We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are passionate in delivering public health to the local community. This is an exciting time for individuals looking for new challenges to join our team with many opportunities for development.
The ideal candidates will be hardworking and adaptable individuals who are passionate about high quality teamwork. The post holders need to be able to evaluate and prioritise work, responding quickly to daily changes in work pattern.
The Community Nursery Nurse working within the Public Health Nursing 4 Slough 0-19 (25) integrated service will act in a way which demonstrates our core values, mission statement and vision by putting them into practice with service users, their friends, family and carers, other staff members and multi-agency partners.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The specific accountabilities of this role will be flexible and will change to meet the needs of the organisation as required but will include (or be equivalent in nature to) those listed below:
• To deliver a public health message in schools, nurseries, family homes and community settings
• Provide information and advice to families on issues such as sleep routines, behaviour management, weaning and toilet training
• Advising on home safety
• Complete development reviews as part of the Healthy Child Programme Universal offer
• Health promotion such as immunisations, diet and stopping smoking
• Providing advice and support for breast feeding mothers
• Reporting safeguarding concerns to the public health nurses and safeguarding lead
• To run drop-in clinics under the supervision of public health nurses
Planning and Organising
• Deliver the Healthy Child Programme, in line with local standard operating guidance.
• Deliver health promotion relevant to local need.
• Plan, organise and implement activities or programmes under supervision of the public health nurses.
• Plan and organise own workload.
• Be able to deliver presentations to different age groups.
• Manage own workload, reporting issues to the Clinical Team Leader, when difficulties arise
• Support children, young people and their parents/carers and schools to manage children with long term conditions.
• Promote the health, wellbeing and developmental needs of children and young people aged 0 -19(25) and their families.
• Ensure that confidentiality and the rights of consent relating to young people are followed and that young people are treated with dignity, respect and empathy and in a non-judgemental manner.
• Report relevant clinical information/clinical issues to the Professional Lead and Clinical Team Leader.
• Maintain knowledge of infection control procedures and implement recommendations as necessary
• Use a range of skills to communicate, taking account of the culture, ethnicity, disabilities, developmental age and environmental settings.
• Maintain appropriate professional boundaries in the relationships you have with patients and clients.
• To work in a safe manner always
• Support development by attending training.
• Complete accurate electronic records (CarePlus)
The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties that may be required from time to time within the general scope of the post. Any such duties should not substantially change the general character of the post. Duties and responsibilities outside of the general scope of this grade of post will be with the consent of the post holder.
The post holder may be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the local population. This may include some evening and weekend work.
special/vocational training/or equivalent experience
One of the qualifications below or equivalent:
• BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development. (Essential)
• CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education (Essential)
• NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development (Essential)
• A good understanding of normal child development (Essential)
• Understanding of data protection, confidentiality, and disability issues (Essential)
• Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009) (Essential)
• Assessing children’s development and making referrals to other professionals as necessary (Essential)
• Giving advice on topics such as weaning, toilet training, sleep routines etc. (Essential)
• Presenting skills either face to face or via technology (Essential)
Experience of working with families where there is a Special Education Need or Disability (Desirable)
Skills / Values
• An imaginative and creative approach to planning activities and group sessions (Essential)
• Good listening skills and powers of observations (Essential)
• The ability to manage and prioritize your case load (Essential)
• Confidence to work independently (Essential)
Record keeping and Documentation
• Basic IT skills (Essential)
• Ability to keep clear and accurate records (Essential)
• To adhere to the confidentiality guidelines (Essential)
• Assertive, honest, and open (Essential)
• Commitment to making services accessible for all members of the community (Essential)
• Patience, empathy, and ability to communicate in a sensitive manner (Essential)
• Ability to communicate effectively with other disciplines and agencies (Essential)
• Car driver and access to a vehicle to perform job in community (Essential)
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