Clinical Lead Health Visitor: Infant Feeding (NHS AfC: Band 7) - health visiting - Whittington Health NHS Trust - #49043

Whittington Health NHS Trust


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Islington
Contract type: Part time

Our Bright Start Islington Integrated Service has a Health Visitor Clinical Lead Vacancy for Infant Feeding.

This exciting new post involves working as a Health Visitor in one of our integrated teams and working as a Clinical Lead Health Visitor focussing on infant feeding. This role is a fantastic development opportunity which will enable you to get involved to shape and deliver on the local strategy.

You will be working within the Infant Feeding Team alongside the Clinical Specialists who will support your own practice.

This role supports the Infant Feeding Coordinator in the delivery of infant feeding services in Islington, working towards increasing rates of initiation and continuation of breast feeding.

We are very proud that we have achieved Baby Friendly Status in Bright Start Islington and if successful you would have the experience of working in a service which delivers care at this high standard.

We are interested in your aspirations and supporting your career development so come and find out more…………..

You will be responsible for the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme for a geographical area within the Bright Start locality carrying out evidence-based child and family health assessments and develop child/family health plans in partnership with families and other key partners.

You will be working alongside colleagues as part of an identified strategy group to develop the vision and service delivery plans for the high impact area of infant feeding.

You will work alongside the Infant Feeding Coordinator and others to ensure that the training, support, protocols and policy agreed are embedded locally across the integrated teams and Bright Start localities.

You will be involved in the development and delivery of a quality assurance framework relating to your specialist area of interest to ensure we are all providing a safe, effective and quality service.

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Please see JD and PS attached for more details regarding the job description and main responsibilities.

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