Community Health Nurse

Location
Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich
Salary
£30,000 per annum
Posted
15 May 2022
Closes
15 Jun 2022
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. 

 

Job overview

The Community Health Nurse posts are new roles and form 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 Nurses or Midwives 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 full time and part time posts available across Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. 

As part of the induction into the role, 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. 

The modules will be excellent preparation for applying to do the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing in the future. We have a number of Practice Assessors across the 3 boroughs who support student HVs to complete the SCPHN Health Visitor or School Nurse training.

 

Main duties of the job

Professional development is core to the organisation and this is underpinned by professional forums and training including leadership training for staff at all banding.  On entry into the post, you will be provided with a competency document and training in order to deliver health promotion sessions with parents, interventions and developmental reviews. You will also a mentor who will support your learning in the first 12 months.

All staff have corporate Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) membership which offers a wealth of professional training programmes and resources to support excellent practice.

The teams work closely with allied health professionals and which provides the opportunity to share learning and develop integrated packages of care with allied health professionals including speech and language.

All travel costs to and from the university will be paid for by the organisation. As travel between sites and client’s homes is a requirement, applicants must be able to drive and have the use of a car. Mileage costs are reimbursed.

 

Working for our organisation

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. 

Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

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, access to EAP, high street discounts, Blue Light Card eligibility, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme and we are constantly looking to expand our staff benefits.

The successful applicant will have contact with patients and service users. It is expected that in early 2022, being vaccinated against Covid 19 will become a legal condition of employment unless an exemption applies. We will ask therefore for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 To Support the delivery of the Local Health Visiting offer including the Healthy Child Programme.
 To work as an independent practitioner within a skill mixed team. To support staff as needed/required.
 To undertake delegated work in a timely manner. Be able to delegate work within skill mix whilst overseeing this work.
 To assist with the ‘Core Offer to Children’s and Family Centres’ and the Child Health Promotion Programme, including bespoke parenting courses.
 To help identify those children/families with additional needs and refer to other agencies/teams as appropriate.
 To support the CYP Team in delivering high quality interventions to families within a geographical area.
 Provide health advice and signpost children and their families to alternative resources within the local community.
 Be aware of and act in accordance with Safeguarding protocols to ensure all children are free from risk.
 To carry out CAF referrals and inter agency health referrals when needed.
 To assist with the reduction of accidents to children, respond to A&E slips and follow-up as appropriate in conjunction with the Health Visitor.
 Participate and deliver group work, independently and with other members of the skill mix team to other staff and the public.

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Current NMC registration
  • Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • 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.

 

IMPORTANT:

  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

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