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Health Visitor - Specialist Public Health Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Care closer to home is becoming integral to the future of the NHS and the Community Health Services (CHS) Division of NottsHC are at the forefront of this exciting journey. Working with our system partners in creating collaborative ways to improve physical health care services, activities and interventions in local communities, which meet the needs of our patients in the places they call home.

The division operates under three Units of Management providing an extensive portfolio of children's, adults and specialist services, covering a vast geographical area. We offer various clinical and non-clinical roles, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Being part of an organisation as diverse as NottsHC provides you with great career development opportunities, to be innovative and gives you permission to grow both professionally and personally and really make a difference.

Main duties of the job


Working base to be confirmed (within Gedling District)

GedlingHealthy Families Team, provide a quality service to the local population, we are an integrated service, working with children and young people aged 0 - 19 and their families .

The team is a skill mixed team, taking leadership from Specialist Public Health Practitioners, providing a high standard of care, our staff receive a good training and induction package and a friendly supportive working environment.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will include services to antenatal women, completion of the Healthy Child Programme for under 5s, enhanced programmes of care within school and community settings for the 5 -19 age group, breast feeding support and a strong element of leadership to the skill mix 0-19 cluster team

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Person Specification



  • 1 st level Registration with current NMC registration
  • Registered Specialist Practitioner (Health Visitor / School Nurse)
  • Non-medical prescribing V100 (Health Visitor)


  • Recognised teaching qualification (ENB 998/730/ FLIPS or equivalent)
  • Evidence of further professional development
  • Independent nurse prescribing EN MP (School Nurse) V150



  • Demonstrate Health Visiting / School Nursing practice
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of supervising junior staff.


  • Experience of managing a team

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current children & family health agenda
  • Proven communications skills - written, oral & IT
  • Interpersonal skills ? Problem solving ? Listening ? Negotiation ? Self-awareness ? Respectful Challenges
  • Proven organisation skills: ? Time & Self-management ? Record keeping ? Caseload management ? Ability to prioritise own workload as well as others in the team
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of national and local priorities
  • Proven knowledge & skills in Safeguarding children, young people & adults
  • Have knowledge of research and audit
  • Demonstrate ability to support change and transformation across services
  • Flexibility


  • Proven team leadership and caseload management

Additional requirements


  • Highly motivated and innovative
  • Ability to travel between locations. A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

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