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Health Visitor - Children and Families

Job description

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is one of the largest healthcare systems in the UK employing around 40,000 staff in a wide range of clinical and non-clinical professions and job roles. We deliver acute hospital, primary, community and mental health care services to a population of over 1.15 million and a wider population of 2.2 million when our regional and national services are included. 
(Please note the salary is Pro Rata) for part time hours.
This is an opportunity to join North West Glasgow’s  committed and innovative Locality Children’s Services Team.
We are currently recruiting for Health Visitor who will be responsible for delivering the Universal Pathway for all children on a designated caseload. North West Locality is an area with both pockets of community affluence and significant deprivation and vulnerability which benefits from being part of the wider Glasgow City HSCP in terms of professional support and range of experiences available.
The Health Visitor is an autonomous practitioner who will practice within the legal and ethical framework of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and national legislation, and who has overall responsibility for the supervision/management of a health visiting caseload, being accountable for the quality of care delivered through robust assessment, referral and communication processes and implementation of evidence based practice interventions to address need. This includes responsibility for the day to day delegation and reviewing of work undertaken by team members.  
The caseload size will be determined locally utilising the national weight load measurement tool as applied to the population of the HSCP within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.  Derived from the child population either within the GP practice/clusters/geographical locality.  The Health Visitor will work collectively within multi-disciplinary/agency teams to identify, plan for and address the wider Public Health needs of the Health Improvement Agenda.  
Skills required include the provision of highly specialised advice, parenting skills, health promotion, health education, psycho-social interventions and immunisation.  At times high-level health visiting interventions are required when dealing with issues such as child protection, domestic abuse, addictions, peri-natal illness, and children affected by disability and/or life limiting illnesses.  
Applicants must be a First level registered nurse with a currently valid registration with the Nursing and Midwifery  Council and hold a Post registration qualification in Health Visiting/Public Health Nursing with relevant post registration experience as a PHN/Health Visitor. 
The health visitor will provide reciprocal cover and support for the wider health visitor caseloads in the absence of the designated caseload holder in order to provide clinical leadership and ensure the continuation of service delivery.

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