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DBS3486 Public Health Staff Nurse/Midwife

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
12/02/2019
Advert End Date:
25/02/2019 23:59
Salary:
£26,470 - £29,909pa pro rata where applicable
Job Category:
Health
Vacancy ID:
183996
Employment Location:
Any location in North Tyneside

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Feb


Further information

North Tyneside Council is seeking to recruit Staff Nurses/Midwives to work within the 0-19 service.

North Tyneside is a vibrant borough; it is a great place to live and work and has excellent schools.

North Tyneside Council is one of the largest employers in the area and is committed to staff wellbeing and welfare. The Council holds the Better Health at Work Award which recognises the efforts of employers in the North East in helping to address health issues in the workplace.

The 0-19 Children’s Public Health Service has been integrated into the Council since April 2017 and a CQC inspection in March 2018 recognised areas of outstanding practice and highlighted that;

“The service prioritised vulnerable children and families appropriately. Managers and staff were acknowledged as having high levels of integrity, driving continuous improvement and held themselves accountable for delivering change.”

In October 2018 the service was reaccredited with UNICEF Level 3 Baby Friendly Initiative.

Staff Nurses/Midwives are part of a skill mixed team, supervised by a specialist community public health nurse, to provide a wide range of health related services to children from birth to their transition into primary school and beyond into adulthood. The post holder will work within a fully integrated locality team with a focus on prevention and early help. The aim of the 0-19 service is to promote and protect the health and well being of children, young people and families, providing universal access to the Healthy Child Programme with early identification of additional and needs.

Adopting a whole family approach, Staff Nurse/Midwife will establish and maintain effective communication with various individuals, groups and agencies. They will provide guidance, support and resources to enhance a parenting/caring role. The post holder aims to empower individuals, families and communities to influence the provision of local services and access appropriate provision to meet their health needs. The role involves contributing to the decision making involved in the safeguarding of children and young people.

The essential requirements for this post are:

1st level registration (Registered Nurse / Midwife) with current NMC registration.
Evidence of relevant nursing experience with knowledge of safeguarding policies.
An awareness of current national and local public health policies. Evidence of on going professional development is desirable. The ability to meet the travel requirements of the post.

Access to the NHS pension scheme will be available with North Tyneside Council terms and conditions.

There are various hours available and this post could be considered for job share.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Veronica Hetherington or Jo Connolly 0-19 Children’s Public Health Service North Tyneside Council on 07967141076/07813763630

Please note:
There will be an opportunity for Staff Nurses/Midwives to apply via an application process, in conjunction with Northumbria University, to undertake the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse(Health Visitor/Public Health School Nurse) degree programme commencing January 2020

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

Please be advised that this position will require an enhanced check from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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