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Community Staff Nurse

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Suffolk County Council
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Salary details:
£25,295 pro rata
Job term:
Full or Part Time
Closing date:
09 July 2019 01:00 PM
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Are you passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people in Suffolk?

Do you want to work for an organisation who are committed to supporting their staff to achieve a healthy worklife balance?

We successfully won the contract to deliver the 0 - 19 Healthy Child Programme for the county, working across School Nursing, Health Visiting and the new Health Business Centre teams.

The School Nursing team (countywide) will provide each school in the county with a named health professional.  You will work with children and young people, both individually and in groups, to promote healthy lifestyles and improve their resilience.

The Health Visiting team (countywide) will deliver the healthy child programme and work with families from the ante-natal period to the child age of 5.

The Health Business Centre team (Ipswich) will be at the forefront, offering service users and stakeholders a single point of access.  Staff nurses will support a clinically led duty and triage service responding to clinical communications into the Service.

Duties may include:

  • working 1:1 with children, young people and their families
  • running workshops
  • providing drop-in clinics
  • undertaking developmental assessments and child health clinics
  • supporting health visitors by delivering on selected universal and universal plus pathways for children and their families
  • offering information, clinical advice and guidance to all service users ie-minor illnesses, accident prevention, infant feeding by telephone, email or web-chat.
  • promote ChatHealth for the 0-19 service responding to children, young people and their families (a secure and confidential text messaging service).

We are looking for enthusiastic and skilled staff nurses to join us as we start this work from September 2019.

We offer an attractive employment package, ideal for keeping a healthy work-life balance, including:

  • term time working
  • Monday - Friday working
  • flexible hours
  • part time hours
  • a car leasing scheme.

Please see the Suffolk County Council Recruitment Brochure for more information, including Staff Benefits.

Please specify on your application form which team / areas you are applying for, see the Suffolk Locality Map for further details.

Previous applicants need not apply.

For an informal discussion please contact Tara Saunders on 07415 799474 or Jo Nelson on 07894 231206.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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