The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.
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You will need to effectively engage with your client group, peers and partner agencies in all elements of your role, leading by example and promoting a supportive and caring culture.
This will require an inclusive, transparent, open approach to your role, where you are happy to be accountable to others and to go that extra mile when required.
You will be passionate about our business, creating a culture of continuous improvement, where patient welfare is at the heart of all you do.
Working with the skill mixed team you will deliver the Healthy Child Programme universally along with progressive levels of service and safeguarding children according to identified need.
You will provide services in partnership with the local voluntary sector and multiagency teams and participate in service improvement both within the locality and across the county.
To manage and develop the Children’s Service Team (5-19) and to contribute to the development of services to deliver the commissioned service specification.
To be part of the multi-disciplinary team including the wider local children’s workforce, working within a public health framework to meet the prioritised health needs of children and families.
To have responsibility for delivery of the key performance indicators for a community of school aged children within an identified specific action plan.
To undertake responsibility as ‘named nurse’ for a Multi- Agency Team area and inclusive schools within a specified locality.
To carry continuing responsibility for the assessment of health needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of intervention. To create and promote a positive learning environment for staff and students on placement
Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.
CQC rated us as 'GOOD’ overall, commenting on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”
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Line management of the children’s services team (5-19) within a defined area in order to assist in the leadership, management and co-ordination of the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and commissioned service specification.
• To assess and determine the health needs of the school age children and wider population to ensure that the
services delivered meet the needs of that of the population
• Develop an agreed specialist health interest and become the named champion for this practice area. e.g. Public Health initiatives/ interventions and provide advice/information as necessary.
• Identify, plan and facilitate the delivery of appropriate health education/promotion programmes to meet the health needs of the defined population in line with national and local priorities and strategies. Facilitating the delivery of services under the direction of the healthy schools environment programme.
• Contribute to the planning and organisation of workplace induction of new staff and support and facilitate the continuous professional and practices development of staff within the children’s services team.
• Establish and develop multi-agency/multi professional working relationships in line with national and local priorities and strategies.
• Responsible for child safeguarding issues in own identified area and support other children’s services staff in relation to child protection issues.
• Support and enhance the learning environment for pre and post registered students and other health learners.
• Responsible for the assessment and teaching of pre-registration students and return to practice students to facilitate learning and understanding of children’s services to meet the needs of the student and educational
establishment or Trust.
• Assist in the co-ordination/planning and delivery of immunisation programmes as required, ensuring the staff within the team follow procedures. Develop and maintain appropriate skills to effectively deliver the programme.
• Assist in the monitoring of hours worked for staff within the team via e-rostering to ensure that adequate staffing levels are maintained to ensure a quality service is delivered across the localities.
• Assist in the collation, delivery and presentation of statistical information and data as required to meet the NHS and local children’s services agendas.
• Comply with Trust policies and procedures
• To develop and implement clinical supervision/reflective practice and continuous learning both for skill mix staff and oneself. To undertake staff appraisal, taking into account both the needs of the service and the individual practitioner to encourage personal and professional development of staff and self in order to maintain and improve knowledge and skills in accordance with NMC guidelines. To share good practice with colleagues
• Identify, assess and determine client need and where appropriate prescribe from within the nurse prescribing
formulary in accordance with evidence practice based, patient medical history and Trust Policies and Procedures
• To promote Clinical Governance Guidelines and be proactive in the development of a culture that is committed to innovation and quality improvement through the use of research and audit to enable services to be continuously improved, to include clinical benchmarking, professional development, competence frameworks and clinical supervision
Strategy and Service Development
- Contribute to the Local Planning and Commissioning partnerships to enable a wider understanding of the health needs within that partnership area. Take a lead in driving specialist health related activity forward across the locality.
- To work as part of the public health workforce to develop and deliver the healthy settings agenda in key target communities.
- To comply with the organisations polices and procedures.
- To attend regular professional meetings and updates to ensure that new ways of working are embedded into practice. Staff will be involved in the implementation of changes and audit of outcomes.
- This job description is subject to reinterpretation/adjustment after consultation with job holder in the light of changing organisational circumstances and requirements.
- To provide cover for colleagues as required across Children’s Services. To respond to local and national public health urgent programmes.
- Contribute to the effective and efficient use of all available health care/education resources including identifying,
prioritising and planning work streams effectively.
- To identify potential areas for income generation and access to grant funding to enable the development of further resources and activity to enhance the service
- To monitor stock levels in own service area and request new equipment as appropriate. To contribute to the management and storage of vaccination protocols during Immunisation service delivery.
Information Resources/Information Systems
- Undertake any training deemed necessary to meet the duties of the post. This will include any clinical training that may be required to maintain registration.
- Take an active part in appraising own work against agreed priorities and targets in accordance with the DCHSFT way.
Autonomy/Scope within Role
- To be accountable for own professional action and recognise professional boundaries, seeking advice as appropriate.
- To work within departmental guidelines, Trust policy, code of conduct and national guidance/ evidence.
- To work autonomously within the children’s services team to provide advice, guidance and support around specialisms and general health topics.
- To work independently accessing appraisal and one to one support within an Individual Performance Framework at pre determined intervals.
- To ensure that relevant data is kept up to date whilst maintaining confidentially and observing data protection guidelines.
- Follow guidance and policies around use of electronic record keeping and mobile working hardware to protect sensitive data and patient information.
- Be aware of clinical governance guidelines and support/ training available from Governance and Quality lead.
- To follow polices and procedures around safe use of social media within a professional area when dealing with children, young people and their families.
- Carry out any reasonable duties within the overall function of the post commensurate with the grading and levels of responsibilities of the post
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.