School Nurse

2022-02-01 16:26:392024-10-27Nursdoc
Job Type Contract
Location Barnet
Area London, England Barnet
Job Sector Nurse - School Nurse
Salary £35.00 P/h - £40.00 P/h
Start Date ASAP
Advertiser Social
Telephone 0330 555 5000
Job Ref MR010222b
Description
Nursdoc are looking for motivated NMC registered community nurses to join our dynamic and innovative integrated team of Public Health Nurses (Health Visitors and School Nurses) delivering the Healthy Child Programme in Barnet. You will be working with children and their families aged 0-19 and up to 25 years for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), delivering a public health service that is tailored to meet the needs of the local population.

Values

Staff Nurses working within the Barnet 019 (25) integrated service will act in a way which demonstrates our core values, mission statement and vision by putting them into practice with service users, their friends, family and carers, other staff members and multi-agency partners.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The specific accountabilities of this role will be flexible and will change to meet the needs of the organisation as required but will include (or be equivalent in nature to) those listed below:

• To work jointly with the Health Visiting and School Nursing team in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.
• To work in partnership with children, young people and their families in empowering them to identify their own health needs and developing a plan to meet those needs.
• To provide support for identified health needs at community level, in relation to national and local agendas.
• To work in collaboration with other health care and service providers, including Early Health Hubs, Children Centres and Early Years settings to identify and address health needs.
• To undertake and initiate health promotion and disease prevention activities to improve the health outcomes and wellbeing for children and families.
• To liaise with the Health Visiting Lead where service delivery falls outside of the scope of practice.
• To be able to identify children where there are safeguarding concerns, reporting to the Health Visitor or School Nurse.
• To maintain accurate records of all contacts with children, young people and families in both community and home settings as outlined in NMC guidance.
• To attend and contribute to multidisciplinary meetings as appropriate.
• To work flexibly to meet the needs of the service. This will include some evening and occasional weekend work.
• To contribute to the changing needs of the service using innovative practice ideas and technology.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Professional


• Undertake specific IT systems training according to the needs of the post. This will require a competent level of computer literacy.
• Use a range of skills to communicate, taking account of the culture, ethnicity, disabilities, developmental age and environmental settings.
• Maintain appropriate professional boundaries in all relationships with service users.
• Work in a safe manner complying with the clients, NMC, Health and Safety policies and procedures always.
• To adhere to the NMC Code and maintain NMC registration.
• To participate in clinical, safeguarding, peer and management supervision.
• To work on own initiative, planning, prioritising and organising own workload, supported by senior members of your team.
• Work within a framework that actively supports clinical governance principles.
• Participate in activities to improve the quality of services including audits.
• Develop practice in response to the changing needs of specific groups in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
• Maintain personal responsibility for continuing professional development and performance, ensuring personal portfolio is kept up to date in line with the NMC revalidation requirements.
• To remain up to date with mandatory and statutory training requirements.

Clinical

• Work in partnership with service users towards improving health outcomes.
• To deliver planned care to children and young people in the community setting.
• To carry out Health Needs Assessments on children identified as eligible by either the School Nursing or Health Visiting team.
• To manage risk within own caseload and to complete risk assessments, alerting the senior team as appropriate.
• To maintain client dignity and confidentiality.
• To be respectful of individual beliefs, values and differing cultural needs.
• To promote the health, wellbeing and developmental needs of children and young people aged 0 -19 (25) and their families.
• Plan, facilitate and deliver public health promotion opportunities via one to one and group activities in the community and school setting.
• To give evidence-based advice via the Healthy Child Programme Duty Line.
• To empower children, young people and families through appropriate support and education.
• To be aware of all issues relating to clinical governance and to meet standards as required.
• To delegate appropriate tasks effectively to other members of the team, advising and reviewing tasks as required.
• To offer breast feeding support to families living in Barnet
• To undertake development reviews, referring children identified as requiring further support to other services.

Specific Location

Barnet
Specifics
Management


• To plan and organise own caseload based on clinical priorities and effective use of time.
• To participate in induction training.
• To contribute to key performance indicators and service objectives.

• To participate in the supervision and coordination of the work of junior staff.
• To attend and actively participate in team, locality, and other relevant service meetings.

Administration

• To use electronic databases and information systems.
• Maintain accurate contemporaneous clinical records.
• Comply with all organisational and service policies and procedures.
• Report all complaints and inccidents immediately to the line manager and document such occurrences in accordance with organisational policy.
• To work with colleagues to ensure cover is available for planned absences, holidays and staff sickness.
• To take an active role in service development activities, identifying areas for improvement and options for change.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Other Duties

The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties that may be required from time to time within the general scope of the post. Any such duties should not substantially change the general character of the post. Duties and responsibilities outside of the general scope of this grade of post will be with the consent of the post holder.

Would you like to be able to work flexibly, choosing shifts that would fit around your schedule?

Nursdoc are a leading healthcare recruitment company, who provide staffing solutions and give support to a number of care providers throughout the UK. Our candidates work in Private Hospitals, NHS Hospitals, Care Homes and Hospices to name a few on a temporary and permanent basis.

If you’re an experienced healthcare professional who is keen to make a difference, we would love to hear from you.

Nursdoc is ideal for candidates looking for the flexibility, choice and additional income agency work provides. We have plenty of private work / NHS options as well, simply just ask one of the team.

To apply today: Simply click the 'Apply' button. You can also go to the registration page on our website and submit your details there.

Alternatively, call one of the team on 0330 555 5000 and we look forward to working with you.
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