Health Visitor - Band 6
Location: Runnymede, surrey
Salary/Rate: £43 Monday -Friday, £47 Weekend, £53 Bank holiday
Sector: Health and Social Care
Contract: Contract
Posted: 10-06-2021
Recruiter: Seek Staffing Ltd

Principal duties to include:

  • Work collaboratively with the skill mixed health visiting team to ensure equity of service provision, promoting good practice and the sharing of resources.
  • Prioritise own work in line with areas of highest risk or client groups with greatest health need, delegating other work to the wider skill mixed team whilst providing the team with supervision and support
  • Facilitate good team working, through effective leadership skills delegating and supervising the work of a skill mixed team to ensure efficient delivery of the 0-5 HCP
  • Assist in meeting public health targets e.g. teenage sexual health, accident prevention, breast feeding, immunisation, smoking cessation and obesity
  • Undertake continued responsibility for the management of a caseload
  • Build and develop good working relationships with children’s centres, midwifery, GP practices and the wider multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work collaboratively with all relevant agencies to influence/develop policies which will enhance health
  • Be responsible for organisation, prioritisation and planning of health promotion activities, by assessing local health needs and promote key health topics to meet ‘All our health’ 2016 DH targets
  • Where appropriate work with Children and Family Health Surrey (CFHS) Nurse prescribing lead to prescribe in line with local and national policy guidelines.
  • Make Every Contact Count with children, and their families in a variety of community settings e.g home, children centres, nurseries
  • Undertake well child clinic sessions within agreed venues and children centres
  • Assist in the planning and where appropriate in the delivery of continence assessments
  • Identify and support children and families who have unmet health needs, providing support and targeted interventions and where necessary referring to specialist services
  • Participate in prevention and early detection of all categories of abuse in all age groups
  • Take appropriate action in cases of suspected or actual child abuse, working within Surrey safeguarding children’s code of practice and procedures
  • Attend child protection conferences/core groups as required and contribute to the development of the protection plans and decision making processes, within the multi-agency setting
  • Participate in safeguarding supervision
  • Ensure that clear concise reports are written and that organisational record keeping guidelines are adhered to
  • Assist in research, participate in clinical audit and evaluation of service including the monitoring of records of others within the 0-19 team
  • Undertake health needs assessments for children who are looked after
  • Support and attend group clinical supervision as per organisation policy

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