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Wirral Community Health and Care

Contact Hub Public Health Nurse

Job description

o you fancy a career with an award winning integrated health and care NHS Foundation Trust?
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and forward-thinking organisation, delivering high quality health and care services to the populations of Wirral, Cheshire East and West, St Helens and Knowsley.

Main duties of the job

**We take great pride in being an open, trusting and compassionate organisation. The Trust is committed to promoting and building a team that enhances inclusion, diversity and equality. We strongly believe that working together with our partners, listening to and engaging with our patients, service users and their families we can make a real difference to the lives of local people within our communities. **
We currently deliver outstanding 0-19 and 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Services across Wirral, Cheshire East and St Helens, supporting over 207,000 children and young people. Our dedicated, innovative and forward thinking children and young people’s services have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of families in our communities.
We work closely with our commissioners and partners to deliver the best possible services for the children, young people and families.
**If you are an enthusiastic and forward thinking nurse who wants to make a real difference to children and their families then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for, offering a variety of work to the successful candidate that will include public health and safeguarding . **
You should possess excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills together with an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. An in depth knowledge of the current health agenda relating to children’s services is essential.

Working for our organisation

You will be joining a proactive skill mixed team working together to deliver the Healthy Child Programme . As part of the 0-19+ Service which with other local statutory, health and voluntary agencies to provide includes Health Visiting and School nursing you will be providing person centred packages of care in response to individual and local need. You will be working in partnership with Cheshire East Local Authority to take the local children’s agenda forward.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We have an established preceptorship programme in place, and you will be well supported by your manager and colleagues and valued in your role. We offer opportunities for personal and professional development, and you will receive regular appraisal, clinical and safeguarding supervision

Person specification

Qualifications and Professional Training
Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse (Adult/Child)
  • Evidence of recent professional development
    Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship level 6
  • Modules at level 6 – Public Health Related
  • Solihull Approach trained
  • Motivational Interviewing trained
    Experience and Knowledge
    Essential criteria
  • Previous experience or working in a community environment
  • Knowledge of Public Health Priorities
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues and working with vulnerable families.
  • Understanding of role within the Public Health Team
    Desirable criteria
  • Two years post registration with 12 months community experience
  • Experience of data collection for reports
    Skills and Attributes
    Essential criteria
  • Good verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use email, internet and word processing software
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
    Desirable criteria
  • Ability to facilitate groups and discussions
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs of the service
    Personal Qualities
    Essential criteria
  • Commitment
  • Vision
  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Confident and approachable
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