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Health Visitor

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

Do you want to make a difference?

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

Are you a Band 6 Health Visitor? If so why not come and join our friendly and professional team in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale.

Our Health Visiting service is looking for enthusiastic Health Visitors to join us. Whether you are an experienced Health Visitor or newly qualified you are welcome to apply.

We work in partnership with the local authority and health services on a challenging and rewarding caseload and are piloting new and innovative ways of working. We strongly encourage creativity and new ideas

Main duties of the job

Role Summary:

The post holder will be based within a team of Health Visitors and skill-mix staff and will contribute to the development of new projects and policies within the health visiting service and will be involved in the research, implementation and evaluation of evidence based practice.

The post holder will be responsible for providing universal, enhanced, and intensive Health Visiting services to children and families from all cultural diversities on their case load. Health Visitors work as a team across locally defined areas and support the service across HMR, to provide a safe service for all preschool children and their families.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance (NCA) is one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Launched in April 2017, the NCA serves over one million people across Greater Manchester and employs over 19,000 healthcare professionals across Bury, Rochdale, Salford and Oldham. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. At the NCA, we can offer groupwide, flexible multi-site opportunities, as part of our connected, integrated and engaged team. We believe in saving and improving lives and are passionate about driving forward significant improvements to the provision of safe, high-quality integrated health and social care to our local community. If you share our vision, take your place with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

At NCA we care passionately about the experience our staff, patients and service users receive day in, day out. As a service we encourage learning & development and support champion and link roles in areas such as: breastfeeding, infant feeding disorders, SEND, perinatal mental health, blood spot screening, CONI (care of next infant) and offer cascade training opportunities so you can specialise and grow in an area that interests you.

Being a nurse with us is special and challenging in equal measure. As part of our close-knit, multi-disciplinary team, youll always feel looked after and supported as you develop and progress in your career. And, due to the size, scale and scope of the Northern Care Alliance Group, therell be more opportunity for career growth than you ever imagined.

At the heart of our NCA family are you, our leaders and our staff. We want to make sure were supporting you and your teams through our SCARF schemeto come to work happy, healthy and able to deliver excellent care for our patients and service users.

This is the place where
  • We will provide you with theSupportyou need to be happy and healthy both at work and at home
  • WeCareabout you and your wellbeing and we will encourage an environment in which our people feel looked after
  • We willAssistyou and provide you with all the skills you need to do your job to the best of your ability
  • WeRecogniseyour commitment, dedication and hard work and we will celebrate that
  • You are more than just a colleague, you are part of the NCAFamilyand we will nurture a culture of kindness and compassion at all of our care organisations, teams and services

We want every member of staff to have a positive experience and feel they belong to the NCA family, enjoy being at work and able to give their best to care for patients and service users.

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

If you are an International Nurse without a current NMC PIN, please do not apply for this role. To find out more about the current international nursing opportunities available to you here at the NCA, please

Person Specification

Registration & Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife or Nurse on Part 1 of the NMC register
  • Registered Health Visitor/ SCPHN



  • V100/150 Prescriber
  • Evidence of professional/clinical knowledge acquired through CPD


  • V300 Prescriber

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of recent legislation impacting on Community Health Care and Health Visiting practice.
  • Displays a good clinical knowledge which is based on research evidence.
  • Demonstrate ability to work within multi-agency/professional setting.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the Early help assessment


  • Demonstrates an understanding of current community developments

Skills & Abilities


  • Demonstrates the development of innovative working and new developments
  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Must be able to work alone and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational skills

Work related circumstances


  • Car user/ owner
  • Willingness to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the trust's Equal Opportunity and Equality and Diversity policies Enhanced DBS for children & adults

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