Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for you to come and join our friendly team.

We are a multi agency team which provide health and wellbeing education and promotion to adults and older people in their own homes, over the telephone and via other routes i.e. group sessions and community drop ins.

We also help deliver the NHS Health Checks programme in the community and at outreach venues across West Sussex.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver NHS Health Checks to the public in outreach venues after appropriate training. This requires a holistic approach assisting people to access services designed to improve their health & wellbeing through behaviour change. This is part of our duties as providers to West Sussex County Council’s Public Health Department.
  • To work closely with other PAT colleagues, primary care teams, social & caring services and the voluntary sector in the development and delivery of integrated services to avoid duplication and overlap.
  • To contribute to covering the Duty Line along with other PAT colleagues.
  • To contribute to scoping local services/initiatives and, along with other PAT colleagues, contribute to the maintenance of a database/directory to ensure accurate signposting and outcomes.
  • With reference to routine data and other information available from West Sussex County Council’s Public Health Department and other sources, ensure that services and resources are targeted towards those populations where need is the greatest, thereby tackling health inequalities. This is carried out with guidance from the multi-agency PAT Board.
  • The post holder is not responsible for leading or managing other members of the team however, will occasionally be responsible for pre-registration student nurses who are on a community placement within the PATs i.e. student shadows NHS Nurse Advisor on a visit or when carrying out an NHS Health Check
  • Working for our organisation

    The NHS Nurse Advisor team are a small yet mighty team who work across West Sussex. A hard working team with a passion for Health Promotion. This job has so many different facets, that enable you as an experience practitioner to use your own initiative in order to get the health promotional message across to the residence of West Sussex.

    Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • Over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff members
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 10,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across all services
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader
  • SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities
    Provide a holistic assessment of health, social and environmental needs of adults and older people living in the community.

    Provide advice, signposting and onward referral to a range of statutory, voluntary and community services to enhance the health and wellbeing of adults and older people by utilising up to date knowledge of relevant national & local policy developments.

    Work as part of a multi-agency team which includes health, social and caring services and voluntary sector staff;

    Attending regular PAT & NHS Nurse Advisor team meetings, sharing lessons & supporting the development of new services.

    In conjunction with other multi-agency colleagues continue to develop, expand and implement a health enhancing, population based approach to improving the health and wellbeing of adults and older people in the community.

    Using a robust evidence based approach, working with the Wellbeing Hubs, actively plan and implement activities designed to promote independence and wellbeing amongst adults and older people living in the community.

    Keep up to date and contemporaneous records adhering to National and Trust policies and procedures.

    Demonstrate commitment to continual professional development, participating in clinical supervision and working within the NMC Code and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust policies.

    Attend all statutory and mandatory training and any other training required for the role.

    Deliver NHS Health Checks in outreach venues.

    Person specification

    Professional Registration/ Experience
    Essential criteria

  • Professional Registration
  • Desirable criteria

  • Years Experience
  • Experience
    Essential criteria

  • Relevant experience of working with adults and older people in community settings.
  • Evidence of post qualification experience and/or further education in health/social care related subjects.
  • Skills and Knowledge
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the boundaries of the role Ability to demonstrate an understanding of clinical governance
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team but with ability to work independently & use initiative.
  • Understanding of statutory Health & Social Care Services .i.e The Care Act 2014. National Service Frameworks for Older People and related documents.
  • Knowledge of the NHS Health Checks Programme.
  • Clear understanding of multidisciplinary working in the care of adults & older people.
  • Good communication skills, including excellent written & oral skills.
  • Ability to provide & receive complex, sensitive information.
  • Good knowledge of computing skills e.g. Windows.
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of people at all levels, including clients, carers, health & social care colleagues & other professionals.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of NMC guidelines.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Advanced computing skills (e.g. database skills, advanced spreadsheet skills, powerpoint). Presentation skills.
  • Other Role Requirements
    Essential criteria

  • Empathetic & non-judgemental approach to cli-ents.
  • Car driver with access to a car and a current driving licence.
  • Flexible re: time management
  • Willing to learn new skills.
  • This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

    Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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