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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse

Job Details

Hiring Organization Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Post Name Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
Qualification Graduate
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time  
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary GBP 25655 To GBP 31534 Per Year 
Location Manchester, England, United Kingdom M1

Job Description

Manchester Local Care Organisation is committed to the professional development of its workforce in order to deliver high-quality healthcare to the diverse communities within Manchester.

We are offering suitably qualified registered nurses or midwives the opportunity to undertake a program of study and clinical practice which will lead to a registered Specialist Community Public Health Qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

This is an exciting 12-month apprenticeship program that gives you an opportunity to develop your career in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing with a specialist focus on health visiting.

Manchester is participating in the Start well /1001 critical days’ agenda and school readiness initiatives providing optimal health to preschool children. If you feel inspired and wish to be a part of a fabulous health-visiting workforce here in Manchester, we would like to hear from you. 

Main duties of the job

As a health visitor, you can make a significant difference to children’s families and communities. You will work within highly committed teams and play a crucial role in the delivery of the healthy child program, promoting child development, safeguarding children, preventing social exclusion and deprivation, and tackling public health issues.

Every day is different, running healthy child drop-in clinics, visiting babies, children, and their families in their homes, managing support groups for parents, and working closely with other partner agencies and professionals.

Post-reg experience is essential for this role and evidence of GCSE maths and English must be available at the interview stage. Starting in Sept 2022, you will be given a fixed-term apprenticeship contract with MLCO to undertake the one-year full-time SCPHN course with Manchester Metropolitan University.

The course consists of 50% academic work and 50% practice in accordance with the university. MLCO guidelines and after qualifying, we will offer a further year’s preceptorship period to consolidate your skills. You will complete an individualized learning program which will be documented in your Personal Portfolio of Learning.

Working for Our Organization

MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £1.8bn and is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating the most exceptional integrated health and social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford, and beyond, we champion collaborative working and transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals.

We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We’re proud to be one of the major academic research centers and education providers in England and Research and Innovation are at the heart of all we do, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programs.

We’re also excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable and tackling climate change.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protect your health and well-being, and shape the future of our organization together.

Join us and you’ll work with some of the best people in the NHS, thriving in a Trust united in its values, purpose, and commitment to our patients and a drive for continual innovation and improvement.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading.  

So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’ that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. 

This document provides you with details about the Trust, and our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others.  Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form. 

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues, and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination.

If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the ‘NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination. There is currently a Government consultation underway that will determine whether some new employees may need to be vaccinated.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity, and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve.

All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage, and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. 

As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Aptitudes – Essential criteria

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Basic computer literacy skills e.g. Microsoft Word and literature searching skills.
  • Sound knowledge of health policy relating to Primary and Community Care.
  • Access to transport.

Interview – Essential criteria

  • A current First Level Registration.
  • Meet NMC Standards for entry for specialist community education and practice for Health Visiting with an entry on either part 1 or 2 of the NMC register District Nursing.
  • Community Children’s Nursing, Community Learning Disability Nursing with an entry on part 1 of the NMC register.
  • Meets the academic requirements minimum of 120 credits at Apprenticeship away.
  • Meets the academic requirements minimum of 120 credits at Degree Level or equivalent Apprenticeship or pathway.

Applicant requirements

  • You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
  • 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.

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