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Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Healthy Child Programme 0-19 Public Health Practitioner

Job description

Have you ever thought about a career within the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme?
We have an exciting opportunity in Fenland!
Are you highly motivated and keen to develop your skills working with children and families in the community and wanting to progress onto the Specialist Community Public Health qualification?
If you have a current NMC registration in any branch of nursing or midwifery and are passionate about the public health agenda and improving health outcomes for children, young people and families; then this may be the career choice for you. You will work in an integrated 0-19 team within a locality of North Cambridgeshire. You will be supported with an induction programme and bespoke workshops throughout the year to facilitate your learning; gaining the skills and knowledge you require to support the Health Visitor or School Nurse to deliver our service confidently and competently.
There is an expectation that on successful appointment and further development in post, you will commit to undertake the Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor Level 7 course within 2 years of joining us.
CCS works in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT) in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme as a joint venture.
Please note we cannot consider your application if you do not have access to a vehicle which can be used for work purposes.
We welcome any informal enquiries!

Main duties of the job

To work as a member of the 0-19 Team, providing a clinically effective high quality service to children, young people and families under the direction of the HCP Team Leader. The post holder will work within a corporate caseload with other team members to assist in the provision of family-centred public health service to children and young people and preserving the health of individuals, families and communities.
A key part of the role will be to support in the delivery of the 4,5,6 model of care within the HCP, delivering universal services, together with meeting some complex needs and supporting the SCPHN in improving outcomes, especially in the six high impact areas.
The post holder will be expected to work in partnership with key agencies, such as Children’s Services and Education to address health inequalities and improve outcomes for families with children and young people.
Public Health Practitioner are expected to undertake appropriate further academic qualifications within 2 years of appointment to the role to enable them to progress to undertaking the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification (subject to ability and availability).

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