Looked After Children Specialist Nurse

East of the U K
£25.69 per hour
14 Jul 2017
11 Aug 2017
Finegreen Consultant
Nursing, Lead Nurse
Job Type
I am recruiting for an interim Looked After Children's Specialist Nurse for an NHS organisation based in the East of England.

Key responsibilities:
  • Following national and local guidelines, plan, organise, deliver and evaluate comprehensive health assessments to assess and formulate the complex needs of a looked after child or young person using evidence based knowledge to develop health plans toward improving the long term health outcomes for looked after children;
  • Be an autonomous practitioner who develops and embraces a flexible range of working regarding the way services can be delivered to children and young people who are looked after toward achieving positive outcomes;
  • Ensure that the health of Looked After Children is positively promoted, encouraged and supported.  Empower children and young people to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing;
  • Work closely with all health professionals involved to ensure a comprehensive health assessment for children and young people is undertaken;
  • Develop and undertake age appropriate health promotion advice and act as a resource providing health advice to children, carers and professionals;
  • Establish robust lines of communication relating to health care between service users, professionals and agencies.
  • To attend as appropriate Annual Reviews for Looked After Children to inform and advise on the child/young person’s health needs;
  • To establish and maintain effective links across organisational and inter-agency boundaries.
The successful candidate:
  • Registered on Part 1 of the NMC register;
  • Registered on Part 3 of the NMC register as a Specialist Community Public Health Practitioner (Health Visitor or School Nurse) or holds relevant equivalent experience;
  • Good knowledge of children and young people’s legislation and guidance.
For further information, please contact Louise Griffiths on 0161 241 9665 or email louise.griffiths@finegreen.co.uk 

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