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SCPHN - Student Health Visitors

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Job summary

The Children's 0-19 Service brings together health visitors and school nurses to deliver the Healthy Child Programme which aims to improve public health outcomes. Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a progressive, innovative organisation - committed to delivering a high standard in health visiting and school nursing service to children and families who live in the City of London and the London Borough of Hackney.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to sponsor highly motivated qualified nurses interested in undertaking the BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. We are looking for nurses interested in training as health visitors. Students hoping to access this programme must be currently registered with the NMC as a Midwife or Nurse in any field of nursing including adult, child, learning disability or mental health. Are you passionate about public health, early intervention and offering the right help at the right time? If you want to receive excellent training and support throughout the programme, then Homerton Healthcare is the right choice for you.

This course is fully funded by Health Education England in partnership with City University and all students will be expected to apply via the University website.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake the required study with the affiliated university achieving outcomes in both practice and university-based learning. They will be required to work within the community setting, facilitated by the Practice assessor/supervisor.

The course is a full-time course comprising of an academic component (50% of the course) at University and Practical Placement (50% of the course) anywhere within the Community (Hackney and City of London)

The postholder is expected to work towards gaining the standards of proficiency for entry to the NMC register/recordable for Specialist Community Practitioner.

To gain the knowledge and skills and competence required to exercise higher levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in clinical care focusing on four broad areas:
  • Clinical practice
  • Community Engagement
  • Clinical practice development
  • Leadership in clinical practice

For further information about the course below, please access the following link via the University website: City University

BSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing & PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing -

For Health visiting please contact: Helen Bemba-Sempa 07766362715

For university queries please contact: Mullins, Louise

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of \Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • 1st Level Registered Nurse and Midwife with current NMC registration degree120 academic credits at level 5 (HE Diploma) You are required to present evidence of study in the past five years at HE level five or above.

Skills/ Abilities


  • Ability to demonstrate effective communication and inter-personal skills ( self-awareness, body language, listening, clarifiying, tact and diplomacy, ability to make self understood, sensitivity to others) Ability to respond and adapt to changing healthcare needs. Ability to make decisions and assess risks Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing Ability to establish rapport with team, client, carers and other agencies Effective team player ability to demonstrate effective partnership working Ability to manage self, team members and workload To show empathy and perception in relation to a wide range of groups Able to be empathic , non judgmental and values the client IT literate (Word Document/Microsoft excel spreadsheet/Outlook


  • Demonstrate effective clinical problem solving abilities Able to reflect on practice to make continual improvements



  • Varied general nursing experience Community Nursing experience Experience of working in an inner city environment Health Promotion experience evidence based practice Experience of working independently Experience of working effectively with other disciplines/agencies Implementation of research findings into practice


  • Experience of conflict resolution Experience of supervising and assessing students Experience in a leadership role



  • Knowledge and understanding of NMC Codeof professional conduct and the scope of professional Practice. Demonstrate awareness of current Health Policy Demonstrate interest in health promotion Awareness of multidisciplinary and inter professional working Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues Demonstrate knowledge of current Child Protection legislation Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the HV /SN Awareness of developments in Public Health Understanding of current policies relating to public health Understanding about issues relating to equality and diversity Understanding about leadership

Other Requirements


  • Commitment and adherence to the Equality Act o Understanding of the Trust values o Flexible approach to work o Self motivated

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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