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Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse

Job description

How do we sum up Barnsley Council? Well, we’re a double award-winning, high-performing council with a growing economy, a thriving town centre and some truly impressive outcomes in our communities. This is why we’ve been awarded Council of the Year for 2023 by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) and The Municipal Journal (MJ).
Our excellent Public Health and Communities has been a key part of our win; we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved not just for the council but for our partners and Barnsley.
We’re impressed. Are you? It’s the perfect time to join our excellent team.
About the Post:
This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ambitious, innovative, energetic, friendly, and high achieving 0-19 Public Health Nursing Service we are seeking to recruit Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (Health Visitors and School Nurses) who are passionate about wanting to lead and support the provision of high-quality service within our Partnership Protection Team and our Universal Teams. We know that our greatest asset is our employees, which is why for successful candidates we will recognise your NHS continuous service for the purposes of annual leave and sickness absence, and you can continue to access the NHS Pension Scheme if you are an existing scheme member.
To provide evidence based public health nursing practice that promotes and improves health and addresses inequalities at individual, family, and community level. Lead the delivery of the healthy child programme to improve health and wellbeing and safeguard children, young people, and families. 
The Partnership Protection Team, specifically work with children and young people who are subject to safeguarding plans, providing targeted interventions to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for this vulnerable group of children, young people, and families within the Borough.
In the role as SCPHN
You will need to be a registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) with sound knowledge and understanding of the Healthy Child Programme and related policies and pathways. You will need to be able to identify risk, assess, plan, and deliver care, providing evidenced based interventions to support children, young people, and families within Barnsley. Be a highly motivated, innovative, and adaptable practitioner who is committed to taking a child centred approach with the ability to identify health needs as early as possible and improve health and wellbeing by promoting health, preventing ill health, and reducing inequalities. You will need to be able to plan and prioritise your own workload and the ability to travel to a range of venues and settings is essential. 
To join the PPT you will be an experienced SCPHN, with sound knowledge and understanding of the complexities of working with vulnerable families and the impact of abuse and neglect on child development with a proven ability to engage in effective multi-disciplinary teamwork.

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