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Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Infant Feeding Public Health Nurse

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Infant Feeding team on an 18 month fixed term contract to support the delivery of the commitments of the family hub project. 
You will work closely with relatives, carers and colleagues across the 0-19 service, local children's centres and midwifery services. You will work with the Family Hub to deliver infant feeding support and education to communities across the city. 
You will be part of a compassionate team that values your input, knowledge, experience and ideas which, as a result, will help influence the ongoing development of the infant feeding team and 0-19 Public Health Service. 
You will need good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with families and a wide range of professionals at all levels in a confident manner. You will need to have recent experience practicing as a Health Visitor. 

Main duties of the job

As an infant feeding public health nurse your role will include:

  • taking responsibility for, and managing, a defined caseload of families receiving infant feeding support, managing complex infant feeding situations.
  • providing leadership and supervision to other members of the infant feeding team, delegating appropriately.
  • working collaboratively with the infant feeding lead to progress the family hub infant feeding agenda and look at improving infant feeding education and support in hard to reach communities across Derby City.
  • Completing audits with clients and staff to contribute towards the service maintaining Baby Friendly Accreditation.
  • Support in delivery of education to the 0-19 staff and wider services.
    This post involves travelling to several bases and partner agencies within Derby City.
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