Community Health Nurse

Location
Bromley (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£30,000 per annum
Posted
01 Dec 2021
Closes
06 Dec 2021
Hours
Full Time
Flexibility
None
Contract Type
Permanent

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Priority consideration will be given to Bromley Healthcare staff formally identified as being at risk.

Please note that for positions that require you to drive as part of your job role we will be asking for evidence of business insurance. 

 

 

Community Health Nurse (Public Health Nursing) Bexley 0 to 19, Bromley 0 to 19 and Greenwich 0 to 4

Would you like to work for an organisation that is progressive, innovative and provides quality care for families in Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley?  To find out what its like to work for Bromley Healthcare please view our videos on YouTube, search for Bromley healthcare and you will get a flavour of Bromley healthcare.

The Community Health posts are new posts and part of the public health nursing workforce strategy to build a sustainable workforce for the future with strong leadership and career pathways. This is a fantastic opportunity for qualified experienced Paediatric Nurses to develop their public health nursing and safeguarding skills within a health visiting team.  If you are dynamic and passionate about improving health outcomes for families and interested in becoming a Health Visitor in the future, then we would welcome your application. 

There are 8 full time posts; 3 in Bexley and Bromley and 2 in Greenwich. 

Please note: Post holders are required to undertake University Certificate Community Public Health Nursing short course, provided by Canterbury University. The course which comprises 2 modules (EIPH and CDA 0-19 years respectively), worth 20 credits each at level 6. Part of the learning will be face to face at the university and elements of the learning will be virtual with one day per week for 11 weeks. 

As travel between sites and client’s homes is a requirement, applicants must be able to drive and have the use of a car.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy when sufficient numbers of applicants are reached.

 

Person specification

Qualifications Essential criteria

  • Current NMC registration
  • Registered Paediatric Nurse
  • Prepared to undertake further training
  • Evidence of Professional updating

Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of continued professional development

Experience

Essential criteria

  • A keen interest in Public Health / Community work.
  • Commitment to undertake University Certificate Community Public Health Nursing short course at Canterbury University on entry into the Community Health Nurse post
  • Ability to motivate and inspire staff and clients.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in midwifery or obstetrics.
  • 1 years post registration experience.
  • Previous community experience and delivering health promotion activities.

Skills

Essential criteria

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative – unsupervised
  • Flexible approach to work and ability to prioritise.
  • Evidence of being a team worker and able to work collaboratively
  • Good IT skills

Knowledge

Essential criteria

  • Aware of NMC Code
  • Awareness of current professional and community health issues.

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria

  • Positive outlook / Enthusiastic
  • Ability to work flexibly with regards to the needs of service delivery.
  • Interest in health promotion

Other Essential criteria

  • Full UK driving licence and access to a car for work purposes

 

We are passionate about caring for our service users, and their family and friends, and the wellbeing of our colleagues. That's why it's a requirement for everyone joining Bromley Healthcare in a regulated/patient facing role to have been fully vaccinated against Covid19 or to hold a qualifying exemption. Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of vaccination status is provided.

You can get a flavour for what its like to work for Bromley Healthcare by viewing the following YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXqdJm17dcbXnfvh98qlJ0g

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme.

Bromley Healthcare is fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, in a work environment where all colleagues feel supported, nurtured and celebrated. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. At Bromley Healthcare, diversity and inclusion is one of the key strands of our People Strategy, and we are fully committed to promoting diversity in all we do to make real and lasting change. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion /belief, sexual orientation or age. We are especially keen to increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation across Bromley Healthcare, especially at senior levels.   

 We look forward to welcoming you to a rewarding career with Bromley Healthcare.  

 All offers of new employment with Bromley Healthcare are subject to a six month probation period

Bromley Healthcare CIC is an NHS community provider and part of the NHS family.

But we are a little different; we like to think that we stand out from typical NHS organisations as Bromley Healthcare CIC is actually a co-owned social enterprise, co-owned by its employees. This means that our staff remain on NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions and are members of the NHS pension scheme (providing you are eligible), if not we can offer the Nest or Scottish Widows pension schemes.

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