Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
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An additional recruitment and retention premium of £3,500 pro rata per annum. We are open toflexible working, minimum 22.5 hours per week available.East Sussex School Health Service are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated, SpecialistCommunity Public Health Nurses (School Nurse or Health Visitor wishing to develop their knowledgeand skills working with 5-19 yr olds) Band 6 to join skill-mix team that has a diverse range ofknowledge and skills.As a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) you can make a real difference to children,families and communities, in a variety of community settings. You will play a fundamental role in thedevelopment of the Healthy Child Programme, promoting child development, safeguarding children,preventing social exclusion and deprivation and tackling important public health issues.A key element of the East Sussex School Health service is our mental health support offer for youngpeople which is delivered by our mental health practitioners. If, as a SCPHN, you have a specialinterest in mental health you will be supported to develop your skills and support this workstream.Applications from newly qualified SCPHNs are welcomed.
Main duties of the job
Every day working as a SCPHN is different, including identifying need, planning and implementinginterventions as well as working with a range of local children's agencies and professionals.We have a hybrid working model ensuring that we provide care to children and young people in theright place at the right time. This will include schools, clinics, home and virtually.Our SHOP is the front door to the service where all referrals and enquiries are triaged, assessed andnext steps planned all SCPHNs are required to support SHOP.The ideal candidate will have:
- A SCPHN qualification (SN or HV wishing to develop their knowledge and skills working with 5-19 yr olds)
- Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service.
- Be an effective communicator on all levels, with the ability to provide advice and resolve issues.
- Be able to work under pressure and to deadlines.
- Be organised and meticulous, with an eye for detail.
- I.T literate.
- Car owner/driver essential, subject to the provisions of the Equality Act (2010), as driving around the county will be require
One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent.
We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.
Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both.
Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations
The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.
Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.
We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.
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All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 20th December 2023.
Find out more about the community difference here.
Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity
Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.
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