Job Vacancies

Go to a more accessible version of this jobs board
Please wait, loading

Health Visitor

Band 6

Main area
Health Visiting
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
Job ref
199-M12465-RB-SS-Q
Site
Croydon
Town
Croydon
Salary
£38,762 - £45,765 per annum inc HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
14/10/2022 08:00

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

 

Job overview

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting)

Full time/Part time positions

‘Community based, child and family focused, corporate team safe working’

Are you a Health Visitor looking for assurance that you will be working with a clearly defined and safely managed corporate caseload ?

If so, here in Croydon we have newly innovative and freshly implemented  corporate working model that assures all colleagues of a fair and equal caseload using our Gold Standard measure, modelled to include pro rota allocations, protected time for supervision, support, and training for example iHV initiatives, internal and external training opportunities, Chathealth , Internal specialist areas eg NMP prescribing, specialist roles such as Perinatal Mental health and Homeless health.

You will  join and be actively working with colleagues to ‘Champion’ across the borough, for example :

  1. Team leadership and corporate governance, data management and audit
  2. Complex needs , SEND,
  3. Safeguarding children
  4. Homeless health
  5. Practice Education and Facilitation
  6. Infant feeding, health weight and nutrition, breast feeding.
  7. Maternal mental health ; Perinatal Infant mental health ,

 

We look forward to hearing from you – for further details and questions call :

Nicola Kenyon Team Leader  07552 578 294

 

 

 

 

 

Main duties of the job

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Communication: 
1. To record work activities in line with local record keeping policies, procedures and standards and maintain effective systems of communication ensuring adequate recording takes place on all aspects of care 
 
2. To overcome barriers to understanding; modifying and use communication /counselling skills to provide and receive sensitive and appropriate information concerning an individual’s condition / situation.

 
3. To report and manage complaints, errors, concerns and other untoward occurrences in line with policies, procedures and standards 


4. To ensure, monitor and promote confidentiality on all matters relating to individuals obtained during the course of work 

5. To be a role model and facilitate excellent working relationships with and among the team, CHS staff and partner agencies 

6. To monitor and promote team work, respect and support colleagues and manage any differences professionally and confidentially 

7. To arrange the induction and orientation of new staff and instruct all staff in new procedures and policy changes 

8. To report all incidents and accidents involving clients and staff 
Personal and People Development: 

 

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services provides integrated NHS services to care for people at home, in schools, and health clinics across the borough as well as at Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital.
CUH provides more than 100 specialist services and is home to the borough’s only Emergency Department and 24/7 maternity services, including a labour ward, midwifery-led birth centre and the Crocus home birthing team. Purley War Memorial Hospital (PWMH) in the south of the borough offers outpatient care, including 
diagnostic services, physiotherapy and ophthalmology services run by Moorfields Eye Hospital, alongside an onsite GP surgery.
Our experienced staff take care of people of all ages across the borough of Croydon.
We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is 
valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset. 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To lead on the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme to a defined caseload of families and children. To work in partnership with team members, Best Start colleagues, service users, Croydon Health 
Service (CHS) staff and all stake holders to promote the health and well being of Children, Young People age 0-19 years, and their families. This will be achieved through effective delegation, work load management, monitoring of care standards and leadership management of team members. 


Through the searching of health needs identify and monitor the health needs of a given population and facilitate the implementation of evidence based health care. The practitioner will work in line with 
current Croydon Health Policies and guidelines. 
To adhere to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Standards and The Code of Requirements

Following successful appointment the post holder will be offered: -

• Corporate membership for the iHV

• A Parking Permit enabling ease of access to working in the community

• A personal development pathway

• Robust Trust Induction Programme

• Preceptorship Programme and mentors for newly qualified Health Visitors

• Onsite accommodation available

We do ask that you are a qualified driver with access to a car for work purposes.

1. To keep up to date with clinical, public health and professional developments and be responsible for own professional development, undertaking an annual appraisal and Professional Development Plan with Line Manager 


2. To work with CSL and team members to provide learning experiences in the working and educational environment for self, colleagues, students and others allocated to the team for clinical placement within and outside the workplace in line with CHS and Nursing and Midwifery Council 
(NMC) Code of Professional Conduct 


3. To actively participate in the development and delivery of training / education programmes, reflective/restorative supervision practice and the development of required new skills for staff including National Vocational Qualification pathways 


4. To attend all statutory and mandatory training and be aware of responsibility in the event of an emergency 


5. To identify, undertake and develop for self and others new competencies and skills as service needs change and evolve managing risk and ensuring clinical governance. 

Person specification

Education & Qualification

Essential criteria
  • To have a clinical qualification RGN/RN
  • To be a Specialist Public Health Practitioner Health Visisting qualification at Degree or Post Graduate Level
  • To have undertaken Nurse Prescribing or a commitment to undertake Nurse Prescribing training
Desirable criteria
  • To have a mentoring qualification

Knowledege & Understanding

Essential criteria
  • To have experience of implementing evidence based practice
Desirable criteria
  • Line Management Experience and Community Setting

Experience

Essential criteria
  • To be able to demonstrate an understanding of current issues affecting community health services including: Health Services, clinical effectiveness, evidence based care and clinical governance
  • To have evidence of continuing professional development
  • To show knowledge of the principals of Safeguarding Children management
  • To be able to understand key elements of change management
  • To demonstrate an awareness of the complex issues involved when working across organisations and disciplines
  • To have an understanding of NMC Code of Conduct scope of professional Practice
  • To have some Research knowledge

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to build rapport and establish good one to one relationships
  • Ability to manage workload and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and to demonstrate an ability to make decisions
  • To have the ability to effectively use different styles of influencing in a variety of settings
  • To have the ability to present and write information in a clear and precise manner
  • To be able to apply equality of opportunity to all staff
Desirable criteria
  • To have the ability to critically appraise research findings and draw out significance for clinical practice and implement the research findings
  • To be able to Teach, present and facilitate
  • To be IT literate

Other

Essential criteria
  • To have a valid UK driving licence and be a car driver
  • To be able to access a car for work purposes
  • To be able to travel across Croydon and surrounding Boroughs

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Nicola Kenyon
Job title
Clinical Service lead
Email address
n.kenyon@nhs.net
Telephone number
020 8714 2734
Additional information

Nicola Kenyon 020 8714 2734 or at n.kenyon@nhs.net