0-19 Public Health Support Worker

  • Widnes
  • Nhs
Job summary Bridgewater`s 0-19 services inWarrington and Halton are looking for enthusiastic and self- motivatedindividual`s to work as a public health support worker in Warrington orHalton`s school-aged immunisation team.The role primarily involvesproviding efficient and effective confidential clerical and administrativesupport to the Immunisation Team as well as supporting children and youngpeople presenting for vaccination.Due to the nature of theschool-aged vaccination programmes for most of the positions available, we arelooking for candidates who can work flexibly to meet service need. This willinclude working more hours during the delivery of the flu programme (Septemberto December) than during the delivery of the other programmes (January toAugust), as well as weekend working when required (approximately once a month)Theposition is for 1 x term time only (40 weeks) 18 hours a week.Please note: There is arequirement to work approximately 1 Saturday every two months as part of weekly working hours. Our ideal candidate will haveexperience of working with children and young people as well as working in acustomer facing environment. They must have excellent communication skills andbe able to perform general administration duties to a high standard. They willbe enthusiastic, well organized, have the ability to handle routine queriespro-actively and use their own initiative. Main duties of the job As a 0-19 Public Health Support Worker, the post holderwill support the delivery of high-quality childhood immunisation programmes,delivering large scale immunisation and vaccination programmes within communityand educational settings. The post holder will performadministration duties to a high standard.The post holder will supportchildren as directed by an immuniser, during all stages of the vaccinationprocess.The post holder will deliverrequired activities in the home, school or clinic environment under thedirection of an Immunisation NurseThe successful candidates willbe predominantly supporting the delivery of the immunisation programmesdelivered to school aged children across either Warrington or Halton. This willinclude the Childhood flu, HPV, Men ACWY and Td/IPV immunisation programmes. About us Flexible working will be considered for all roles.Unfortunately, we do not hold a sponsor licence for working Visas.At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver ourNHS services in your local community.They help us deliver our mission to improve local health andpromote wellbeing in the communities we serve. After all, values are about people and they werecreated in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was importantto themHere at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.P- Person-centred-We are passionate about individual needs andpromote independence in the healthcare we provide..E- Empowered- We empower our people and encourage new ideas to deliver and create improvements in community care.O- Open and Honest -We behave in a way that develops relationshipsbased on trust, openness, honesty and respect.P- Professional-We support our people, so everyone has the rightskills and training to deliver outstanding patient care.L- Locally Lead -We are always learning about our communities andshow great pride in being a local provider of health and care.E- Efficient -We use our resources wisely to providesustainable and value for money healthcare for our patients. Date posted 14 February 2024 Pay scheme Agenda for change Band Band 2 Salary £22,383 a year Contract Permanent Working pattern Term time hours Reference number C9835-HC23-356 Job locations The Bridges Centre Crow Wood Lane Widnes Cheshire WA8 3LZ Job description Job responsibilities Principle Responsibilities of a Public Health Support Worker within any 0-19 service Clinical To provide breast feeding support to families across Warrington and support local Breast feeding support groups following appropriate training Provide sign posting as appropriate for families and children and young people across the 0-19 service following completion of training To undertake appropriate follow up to clinic defaulters under the direction of the Health Visitor and/or school nurse, checking addresses and rebooking appointments. To ensure the smooth running of a variety of clinical sessions such as, community medical officer clinic, 6-8 weeks, 12 months and 2 year child health surveillance clinic, immunisation sessions, NCMP and Bussom Buddy Breast Feeding support groups Support agreed PSHE and health promotion activities for all ages of children within the 0-19 service, in a variety of settings such as school, home visits, childrens centre, public buildings and community clinics after the completion of training and assessment of competence To prepare resources/materials/information for health education group/individual sessions for the 0-19 service To provide home safety advice unsupervised in clients own home following training and assessment of competence Assist the 0-19 Team members in preparation for all 0-19 Core Service activities within School, Home, Childrens centres, Clinic/Health Centre, Community environments Maintain an effective cold chain by ensuring safe storage of vaccine by rotating stock and monitoring vaccine fridge temperature adhering to the current Immunisation Policy and advise members of the 0-19 service to low stock levels to maintain adequate vaccine supply To support the delivery of Child Health surveillance activities for the 0-19 service by preparing and tidying rooms/equipment/resources To Measure childrens heights, weights and head circumferences and plot centiles after the completion of training and assessment of competence in order to complete the delivery of the healthy child programme offer and the national child measurement programme(NCMP) To support the 0-19 Team with a range of administrative duties: scanning onto electronic patient records, filing, organising clinics, making individual client appointments, ensuring adequate supply of referral forms etc. To support the 0-19 team in ordering of supplies ensuring constant availability for use by the team. Recognise respect and support cultural variations and spiritual beliefs that influence parenting and nutrition To report signs of child neglect/abuse to School Nurse/Health Visitor, colleagues immediately Management and clerical 1. To be responsible and accountable for timely and accurate record keeping including attendance or non attendance at clinic appointments in the Electronic patient record. 2. Check the 0-19 service NHS mail boxes, signposting any messages/referrals appropriately. 3. Support all national immunisation and screening programmes when required.Ensuring that all lists and consent forms are up to date and prepared in a timely way and to co-ordinate appropriate administrative support within immunisation clinics in schools. 4. Record data as requested for service development and audit purpose 5. Maintain strict confidentiality for all clients 6. To store and maintain records in accordance within Trust Policy 7. To contribute to the development of and implementation of polices, procedures and guidelines relevant to own area of work 8. To complete statistical data and other returns promptly in accordance with the needs of the service 9. Plans and organises own workload and informs team leader 10. Maintains a current up to date electronic diary of activity Professional 1. To participate in the Personal Development Review process and 1 to 1 to identify opportunities for enhancing professional or clinical knowledge 2. To attend 0-19 team meetings and ensure read minutes if not able to attend to maintain up to date knowledge Teaching and Learning 1. To attend mandatory training as required by the Trust 2. To participate in study days as appropriate 3. Assist in the learning experience of students and support induction of new staff in the community placement Communication Ensure a friendly and welcoming point of contact to all service users, giving prompt attention to their requests, directing enquiries and signposting as appropriate. Deal with information in a tactful, sensitive and strictly confidential manner, showing empathy and judgement, in liaison with appropriate professionals as required. Liaise with administrative staff within Bridgewater, the Local Authority, childrens centres and schools. Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues Clinical Governance 1. Reports to Health Visitor/ school nurse/ Team leader all accidents/incidents and completes appropriate documentation 2. To participate in audit activity as agreed with 0-19 service manager 3. To promote individuals equality diversity and rights This job description is an outline of the role and responsibilities. From time to time, due to the needs of the service, we may ask you to flexibly undertake other duties that are consistent with your role and banding. The 0-19 service is commissioned to deliver a service 8am-8pm dependant on the needs of the service. As the 0-19 service is delivered across Warrington you will have a base for administrative purposes only, as we may ask you to deliver a service from a variety of bases dependent on needs of the service. Person Specification Qualifications Essential NVQ Level 2 in Child Care or equivalent or willing to work towards Desirable NVQ level 2 in Health/Child Care/Education. Childcare Development qualification. ECDL Care certificate in Healthcare IT qualification Experience Essential Experience of working with preschool children and their families Desirable Experience of working in a health care setting with children Experience of working in a clerical setting Experience of working in a community setting Skills & Attributes Essential Excellent communication skills both written and verbal Basic awareness of Child Protection issues Good communication skills Good organisation skills Understanding of safeguarding Interest in developing skills Additional Criteria Essential Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship (share-codes will be checked if applicable) If you are related to a director, or have a relationship with a director or employee of an appointing organisation, please state the relationship: Additional Criteria Essential Ability to travel across the Trust The ability to work flexibly in accordance with service needs