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Band 6 Health Visitors

Job Description

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and we have the best staff engagement score in the country according to the national NHS staff survey results for 2014. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.

Health Visitors, Community Health Newham
NB: As an outer London borough we are offering successful candidates an Inner London Weighting HCAS (20%) equivalent (15% outer London + 5% Health Visitor supplement), that will be paid to all caseload holding Health Visitors as part of the monthly salary, because we know you are worth it. _________________________________
Wherever your career as a Health Visitor takes you in the future, we can guarantee that working in Newham, a London borough with rich diversity, will offer you the opportunity, experience and learning environment that you are looking for.
You will be joining an integrated and mixed skill Health Visiting and School Nursing team which is part of a wider Children and Young Peoples Service that includes specialist Childrens Community Nurses, Therapists and Paediatricians.
The service actively supports continuous professional development:
- there is a leadership/ development training plan in place for all HVs at all stages of their career and experience - there are secondment opportunities to undertake the Community Specialist Practitioner Teacher course - there is an Action Learning Set to support newly qualified HVs - there is a band 6 competency framework to prepare for band 7 position - all newly qualified health visitors are allocated a named preceptor as well as a line manager
The Children and Young Peoples Service is actively involved in initiatives such as in the use of new technology. All Health Visitors are supplied with a laptop to enable convenient flexible working.
Newham is a borough at the forefront of exciting regeneration initiatives. The borough is well-connected by transport links and is the location for the Westfield Shopping Centre.
Please state Three reasons to shortlist me in the first paragraph of the supporting statement in order to be considered for shortlisting.
If you would like more information or to arrange an informal visit contact: Matthew Anderson; Health Visiting Champion, ( Email address removed )

The Trust is receiving a high volume of applications, therefore it is recommended you apply for the post as soon as possible. All adverts will close once we receive 50 applications. Off line applications will be not accepted.

We may share information you provide on the application form and as part of the recruitment process with NHS Protect and/or other organisations for the purpose of the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of fraud or any other unlawful activity affecting the NHS.

Please note all correspondence in relation to this post, will be via NHS jobs and an email alert will be sent to your inbox, therefore you must check your emails regularly.

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. You must provide email addresses for all referees as we will contact them as soon as a offer has been made. Please note we do not request references prior to interviews

As part of our commitment to improving working lives, we have a range of innovative work-life balance policies and applications are welcome from people interested in working flexibly. Committed to equal opportunities we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our service users including those with mental health problems.

In line with the jobcentreplus two ticks symbol, all applicants who have declared that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for a post will be shortlisted.

All posts that involve regularly caring for, supervising, training or being in sole charge of children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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