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Health Visitor - Specialist Community Child/Public Health Nursing

  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/18/12/209HV1
  • Published: Fri 21/12/2018, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 31/01/2019, 19:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Evenings, Flexible Hours, Job-Share, Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Some on-call duties and unsocial hours.
  • Salary: £30-39k + Relocation & Gratuity
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Falkland Islands

Do you want to help give children the best start in life? Would you like to work as a Health Visitor in a unique and vibrant community in a stunning natural environment? If so, come and join our friendly team of experienced health service professionals in the beautiful Falkland Islands.

The Role

Supporting a caseload of approximately 250 families across the Falkland Islands, the role involves promoting a quality health visiting service for the whole community, ensuring each individual has the opportunity to reach their optimum potential.

The Health Visitor will act as a link officer for child protection, working with families and social services to ensure the safety of children in the Falkland Islands.

You will also manage and promote the child immunisation programme and be involved in island-wide public health campaigns, working alongside the School Nurse and other healthcare professionals to enable young people and families to make informed choices about their health, with an emphasis on prevention versus cure.

The Person

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and proactive specialist community health nurse, with a minimum of two years post-registration experience. You will be a role model for your field of expertise and a supportive team player. You will also be a skilled problem solver, processing excellent organisational and communication skills.

Core Requirements

  • Minimum 2 Years Post-Registration experience as a Health Visitor or Specialist Community Child/Public Health Nurse.
  • Registered Health Visitor (RHV) Status from the UK or equivalent (e.g. Qualified Nurse or Midwife with relevant post-graduate training and experience).
  • Child Protection/Safeguarding Training
  • Confident in administering immunisations and managing a childhood immunisation programme.
  • Fluent English Speaker, with excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of building strong working relationships in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and respond to changing needs of the patient.
  • Willingness to use Electronic Patient Records systems and Microsoft Office.

The Package

  • Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
  • Salary Range £30-39k, starting salaries will be dependent upon experience.
  • 25% Gratuity, paid upon successful completion of the contract.
  • 30 Days Annual Leave, plus government and public holidays (totalling 41 days leave).
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights Package for you and your dependents, including mid-term return flight home.
  • Government Housing for rent at a subsidised rate and a starter pack to help you get settled in.

How to Apply

Please complete our online application form on our online vacancy page, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form.

Applications will be open until 16.00 UK Time/13.00 Falklands Time on Monday 28th January.

If you have any questions about this vacancy and how to apply, you can contact our HR team on recruitment@sec.gov.fk

The Working Environment

Health & Social Services

Based out of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley, the Health and Social Services directorate provides primary, community and secondary healthcare in the Falkland Islands, as well as social services and welfare provision for those most in need.

Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.

As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.

For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk

The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.

For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk

Downloads

  • Health Visitor Job Description & Person Spec
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/18/12/209HV1
  • Published: Fri 21/12/2018, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 31/01/2019, 19:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Evenings, Flexible Hours, Job-Share, Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Some on-call duties and unsocial hours.
  • Salary: £30-39k + Relocation & Gratuity
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Falkland Islands

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