Public Health Specialist Practitioner Advanced
City of York Council
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Public Health team for a Specialist Practitioner Advanced.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021, which came into force on 29th April 2021, aims to make changes to better protect survivors of domestic abuse and strengthen measures to address the behaviours of perpetrators. This includes a statutory duty on local authorities to provide support to victims of domestic abuse and their children. Also the provision of refuge and other safe accommodation.
The post holder will have domestic abuse as a priority and will be the majority of their portfolio of work. Working across partnerships and representing CYC Public Health at a strategic level both locally, regionally and nationally.
They will be responsible for ensuring that the correct processes, commissioned services and responses are in place.
The post holder will work to the Nurse Consultant in Public Health to support the delivery of the statutory functions associated with the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and Domestic Homicide Reviews.
The post holder will also support the Council and partners in delivering the agreed objectives within the multi-agency Domestic Abuse Strategy for North Yorkshire and York.
Main duties of the job
We would like to hear from you if you have;
A Masters Degree (or working towards) in a public health or relevant health care related subject or demonstrable equivalent public health experience over a number of years.
- Recognised project/change management qualification or demonstrable equivalent experience.
In-depth knowledge of the public health field of practice including epidemiology, research and evaluation methodology and evidence base relating to public health interventions
Knowledge and experience in either a delivery or commissioning capacity within the field of public health or health care. Highly developed knowledge and understanding of public health principles is essential.
The ability to undertake work of a complex and diverse nature which necessitates knowledge and skills at an advanced level of public health practice.
Evidence of continuing professional development and updating in within the framework of the Public Health Knowledge and Skills Framework and own area of specialist practice.
Experience of working effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of partner agencies across the health, social care, independent and community and voluntary sector.
Knowledge of commissioning services, contract monitoring and performance management.
In-depth knowledge of service planning, information management, care pathway re-design to deliver improved public health outcomes
The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.
The post holder is responsible for leading on the delivery of a wide range of major public health programmes covering the areas of health improvement, healthcare commissioning/public health intelligence, health protection and wider determinants. The post holder will lead on a wide range of work programmes which will support commissioning objectives of Public Health services, strategic leadership and provision of expert public health advice to ensure that the department is effective in achieving its strategic and operational aims.
They will have an important leadership role in developing relationships with key external stakeholders including NHS Vale of York Commissioning Group, Public Health England and other partners (e.g. voluntary and community sector). The post holder will work closely with the senior colleagues within the Public Health team to develop and implement public health partnership work programmes.
They will need to ensure that public health goals are allied to the corporate objectives of partners through business plans and team objectives. In fostering and developing public health capability across the Council and partners, they will need to be able to develop an understanding and motivation among partners to contribute to public health goals. This will need to be based on a sound evidence base and the creation of an environment that enables implementation as part of mainstream activity.
Responsible for contributing to the development of local public health strategic objectives, public health evidence, research, training and capacity development within the local health and social care environment and supporting the Assistant Director of Public Health to ensure that public health objectives are represented within local service provision
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).