Behind every door there’s a new challenge for your skills as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
Health Visitors (Band 6 & Band 7) - Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Waltham Forest, Redbridge
About the roles
Until you step into a new client’s home, you don’t know what you’re going to find. At each address you visit there’s a new opportunity – not only to make a difference to a family’s life, but also to enhance your own development. And as NELFT provides health visiting services across four very diverse London boroughs, ranging from areas of poor health and high unemployment to leafy suburbs, we can offer real variety.
Working largely independently, but with the support of a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals, you’ll deliver child health programmes. We’ll depend on you to work in partnership with children’s centres, schools, GPs, social care organisations and voluntary agencies, and to create close relationships with families built on honesty, respect and trust.
As well as working directly with individual families, you can expect to be involved in health promotion activities, and in audit and research exercises.
Band 7 roles focus on assessment and provision of healthcare for more complex cases. At this level, you will also use your advanced clinical practice experience to support and co-ordinate the day-to-day activities of the team. This includes coaching and mentoring others and we would expect evidence of team development and leadership skills. Involvement in service developments and improvements is also a key element of more senior roles.
You will need to be a specialist community public health nurse, or working towards this qualification, to apply for this post. You should have knowledge of safeguarding and other legislation relating to children’s health services and we will support you to develop your safeguarding experience. We also offer a structured preceptorship programme for our newly qualified health visitors. Your excellent interpersonal skills will be matched by a flexible yet organised approach to work.
For more senior roles, a background in working with families in deprived communities or with complex needs is vital. Experience of teaching and supervising students is particularly important, as is a mentorship qualification.
To apply, visit www.jobs.nhs.uk using reference 395-524LT
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