Health Visitor - London

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
London (Greater)
£26,565 - £35,577/Year
02 Dec 2017
13 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experience. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping a our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.
We are seeking exceptionally motivated individuals to join our friendly dynamic team. In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

Are you looking for a new challenge ? Are you an enthusiastic and forward thinking health visitor? Then why not apply for a health visitor post with Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. We are looking for newly qualified, or experienced innovative health visitor’s to join our newly commissioned service to work across the Lewisham borough. Those qualifying in September 2017 are very welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be a proactive and enthusiastic individual who is looking to further develop their skills to deliver a high quality health visiting service to families. The successful applicants will also have an inspirational and motivational personality and will be highly skilled in communication, with a strong approach to teamwork, but who can also work on their own initiative. We are the first London Trust to implement the MECSH programme and this is an exciting time to join Lewisham as we introduce new roles such as the Health Visitor Assistant Practitioner role and develop ideas to deliver a better service to families. Following a pilot of condensed hours it has been agreed that all staff working 30 hours or above can work condensed hours e.g. full time = 4 long days. This is to support staff’s work life balance and the delivery of services outside traditional health visiting hours. We will also be moving to a 7 day week service during the next 12 months so you will need to be able to work during weekends on a rota basis. You will be delivering evidence based care and work in partnership with other agencies and children’s centre programme managers in developing a wide range of health initiatives to meet the needs of the local population. The successful candidate will work as a member of a corporate team, with strong links to named GPs and Children Centres. You will be a role model who is supportive to fellow colleagues, team manager and the neighbourhood health visitor lead. You will be an enthusiastic individual, possessing good organisational and communication skills and have the ability as a Health Visitor to manage and motivate members of your team. Health Visitors working in Lewisham receive and provide regular clinical and restorative supervision as part of developing leadership skills and ensuring a quality service. We have a robust training programme to ensure that are staff are supported to deliver the Healthy Child Programme and to develop individual career pathways within Lewisham and Greenwich Trust. Bespoke training is provided to support staff to deliver a service in line with the Healthy Child Programme A clean driving license, access to a car or alternative transport i.e. bicycle is an essential requirement of this post. Interview Date: 19th December 2017 For further details / informal visits contact: Kathy Firmin on 020 3049 1878 or Ade Olotu Neighbourhood on 0203 049 3441

Please note that the as part of the application process, you may need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.
For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.Shortlisted applicants for posts up to and including band 4 may be invited to sit a basic numeracy and literacy test as part of the interview process. If you have any concerns about your ability in either area you are strongly advised to visit the Excellence Gateway website and try some of the activities and practice questions. If you have been shortlisted and previously passed either test, please make us aware.
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Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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