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Casual Health Visitor (Bank staff)
 
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Bank Staff  - Specialist Public Health Practitioner – Health Visiting


Grade 8:   £33,291 - £40,728 per annum  (£17.73 - £21.69 per hour plus 12.07% holiday pay)
Hours: Casual as and when required

Contract status: Bank staff
Location:  Sutton Children’s Centres (Tweeddale, Green oak and Victor Seymour)

We are looking to recruit Bank staff and can offer competitive hourly rates, flexibility of shifts and hours, access to the NHS pension scheme, variety of work and access to training opportunities.

About us

The London Borough of Sutton is part of an alliance of local providers which includes Epsom and St Helier’s NHS Trust, the Sutton GP Federation and South West London & St Georges MH Trust. This is known as the Sutton Health and Care (SHC) Alliance. Together we want to improve local services for adults and children by joining up health and social care provision across organisational boundaries. The SHC Alliance is already starting to deliver innovative services in Sutton that are providing joined-up care.  The first of these is Sutton Health and Care at Home which went live in April 18.

We now have an opportunity to improve local services for our children, focusing in particular on improving school readiness, mental health and wellbeing and SEND provision.  

 

From April 1st 2019, health visiting and school nursing services will be delivered in house by the London Borough of Sutton, as part of the SHC. We want these services to work more closely with other Council services, such as Children’s Centres and Early Help, and with other children’s services across the Alliance.

 

Situated in Zone 5, Sutton is less than 30 minutes by train from central London, and south and south west London are easily accessible by public transport. There are 10 train stations which serve key neighbourhoods within the borough providing direct connections to London Victoria, London Bridge, London Blackfriars and St Pancras International. Sutton also has direct rail connections with Epsom, Dorking, Guildford and Horsham, as well as Wimbledon for an interchange with the London Underground and West Croydon for the London Overground. There’s also an extensive road network which provides close and easy access to the M25 and M23.

  

About the role

This is an exciting time to join our health visiting service.

Our new Healthy Child Programme will improve outcomes and reduce health inequalities for children, young people and their families in Sutton.

We are looking for staff to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and who want to be part of the changing landscape of children’s services in the borough.

We welcome applications from newly qualified or experienced health visitors.

 

About you

You will need:

●        to be a  Registered Nurse / Midwife and a Health Visitor  and ideally hold a mentor and nurse prescribing qualification

●        experience of working in partnership across boundaries

●        a good understanding and practice of safeguarding

●        the ability to work autonomously

 

Our offer

You will be employed by the Council on comparable terms and conditions to the NHS, and you will have access to the NHS Pension Scheme subject to criteria.

 

We can offer you a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition strongly encouraged here in Sutton, and you'll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

We offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from our Children’s Centres, whilst on the move, and at home following the introduction of Google Chromebooks, Apps and technology, which have acted as a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working.

For further information contact Bernadette Thornton (Health Visitor Team Leader) on 07768068515 or email Bernadette.thornton@sutton.gov.uk or Adela Lamarche (Health Visitor Team Leader) on 07845016181 or adela.lamarche@sutton.gov.uk

 

Interested?

Please apply online. Please ensure you refer to the Role Profile.pdf when completing your supporting statement.

Closing date for applications – Monday 6 May 2019

Interview date(s) – Thursday 16 May 2019

Please refer to the attached Leadership Expression for more information about the behaviour we encourage all our employees to display:

Leadership expression.pdf

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