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Band 7 Health Visitor - Community Child Health
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Band 7 Health Visitor - Community Child Health

Posted 10 April by NHS Professionals
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Salary icon £23.52 - £37.64 per hour
Location icon London , South East England

Job Title: Band 7 Health Visitor - Community Child Health

Trust Location: Central North West London
London & Milton Keynes area as designated
Pay Rates: £23.52 - £37.64 per Hour + Holiday
Shift Patterns: Days, Weekends & Bank Holidays

As a Health visitor, you will be responsible for visiting and supporting families who are going to be giving birth, have recently given birth to their newborn child/children or require additional support or advice for their infant child.

You will specialise in working with families who have children in the age range of 0 to five to identify any health needs as early as possible and improve health and wellbeing by promoting health, preventing ill health, and reducing inequalities.

You will offer a sense of security and act as a comfort blanket to support with any questions families may have including feeding, safety and the growth and development of their child.

The post holder will work within a skill mixed corporate team to deliver a child focused, community-based specialist nursing service to all families in Central North West London and Milton Keynes area; through the delivery of a universal core service and targeted interventions.

What you'll be responsible for

· Undertake initial family health needs assessments or delegate the responsibility where appropriate to other members of the team.

· Identify vulnerable families and create a care plan to meet their needs.

· Be pro-active in multi agency networking and collaboration to improve life chances for all children.

· Offer Health Visitor expertise to clients within a community setting

· Identify actual or suspected child abuse and follow local procedures

· Work in partnership with vulnerable families to enable optimum health gains.

· Undertake risk assessments prior to home visits.

· Undertake child/family assessments and agree programme of child health screening and health promotion activity.

· Carry out specific health and developmental screening where identified, or delegate responsibility where appropriate to other team members.

· Assess exposure to unpleasant or difficult working conditions, which may be occasionally experienced in community settings and homes, e.g. very unhygienic conditions, take appropriate action

· Maintain knowledge of Infection Control Procedures and implement recommendations as necessary.

· If Non-medical prescriber diagnosis of clinical need to include patient history, clinical assessment, including physical examination where appropriate.

  • Cooperate and liaise with the Team Lead and colleagues to organise cover for periods of absence and assist in the emergency cover of work
  • Manage sensitive or contentious information e.g. child abuse or abuse of vulnerable adults; infant/child death; domestic abuse
  • Manage and maintain office communication systems including Microsoft office, skype and work mobile phone

The role will involve, but not be limited to you performing the above.?

You'll need to have the following qualification/experience:

· 6 months UK paid experience as a Registered Nurse/Midwife in the last 3 years with a current NMC registration

· Experience of working with families and children to improve health outcomes through the delivery of the Healthy Child programme

· SCPHN qualification - Specialised Community Public Health Nurse Qualification

· Nursing qualifications: evidence will be required

· You will also be required to attend Safeguarding Level 3 which is provided at the Trust

You'll receive the following benefits:?

  • First choice of shifts or placements at your Trust?- access before they are made available to agency?
  • Wellbeing incentives - take advantage of the wellbeing hub
  • Competitive pay rates - work this week, get paid next week
  • Manage your shifts and timesheets on the go?- access your "My Bank" shift portal anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone?
  • Essential support when you need it - 24/7 365 days -?Call us anytime?
  • Multi-locational - work across neighbouring Trusts
  • Varied working options to suit your lifestyle?- access to the Bank gives you options of ad hoc shifts or fixed term placements??
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
  • Stakeholder pension scheme available

*Depending on the Trust, you may require variable additional certification and skills.?

Who are NHS Professionals?

We are NHS Professionals (NHSP), working together to care for patients in the NHS. Providing you with the power to decide when, how, and where you want to work. Supporting your lifestyle and making you feel part of the team and community.


By joining us you can look forward to a choice of flexible Bank shifts across any of our client Trusts in England, as well as the ability to develop professionally and gain experience in several wards or areas.?


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.?

Reference: 52451987

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