Specialist Nurse for Looked After Children and Young People

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

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

About us

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:

Michelle Jackson

Team Lead - Looked After Children

Tel: 01603 508930

Date posted

18 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

839-4790543-GP

Job locations

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Job description

Job responsibilities

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,.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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,.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered on Part 1 of the NMC register
  • Registered on Part 3 of the NMC register as a Specialist Community Public Health Practitioner (Health Visitor or School Nurse) or holds relevant equivalent experience
  • Proven evidence of continued professional development
  • Good knowledge of children and young people's legislation and guidance

Desirable

  • ENB 998 or mentorship qualification
  • First line management or leadership training
  • Educated to degree level in health

Experience

Essential

  • oSkills in holistic assessment of health needs
  • oDemonstrate experience of working with children/young people with emotional health problems
  • oExperience of working in the community

Desirable

  • oPost-qualifying experience in health visiting or school nursing or with experience of the health needs of Looked After Children
  • oPrevious experience of proactive work with Looked After Children, including support/education for carers
  • oUnderstanding of emotional/mental health challenges to children who are looked after

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • oAbility to work independently, with self-confidence and challenge at all levels when appropriate
  • oAbility to work with both parents and carers while promoting best interests of children who are looked after
  • oHave excellent organisation and record keeping skills
  • oAbility to advocate for the client group at internal and multi-agency forums oAbility to provide advice and consultation to other professionals and carers on aspects of the health of Looked After Children
  • oAbility to provide advice and consultation to other professionals and carers on aspects of the health of Looked After Children

Desirable

  • oFamiliar with using Electronic Health Record SystmOne

Communication

Essential

  • oAble to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms

Desirable

  • experience of teaching and communicating with children and young people

Personal and People Development

Essential

  • oProven ability to work well in a team, and in multi-agency collaboration in particular
  • oAbility to actively seek ways for children to access service
  • oAbility to attend relevant meetings and training
  • oAbility to adapt to changing work patterns to accommodate patient/service needs oBe willing to undertake further training and development
  • oBe willing to undertake further training and development

Desirable

  • Able to provide examples of initiatives that have been put in place
  • . Able to given an example of putting change into practice

Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)

Essential

  • oDemonstrates good understanding of Child protection
  • oDemonstration of commitment to continuing development
  • oAble to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

Desirable

  • Good evidence of this in current practice.

Other

Essential

  • oThe post holder will need to be passed fit to perform full duties of the post through occupational health with any reasonable aids and adaptations if necessary.
  • oDBS clearance check for adult and childrens
  • oMust hold full and valid and driving licence and have access to a vehicle
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered on Part 1 of the NMC register
  • Registered on Part 3 of the NMC register as a Specialist Community Public Health Practitioner (Health Visitor or School Nurse) or holds relevant equivalent experience
  • Proven evidence of continued professional development
  • Good knowledge of children and young people's legislation and guidance

Desirable

  • ENB 998 or mentorship qualification
  • First line management or leadership training
  • Educated to degree level in health

Experience

Essential

  • oSkills in holistic assessment of health needs
  • oDemonstrate experience of working with children/young people with emotional health problems
  • oExperience of working in the community

Desirable

  • oPost-qualifying experience in health visiting or school nursing or with experience of the health needs of Looked After Children
  • oPrevious experience of proactive work with Looked After Children, including support/education for carers
  • oUnderstanding of emotional/mental health challenges to children who are looked after

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • oAbility to work independently, with self-confidence and challenge at all levels when appropriate
  • oAbility to work with both parents and carers while promoting best interests of children who are looked after
  • oHave excellent organisation and record keeping skills
  • oAbility to advocate for the client group at internal and multi-agency forums oAbility to provide advice and consultation to other professionals and carers on aspects of the health of Looked After Children
  • oAbility to provide advice and consultation to other professionals and carers on aspects of the health of Looked After Children

Desirable

  • oFamiliar with using Electronic Health Record SystmOne

Communication

Essential

  • oAble to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms

Desirable

  • experience of teaching and communicating with children and young people

Personal and People Development

Essential

  • oProven ability to work well in a team, and in multi-agency collaboration in particular
  • oAbility to actively seek ways for children to access service
  • oAbility to attend relevant meetings and training
  • oAbility to adapt to changing work patterns to accommodate patient/service needs oBe willing to undertake further training and development
  • oBe willing to undertake further training and development

Desirable

  • Able to provide examples of initiatives that have been put in place
  • . Able to given an example of putting change into practice

Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)

Essential

  • oDemonstrates good understanding of Child protection
  • oDemonstration of commitment to continuing development
  • oAble to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

Desirable

  • Good evidence of this in current practice.

Other

Essential

  • oThe post holder will need to be passed fit to perform full duties of the post through occupational health with any reasonable aids and adaptations if necessary.
  • oDBS clearance check for adult and childrens
  • oMust hold full and valid and driving licence and have access to a vehicle

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Childrens Business Support Manager

Lisa Starling

lisa.starling@nchc.nhs.uk

07885511285

Date posted

18 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

839-4790543-GP

Job locations

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


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