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Specialist Nurse Children Looked After Children & Care Leavers

Band 6

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Band 6
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Brighouse HD6 1NY
£26,565 - £35,577 pro rata per annum
30/03/2018 23:59

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust aspires to be a leader in the digital health revolution. With the launch of a full Electronic Patient Record in 2017 the Trust aims to be the safest, most efficient and patient centred Trust in the NHS. The launch is part of a 10-15 year ongoing project of modernisation with future opportunities for research, development in this rapidly developing field of medicine. Through working at CHFT you can be part of this innovative area aiming to bring safer and more effective care to our patients.


An exciting development opportunity has arisen for a position in the Children Looked After and Care Leaver health team within Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust (CHFT) safeguarding service.

The post-holder will provide advice on Children Looked After and Care Leaver’s issues, policies, procedures and clinical practice which will enable the Trust and its workforce to conform to mandatory and statutory frameworks relating to the Children Looked After agenda. The post holder will be a named health practitioner for a defined cohort of young people ensuring their health assessments are undertaken and health plans implemented working with other agencies as necessary. Partnership working across the health economy, with Commissioners and with other agencies is fundamental to this role.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced School Nurse/ Health Visitor with a minimum of at least two years post degree experience or equivalent with an understanding of the health needs of Children Looked After and Care Leaver’s. Caseload management is essential.

The post holder will work closely with the Named Nurse and Designated Doctor for Children Looked After and with the Safeguarding Team as part of the Corporate Directorate. Children Looked After health service is integral to Governance arrangements within CHFT and we are looking for someone with a commitment to high standards and belief in delivering reliable and sustainable service provision in an area of work that is demanding and challenging but rewarding.

CHFT is seeking a professional who values, and is committed to, providing advice, support, training, and clinical supervision to a wide range of health and social care professionals. Applicants should have experience of working with situations that may present challenges for services and staff. Applicants should have an understanding of the national and local issues relating to Children Looked After and Care Leavers and a proven ability to engage in effective multi-agency teamwork.

Although the post is based in Calderdale, there will be an expectation to travel up to a 50 mile radius of the team base, to deliver the service specification requirements.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Clare Beecher, Named Nurse CLA on 0777 5824 888


Hannah Smith, Designated Nurse CLA on 0778 9936 923

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