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Community Staff Nurse 0-19 Universal Services

Job Description

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. Providing mental health and community services across north east London and Essex, we are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users.

Our core aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people. We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible.

With an annual budget of more than £300million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 15 million people in their own homes, in health centres and in hospital. We employ around 6000 staff.

The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation.

NELFT recognises its responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protecting them from the risk of harm. We expect all staff to undertake this commitment and applicants will be subject to recruitment processes that support this.

Do you want to develop in a progressive, innovative environment, and enhance your career? If so we want you to join Redbridge Children’s Integrated Universal and Early Intervention team and find out all about the possibilities that can be opened up for you…

Our vision is to deliver quality healthcare services to improve the health and well-being within our diverse communities, through the application of needs based models of care embedded by early intervention and prevention pathways. To help us achieve this vision, we are looking for innovative, enthusiastic and motivated practitioners to join the 0-19 Universal Team in Redbridge.

The 0-19 Universal Team offers a comprehensive service to the children and families across Redbridge. You will be joining qualified nurses who assess the health needs of children and young people. The ability to communicate with a wide variety of people is essential

You will hold a Registered Nurse qualification; have proven experience of working in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency settings with a positive attitude towards actively engaging difficult to reach client populations. You will have experience of working closely with families and an understanding of the whole family approach to care.

If you are interested in working for us, have good clinical and leadership skills, excellent motivational skills as well as an understanding of key policies relating to children of all ages; if you are a forward thinking individual with the ability to work within a team and on your own initiative we want to hear from you.

In return for your commitment, we can offer you strong professional leadership and support. We offer a robust continuous professional development plan opening a gateway for further career progression. There is a robust system of managerial, clinical and safeguarding supervision in place to support all staff.

If you are interested in working for us, and can demonstrate you are a forward thinking individual, working in a solution focused way with the ability to work within a team and on your own initiative we want to hear from you.

The main responsibilities of the post:

The post holder will be a Registered Nurse who will work within the service area under the line management of the Senior Nurse. The post holder will have a delegated caseload under supervision of the Senior Nurse and other senior staff members. The post holder will have a responsibility to carry out specific nursing care for patients, families/ carers. The post holder will work in partnership with the Multi-Disciplinary Team, and other agencies, to ensure that excellent standards of care are provided.

The 0-19 Universal Service teams provides support to all children and young people and their families within a progressive universal model of service delivery dependant on assessed need. The service offers every child/family a programme of screening, immunisations, developmental reviews and information and guidance to support parenting and healthy choices as defined by The Healthy Child Programme (Department of Health, 2008).

0-19 Universal Service Teams provide a safe, effective and high quality service to clients using research-based evidence to inform practice within agreed professional standards. The post holder will work in collaboration with partner agencies both voluntary and statutory to achieve good health outcomes for children and their families.

The 0-19 Universal Service Team Community Staff Nurse will support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme within a progressive universal model of service delivery dependant on assessed needs. Ensuring the programme is delivered in partnership with other statutory and non-statutory agencies. This role will play a key part in the development and safe delivery of 0-19 services, utilising best available evidence to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people especially those from disadvantaged groups.

Probationary Period
This post will be subject to a six months probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

As minimum criteria all staff employed by the Trust should have a basic competency for numeracy and literacy equivalent to NVQ level 2. If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be required to sit for an Assessment.

High Cost Area Supplement- London
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,518 and a maximum payment of £4,483 per annum).

For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Angela Nuako
Job Title: Team Lead
Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 
Email: ( Email address removed )

All our recruitment is carried out through our recruitment system You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post, including assessment or interview invitations and any other type of correspondence relating to your application.

In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

NELFT has signed the skills pledge and is an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer a range of opportunities which include monthly supervision, annual appraisal and a wide range of training options.

We offer a range of NHS benefits including flexible working, NHS Pension Scheme, Childcare Voucher and car scheme. To improve the working lives of our staff we are committed in helping them achieve a healthy balance between work and home life and offer a range of initiatives to help staff achieve this.

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

NELFT operates a no smoking policy.

Should you wish to claim for travel, accommodation, or any other costs incurred with attending a job interview you will need to agree this in advance of the interview with the recruiting manager.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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