Nursing - Public Health Nurse Co-ordinator

  • Department Specialist Midwives
  • Salary £25,655.00 – £31,534 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/01/2022
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-TSC-814-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Maternity Services have an exciting opportunity to recruit a nurse practitioner co-ordinator to their new innovative Healthy Pregnancy Support Service. The service is integrated as part of the mainstream midwifery services and will focus on providing support and facilitate guidance with pregnant women and their families around making healthy lifestyle choices to promote a healthy pregnancy, with a positive outcome and healthy baby.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be to co-ordinate the day to day running of a team of practitioners, in addition to contributing to improving the general health of pregnant and postnatal women across Shropshire, by motivating and delivering evidenced based behaviour change techniques to support women in healthy lifestyle choices.  Your role will  facilitate women and their families to stop smoking, in addition to providing practical advice on how to achieve a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight gain in pregnancy, encourage the uptake of healthy start vitamins, discuss the benefits of breast feeding and deliver recommended immunisations to pregnant women. You will be working as a team alongside community and antenatal midwives in the client’s home and maternity service settings across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

This role will require you to have excellent communication skills, be able to problem solve, organised and willing to work flexibly to ensure service provision is maintained and be able to work autonomously and as part of a team.  You will have a current nursing qualification and it would be an advantage to have some behaviour change knowledge and have experience of working with pregnant women and families. Full training will be offered to enable you to do this role.

It is essential you own a car and hold a full driving licence.

For more information, please contact Vicky Birch – Healthy Pregnancy Support Service Lead on the details below.

Working for our organisation

As a Trust, we are passionate about helping our staff to achieve their career aspirations, and can offer a variety of learning and development opportunities to support your continued professional development. 

We are an organisation that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (“To provide excellent care for the communities we serve”) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most – our patients and their families.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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