integrated working

Special knowledge / expertise

Essential

  • Specialist knowledge of safeguarding
  • Specialist knowledge of child development , family and public health issues
  • Possession of complex organisational skills
  • Specialist knowledge of relevant health and social issues, ability to search out health needs and develop specialist health programmes
  • Ability to lead and develop innovative practice
  • Ability to line manage and supervise other team members

Disposition/Attitude

Essential

  • Flexible approach to service delivery and team orientated approach

Practical/intellectual skill

Essential

  • Evidence of Leadership skills
  • Evidence of an up to date Personal Development Plan
  • Understanding the principles of research including the ability to critique and apply to practice
  • IT skills
  • Ability to travel to dispersed settings in a timely manner

MCH values

Essential

  • caring and compassionate, quality and value, working in partnership

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Medway Community Healthcare

Address

Snapdragon Children's Centre

Strood

ME2 3DL


Employer's website

https://www.medwaycommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/

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Health visitors

National Health Service

Strood, Southern
6 days ago
Strood, Southern
6 days ago

Health visitors

Medway Community Healthcare

The closing date is 04 March 2021

Job overview

  • Are you a skilled health visitor with excellent interpersonal skills and sound clinical assessment skills?
  • Would you like the chance to reshape and reinvigorate services to meet the needs of all families living in Medway?
  • Are you passionate about the care you give to children and young adults?

If you answered yes, weve got the perfect role for you!

We are looking for a health visitor to join us in our new children's centre, Snapdragons.

We work closely with our childrens centres developing services and supporting families to empower them with the knowledge confidence and life skills they need to raise healthy happy children. We also offer all our new parents access to an award winning five week post natal education course.

Main duties of the job

  • To plan, deliver and evaluate an efficient and cost effective Health Visiting service for an identified population
  • To provide leadership within the Health Visiting Team and be proactive in delivering the national and local public health agendas in response to identified health and social need
  • To work in partnership with other agencies and meet agreed standards, objectives and statutory requirements.

About us

The small print

  • Informal visits can be arranged on request.
  • We are honouring the 2018 contract refresh of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (Agenda for Change) pay award
  • We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and our Scottish Widows group personal pension.
  • We will always appoint the best person for the job, but applications are particularly welcome from candidates from BAME groups which are underrepresented in our service.
  • Interview date: TBC

Job description

Job responsibilities

So what else?

  • We offer plenty of opportunities to become involved in service design and are committed to ensuring all staff have the training needed to fulfil their roles
  • We offer a comprehension preceptor programme for our newly qualified staff, as well as preceptors and mentors for new employees.
  • We offer practice placements to pre-registrations and SCPHN students, which encourages our own staff to be up to date with current practice and research.
  • We have whole service meetings where training is given, so staff are continuously updated with the latest research and policy to ensure high standards of service delivery.
  • We have posts available for new and experienced health visitors and also welcome interest from health visitors who have previously left the profession and are looking to renew their registration and return to practice.
  • Youll be able to develop your skills in a friendly and supportive team.

1.Communication and relationship skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ensure effective communication with all members of the Multidisciplinary team
  • Ensure effective communication with clients where there may be barriers to acceptance/ understanding, e.g. child protection, bereavement, domestic violence and where English is not the first language.

  1. Knowledge, training and experience
  • 1st Level Registered General Nurse
  • Qualified Community Public Health Practitioner (Part 11 NMC Register)
  • Specialist knowledge of safeguarding of children and adults
  • Specialist knowledge of child development and family and public health issues
  • Nurse Prescribing qualification
  • Specialist Mentor qualification.
  • To ensure statutory and mandatory training is kept up to date.

  1. Analytical and judgement skills
  • Proven ability to undertake community and client health need assessment
  • The ability to critique research and apply to practice.

  1. Planning and organisational skills
  • Possess complex organisational skills including caseload management.

  1. Physical skills
  • Keyboard skills
  • Use of growth monitoring equipment e.g. scales, height/length measuring tools.

  1. Responsibility for client care
  • To manage the caseload effectively within the resources available
  • To actively participate in the clinical governance agenda
  • To act as a public health resource and be responsible for developing, organising, implementing and evaluating specialist public health programmes to ensure evidence based health education and promotion to clients
  • Independent responsibility for managing and providing an advisory health visiting service
  • To work as an independent prescriber, diagnosing and prescribing treatment for a range of childhood conditions and minor ailments on completion of appropriate training
  • Safeguard the client group by adhering to child and adult guidelines and procedures. Key participant in child protection/children in need proceedings when appropriate; this may involve managing situations where conflicting opinions are expressed
  • To ensure close collaboration with other agencies to enable robust pathway planning and service delivery in line with the clients needs.

  1. Responsibility for policy and service development implementation
  • Participate in clinical supervision as per organisation policy
  • Actively participate in and support the development of evidence based practice and clinical audit in collaboration with lead professionals and managers
  • To actively participate in service or practice initiatives to improve client care standards and outcomes.

  1. Responsibilities for financial and physical resources
  • Record and submit accurate and timely data as required to inform service planning, community profiling and aid local development plans.

  1. Responsibilities for human resources (HR)
  • Maintain professional registration by adhering to NMC requirements
  • Provide leadership, day to day supervision or coordination of other grades within the team.

  1. Responsibilities for information resources
  • Ensure all records are updated and safeguard clients confidentiality within legal and ethical principles (Caldicott).

  1. Responsibilities for research and development (R&D)
  • Actively participate in and support of evidence based practice and clinical audit in collaboration with managers and lead clinicians

  1. Freedom to act
  • Guided by established policies and guidelines
  • Professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work
  • Works independently as an autonomous practitioner.

  1. Physical effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Mental effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Emotional effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Working conditions (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 1st Level Registered Nurse
  • Registered Health Visitor/Community Specialist Practitioner (Part 11 NMC register)

Desirable

  • Nurse Prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake.
  • Achievement of graduate status or evidence of working at Level 3
  • Specialist mentor qualification or willingness to undertake

Experience

Essential

  • Proven post qualification experience in health visiting

Desirable

  • Understanding or experience of integrated working

Special knowledge / expertise

Essential

  • Specialist knowledge of safeguarding
  • Specialist knowledge of child development , family and public health issues
  • Possession of complex organisational skills
  • Specialist knowledge of relevant health and social issues, ability to search out health needs and develop specialist health programmes
  • Ability to lead and develop innovative practice
  • Ability to line manage and supervise other team members

Disposition/Attitude

Essential

  • Flexible approach to service delivery and team orientated approach

Practical/intellectual skill

Essential

  • Evidence of Leadership skills
  • Evidence of an up to date Personal Development Plan
  • Understanding the principles of research including the ability to critique and apply to practice
  • IT skills
  • Ability to travel to dispersed settings in a timely manner

MCH values

Essential

  • caring and compassionate, quality and value, working in partnership

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Medway Community Healthcare

Address

Snapdragon Children's Centre

Strood

ME2 3DL


Employer's website

https://www.medwaycommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/

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Community dietitian

National Health Service

Gillingham, Southern
6 days ago
Gillingham, Southern
6 days ago

Community dietitian

Medway Community Healthcare

The closing date is 05 March 2021

Job overview

  • Do you have a passion for the dietetics profession?
  • Are you keen to learn and develop your skills?

If you answered yes, weve got the perfect role for you!

Join our award-winning social enterprise, and develop your community dietetic skills across the Medway and Swale areas.

We are looking for a band 5 dietitian to join our team

You will provide a professional and high-quality nutrition and dietetic service to community patients and their carers as part of a dynamic team, seeing patients in community clinics, community inpatient units, nursing/care homes and their own homes. You will be involved in developing and providing some training such as nutritional screening.

In return we will help you develop your confidence and skills and have the opportunity to be involved with our service development and projects. There is also the opportunity to develop your skills in the area of oncology, enteral feeding and gastroenterology depending on your level of experience and interests.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a professional and constantly developing nutrition and dietetic service to community patients and their carers in Medway and Swale. The post will involve seeing patients in a variety of settings including community clinics, nursing/care homes, community rehabilitation wards and patients own homes. He/she will give guidance to health care professionals on nutrition matters and produce educational material and dietetic resources. The post holder will also provide Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) training to nursing homes and other allied health professionals. In addition, the post holder will play an active role in development and audit projects included in Departmental objectives.

About us

So what else?

  • This is your chance to join a progressive and innovative service in a social enterprise that is patient and staff focused - youll even have the opportunity to become an MCH shareholder.
  • We encourage staff to get involved in exploring new ways of working and service development, with opportunities for CPD along the way.
  • Well provide well established, in-service training, one to one supervision, and appraisals with regular support provided by your clinical lead.
  • Youll be able to develop your skills in a friendly and supportive team.

The small print

  • Informal visits can be arranged on request.
  • We will always appoint the best person for the job, but applications are particularly welcome from candidates from BAME groups which are underrepresented in our service.
  • We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and our Scottish Widows group personal pension.
  • Interview date: TBC

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job purpose

The post holder will provide a professional and constantly developing nutrition and dietetic service to community patients and their carers in Medway and Swale. The post will involve seeing patients in a variety of settings including community clinics, nursing/care homes, community rehabilitation wards and patients own homes. He/she will give guidance to health care professionals on nutrition matters and produce educational material and dietetic resources. The post holder will also provide Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) training to nursing homes and other allied health professionals. In addition, the post holder will play an active role in development and audit projects included in Departmental objectives.

Organisational chart

Available on request

  1. Communication and relationship skills
  • To assess, advise and liaise with patients and their carers in providing up to date dietary information.
  • To work as part of a team of Dietitians in reviewing and updating dietary information for patients and carers.
  • Will be required to offer constructive feedback in a non judgement manner to support individuals development.
  • To establish rapport with a wide range of patients and carers, working in a non discriminatory fashion.
  • To use motivational interviewing technique to overcome barriers to change.
  • To deliver difficult or upsetting information in a compassionate manner.
  • To translate complex scientific information into easily understood format
  • To recognise and respond to non verbal cues.
  • To communicate effectively with people who may experience communication difficulties relating to language or disability.
  • To review, prepare and present education and training programmes e.g. MUST training, for other organisation, health care professionals and patients as required.

Will be required to communicate with a wide range of individuals including:

Members of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department

Students

AHPs

GPs and practice staff / Health visitors

Patients, relatives and carers

Staff within the Organisation

Nursing and Medical staff

Social Service and Care Managers

  1. Knowledge, training and experience
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetic or Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • To work as part of a team of Dietitians in reviewing and updating dietary

information for patients and carers.

  • To review, prepare and present education and training programmes for other

organisation, health care professionals and patients as required.

  • To translate complex scientific information into easily understood format
  • Knowledge of a wide range of customary diets for all patients regardless of

ethnicity.

  • Knowledge to tailor dietary advice for a wide range of medical/disease

conditions appropriate to individual circumstances.

  • Knowledge of patient malnutrition screening using MUST.

  1. Analytical and judgement skills
  • To undertake a yearly audit as deemed appropriate by line manager
  • To translate complex scientific information into easily understood format
  • To interpret biochemical data and use to formulate dietary requirements and

advice.

  • To prioritise caseload based on clinical presentation and need.
  • To demonstrate good time management skills.

  1. Planning and organisational skills
  • To undertake a yearly audit
  • To submit data in a timely fashion and achieve deadlines as set by team lead.
  • To develop CPD plan and personal objectives with team lead.
  • To review, prepare and present education and training programmes for other

organisation, health care professionals and patients as required.

  • To prioritise caseload based on clinical presentation and need.
  • To demonstrate good time management skills.

  1. Physical skills
  • To review, prepare and present education and training programmes for other

organisation, health care professionals and patients as required.

  • To use a wide range of computer software at a high level and have good

keyboard skills.

  • To demonstrate ability to use additional equipment as required for role, e.g. skin

fold callipers.

  • To work in a range of clinical environments which may be subject to frequent

interruptions.

  • To follow procedures for moving and handling.
  • Drive a vehicle

  1. Responsibility for patient / client care
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner, responsible for own caseload, under the

supervision of Team Lead.

  • To provide a nutrition and dietetic service to patients in the community in Medway and Swale, in outpatient clinics, nursing homes and in their own homes as appropriate.
  • To promote better health and quality of life through appropriate nutrition and diet

therapy.

  • To assess, advise and liase with patients and their carers in providing up to date dietary information.
  • To complete documentation relating to patient care in line with dept and organisation policy.
  • To provide MUST training to nursing home staff, or other health care professionals, as required.

  1. Responsibility for policy and service development implementation
  • To work within Department and Professional Standards
  • To undertake a yearly audit
  • To contribute to the development of dept policies.
  • Required to actively contribute to the development and achievement of dept objectives.

  1. Responsibilities for financial and physical resources
  • To make the most efficient use of departmental resources and be mindful of budgetary

limitations.

  1. Responsibilities for human resources (HR)
  • To plan a personal CPD programme and personal objectives in liaison with the team lead.
  • Required to supervise student Dietitians and work experience placements
  • Required to actively contribute to dept clinical supervision programme.

  1. Responsibilities for information resources
  • To work as part of a team of dietitians in reviewing and updating dietary information for

patients and carers.

  • To review, prepare and present education and training programmes for other organisation,

health care professionals and patients as required.

  • To work within the organisations guidance around information governance and be

individually responsible for safeguarding information.

  1. Responsibilities for research and development (R&D)
  • To contribute to dept and organisations audit programme
  • To develop, plan, undertake and evaluate one audit per year.

  1. Freedom to act
  • To work within dept, professional and organisation policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for autonomous management of own clinical caseload as defined by Team

Lead.

  • To be responsible for own safety by following Department and Organisation lone working

policies and procedures.

  1. Physical effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Mental effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Emotional effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Working conditions (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSC hons Nutrition and Dietetics or post graduate diploma dietetics
  • a member of the HCPC
  • Professional member of the BDA

Experience

Essential

  • experience of working independently
  • at least 2 years clinical expereince in any setting

Desirable

  • experience of working in community setting/conducting outpatient clinics

special knowledge/expertise

Essential

  • ability to undertake dietary analysis manually
  • ability to interpret biochemical data
  • ability to prioritise caseload based on clinical presenttaion and need

Desirable

  • ability to undertake dietary analysis using computer software
  • awareness of relevant national clinical guidance

disposition/attitude/commitmen

Essential

  • demonstrates passion for dietetic profession
  • ability to work well as a team and individually
  • ability to work in wide range of clinical settings
  • able to demonstrate good time management skills
  • demonstrates and enqiring mind with a desire for personel development
  • ability to establish rapport with wide range of people

Desirable

  • demonstrates a desore to support others

practical skills

Essential

  • excellent communication skills
  • ability to use a wide range fo computer software at a competent level
  • drive a vehicle
  • ability to travel to various sites in a timely manner

MCH Values

Essential

  • Caring and compassionate, delivering quality and value, working in partnership

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Medway Community Healthcare

Address

Unit 7 Ambley Green

Gillingham Business park

Gillingham

ME8 0NJ


Employer's website

https://www.medwaycommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/

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School staff nurse

National Health Service

Medway, Southern
6 days ago
Medway, Southern
6 days ago

School staff nurse

Medway Community Healthcare

The closing date is 02 March 2021

Job overview

  • Are you a qualified nurse with excellent interpersonal skills and sound clinical assessment skills?
  • Would you like the opportunity to develop your skills and train to become a school nurse?
  • Would you like the chance to reshape and reinvigorate services to meet the needs of all families living in Medway?
  • Are you passionate about the care you give to children and young adults?

If you answered yes, weve got the perfect role for you!

If you want your job to be rewarding, varied and purposeful; come and join our school nursing team where you can make a difference to the health and wellbeing of children and families in Medway

We are a multi skilled team, together we support the health and wellbeing of children in Medway. We work closely with our childrens therapy and health visiting colleagues to provide children the best opportunity to learn and thrive.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a member of the School nursing service assisting in the provision of a comprehensive service to deliver the Healthy Child Programme to an identified population, promoting and preserving the health of individuals, families and communities
  • To eventually undertake health assessments and development reviews for the service
  • To lead on public health initiatives as directed by Public Health Commissioners
  • To support attendance at Safeguarding meetings when involved in client care
  • To be the Infection control link/ resource for the team

About us

So what else?

  • This is your chance to join a progressive and innovative service in a social enterprise that is patient and staff focused.
  • We offer plenty of opportunities to become involved in service design and are committed to ensuring all staff has the training needed to fulfil their roles
  • Youll be able to develop your skills in a friendly and supportive team.

So what are you waiting for? We cant wait to hear from you, and look forward to receiving your application.

The small print

  • Informal visits can be arranged on request.
  • We will always appoint the best person for the job, but applications are particularly welcome from candidates from BAME groups which are underrepresented in our service.
  • We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and our Scottish Widows group personal pension.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. Communication and relationship skills
  • Demonstrate highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with clients, colleagues and teams
  • Ensure effective communication with clients where there may be barriers to acceptance/ understanding e.g. child protection, domestic violence bereavement and where English is not the first language.
  • Ensure effective communication with all members of multi-disciplinary team and multi- agency partners, in particular childrens centres, early years providers, social services and GP practices.
  • Ensure all information about patients is treated confidentially and comply with policies on data protection, information sharing and governance
  • Participate in team and other meetings as required.
  1. Knowledge, training and experience
  • First level registered nurse RN, RGN
  • Must be willing to work towards a post graduate diploma in Public Health nursing
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with clients, colleagues and teams.
  • Ability to be flexible and develop within the changing needs of the service and clients.
  • Possessing an up to date Personal Development Plan showing evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Mentorship qualification or willingness to undertake
  • To ensure statutory and mandatory training is kept up to date.

  1. Analytical and judgement skills
  • Assess, implement and plan services under the guidance of the School nurse
  • Evaluate individual and community health care programmes in collaboration with the School nurse.

  1. Planning and organisational skills
  • Plan and lead the delivery of designated public health and health promotion activities
  • Plan individual and community health care programmes
  • Responsible for planning own work
  • To ensure statutory and mandatory training is up to date in line with organisational policy.

  1. Physical skills
  • Keyboard skills
  • Ability to travel to diverse sites in a timely manner.

  1. Responsibility for client care
  • To work in collaboration with the School nurse in planning, implementing and evaluating individual and Community Health Care Programmes.
  • To lead the delivery of designated public health and health promotion activities.
  • To assess, implement and plan services with individual families under the guidance of the school nurse
  • To act as an infection control link/ resource to the team
  • Safeguard the client group by adhering to child and adult protection guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensure effective communication with clients and colleagues
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality service that is led by client need and is evidence based.
  • Access clinical supervision as per organisational policy.

  1. Responsibility for policy and service development implementation
  • To support the Public Health nursing team in service and practice development initiatives to improve standards and outcomes.

  1. Responsibilities for financial and physical resources
  • Comply with the organisations Standing Orders and Standing Financial instructions
  • Responsible for the safe and careful use of equipment in Schools, clinics and during home visits

  1. Responsibilities for human resources (HR)
  • Line management of band 4 and below
  • Participate in mentorship and education of qualified and unqualified staff gaining community experience
  • To provide support and advice to other colleagues within the team.

  1. Responsibilities for information resources
  • Responsibility for timely accurate record keeping and safeguarding client confidentiality by adhering to Caldicott Principles.
  • Record and submit accurate and timely data as required to inform service planning, management and evaluation.

  1. Responsibilities for research and development (R&D)
  • Completion of audits as required by the service.

  1. Freedom to act
  • Qualified nurse who uses own professional judgement. Able to work alone and unsupervised under the management of a qualified School Nurse
  • Adheres to the NMC Code of Professional conduct

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • First level registered nurse - RGN or RM (direct entry)

Desirable

  • Child Branch Nursing Qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post qualification experience
  • Evidence of mentorship qualifications

Desirable

  • Community Experience

Special Knowledge/Expertise

Essential

  • Basic awareness of child development
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding of Adults and Children
  • To demonstrate ability to organise and initiate projects

Desirable

  • Experience of facilitation of groups

Disposition

Essential

  • Must be willing to develop with the changing needs of the service

Practical Skills

Essential

  • IT skills
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possessing an up to date personal development plan showing evidence of continuing professional development

Values

Essential

  • Being caring and compassionate
  • Working in partnership
  • Delivering quality and value

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Medway Community Healthcare

Address

Snapdragons Centre

Cliffe Road

Medway

ME8 0PZ


Employer's website

https://www.medwaycommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/

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Health Visitor

National Health Service

Thurrock, HC
Today
Thurrock, HC
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year
Today
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year

Job Reference: 395-EC449-20C

Employer:
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Health Visitor
Location:
Thurrock, Grays
Salary:
£31,365.00 - £37,890 pa (plus HCAS) pro rata for p

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.


Health Visitor

Do you want to develop in a progressive environment, and enhance your career?

In Thurrock we have a very exciting opportunity for innovative and motivated individuals who are keen to contribute to the further development of our service.

Thurrock is a very exciting and progressive place to work and we have vacancies within our healthy Families Servicefor Health Visitors to join us on our continued journey to ensure all children and Young people have the best start in life, and can achieve to their optimum ability. We offer stability, recognition and development, and have channels for staff to contribute to the ongoing service plans.

We are looking to recruit motivated practitioners with initiative and drive who are keen to contribute to the further development of our service. We work in closer collaboration with the Brighter Futures agencies: Childrens centres, PASS as well as other agencies to improve outcomes and reducing health inequalities for children, young people and their families in our area. For newly qualified practitioners, we have a preceptorship Programme in place to aid your development. We also offer a wide range of ‘in-house’ and other training opportunities for continuous professional development through our learning and development department as well as clinical supervision and mentorship. You will need to have the ability to work autonomously and as part of an integrated skill mix team. You need to have excellent communication skills and experience of working in partnership across organisational boundaries. You need to be willing to facilitate and support change in service delivery.

** Applicants must be a qualified nurse or midwife **

If you are a qualified Health Visitor or a Student Health Visitor due to qualify this year we would like to hear from you.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – Essex

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary

The post holder will work as an autonomous Practitioner who will provide a safe, effective and high quality service to service users using research-based evidence to inform practice within the NMC Code and Clinical Governance Frameworks.

The post holder will lead and ensure delivery of Healthy Child Programme with a focus to implement early help/intervention so reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes for individuals, families and the community.

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Health Visitors in NELFT will apply a family focused public health approach to Universal programmes and targeted packages of care and interventions as stipulated by the Healthy Child Programme. They will deliver intensive programmes for the most complex and vulnerable children and families.

They will provide leadership to other members of the 0-19, inclusive of preceptorship, mentorship, managerial and Safeguarding supervision. They will give professional advice and support to parents, carers, health team members and other partners within the health arena.

The post holder will be pro-actively involved on going service developments, inclusive of the wider integration agenda whilst working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Key Responsibilities:

    • To lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, and ensure the 4, 5, 6 Service model is implemented in practice.
  • Ensure services are provided within the 4 tier model- Your Community, Universal, Universal plus and Partnership plus. This will incorporate building community capacity, and embedding this into caseload, team and locality management.
  • Responsible for the management of caseload allocation as per locality/team, and classify cases in line national stratify of Universal, Universal plus and Universal partnership plus.
    • Work in accordance to the Locality commissioned service specification, to ensure the 5 mandated reviews are completed within required timescales, services provided are evidence based practice and the 6 High impact areas are embedded within practice.
  • To improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people especially those from disadvantaged groups.
  • To Identify, prioritise, develop and implement programmes of care to meet individual and local n


As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Excellent working environments
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, Tusker car scheme, discount schemes, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.

We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics. We wish to reiterate that declaring a disability at the point of application, or at any point in a recruitment or selection process, will not count against any individual, nor prevent them from being shortlisted, subject to meeting the minimum criteria of the person specification.

Correspondence with us
You are advised to regularly check your emails for correspondence related to this post.
In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. .

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs.
By applying for this post you are agreeing to NELFT NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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Health Visitor Assistant

National Health Service

Southend-on-sea, HC
Today
Southend-on-sea, HC
Today

Health Visitor Assistant

Southend On Sea Borough Council

The closing date is 01 March 2021

Job overview

The 0-19 Service in Southend have an exciting job opportunity. We are looking to recruit three full time Health Visitor Assistants on a fixed term contract to support the Health Visiting team within Southend with the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme in order for us to continue the successful roll out of the 3-4 month contact.

The successful candidates will work in partnership with other agencies to maximize the health of children, families and the community delivering high quality and effective community-based services that are responsive and ensure effective health and social care outcomes.

Main duties of the job

The role includes providing general support and encouragement, breastfeeding support, healthy eating/feeding advice, introduction to solid foods for babies, safety and the establishment of clear parenting routines, behaviour and play.

You will actively contribute to behaviour management plans for children with challenging behaviours, working with parents/carers and children to implement and evaluate the plan.

You will demonstrate practical skills to parents e.g. breastfeeding attachment, sterilisation of feeding equipment and food preparation.

To promote positive parenting through play and creative therapy, advising parents/carers with regard to appropriate toys and safety for developmental age.

To deliver Child Health Clinics under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

Please see job description for more information about the role.

About us

To work within the 0-19 service in Southend, alongside other health visitor assistants and health visitors, delivering supportive, pre emptive advise to families within the locality.

The team are proud and passionate about the quality of care and service they deliver to the community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the delegating Health Visitor/practitioner to implement and follow-up planned programmes of care for children and families.

To work positively with parents and their children to ensure that effective, working relationships are developed and maintained.

To manage and maintain own workload within a defined area, maintaining and planning to ensure prioritisation of needs under the supervision of the delegating practitioner.

Establish effective communication and relationships with colleagues and other statutory, voluntary and community organisations.

Contribute to family health needs assessments and support the Health Visitor to develop comprehensive health care plans, in partnership with families and other professionals to meet the identified needs of children and families.

In conjunction with the delegating practitioner and families, implement episodes/packages of care. This will include general support and encouragement, breastfeeding support, healthy eating/feeding advice, introduction to solid foods for babies, safety and the establishment of clear parenting routines, behaviour and play.

Encourage uptake of child health services and support attendance to local health services and other agencies signposting families when necessary to other community-based services.

In conjunction with the Health Visitor, actively contribute to behaviour management plans for children with challenging behaviours, working with parents/carers and children to implement and evaluate the plan.

To work within the context of the Healthy Child Programme, as led by the Health Visitor.

To work in partnership with childrens centres, including delivering health provision within the centres.

Clinical Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Health Visitor, deliver services in the home environment, this includes postnatal visits offering proactive anticipatory guidance to parents and carers and support visits for women suffering with postnatal depression.

To demonstrate practical skills to parents e.g. breastfeeding attachment, sterilisation of feeding equipment and food preparation.

To promote positive parenting through play and creative therapy, advising parents/carers with regard to appropriate toys and safety for developmental age.

To deliver an evidenced based parenting programme, under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

To deliver Child Health Clinics under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

Plan and deliver health promotion and health education topics through group sessions where required.

To support the delivery of programmes of care within the wider public health arena delivering local and national targets this includes planning, preparing and displaying of health promotion topics within a variety of locations.

To work in partnership with volunteers developing effective relationships that support service delivery.

To deliver and undertake the Healthy Child Programme completing any screening procedures i.e. Ages and Stages/PHQ9/Whooley assessment as delegated by the Health Visitor.

To deliver the Healthy Child Programme development assessment utilising the Ages and Stages Questionnaire alongside sound knowledge of child development and support parents/carers to optimise development whilst highlighting and exploring pre-emptive individualised developmental milestones.

To advise, refer, and monitor any areas of development support identified or required.

To write and maintain accurate and contemporaneous child and family health records adhering the organisations policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NNEB, NVQ level 3 in childcare with significant post qualification experience

Experience

Essential

  • Motivated and enthusiastic about working with children and families.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of current Public Health issues.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Understands and adheres to the need for confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of appropriate development milestones and tools used such as the Ages and Stages Questionnaire.
  • Able to seek support as required within the boundaries of the role.
  • Knowledge of healthy diet and nutrition for babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and signs of abuse and neglect.
  • Demonstrate experience of working with children and families.
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise.
  • Good assessment skills
  • Experience and knowledge of current recommendations of diet and nutrition for babies, toddlers, and children.
  • Imaginative and creative skills in planning and providing activities.
  • Experience in delivering evidenced based advice and guidance in behavioural support for families.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic about working with children and families.
  • Skills or potential to facilitate groups
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Experience with working within the community and/or homes.
  • Knowledge of agencies interlinked within the service, ie Speech and Language, Play and Parenting Team, The Lighthouse Centre, Audiology, Orthoptist
  • Knowledge of Postnatal Depression Management and tools utilised such as the Whooley/PHQ9
  • Experience of working with or within childrens centres.

Desirable

  • Awareness of working in a multi-cultural and diverse community.
  • Ability to support families and children in their decision making skills.
  • Teaching and presenting skills.
  • Use and experience of Systm1

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Southend On Sea Borough Council

Address

Southend-on-sea Borough Council

Victoria Avenue

Southend-on-sea

SS1 9SB


Employer's website

https://www.southend.gov.uk/

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Health Visitor

National Health Service

Swanley, Southern
6 days ago
Swanley, Southern
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year
6 days ago
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year

Job Reference: 846-10420-RH

Employer:
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Health visiting
Location:
Swanley, Swanley
Salary:
£31,365- £37,890 pro rata per annum

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there’s never been a better time to join us.

The CQC has rated us ‘outstanding’ and says that our colleagues feel supported, valued and respected, with high levels of staff and patient satisfaction.

Our vision is to deliver excellent local services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values (CARE). CARE stands for:

  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent

Sevenoaks and Swanley District Health visiting are looking for enthusiastic Health Visitors to join our team. If you are newly qualified Health Visitor or an experienced Health Visitor you are welcome to apply.

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there’s never been a better time to join us.

The CQC has rated us ‘outstanding’ and says that our colleagues feel supported, valued and respected, with high levels of staff and patient satisfaction.

Our vision is to deliver excellent local services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values (CARE). CARE stands for:

  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent

.The ideal candidates will therefore have:

- A Specialist Community Public Health qualification

- Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service

- Be an effective communicator on all levels, with the ability to provide advice and resolve issues

- Be passionate about delivering a responsive customer service to Children and Young People

- Be able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines

-Have a " can-do" attitude

- Be organised and meticulous, with an eye for detail

- Excellent IT skills

- Be able to respond to and manage distressing and difficult written and telephone referrals

-Be able to demonstrate emotional resilience

In return, we can offer you comprehensive induction and career development opportunities, as well as commitment to you as a person and the chance to join teams delivering the highest-quality care (Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust were rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC in our latest inspection in 2019).

For Agenda for Change posts based within the North Kent area of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley areas) they also receive an allowance of a 5 per cent high cost area allowance on top of basic salary up to a maximum of £1,762). - Please note that this element does not apply the bank positions.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email with regards to interview details.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.
Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format or if you need any adjustments for the interview.
In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not shortlisted for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
We are committed to safeguarding Children and vulnerable adults.
All information you supply in support of your application for employment should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. The Trust reserves the right to contact and share information with the NHS Protect if they suspect any information to be deliberately misleading.

This is a Full Time position but Part Time hours will be considered

Interviews will be held on 11 March 2021 via MS Teams.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameClaire CrossfieldJob titleDistrict ManagerEmail addressclaire.crossfield@nhs.netTelephone number07880027035Additional contact information

For further details / informal discussion or to arrange a visit. Please contact:

Claire Crossfield District Manager

Claire.crossfield@nhs.net 07880027035



As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas also receive 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.
Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
All information you supply in support of your application for employment should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. The Trust reserves the right to contact and share information with the NHS Protect if they suspect any information to be deliberately misleading.

For important information about how your application is processed, please refer to the 'completing application guidance' document.'

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Health Visitor Assistant

National Health Service

Southend-on-sea, HC
2 days ago
Southend-on-sea, HC
2 days ago

Health Visitor Assistant

Southend On Sea Borough Council

The closing date is 01 March 2021

Job overview

The 0-19 Service in Southend have an exciting job opportunity. We are looking to recruit three full time Health Visitor Assistants on a fixed term contract to support the Health Visiting team within Southend with the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme in order for us to continue the successful roll out of the 3-4 month contact.

The successful candidates will work in partnership with other agencies to maximize the health of children, families and the community delivering high quality and effective community-based services that are responsive and ensure effective health and social care outcomes.

Main duties of the job

The role includes providing general support and encouragement, breastfeeding support, healthy eating/feeding advice, introduction to solid foods for babies, safety and the establishment of clear parenting routines, behaviour and play.

You will actively contribute to behaviour management plans for children with challenging behaviours, working with parents/carers and children to implement and evaluate the plan.

You will demonstrate practical skills to parents e.g. breastfeeding attachment, sterilisation of feeding equipment and food preparation.

To promote positive parenting through play and creative therapy, advising parents/carers with regard to appropriate toys and safety for developmental age.

To deliver Child Health Clinics under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

Please see job description for more information about the role.

About us

To work within the 0-19 service in Southend, alongside other health visitor assistants and health visitors, delivering supportive, pre emptive advise to families within the locality.

The team are proud and passionate about the quality of care and service they deliver to the community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the delegating Health Visitor/practitioner to implement and follow-up planned programmes of care for children and families.

To work positively with parents and their children to ensure that effective, working relationships are developed and maintained.

To manage and maintain own workload within a defined area, maintaining and planning to ensure prioritisation of needs under the supervision of the delegating practitioner.

Establish effective communication and relationships with colleagues and other statutory, voluntary and community organisations.

Contribute to family health needs assessments and support the Health Visitor to develop comprehensive health care plans, in partnership with families and other professionals to meet the identified needs of children and families.

In conjunction with the delegating practitioner and families, implement episodes/packages of care. This will include general support and encouragement, breastfeeding support, healthy eating/feeding advice, introduction to solid foods for babies, safety and the establishment of clear parenting routines, behaviour and play.

Encourage uptake of child health services and support attendance to local health services and other agencies signposting families when necessary to other community-based services.

In conjunction with the Health Visitor, actively contribute to behaviour management plans for children with challenging behaviours, working with parents/carers and children to implement and evaluate the plan.

To work within the context of the Healthy Child Programme, as led by the Health Visitor.

To work in partnership with childrens centres, including delivering health provision within the centres.

Clinical Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Health Visitor, deliver services in the home environment, this includes postnatal visits offering proactive anticipatory guidance to parents and carers and support visits for women suffering with postnatal depression.

To demonstrate practical skills to parents e.g. breastfeeding attachment, sterilisation of feeding equipment and food preparation.

To promote positive parenting through play and creative therapy, advising parents/carers with regard to appropriate toys and safety for developmental age.

To deliver an evidenced based parenting programme, under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

To deliver Child Health Clinics under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

Plan and deliver health promotion and health education topics through group sessions where required.

To support the delivery of programmes of care within the wider public health arena delivering local and national targets this includes planning, preparing and displaying of health promotion topics within a variety of locations.

To work in partnership with volunteers developing effective relationships that support service delivery.

To deliver and undertake the Healthy Child Programme completing any screening procedures i.e. Ages and Stages/PHQ9/Whooley assessment as delegated by the Health Visitor.

To deliver the Healthy Child Programme development assessment utilising the Ages and Stages Questionnaire alongside sound knowledge of child development and support parents/carers to optimise development whilst highlighting and exploring pre-emptive individualised developmental milestones.

To advise, refer, and monitor any areas of development support identified or required.

To write and maintain accurate and contemporaneous child and family health records adhering the organisations policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NNEB, NVQ level 3 in childcare with significant post qualification experience

Experience

Essential

  • Motivated and enthusiastic about working with children and families.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of current Public Health issues.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Understands and adheres to the need for confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of appropriate development milestones and tools used such as the Ages and Stages Questionnaire.
  • Able to seek support as required within the boundaries of the role.
  • Knowledge of healthy diet and nutrition for babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and signs of abuse and neglect.
  • Demonstrate experience of working with children and families.
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise.
  • Good assessment skills
  • Experience and knowledge of current recommendations of diet and nutrition for babies, toddlers, and children.
  • Imaginative and creative skills in planning and providing activities.
  • Experience in delivering evidenced based advice and guidance in behavioural support for families.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic about working with children and families.
  • Skills or potential to facilitate groups
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Experience with working within the community and/or homes.
  • Knowledge of agencies interlinked within the service, ie Speech and Language, Play and Parenting Team, The Lighthouse Centre, Audiology, Orthoptist
  • Knowledge of Postnatal Depression Management and tools utilised such as the Whooley/PHQ9
  • Experience of working with or within childrens centres.

Desirable

  • Awareness of working in a multi-cultural and diverse community.
  • Ability to support families and children in their decision making skills.
  • Teaching and presenting skills.
  • Use and experience of Systm1

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Southend On Sea Borough Council

Address

Southend-on-sea Borough Council

Victoria Avenue

Southend-on-sea

SS1 9SB


Employer's website

https://www.southend.gov.uk/

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Health Visitor Assistant

National Health Service

Southend-on-sea, HC
Today
Southend-on-sea, HC
Today

Health Visitor Assistant

Southend On Sea Borough Council

The closing date is 01 March 2021

Job overview

The 0-19 Service in Southend have an exciting job opportunity. We are looking to recruit three full time Health Visitor Assistants on a fixed term contract to support the Health Visiting team within Southend with the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme in order for us to continue the successful roll out of the 3-4 month contact.

The successful candidates will work in partnership with other agencies to maximize the health of children, families and the community delivering high quality and effective community-based services that are responsive and ensure effective health and social care outcomes.

Main duties of the job

The role includes providing general support and encouragement, breastfeeding support, healthy eating/feeding advice, introduction to solid foods for babies, safety and the establishment of clear parenting routines, behaviour and play.

You will actively contribute to behaviour management plans for children with challenging behaviours, working with parents/carers and children to implement and evaluate the plan.

You will demonstrate practical skills to parents e.g. breastfeeding attachment, sterilisation of feeding equipment and food preparation.

To promote positive parenting through play and creative therapy, advising parents/carers with regard to appropriate toys and safety for developmental age.

To deliver Child Health Clinics under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

Please see job description for more information about the role.

About us

To work within the 0-19 service in Southend, alongside other health visitor assistants and health visitors, delivering supportive, pre emptive advise to families within the locality.

The team are proud and passionate about the quality of care and service they deliver to the community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the delegating Health Visitor/practitioner to implement and follow-up planned programmes of care for children and families.

To work positively with parents and their children to ensure that effective, working relationships are developed and maintained.

To manage and maintain own workload within a defined area, maintaining and planning to ensure prioritisation of needs under the supervision of the delegating practitioner.

Establish effective communication and relationships with colleagues and other statutory, voluntary and community organisations.

Contribute to family health needs assessments and support the Health Visitor to develop comprehensive health care plans, in partnership with families and other professionals to meet the identified needs of children and families.

In conjunction with the delegating practitioner and families, implement episodes/packages of care. This will include general support and encouragement, breastfeeding support, healthy eating/feeding advice, introduction to solid foods for babies, safety and the establishment of clear parenting routines, behaviour and play.

Encourage uptake of child health services and support attendance to local health services and other agencies signposting families when necessary to other community-based services.

In conjunction with the Health Visitor, actively contribute to behaviour management plans for children with challenging behaviours, working with parents/carers and children to implement and evaluate the plan.

To work within the context of the Healthy Child Programme, as led by the Health Visitor.

To work in partnership with childrens centres, including delivering health provision within the centres.

Clinical Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Health Visitor, deliver services in the home environment, this includes postnatal visits offering proactive anticipatory guidance to parents and carers and support visits for women suffering with postnatal depression.

To demonstrate practical skills to parents e.g. breastfeeding attachment, sterilisation of feeding equipment and food preparation.

To promote positive parenting through play and creative therapy, advising parents/carers with regard to appropriate toys and safety for developmental age.

To deliver an evidenced based parenting programme, under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

To deliver Child Health Clinics under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

Plan and deliver health promotion and health education topics through group sessions where required.

To support the delivery of programmes of care within the wider public health arena delivering local and national targets this includes planning, preparing and displaying of health promotion topics within a variety of locations.

To work in partnership with volunteers developing effective relationships that support service delivery.

To deliver and undertake the Healthy Child Programme completing any screening procedures i.e. Ages and Stages/PHQ9/Whooley assessment as delegated by the Health Visitor.

To deliver the Healthy Child Programme development assessment utilising the Ages and Stages Questionnaire alongside sound knowledge of child development and support parents/carers to optimise development whilst highlighting and exploring pre-emptive individualised developmental milestones.

To advise, refer, and monitor any areas of development support identified or required.

To write and maintain accurate and contemporaneous child and family health records adhering the organisations policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NNEB, NVQ level 3 in childcare with significant post qualification experience

Experience

Essential

  • Motivated and enthusiastic about working with children and families.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of current Public Health issues.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Understands and adheres to the need for confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of appropriate development milestones and tools used such as the Ages and Stages Questionnaire.
  • Able to seek support as required within the boundaries of the role.
  • Knowledge of healthy diet and nutrition for babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and signs of abuse and neglect.
  • Demonstrate experience of working with children and families.
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise.
  • Good assessment skills
  • Experience and knowledge of current recommendations of diet and nutrition for babies, toddlers, and children.
  • Imaginative and creative skills in planning and providing activities.
  • Experience in delivering evidenced based advice and guidance in behavioural support for families.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic about working with children and families.
  • Skills or potential to facilitate groups
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Experience with working within the community and/or homes.
  • Knowledge of agencies interlinked within the service, ie Speech and Language, Play and Parenting Team, The Lighthouse Centre, Audiology, Orthoptist
  • Knowledge of Postnatal Depression Management and tools utilised such as the Whooley/PHQ9
  • Experience of working with or within childrens centres.

Desirable

  • Awareness of working in a multi-cultural and diverse community.
  • Ability to support families and children in their decision making skills.
  • Teaching and presenting skills.
  • Use and experience of Systm1

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Southend On Sea Borough Council

Address

Southend-on-sea Borough Council

Victoria Avenue

Southend-on-sea

SS1 9SB


Employer's website

https://www.southend.gov.uk/

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Health Visitor Assistant

National Health Service

Southend-on-sea, HC
2 days ago
Southend-on-sea, HC
2 days ago

Health Visitor Assistant

Southend On Sea Borough Council

The closing date is 01 March 2021

Job overview

The 0-19 Service in Southend have an exciting job opportunity. We are looking to recruit three full time Health Visitor Assistants on a fixed term contract to support the Health Visiting team within Southend with the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme in order for us to continue the successful roll out of the 3-4 month contact.

The successful candidates will work in partnership with other agencies to maximize the health of children, families and the community delivering high quality and effective community-based services that are responsive and ensure effective health and social care outcomes.

Main duties of the job

The role includes providing general support and encouragement, breastfeeding support, healthy eating/feeding advice, introduction to solid foods for babies, safety and the establishment of clear parenting routines, behaviour and play.

You will actively contribute to behaviour management plans for children with challenging behaviours, working with parents/carers and children to implement and evaluate the plan.

You will demonstrate practical skills to parents e.g. breastfeeding attachment, sterilisation of feeding equipment and food preparation.

To promote positive parenting through play and creative therapy, advising parents/carers with regard to appropriate toys and safety for developmental age.

To deliver Child Health Clinics under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

Please see job description for more information about the role.

About us

To work within the 0-19 service in Southend, alongside other health visitor assistants and health visitors, delivering supportive, pre emptive advise to families within the locality.

The team are proud and passionate about the quality of care and service they deliver to the community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the delegating Health Visitor/practitioner to implement and follow-up planned programmes of care for children and families.

To work positively with parents and their children to ensure that effective, working relationships are developed and maintained.

To manage and maintain own workload within a defined area, maintaining and planning to ensure prioritisation of needs under the supervision of the delegating practitioner.

Establish effective communication and relationships with colleagues and other statutory, voluntary and community organisations.

Contribute to family health needs assessments and support the Health Visitor to develop comprehensive health care plans, in partnership with families and other professionals to meet the identified needs of children and families.

In conjunction with the delegating practitioner and families, implement episodes/packages of care. This will include general support and encouragement, breastfeeding support, healthy eating/feeding advice, introduction to solid foods for babies, safety and the establishment of clear parenting routines, behaviour and play.

Encourage uptake of child health services and support attendance to local health services and other agencies signposting families when necessary to other community-based services.

In conjunction with the Health Visitor, actively contribute to behaviour management plans for children with challenging behaviours, working with parents/carers and children to implement and evaluate the plan.

To work within the context of the Healthy Child Programme, as led by the Health Visitor.

To work in partnership with childrens centres, including delivering health provision within the centres.

Clinical Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Health Visitor, deliver services in the home environment, this includes postnatal visits offering proactive anticipatory guidance to parents and carers and support visits for women suffering with postnatal depression.

To demonstrate practical skills to parents e.g. breastfeeding attachment, sterilisation of feeding equipment and food preparation.

To promote positive parenting through play and creative therapy, advising parents/carers with regard to appropriate toys and safety for developmental age.

To deliver an evidenced based parenting programme, under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

To deliver Child Health Clinics under the supervision of the Health Visitor.

Plan and deliver health promotion and health education topics through group sessions where required.

To support the delivery of programmes of care within the wider public health arena delivering local and national targets this includes planning, preparing and displaying of health promotion topics within a variety of locations.

To work in partnership with volunteers developing effective relationships that support service delivery.

To deliver and undertake the Healthy Child Programme completing any screening procedures i.e. Ages and Stages/PHQ9/Whooley assessment as delegated by the Health Visitor.

To deliver the Healthy Child Programme development assessment utilising the Ages and Stages Questionnaire alongside sound knowledge of child development and support parents/carers to optimise development whilst highlighting and exploring pre-emptive individualised developmental milestones.

To advise, refer, and monitor any areas of development support identified or required.

To write and maintain accurate and contemporaneous child and family health records adhering the organisations policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NNEB, NVQ level 3 in childcare with significant post qualification experience

Experience

Essential

  • Motivated and enthusiastic about working with children and families.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of current Public Health issues.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Understands and adheres to the need for confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of appropriate development milestones and tools used such as the Ages and Stages Questionnaire.
  • Able to seek support as required within the boundaries of the role.
  • Knowledge of healthy diet and nutrition for babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and signs of abuse and neglect.
  • Demonstrate experience of working with children and families.
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise.
  • Good assessment skills
  • Experience and knowledge of current recommendations of diet and nutrition for babies, toddlers, and children.
  • Imaginative and creative skills in planning and providing activities.
  • Experience in delivering evidenced based advice and guidance in behavioural support for families.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic about working with children and families.
  • Skills or potential to facilitate groups
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Experience with working within the community and/or homes.
  • Knowledge of agencies interlinked within the service, ie Speech and Language, Play and Parenting Team, The Lighthouse Centre, Audiology, Orthoptist
  • Knowledge of Postnatal Depression Management and tools utilised such as the Whooley/PHQ9
  • Experience of working with or within childrens centres.

Desirable

  • Awareness of working in a multi-cultural and diverse community.
  • Ability to support families and children in their decision making skills.
  • Teaching and presenting skills.
  • Use and experience of Systm1

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Southend On Sea Borough Council

Address

Southend-on-sea Borough Council

Victoria Avenue

Southend-on-sea

SS1 9SB


Employer's website

https://www.southend.gov.uk/

Job Type

full-time

Posted

6 days ago

Description

Health visitors

Medway Community Healthcare

The closing date is 04 March 2021

Job overview

  • Are you a skilled health visitor with excellent interpersonal skills and sound clinical assessment skills?
  • Would you like the chance to reshape and reinvigorate services to meet the needs of all families living in Medway?
  • Are you passionate about the care you give to children and young adults?

If you answered yes, weve got the perfect role for you!

We are looking for a health visitor to join us in our new children's centre, Snapdragons.

We work closely with our childrens centres developing services and supporting families to empower them with the knowledge confidence and life skills they need to raise healthy happy children. We also offer all our new parents access to an award winning five week post natal education course.

Main duties of the job

  • To plan, deliver and evaluate an efficient and cost effective Health Visiting service for an identified population
  • To provide leadership within the Health Visiting Team and be proactive in delivering the national and local public health agendas in response to identified health and social need
  • To work in partnership with other agencies and meet agreed standards, objectives and statutory requirements.

About us

The small print

  • Informal visits can be arranged on request.
  • We are honouring the 2018 contract refresh of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (Agenda for Change) pay award
  • We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and our Scottish Widows group personal pension.
  • We will always appoint the best person for the job, but applications are particularly welcome from candidates from BAME groups which are underrepresented in our service.
  • Interview date: TBC

Job description

Job responsibilities

So what else?

  • We offer plenty of opportunities to become involved in service design and are committed to ensuring all staff have the training needed to fulfil their roles
  • We offer a comprehension preceptor programme for our newly qualified staff, as well as preceptors and mentors for new employees.
  • We offer practice placements to pre-registrations and SCPHN students, which encourages our own staff to be up to date with current practice and research.
  • We have whole service meetings where training is given, so staff are continuously updated with the latest research and policy to ensure high standards of service delivery.
  • We have posts available for new and experienced health visitors and also welcome interest from health visitors who have previously left the profession and are looking to renew their registration and return to practice.
  • Youll be able to develop your skills in a friendly and supportive team.

1.Communication and relationship skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ensure effective communication with all members of the Multidisciplinary team
  • Ensure effective communication with clients where there may be barriers to acceptance/ understanding, e.g. child protection, bereavement, domestic violence and where English is not the first language.

  1. Knowledge, training and experience
  • 1st Level Registered General Nurse
  • Qualified Community Public Health Practitioner (Part 11 NMC Register)
  • Specialist knowledge of safeguarding of children and adults
  • Specialist knowledge of child development and family and public health issues
  • Nurse Prescribing qualification
  • Specialist Mentor qualification.
  • To ensure statutory and mandatory training is kept up to date.

  1. Analytical and judgement skills
  • Proven ability to undertake community and client health need assessment
  • The ability to critique research and apply to practice.

  1. Planning and organisational skills
  • Possess complex organisational skills including caseload management.

  1. Physical skills
  • Keyboard skills
  • Use of growth monitoring equipment e.g. scales, height/length measuring tools.

  1. Responsibility for client care
  • To manage the caseload effectively within the resources available
  • To actively participate in the clinical governance agenda
  • To act as a public health resource and be responsible for developing, organising, implementing and evaluating specialist public health programmes to ensure evidence based health education and promotion to clients
  • Independent responsibility for managing and providing an advisory health visiting service
  • To work as an independent prescriber, diagnosing and prescribing treatment for a range of childhood conditions and minor ailments on completion of appropriate training
  • Safeguard the client group by adhering to child and adult guidelines and procedures. Key participant in child protection/children in need proceedings when appropriate; this may involve managing situations where conflicting opinions are expressed
  • To ensure close collaboration with other agencies to enable robust pathway planning and service delivery in line with the clients needs.

  1. Responsibility for policy and service development implementation
  • Participate in clinical supervision as per organisation policy
  • Actively participate in and support the development of evidence based practice and clinical audit in collaboration with lead professionals and managers
  • To actively participate in service or practice initiatives to improve client care standards and outcomes.

  1. Responsibilities for financial and physical resources
  • Record and submit accurate and timely data as required to inform service planning, community profiling and aid local development plans.

  1. Responsibilities for human resources (HR)
  • Maintain professional registration by adhering to NMC requirements
  • Provide leadership, day to day supervision or coordination of other grades within the team.

  1. Responsibilities for information resources
  • Ensure all records are updated and safeguard clients confidentiality within legal and ethical principles (Caldicott).

  1. Responsibilities for research and development (R&D)
  • Actively participate in and support of evidence based practice and clinical audit in collaboration with managers and lead clinicians

  1. Freedom to act
  • Guided by established policies and guidelines
  • Professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work
  • Works independently as an autonomous practitioner.

  1. Physical effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Mental effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Emotional effort (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

  1. Working conditions (refer to effort factor questionnaire)

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 1st Level Registered Nurse
  • Registered Health Visitor/Community Specialist Practitioner (Part 11 NMC register)

Desirable

  • Nurse Prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake.
  • Achievement of graduate status or evidence of working at Level 3
  • Specialist mentor qualification or willingness to undertake

Experience

Essential

  • Proven post qualification experience in health visiting

Desirable

  • Understanding or experience of integrated working

Special knowledge / expertise

Essential

  • Specialist knowledge of safeguarding
  • Specialist knowledge of child development , family and public health issues
  • Possession of complex organisational skills
  • Specialist knowledge of relevant health and social issues, ability to search out health needs and develop specialist health programmes
  • Ability to lead and develop innovative practice
  • Ability to line manage and supervise other team members

Disposition/Attitude

Essential

  • Flexible approach to service delivery and team orientated approach

Practical/intellectual skill

Essential

  • Evidence of Leadership skills
  • Evidence of an up to date Personal Development Plan
  • Understanding the principles of research including the ability to critique and apply to practice
  • IT skills
  • Ability to travel to dispersed settings in a timely manner

MCH values

Essential

  • caring and compassionate, quality and value, working in partnership

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Medway Community Healthcare

Address

Snapdragon Children's Centre

Strood

ME2 3DL


Employer's website

https://www.medwaycommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/