Specialist Nurse for Looked After Children and Young People
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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Full Time at Norwich Community Hospital
The role of the Specialist Nurse will be to work with children and young people aged 5-18 who are in the care of the local authority, as well as their carers and other multi-agency professionals. You will complete statutory health assessments with children, young people and their carers in order to support better health outcomes of children in care. This is a Norfolk county wide post.
Main duties of the job
- Follow national and local guidelines, plan, organise, deliver and evaluatecomprehensive health assessments to assess and formulate the complex needs of a looked after child or young person using evidence based knowledge to develop health plans toward improving the long term health outcomes for looked after children.- Empower children and young people to take responsibility for their ownhealth and wellbeing.- Work closely with all health professionals involved to ensure a comprehensive health assessment for children and young people is undertaken.- Develop and undertake age appropriate health promotion advice and act as a resource providing health advice to children, carers and professionals.- Establish robust lines of communication relating to health care between service users, professionals and agencies.- To attend as appropriate Annual Reviews for Looked After Children to inform and advise on the child/young person's health needs.- To establish and maintain effective links across organisational and inter-agency boundaries.- To provide professional, advice and training on issues relating to the health of Looked After Children to carers and other agencies.
-To communicate and receive highly complex and sensitive information in relation to Looked After Children.- Compile reports for looked after children reviews/conferences and store and retrieve these documents electronically.-Create/use training/presentations using power-point and store and retrieve these electronically
Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.
For further information, please contact:
Team Lead - Looked After Children
Tel: 01603 508930
To promote and improve the health of Looked after Children by providing direct services and enhancing local co-ordination and communication between young people, carers, health, education, social services and voluntary agencies. To assess and formulate the healthneeds of children and young people Looked After, including physical and emotional aspects, cultural diversity and health-promoting activities. To work with Norfolk Community Health Care (NCHC) in the Health service for Looked After Children which provides a service across NCHC, and its partner organisations in line with statutory national and local guidanceand recommendations including Care Matters Care Matters: Transforming the Lives of Children and Young People in Care, Promoting the Health of Looked After Children,.
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Personal and People Development
Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).