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Health Visitor

National Health Service

Yeovil, SW
6 days ago
Yeovil, SW
6 days ago

Health Visitor

Somerset County Council

The closing date is 10 March 2021

Job overview

Somerset Public Health Nursing Team is delighted to offer the opportunity to join one of our dynamic Health Visiting Teams in South Somerset, with one 37 hour post available in Yeovil.

The Health Visitor service comprises of a skill mix team that deliver core and targeted health input through the Healthy child programme 0-5 years aged children and their families. You will be part of a busy team, working alongside Health Visitors, Assistant Practitioners, administrators and school nurses.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for registered nurses who hold the Specialist Public Health Nurse in Health Visiting qualification.

You will need to:

  • Be a highly motivated and innovative practitioner
  • Have good leadership skills
  • Have a knowledge base in safeguarding and child protection processes.
  • Have a strong Public Health focus
  • Be fully committed to improving the health and well-being of our children and families in Somerset

You must be an NMC registered Nurse or Midwife with SCPHN qualification with an interest of addressing the health needs of children aged 0-19 years and their families.

Applicants must have a full valid driving licence and have access to a car for work. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in line with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary

1. Responsible for ensuring the co-ordination and delivery of skilled, effective care to promote positive health and respond to identified, individual client and population/community needs. This will reflect the prime objective of tackling disadvantage and inequality to impact on the health divide and effectively participate in the mainstream development of Early Help Services to fully embrace the ethos of integrated care delivery.

2. Provide professional and team leadership to manage a defined team delivering care to a geographical caseload/population. Undertake an ongoing community health needs profile of the caseload identifying individual, family and community needs affecting health and social well-being, including Emotional Health Screening, assessing the need for specific services and ensuring that the appropriate level of interaction is provided and co-ordinated.

3. Work with vulnerable children and families in line with national and local policies relating to safeguarding children and provide specialist support and advice to children, families and schools regarding the health and wellbeing needs of children.

4. Work in partnership with other agencies, particularly health services, education and social care. Manage and co-ordinate programmes of intervention for a caseload made up of individual children and families, to plan, implement, monitor and review programmes of intervention based on identified individual health and social needs.

Key Responsibilities

5. Identify those children who are vulnerable and/or at risk from harm. Respond appropriately to incidents of actual or suspected abuse and to ensure that child protection practice is in line with local and national guidelines and policies and prioritise court reports and Child Protection documentation.

6. Attend professionally related working groups as appropriate, which are involved in developing and agreeing local policies, protocols and standard setting to identify and respond to local health needs. Participate in projects, pilots, research and audit as and when required by the Organisation.

7. Maintain a working knowledge of, and participate at a local level in, the delivery of public health targets, local delivery plan, business plan, benchmarking and governance plans and Childrens National Service Framework targets, ensuring that practice reflects their objectives.

8. Responsible for care plans/programmes delegated to members of the health visiting team, providing clear measurable outcomes and developing systems to review the effectiveness of care. Maintain communication through Healthy Child Meetings allocating work to appropriate professionals.

9. Work in partnership with families and other agencies to promote and support a healthy lifestyle and positive parenting. Develop, deliver and evaluate programmes of education and support to targeted individuals and groups within the community.

10. Provide safe and competent advice for individual clients receiving care for a condition for which the Health Visitor takes clinical responsibility. Prescribe from the Nurse Prescribers Formulary for District Nurses and Health Visitors, from the Nurse Prescribers Extended Formulary or to act as a supplementary prescriber, where appropriate qualifications have been achieved.

11. Investigate and report complaints and incidents at a team level (as appropriate) and in accordance with the Organisations complaints and incident reporting policies and complete risk assessment.

12. Offer advice, guidance and support to children and families to develop good practice and publicise the available areas of assistance.

13. Understand, uphold and promote the aims of the councils equality, diversity and inclusion policies; health, safety and wellbeing of self and others; and Organisational values in everything you do. Equality and Diversity practice covers both interaction with staff, service users and communities and includes challenging discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity for all.

Contacts & Relationships

  • Children, young people and families.
  • Education Providers, Head Teachers and Schools.
  • Community Services, Fire and Police.
  • Public Health Directorate, Somerset CCG.
  • Heads of Service, Children and Young People Provider Services and Locality Leads.
  • Primary Care GP practices.
  • Midwifery Services, Paediatric Services, Integrated Therapy Services.
  • Voluntary Sector.
  • External relationships with other agencies and Acute NHS Trusts.

Communicate in person, face-to-face, in writing and, where appropriate, electronically with all the above contacts.

  • Establish clear lines of communication between all members of multi-agency and professional Primary Care teams, working collaboratively with all relevant health care professionals and agencies including Children Social care.
  • Liaise with other agencies, professionals, organisations to keep them informed of service provision and with consent, advise on individual cases.
  • Identify improvements to service provision, policies and procedures.
  • Co-ordinate inter-agency/partnership working to enhance access to services and provide comprehensive service provision.
  • Attend and contribute to Area team meeting monthly to facilitate effective communication within children and young peoples services.

Resources

  • Manage the local team within the agreed resources (financial and personnel). This will include physical resources e.g. pharmaceutical items and efficient and effective use of staffing resources. Establish within available resources, specific interventions to enable early intervention.
  • Ensure all loans of equipment are monitored and reviewed regularly in line with agreed protocols and guidelines, eg enuresis alarms, CONI equipment.
  • Prioritise work and manage time effectively by utilising individuals skills, knowledge and competencies and co-ordinate monthly Team meetings as appropriate.
  • Enable and support the development of skills and competencies of all members of the team through ongoing supervision, regular appraisal and the development of individual Personal Development Plans, including preceptorship and act as an assessor for pre/post registration students and providing community/public health knowledge. Deliver training programmes on behalf of the service to internal and external services as appropriate.
  • Recommend and initiate improvements in service delivery to clients and to implement changes in practice, where appropriate.
  • Provide and participate in clinical supervision on a regular basis as per policy and guidelines for best practice.

Further information specific to this job

The successful candidate has a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people they are responsible for or come into contact with.

Somerset County Council is subject to Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English will be an essential requirement for customer-facing roles.

This job requires a criminal background check (DBS) via the disclosure procedure.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Health Visitor
  • Public Health Specialist Practitioner Degree (or equivalent qualification pre-1988)
  • Evidence of continued professional development

Desirable

  • Leadership programme or prepared to undertake a course
  • Nurse Prescriber V100 Qualification or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working across agencies.
  • Understanding and experience of the application of research in practice.
  • Evidence of child protection experience.
  • Experience in identifying and assessing health needs including community health needs.

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility in working days and approach to service needs
  • Proven ability to manage time and resources
  • Adaptable approach to clients and their needs of the service
  • Act in ways that value and support Equality and Diversity
  • Passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of others and addressing health inequality
  • Access to transport with appropriate business insurance

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the Public Health and Preventative Strategy
  • Working knowledge of child protection procedures and policies
  • Ability to organise and deliver education on a 1-1 or group setting
  • Required to have responsibility for a caseload and delegate appropriately, with ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Willingness to lead teams Public Health Nurses and Assistants
  • Proven clinical and managerial leadership ability
  • Report writing knowledge and skills
  • IT Competent
  • Maintain records as per NMC Guidelines/local policy
  • Good listening, communication and ability to form good working relationships with colleagues and clients

Desirable

  • Audit and research skills

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset County Council

Address

Eastland Road

Yeovil

Somerset

BA21 4ET


Employer's website

https://www.somerset.gov.uk/

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Website Content Administrator

TALENTSPA LIMITED

Somerton, SW
13 days ago
Somerton, SW
£13k - £18k Per Year
13 days ago
£13k - £18k Per Year

Website Content Administrator

Location:  Somerton, Somerset

Salary:  £13,000 - £18,000 per annum

About the Company:

Bentham Ltd are a well-established multi brand ecommerce technology goods supplier. Serving businesses, public sector, education, and private customers with everything from Printer Ink to PCs!

We are looking to develop a dedicated inhouse marketing & content team. We need an enthusiastic, committed, and creative content administrator. Your role will be to maintain and update the content of our websites. We run 3 separate brands, specialising in different sectors and product ranges, but sharing some elements of content.

Website Content Administrator Responsibilities:

•Banner and Menu Changes
•On site SEO optimisation
•Adding new products; delisting products
•Updating Images & Cross Sell Links
•Tagging and amending tags
•Auditing the website within guidelines
•Updating products with new content
•Assistance to implement new developments.

Website Content Administrator Requirements:

•Ability to work autonomously, creating new content listings including sales copy as they are confirmed to a high standard and submitting them for approval.
•Exhibit attention to detail, and an appreciation for technical product specific images.
•To have a flair for writing engaging sales copy for just about any product you might imagine! Keeping content relevant, engaging, and informative. Whilst remaining on brand!
•You will be working with the Marketing and Sales Manager, along with purchasing to ensure we have the most up to date, and accurate online listing information.
•High level of computer competency including Experience with Excel. Experience with BigCommerce SaaS ecommerce platform & SEO thory would be advantageous.
•Ability to start quickly! Once finalised we will be looking to have the right candidate start as soon as possible.

Website Content Administrator Benefits:

•Position Full-Time, Permanent
•£13,000 - £18,000 per annum.
•20 Days Holiday per year plus bank holidays.
•Private Health Care Scheme after 6 months

If you think that you are suitable for this Website Content Administrator role, please apply now!

1st Stage Interviews will be via phone call, with 2nd Stage via Zoom Video Call. Position is an Office Based Immediate start in a COVID Safe Office environment NOT open to the public. 

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GP Partner

National Health Service

Beaminster, SW
6 days ago
Beaminster, SW
6 days ago

GP Partner

01308861938

The closing date is 01 December 2021

Job overview

This is your opportunity to enjoy working in a traditional family practice, with a friendly, supportive team, who are forward thinking and enthusiastic.

Main duties of the job

Inspired by GP's behind closed doors?

GSOH?

Looks not important.

Want to work in a fun, happy, resilient friendly team then...

Applications are invited for a GP Partner in our friendly country practice situated in West Dorset, close to the stunning Jurassic coastline.

About us

We are well supported with strong relationships with the community primary care team including a community rehabilitation team, community matron, district nurses, and an integrated care nurse practitioner.

Our practice, and its location, lends itself to a wonderful quality of life. Come and see!

Currently 2 GP partners, 1 Retainer GP

List size 5700

Dispensing practice

7 Weeks holiday

Practice Nurses x2 / HCA x2

Fully computerised (System One)

Consistently high QOF achievement

Local Community Hospital

No Out of Hours responsibility

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job summary and scope

The GP partner is responsible for operational and strategic decision-making and management, and providing

  • medical care and services to the practice population, managing a clinical caseload and dealing with a diverse
  • range of health needs.

This will include, but is not limited to, leadership and recruitment, development of services, patient

  • consultations, administration, complying with the practices contract type (for example, GMS/PMS/APMS),
  • education and training delivery, and private contracts.

Key responsibilities clinical

Caring for patients

  • Practise evidence-based medicine, in line with national and locally agreed guidelines
  • Conduct patient consultations during the practices clinical appointment hours
  • Triage patients presenting to the practice in person, via eConsult and by telephone

  • Conduct telephone consultations and home visits as appropriate
  • Check and sign repeat prescription requests
  • Check, manage and process patient test results
  • Prescribe in line with local and national guidelines
  • Refer patients to secondary/urgent care and additional interventions as appropriate
  • Manage long-term conditions and patients with complex problems

  • Promote healthy living strategies and give health and wellbeing advice, generally encouraging patients to follow a healthy lifestyle
  • Carry out patient testing and screening as required
  • Make autonomous clinical decisions relating to patients health needs
  • Develop and implement practice guidelines, policies and procedures

Communication with patients

  • Use communication that is appropriate to the situation, including communicating sensitively with patients and carers when delivering bad news
  • Establish appropriate communication methods to suit patients and carers level of understanding, cultural/language needs, and preferred communication method
  • Anticipate and overcome barriers to communication, and seek support from other staff members where necessary
  • Use appropriate communication skills and style to make patients aware of risk, to obtain consent where necessary, and to ensure patients comply with treatment

Delivering high-quality services

  • Provide services to the practices patient population, to the highest possible standard, in line with competencies and professional code of conduct
  • Monitor and maintain the standard of care provided, taking appropriate action if standards are not met, through self- and peer-review, benchmarking and evaluation
  • Lead and undertake clinical governance and clinical audit activities to ensure the continual improvement of service delivery
  • Lead and participate in reviewing and responding to complaints, significant events and other shared learning activities within a structured framework
  • Support and mentor staff in training to ensure they deliver the highest standards of care
  • Support the performance of team members and collaborate in improving the quality of healthcare and service provision, in line with local and national policy and strategy
  • Work within the practices legal framework for identifying vulnerable patients and apply policies relating to treatment of vulnerable patients

Key responsibilities non-clinical

Management and leadership

  • Manage workload, staff availability and cover, in collaboration with fellow partners
  • Make, implement and adhere to decisions, in collaboration with fellow partners, including following agreed processes to raise concerns
  • Develop and nurture professional and collaborative working relationships with all staff and external stakeholders
  • Ensure the practice and all staff follow best practice, as set out in clinical guidelines and identified through audits
  • Identify opportunities to improve existing processes and develop new ones, both in the practice and those involving external agencies and stakeholders
  • Lead on clinical and practice management, including delegating responsibility as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain systems to ensure the efficient running of the practice, such as those to manage staff training, performance, clinical governance, finance, IT, complaints, and equality and diversity
  • Action and refer concerns and issues as appropriate

Practice-related duties

  • Process medical reports, referrals and correspondence
  • Record and collect data for audit purposes
  • Make timely, clear, computer-based records of consultations and contact with patients
  • Maintain administrative records relating to the practice contract, enhanced services and QOF
  • Contribute to providing a supportive environment for other staff through informal catch-ups and contact
  • Attend and contribute to in-house meetings, including clinical, educational/training-related and administrative meetings
  • Attend meetings and events held by external agencies and stakeholders
  • Contribute to teaching and training clinical staff as appropriate
  • Personal and professional development of self and others
  • Comply with the GMC Code of Conduct
  • Prepare for and complete annual external appraisals
  • Prepare for and complete revalidation process
  • Act as a mentor and positive role model to all members of staff, both clinical and non-clinical, sharing information and good practice
  • Prioritise own workload and collaborate with others to delegate and prioritise team and practice workload
  • Undertake training as required to ensure competencies for delivering all responsibilities, to meet personal, statutory and practice education and learning needs, including keeping records of learning, reflection, complaints and feedback
  • Keep up to date with current evidence-based approaches to patient care and service delivery, in line with NICE and the National Service Framework
  • Lead and contribute to education activities, such as reviewing significant events, clinical audit, protected learning time, video analysis of consultations, etc
  • Contribute to education and training of trainee clinical staff and students

Other important aspects of the role

Maintaining confidentiality

The GP partner will, as an integral part of and in the course of carrying out his/her role, have access to confidential and sometimes sensitive information relating to patients, carers and family members, as well as similar information about colleagues. The GP partner will also have access to confidential commercial information about the practice and its business.

All such information, in whatever format and howsoever made available, must be treated with the strictest confidence. All such information held both within and outside of the practice will be shared only as necessary, and in accordance with the practices confidentiality/data-sharing policies, and in line with data protection legislation and the Freedom of Information Act.

Equality and diversity

The GP partner will comply with and actively promote the practices own equality and diversity policy, and legislation relating to equality and diversity, including (but not limited to):

  • Recognising the rights of patients, carers, family members and colleagues, and respecting their needs, beliefs, privacy and dignity
  • Not discriminating against patients, carers, family members or colleagues on the grounds of any of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010 (or its amendments or later legislation)
  • Supporting people who need help understanding and exercising their rights
  • Acting as a role model in relation to promoting equality, diversity and non-discriminatory practices
  • Identifying discriminatory practices and patterns of discrimination, taking appropriate action to tackle it, and instead promoting equality
  • Complying with, promoting and evaluating chaperoning policies
  • Recognising and promoting the right of patients to choose their care provider, and to participate in or refuse care.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Please contact the Practice with a CV.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

01308861938

Address

Barton House

Beaminster

Dorset

DT8 3EQ


Employer's website

https://www.bartonhousemedicalpractice.co.uk/

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Test Administrator Yeovil

Pearson VUE

Yeovil
28 days ago
Yeovil
28 days ago
Test Administrator Yeovil(Job Number: 2101519)
Description
 

Our Organisation 

  

Pearson VUE (pearsonvue.com) has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 15 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leaders in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 Test Centres in 180 countries. Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies. 

  

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses and listed on both the London and New York Stock Exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). Pearson VUE is featured on The Forbes list of Best Employers and The Stonewall Top 100 Employers list, and we are recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards. 

  

We are proud to offer an exceptional work environment where you can enjoy job satisfaction and we are now hiring for a Test Centre Administrator to join our successful team in Yeovil. 

  

Your Opportunity 

  

·       This is a 12 month fixed term contract position. 

·       You will be required to work a minimum of 10.5 hours per week 

·       The pay rate is £9.30 per hour, paid to you at the end of every month. 

  

When you join us as Test Centre Administrator, you can look forward to working as an important part of our worldwide and life-changing organisation, along with our talented, motivated colleagues who all share our passion for helping customers throughout their learning and assessment journey. 

  

This is a truly exciting opportunity as you’ll be responsible for supporting many different types of interesting and unique test-taking candidates visiting our Pearson VUE Test Centres to complete one of our exams/tests. The Test Centre Administrator is responsible for providing a secure exam/test delivery whilst offering an exceptional customer service in a comfortable, friendly environment. 

 

 

Your Health, Safety & Wellbeing during COVID-19 

  

As a responsible employer, at Pearson VUE we take the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and test-taking candidates very seriously. At our company-owned test centres, we are following recommendations from the Department of Health and Social Care and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting test candidates and our staff. Per the recommendations from global health organisations, we are implementing a strict cleaning regimen, which includes providing hand sanitizer to test-taking candidates upon entering the test centre and sanitizing the surface and equipment of each workstation after the end of every appointment. Any equipment used during the check-in process is also sanitized after every use. We are also implementing social distancing guidelines, which suggest two metres of space between individuals. Test centres may need to limit workstation availability to ensure that a safe distance can be maintained between candidates. We will continue to: 

·       Make hand sanitizer available in the waiting area and prior to entering the testing room. 

·       Increase our cleaning and disinfecting regimens in between all testing appointments. 

·       Provide tissues to candidates upon arrival and permit candidates to wear a mask or disposable gloves if they choose. 

·       Remind candidates to wash their hands or utilize hand sanitizer upon arrival at the test centre. 

  

 

Your Responsibilities 

  

In this important position, you will be required to: 

·       Welcome, greet and check-in customers/test-taking candidates. 

·       Comply with all exam testing security and procedures and follow company policies using careful judgment. 

·       Verify customer/candidate personal identification documents and explain the exam testing process/rules. 

·       Proctor / invigilate candidates while they are completing their exam/test. 

·       Troubleshoot with internal departments, such as our IT department to fix any technical issues in the Test Centre. 

·       Some housekeeping duties such as vacuuming floors and sanitizing keyboards/workstations after each candidate has finished their exam/test. 

  

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to gain experience working with our diverse professional teams and you’ll have the opportunity to feedback to your Manager, suggesting ways we can improve to avoid any customer issues from happening again. Our ideal applicant will be a true team-player with the availability to work a variety of shifts any day Monday through Sunday. Test Centres are open early in the morning, late at night and weekends, therefore we require a colleague who is flexible.   

  

  

Our Successful Applicant 

  

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to help people during a very important event in their lives whilst protecting our Pearson VUE exams/test process, therefore we are looking for a friendly and professional team-player with school qualifications in English and Maths. It would be an advantage to have some experience of working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook). 

  

You must be flexible to work different days and times and comfortable in a quiet testing environment, with excellent attention to detail, monitoring for restricted behaviour such as whispering and notice details from a distance. You should be able to sit for long periods of time and escort candidates to and from exam/testing room. 

  

  

Our Recruitment Process 

  

This is an essential role so please apply now! Complete and submit your application as soon as possible directly on our Pearson Careers website. We are reviewing applications every day and interviews are being scheduled right now, therefore we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.  

  

Wishing you the very best of success with your application! 

 

 

  Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience. We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity. The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.
Qualifications
 

   

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Patient Safety and Risk Support Officer

National Health Service

Vespasian House, SW
Today
Vespasian House, SW
£21.892k - £24.157k Per Year
Today
£21.892k - £24.157k Per Year

Job Reference: 467-CCG-585.21

Employer:
Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
Department:
Nursing & Quality
Location:
Vespasian House, Dorchester
Salary:
£21,892 - £24,157

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY***
Before applying for this position, please ensure that you read the guidance document ‘Applying for a Career with Dorset CCG’ available in the ‘Documents’ section below. This advert may be closed at any time prior to the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received and therefore you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Once your application form has been submitted you will receive an automatic notification from NHS Jobs to confirm that your application has been successfully received by us. All further communication from us regarding your application will be sent via your NHS Jobs account; therefore you should ensure that you regularly check your NHS Jobs account and your emails following your application. We will contact all candidates to confirm the outcome of their application.


Patient Safety and Risk Support Officer

Band 4 – Part time (30 hours/week)- Vespasian House/ remote working

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join the Patient Safety and Risk team within the Nursing and Quality Directorate at NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group.

Well-developed administrative and organisational skills are essential; additionally, current IT skills are vital, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Power Point and Excel.

The role requires excellent time management and communication skills and an adaptable and collaborative approach to producing work within the required time scales. Applicants must also possess a professional manner incorporating confidence, politeness, assertiveness and diplomacy, demonstrate exceptional attention to detail, be able to work autonomously and prioritise their workload to meet deadlines. The post holder will be fully supported by colleagues within the Patient Safety and Risk team, whilst having responsibility for the delivery of their designated workload.

The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience in the NHS, however this is not essential. Experience of working to Standard Operating Procedures and the use of electronic incident management systems is also preferable.

Due to the nature of the role, the post holder will be exposed on a frequent, indirect basis to emotional and distressing circumstances.

This role is usually based at Vespasian House in Dorchester, but due to the current climate, the team is working remotely, with full IT equipment provided. The required hours are 30 hours/week – this can be worked over four days or five days.

Shortlisting: 22nd/23rd March

Interview: 30/31st March

For further information, please contact Natasha Sage:

T: 01305 213528

E: natasha.sage@dorsetccg.nhs.uk



Our Mission

Using our clinical understanding, we strive to lead continuous improvements to health and care services in Dorset. Our key mission is to support people in Dorset to lead healthier lives, for longer.

This mission sets out our ultimate purpose. It defines what we must aim to achieve every day, through every decision and every interaction we have as an organisation. It also incorporates our vision statement. Our mission statement is explained as follows:

  • 'Supporting people' reflects our role of commissioning services for those who fall ill and in preventing illness in the first place. It also recognises the need for us to support people to manage their own health and to work with them to do this successfully.
  • We have a duty of care for all people while they are 'in Dorset' - not just Dorset residents.
  • 'Healthier lives' is the ultimate outcome we are aiming for. It reflects a need to prevent illness (e.g. through education), as well as recognising the need to provide timely services for everyone.

As a clinical commissioning group we have a responsibility as leaders within the health economy. Our unique position as clinicians also allows us to view things differently.

We already have an excellent health service in Dorset but, excellent services can still, and must, be improved to reflect a continually changing economy and society. By using our clinical understanding and different perspective we can drive continuous improvements, not just in health care but across all services within Dorset.

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SOM-0110 - Driver/OA, Bridgwater

National Health Service

Bridgwater, SW
4 days ago
Bridgwater, SW
4 days ago

SOM-0110 - Driver/OA, Bridgwater

Devon Doctors

The closing date is 18 March 2021

Job overview

We have exciting opportunities within the Integrated Urgent Care Service to recruit Driver/Operational Assistants based at our Bridgwater Treatment Centre.

This position attracts a base hourly rate of £8.82 and you will also receive the following enhancements:

£0.55 per hour for hours worked weekdays between 18.00 and 23.00 hours

£1.20 per hour for hours worked between 23.00 and 08.00 hours and weekends.

A training rate will also be applicable.

Over a four week rolling rota the successful candidates will be contracted to work set hours per week and cover both weekdays and weekends, evenings and overnight. There may be opportunities to pick up extra sessions during weekday evenings and weekends (at appropriate role / shift pay rates) to cover for annual leave and sickness.

Please see attached sheet for the rotas available.

Main duties of the job

The non-clinical role requires you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team speaking to patients, carers and healthcare professionals who require urgent healthcare advice and support during the out of hours period.

You are required to have excellent logistical and organisational skills in order to ensure the co-ordination of workload within the Locality.

Roles involve:

Administration / receptionist-type duties, such as booking patients in on the computer system

Liaising with our Clinical Assessment Centre, Doctors and Nurses to ensure the smooth running of the service

Driving company vehicles to transport GPs and equipment to patients' homes

Checking drugs stock

Other similar duties.

Candidates must be flexible and able to travel to the place of work during the evenings and weekends.

If you have an excellent telephone manner, accurate record keeping, outstanding customer service skills, good IT knowledge and would like to work as part of the team, this job may be for you.

About us

Benefits of working for us include:

22 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays)

NHS Pension

Cycle to work scheme

1 Paid Volunteering day per year

Access to a free 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme

Discounts at Retailers via Perkbox

Devon Doctors has been delivering urgent primary care in Devon to an exceptional standard for twenty two years. Our sister companies, Access Health, Somerset OOH and Access Dental also offer a range of dentistry and primary care services across the Peninsula.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds, cultures and experiences to contribute to the diversity of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is a key member of the Treatment Centre (TC) operational team working with the duty clinician/s to ensure that face-to-face and / or telephone consultations are undertaken promptly. The post holder will give general administrative support throughout their period of duty when in the TC (and where it is a dual role) the Mobile; liaising with others within the organisation to ensure that the needs of the patients are met in line with the Putting Patient First ethos of the organisation.

Person Specification

Communication & skills / Personal Attributes & Abilities

Essential

  • Good listening, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible, reliable and adaptable team player
  • Ability to deliver consistently high quality operational standards
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude to work demands
  • Ability to work Out of Hours & Flexible Shift Patterns
  • Ability to work autonomously without supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work to achieve deadlines
  • Demonstrate willingness to learn new skills
  • Adaptable to change
  • Ability to cope with distressing and emotional situations
  • Ability to cope with unpredictable situations
  • Ability to co-ordinate and prioritise workloads able to multi-task as well as be self-disciplined and highly motivated

Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience of driving in all conditions (Dual Role only)
  • Customer Service skills
  • Local Geographical knowledge

Desirable

  • Previous experience of vehicle maintenance (Dual Role only)
  • Previous experience of working in a customer focussed environment.
  • Adastra
  • Rotamaster
  • R4 IT system

Qualifications

Essential

  • A good general education, to a minimum of GCSE level (or equivalent)
  • Full UK driving licence (Dual Role only)
  • Excellent IT & Keyboard skills

Desirable

  • NVQ in Customer Service Levels 1 or 2 (or equivalent)

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Doctors

Address

Bower Lane

Bridgwater

Somerset

TA64GU


Employer's website

https://www.devondoctors.co.uk/


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CLICK PCN - Senior Clinical Pharmacist

National Health Service

Langport, SW
1 day ago
Langport, SW
1 day ago

CLICK PCN - Senior Clinical Pharmacist

Langport Surgery

The closing date is 19 March 2021

Job overview

Are you looking for that next step to develop your career and use your clinical skills for the benefit of patients? Have you considered a lifestyle in the South West with its beautiful coastline, stunning countryside and mix of vibrant cities, towns and villages?

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated clinical pharmacist to join the CLICK Primary Care Network (PCN). Our PCN cares for a population of over 48,000 people in Somerset covering the areas of Chard, Ilminster and Langport.

Although the Primary Care Network is new, the 7 practices involved have a history of working together as a Federation and recently participated in NHS Englands Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice programme. As a Federation, our multidisciplinary team were nominated as finalists for the Excellence in Primary Care NHS70 Parliamentary Awards 2018.

Main duties of the job

This role is pivotal to improving quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver an excellent service within general practice. Ideallywill be a prescriber or completing their training to become a prescriber and will work alongside general practice teams.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in patient facing roles to clinically assess and treat patients, using your expert knowledge of medicines to add value to and improve patient care and patient outcomes. See the job description and person specification for more details.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the start of a revolution in primary care, changing how we do things with a new team of experienced clinicians possessing different skills and working collaboratively with our GPs to provide care centred on meeting the needs of our patients across practice boundaries. Join us on our journey and help us shape the next 5 years.

About us

CLICK PCN consists of seven GP Practices: Chard: Essex House, Springmead and Tawstock; Langport; Ilminster: The Meadows, Summervale and Churchview and together our dedicated teams care for around 48,442 patients. We are a friendly, forward-looking PCN who values the work-life balance we are able to provide allowing us to enjoy the beautiful countryside of Somerset. We are looking for self-starters who are able to work well as part of a team as well as on their own initiative. The ability to work well under pressure is also an important consideration for any successful candidate If you are a positive, confident and organised individual who adopts a flexible can do attitude to your work coupled with a focus on high quality service then one of these roles within a fast-paced and continuously developing environment could be just right for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within their clinical competencies as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide expertise in clinical medicines management, provide face to face structured medication reviews, manage long term conditions, management of medicines on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, manage repeat prescription authorisations and reauthorisation, acute prescription request, while addressing both the public health and social care needs of patients in the GP practice(s) that make up the PCN.

The post holder will perform face to face medication review of patients with polypharmacy especially for older people, people in residential care homes and those with multiple co-morbidities. The post holder will provide leadership on quality improvement and clinical audit and well as managing some aspects of the Quality and Outcomes Framework and the development and implementation of the Network Service Specifications from 2020 and 2021.

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to manage repeat prescription authorisations and reauthorisation, acute prescription request, management of medicines on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, providing expertise in clinical medicines management while addressing both the public health and social care needs of patients in the GP practice(s).

This role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver an excellent service within general practice.

The post holder will be a prescriber or completing their training to become a prescriber and will work alongside the general practice teams.

Key relationships:

The patients, Doctors, prescribers and practice teams within the Primary Care Network

Somerset CCG Practice Support Pharmacists and Medicines Management Team

Local Community Pharmacists

Other professionals, other NHS/private organisations eg CCG and the general public

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Patient facing medicines support

Hold clinics for patients requiring facetoface structured medication reviews i.e. a review of the ongoing need for each medicine, a review of monitoring needs and an opportunity to support patients with their medicine taking. Provide telephone support for patients with questions, queries and concerns about their medicines.

2. Medication Review

Undertake structured medication reviews with patients with multi-morbidity and polypharmacy and implement own prescribing changes (as an independent prescriber) and order relevant monitoring tests.

3. Risk Stratification

Design, develop and implementation of computer searches to identify cohorts of patients at high risk of harm from medicines. Responsibility for management of risk stratification tools on behalf of the practice. Work with patients and the primary care team to minimise risks through medicines optimisation.

4. Long-term condition clinics

See patients in multimorbidity clinics and in partnership with primary healthcare colleagues and implement improvements to patients medicines, including de-prescribing. Manage own case load, run own long-term condition clinics where responsible for prescribing as an independent prescriber for conditions where medicines have a large component (e.g. medicine optimisation for stable angina symptom control, warfarin monitoring and dose adjustment for patients requiring longterm anticoagulants). Review the ongoing need for each medicine, a review of monitoring needs and an opportunity to support patients with their medicines taking.

5. Unplanned Hospital Admissions

Devise and implement practice searches to identify cohorts of patients most likely to be at risk of an unplanned admission and readmissions from medicines. Work with case managers, multidisciplinary (health and social care) review teams, hospital colleagues and virtual ward teams to manage medicines-related risk for readmission and patient harm. Put in place changes to reduce the prescribing of these medicines to high-risk patient groups.

6. Repeat Prescribing

Produce and implement a practice repeat prescribing policy. Manage the repeat prescribing reauthorisation process by reviewing patient requests for repeat prescriptions and reviewing medicines reaching review dates; make necessary changes as an independent prescriber, and ensure patients are booked in for necessary monitoring tests where required.

7. Triage

Ensure that patients are referred to the appropriate clinician for the appropriate level of care within an appropriate period of time e.g. pathology results, common/minor ailments, acute conditions, long term conditions.

8. Medicines Safety and Quality Improvement

Identify and provide leadership on areas of prescribing requiring improvement. Conduct own audits and improvement projects and work with colleagues. Present results and provide leadership on suggested change. Demonstrate continuous QI activity focused upon prescribing safety as specified in the QOF guidance. This work for example might include the PINCER tool. Contribute to national and local research initiatives.

9. Care home medication reviews

Manage own caseload of care home residents. Undertake clinical medication reviews with patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy and implement own prescribing changes (as an independent prescriber) and order relevant monitoring tests. Work with care home staff to improve safety of medicines ordering and administration.

10. Domiciliary clinical medication reviews

Manage own caseload of vulnerable housebound patients at risk of hospital admission and harm from poor use of medicines. Implement own prescribing changes (as an independent prescriber) and ordering of monitoring tests. Attend and refer patients to multidisciplinary case conferences.

11. Service development

Develop and manage new services that are built around new medicines or NICE guidance, where new medicine/recommendations allow the development of a new care pathway (e.g. new oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.)

12. Care Quality Commission

Provide leadership to the practice manager and GPs to ensure the practice is compliant with CQC standards where medicines are involved.

13. Population and Public Health

To devise and manage population and public health campaigns to run within the network. To provide specialist knowledge on immunisation programmes.

14. Cost saving programmes

Make recommendations for, and manage pharmacy technicians to, make changes to medicines (switches) designed to save on medicine costs where a medicine or product with lower acquisition cost is now available.

15. Medicine information to practice staff and patients

Answer all medicinerelated enquiries from GPs, other practice staff and patients with queries about medicines. Suggesting and recommending solutions. Provide follow up for patients to monitor the effect of any changes.

16. Information management

Analyse, interpret and present medicines data to highlight issues and risks to support decision making.

17. Training

Provide education and training to primary healthcare team on therapeutics and medicines optimisation. Provide training to visiting medical, nursing and other healthcare students where appropriate.

18. Management of medicines at discharge from hospital

To reconcile medicines following discharge from hospitals, intermediate care and into care homes, including identifying and rectifying unexplained changes, manage these changes without referral to a GP, perform a clinical medication review, produce a post discharge medicines care plan including dose titration and booking of follow up tests and working with patients and community pharmacists to ensure patients receive the medicines they need post discharge and working with patients and community pharmacists to ensure patients receive the medicines they need post discharge.

Set up and manage systems to ensure continuity of medicines supply to high-risk groups of patients (e.g. those with medicine compliance aids or those in care homes).

Work in partnership with hospital colleagues (e.g. care of the elderly doctors and clinical pharmacists) to proactively manage patients at high risk of medicine related problems before they are discharged to ensure continuity of care.

19. Implementation of local and national guidelines and formulary recommendations

Provide appropriate advice to practices prescribing against the local health communitys RAG list for medicines that should be prescribed by hospital doctors (red drugs) or subject to shared care (amber drugs). Liaise directly with hospital colleagues where prescribing needs to be returned to specialists. Suggest and develop computer decision support tools to help remind prescribers about the agreed formulary choice and local recommendations. Provide newsletters on important prescribing messages to improve prescribers knowledge and work with the team to develop and implement other techniques known to influence implementation of evidence such as audit and feedback.

20. Medicines safety

Horizon scan to identify national and local policy and guidance that affects patient safety through the use of medicines, including MHRA alerts, product withdrawals and emerging evidence from clinical trials. Manage the process of implementing changes to medicines and guidance for practitioners.

21. Development and Management of the Primary Care Network Pharmacy Team

In conjunction with the Clinical Director and PCN Manager, develop and recruit a PCN Pharmacy Team taking account of skill mix requirements and financial constraints. As Line Manager to the team, undertake supervision and management of the team including training and development needs, annual appraisals, rota and other issues as arise taking account of PCN and practice policies.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Has an experience/awareness of the breadth of common acute and long-term conditions that are likely to be seen in a general medical practice.
  • Minimum of 5 years post graduate experience in pharmacy, as demonstrated within a practice portfolio
  • Holds an independent prescribing qualification
  • Able to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general pharmaceutical care programmes for patients across core areas, including disease states/long term conditions.
  • Accountable for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision
  • Uses skills in a range of routine situations requiring analysis or comparison of a range of options.
  • Recognises priorities when problem-solving and identifies deviations from normal pattern and is able to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate.
  • Able to follow legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies/procedures and codes of conduct
  • Involves patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence as per NICE guidelines

Other

Essential

  • Meet DBS reference standards and has a clear criminal record, in line with law on spent convictions
  • Adaptable and self-motivated
  • Safeguarding Level 3 and other mandatory training
  • Immunisation status
  • Access to own transport and ability to travel across the locality on a regular basis, including to visit people in their own homes
  • Participate in the provision of Extended Hours outside of core practice hours.

Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence-based healthcare
  • An understanding of the nature of GPs and general practice
  • An understanding of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to a variety of audiences (eg, patients)
  • Able to plan, manage, monitor, advise and review general medicine optimisation issues in core areas for long term conditions
  • Good IT skills, including use of Microsoft and EMIS Clinical System
  • Able to obtain and analyse complex technical information
  • Recognises priorities when problem solving and identifies deviations from the normal pattern and is able to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate
  • Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Produce timely and informative reports
  • Gain acceptance for recommendation and influence / motivate / persuade the audience to comply with the recommendations or agreed course of action where there may be significant barriers
  • Work effectively, independently and as a team member
  • Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service supervision

Qualifications

Essential

  • Mandatory registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Masters degree in pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent
  • Independent prescriber or working towards / intent of gaining
  • independent prescribing qualification
  • Minimum 5 years post-qualification experience

Desirable

  • Membership Primary Care Pharmacy Association
  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Specialist knowledge acquired through postgraduate diploma level or equivalent training/experience

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Langport Surgery

Address

North Street

Langport

Somerset

TA10 9RH


Employer's website

https://www.langportsurgery.co.uk/

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Salaried General Practitioner - Creech Medical Centre

National Health Service

Creech Medical Centre, SW
5 days ago
Creech Medical Centre, SW
£41.158k - £76.751k Per Year
5 days ago
£41.158k - £76.751k Per Year

Job Reference: 184-MED1020-A

Employer:
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
GP
Location:
Creech Medical Centre, Creech
Salary:
£41,158 - £76,751 pro rata per annum

Creech Medical Centre

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is currently looking for salaried GP’s to join Creech Medical Centre. We are located in the Village of Creech St Michael, 3 miles east of Taunton. Our mission is to provide the local community with an excellent level of primary care services, that are sustainable and appropriate, delivered in a safe environment by a well led and responsive healthcare team. You will be joining a supportive team of GPs, practice nurses, community psychiatric nurse, MSK practitioner, wellbeing advisor, midwife, district nurse, paramedic practitioners, and practice staff.

We can offer you flexible working options up to 8 full time GP sessions working across local practices, competitive remuneration package, and opportunities for cross working and joint training, the opportunity to develop specialist skills, along with the opportunity to have the support of a larger organization to develop your career.

Our practice is currently rated Good by the CQC, we are the only Trust to offer Primary Care, Mental Health and Acute services offering you a chance to build a portfolio career. We offer a supportive and collaborative team environment, where we encourage learning, development and personal growth.

About the Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. We provide community and mental health services across the whole of Somerset and acute hospital services in the north, west and centre of the county and beyond.

Location

Straddled between areas of outstanding natural beauty and the idyllic rolling hills of Exmoor, featuring national hotspots for cycling, surfing, and climbing such as Cheddar Gorge, there’s plenty to keep you occupied alongside the abundance of music festivals and local traditions. Somerset offers you the chance to live near some of the UK’s most desirable locations; from the beaches in North Devon and Cornwall, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, whilst also being less than 2 hours from London. The County town of Taunton has diverse shopping, restaurants, and regularly hosts international music and sporting fixtures.

The South West of England is a highly desirable place to live. Compared to other regions, house prices in the area are quite reasonable. Rural properties in many of the pretty villages in South Somerset and North Dorset are within easy commute to the hospital. Many properties have land or large gardens attached.

If you’ve got family commitments, or are looking to settle down, Somerset offers some of the best schools in the country ranging from Public institutions such as Millfield, Queens College, Taunton School, Kings College, Wellington, and Blundell’s, to award winning state schools such as Richard Huish College which has been ranked in the top 10 of A-level providers nationally for the last eight years, through to secondary’s ranking in the top 5% nationally such as The Castle school in Taunton.

For further information:

Please contact Dominique Pearson-Smith, Practice Manager dominique.pearson-smith@nhs.net

or Nandini Mcculloch – Admin Manager nandini.mcculloch1@nhs.net

If you would like to discuss the application process for this role please contact Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant on 07765898212 or Jordan.Pollard@somersetft.nhs.uk



If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits - please visit our website.

By submitting your application to NHS Jobs/Trac, you are giving your consent for elements of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation; to be used by Recruitment for purposes of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable) including all electronically held NHS service and sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process.

These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing and with the Data Protection Act (2018) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII)

Job Type

Full Time

Posted

6 days ago

Description

Health Visitor

Somerset County Council

The closing date is 10 March 2021

Job overview

Somerset Public Health Nursing Team is delighted to offer the opportunity to join one of our dynamic Health Visiting Teams in South Somerset, with one 37 hour post available in Yeovil.

The Health Visitor service comprises of a skill mix team that deliver core and targeted health input through the Healthy child programme 0-5 years aged children and their families. You will be part of a busy team, working alongside Health Visitors, Assistant Practitioners, administrators and school nurses.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for registered nurses who hold the Specialist Public Health Nurse in Health Visiting qualification.

You will need to:

  • Be a highly motivated and innovative practitioner
  • Have good leadership skills
  • Have a knowledge base in safeguarding and child protection processes.
  • Have a strong Public Health focus
  • Be fully committed to improving the health and well-being of our children and families in Somerset

You must be an NMC registered Nurse or Midwife with SCPHN qualification with an interest of addressing the health needs of children aged 0-19 years and their families.

Applicants must have a full valid driving licence and have access to a car for work. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in line with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary

1. Responsible for ensuring the co-ordination and delivery of skilled, effective care to promote positive health and respond to identified, individual client and population/community needs. This will reflect the prime objective of tackling disadvantage and inequality to impact on the health divide and effectively participate in the mainstream development of Early Help Services to fully embrace the ethos of integrated care delivery.

2. Provide professional and team leadership to manage a defined team delivering care to a geographical caseload/population. Undertake an ongoing community health needs profile of the caseload identifying individual, family and community needs affecting health and social well-being, including Emotional Health Screening, assessing the need for specific services and ensuring that the appropriate level of interaction is provided and co-ordinated.

3. Work with vulnerable children and families in line with national and local policies relating to safeguarding children and provide specialist support and advice to children, families and schools regarding the health and wellbeing needs of children.

4. Work in partnership with other agencies, particularly health services, education and social care. Manage and co-ordinate programmes of intervention for a caseload made up of individual children and families, to plan, implement, monitor and review programmes of intervention based on identified individual health and social needs.

Key Responsibilities

5. Identify those children who are vulnerable and/or at risk from harm. Respond appropriately to incidents of actual or suspected abuse and to ensure that child protection practice is in line with local and national guidelines and policies and prioritise court reports and Child Protection documentation.

6. Attend professionally related working groups as appropriate, which are involved in developing and agreeing local policies, protocols and standard setting to identify and respond to local health needs. Participate in projects, pilots, research and audit as and when required by the Organisation.

7. Maintain a working knowledge of, and participate at a local level in, the delivery of public health targets, local delivery plan, business plan, benchmarking and governance plans and Childrens National Service Framework targets, ensuring that practice reflects their objectives.

8. Responsible for care plans/programmes delegated to members of the health visiting team, providing clear measurable outcomes and developing systems to review the effectiveness of care. Maintain communication through Healthy Child Meetings allocating work to appropriate professionals.

9. Work in partnership with families and other agencies to promote and support a healthy lifestyle and positive parenting. Develop, deliver and evaluate programmes of education and support to targeted individuals and groups within the community.

10. Provide safe and competent advice for individual clients receiving care for a condition for which the Health Visitor takes clinical responsibility. Prescribe from the Nurse Prescribers Formulary for District Nurses and Health Visitors, from the Nurse Prescribers Extended Formulary or to act as a supplementary prescriber, where appropriate qualifications have been achieved.

11. Investigate and report complaints and incidents at a team level (as appropriate) and in accordance with the Organisations complaints and incident reporting policies and complete risk assessment.

12. Offer advice, guidance and support to children and families to develop good practice and publicise the available areas of assistance.

13. Understand, uphold and promote the aims of the councils equality, diversity and inclusion policies; health, safety and wellbeing of self and others; and Organisational values in everything you do. Equality and Diversity practice covers both interaction with staff, service users and communities and includes challenging discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity for all.

Contacts & Relationships

  • Children, young people and families.
  • Education Providers, Head Teachers and Schools.
  • Community Services, Fire and Police.
  • Public Health Directorate, Somerset CCG.
  • Heads of Service, Children and Young People Provider Services and Locality Leads.
  • Primary Care GP practices.
  • Midwifery Services, Paediatric Services, Integrated Therapy Services.
  • Voluntary Sector.
  • External relationships with other agencies and Acute NHS Trusts.

Communicate in person, face-to-face, in writing and, where appropriate, electronically with all the above contacts.

  • Establish clear lines of communication between all members of multi-agency and professional Primary Care teams, working collaboratively with all relevant health care professionals and agencies including Children Social care.
  • Liaise with other agencies, professionals, organisations to keep them informed of service provision and with consent, advise on individual cases.
  • Identify improvements to service provision, policies and procedures.
  • Co-ordinate inter-agency/partnership working to enhance access to services and provide comprehensive service provision.
  • Attend and contribute to Area team meeting monthly to facilitate effective communication within children and young peoples services.

Resources

  • Manage the local team within the agreed resources (financial and personnel). This will include physical resources e.g. pharmaceutical items and efficient and effective use of staffing resources. Establish within available resources, specific interventions to enable early intervention.
  • Ensure all loans of equipment are monitored and reviewed regularly in line with agreed protocols and guidelines, eg enuresis alarms, CONI equipment.
  • Prioritise work and manage time effectively by utilising individuals skills, knowledge and competencies and co-ordinate monthly Team meetings as appropriate.
  • Enable and support the development of skills and competencies of all members of the team through ongoing supervision, regular appraisal and the development of individual Personal Development Plans, including preceptorship and act as an assessor for pre/post registration students and providing community/public health knowledge. Deliver training programmes on behalf of the service to internal and external services as appropriate.
  • Recommend and initiate improvements in service delivery to clients and to implement changes in practice, where appropriate.
  • Provide and participate in clinical supervision on a regular basis as per policy and guidelines for best practice.

Further information specific to this job

The successful candidate has a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people they are responsible for or come into contact with.

Somerset County Council is subject to Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English will be an essential requirement for customer-facing roles.

This job requires a criminal background check (DBS) via the disclosure procedure.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Health Visitor
  • Public Health Specialist Practitioner Degree (or equivalent qualification pre-1988)
  • Evidence of continued professional development

Desirable

  • Leadership programme or prepared to undertake a course
  • Nurse Prescriber V100 Qualification or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working across agencies.
  • Understanding and experience of the application of research in practice.
  • Evidence of child protection experience.
  • Experience in identifying and assessing health needs including community health needs.

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility in working days and approach to service needs
  • Proven ability to manage time and resources
  • Adaptable approach to clients and their needs of the service
  • Act in ways that value and support Equality and Diversity
  • Passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of others and addressing health inequality
  • Access to transport with appropriate business insurance

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the Public Health and Preventative Strategy
  • Working knowledge of child protection procedures and policies
  • Ability to organise and deliver education on a 1-1 or group setting
  • Required to have responsibility for a caseload and delegate appropriately, with ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Willingness to lead teams Public Health Nurses and Assistants
  • Proven clinical and managerial leadership ability
  • Report writing knowledge and skills
  • IT Competent
  • Maintain records as per NMC Guidelines/local policy
  • Good listening, communication and ability to form good working relationships with colleagues and clients

Desirable

  • Audit and research skills

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset County Council

Address

Eastland Road

Yeovil

Somerset

BA21 4ET


Employer's website

https://www.somerset.gov.uk/