Health Visitor ( AFC Band 6 equivalent)
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1904
  • Published: Sat 17/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Health Visitor ( AFC Band 6 equivalent)

Health Visitor

£38,385 - £41,586 inclusive of the high cost area supplement - LBN P03 equivalent to AfC Band 6

This post may attract a market supplement to facilitate salary alignment with current equivalent AfC pay grade if applicable.

About us

Newham is an incredibly diverse borough with a very young population and is experiencing considerable regeneration as part of the Olympic legacy. There are over 86,000 children and young people in Newham and we want each of them to have the same life chances as young people in other parts of London.

This post is directly employed by the London Borough of Newham, who was the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service after we assumed direct responsibility for providing School Nursing services, Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership in 2017. Therefore our Brighter Futures directorate will be delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child programme through the Childrens Health Service.

We have a stable and permanent management team in the Childrens Health Service and are now recruiting experienced Health Visitors to the remaining vacancies in our Health Visiting Teams.

Newham 0-19 health service have a continual commitment, working towards improving the lives of Children and Young People in the Borough. Please see below links for various health education films the service has produced with the support, and showcasing our Super Star Service users.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxBNTudWyCw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK85GXs3qVo

The Children's Health 0-19 service had their CQC inspection in 2021 and rated Good in all areas.

The Job:

The role will provide a health visiting service to all children and their families based on the national refreshed health visiting model and evidenced by the Healthy Child Programme 0-5 years (HCP).

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing health promotion and public health programmes in accordance with identified needs, local and National directives. They will be able to develop, implement and evaluate health plans in response to the identified needs of the individual, family and community in partnership with clients. To ensure reports are prepared for and participate in child protection conferences, Team around the family, Neighbourhood Acting meetings, court attendances and multi-agency planning meetings as required.

About You

The candidate must/ will:

  • Be a registered Nurse
  • Have a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Qualification
  • Hold a current NMC registration
  • Be Registered Nurse prescriber
  • Have evidence of continuous professional development
  • Be able to assess effectively, lead the team, manage performance, risk and plan in an outcome focused way.
  • Strive to share learning and collaborate with practitioners and multi-agency partners to achieve outcomes for children and their families.
  • Be IT literate e.g. using clinical systems, word processing, email and internet use.

Our offer -

We recognise that delivery of quality services to the community depends on a healthy, well-motivated workforce, we are therefore able to offer;

  • Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervisee ratios. Employee wellbeing programmes. HEART values and behaviours.
  • Money matters: Flexible starting salary within the allocated grade for the right candidates. Subsidised leisure passes. Generous local government annual leave allowance. Pension scheme. Continued access to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) for health professionals who satisfy the NHS Pension scheme criteria. NHS continuous service recognised.
  • Learning & Development: Support to take up advanced clinical training and wider workforce development package to enhance your skills. Clear competency and career progression framework. Access to smart technology.

Contact

For further information, please contact ChildrensHealth.Recruitment@newham.gov.uk

Please note shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email within two-four weeks of the advert closing date, so please ensure you check your inbox and junk folders. Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews may be facilitated by video, using Zoom or MS Teams.

Closing date 7.10.22

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Previous candidates need not apply

Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

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