Specialist Community Public Health Nurse: Health Visiting

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata for part time
Closing date
11 Jun 2023
We are looking to recruit highly motivated positive health visitors to join our forward thinking 0 -19 service. They will work in a skill mix team in partnership with children, families, individuals, groups and communities to provide and maintain high quality effective healthcare, to prevent ill health, promote positive health and reduce health inequalities.

Main duties of the job

  • The health visitor has responsibility for continuous health needs assessment of the client/family developing a systematic approach to planning and implementing public health interventions based on identified need.
  • To work with families in a variety of settings including home visits, providing evidence based advice and support.
  • To deliver an equitable service to all families.
  • To actively participate in health promotion programmes as directed by the high impact areas and national policies including promotion and delivery of immunisation programmes and breast feeding initiatives.
  • To provide a universal plus/ universal partnership plus service within a skill mix team to vulnerable groups, planning effective care for families and individuals..
  • To prescribe when appropriate using the Nurse Prescribing Formulary.
  • Participate in regular and thorough assessment of risks, and effective management action to avoid or reduce risks to self and those staff.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To comply with the NMC and Trust guidelines, policy and procedures in respect of professional standards e.g. record keeping, complying with NMC guidelines and relevant legislation.
  • To comply with NMC requirements for re-registration and re-validation.
  • To be an active participant in supervision processes in respect of :
  • Nurse Prescribing
  • Child protection
  • General case load management
  • To maintain professional knowledge, skills and expertise through continual personal and professional development.
  • To apply contemporary, theoretical knowledge regarding safeguarding and child in need to heath visiting practice. To ensure local safeguarding policy and procedures are followed.
  • To maintain and update knowledge around safeguarding. Ensure that practice complies with local and national policies and legislation regarding children in need and children at risk.
  • To be an active participant in child in need meetings, case conferences and core groups. To produce reports in relation to safeguarding.
  • To attend regular safeguarding supervision and training.
  • Adhere to both local and national Safeguarding Procedures, Policies and Guidelines.
  • To work with Child Health Policy and contribute as appropriate to the policy review process.
  • To undertake caseload/area profiling identifying health needs and promote programmes as appropriate that assist in addressing individual, family and community health needs.
  • To actively participate in education and training, audit and research to ensure that high standards of clinical practice are maintained within the clinical governance framework.
  • Fulfil responsibilities defined within the managerial policies, guidelines and strategies
  • Participate in Professional Practice Audits
  • To act as a mentor to student nurses in order to consolidate theoretical and practical teachings for learners.
  • To participate in the orientation and induction of new staff.

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager: Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • SCPHN - Health Visitor qualification
  • Registered nurse or midwife
  • Evidence of continuous professional development. Current, active NMC registration


  • Nurse prescriber
  • Completion of Mentoring Training. Teaching or Health Promotion Qualification
  • Leadership Training



  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Awareness of the needs of people from deprived and diverse communities.
  • Evidence of research based practice
  • Experience of working with students
  • Participate in and initiate audit


  • Knowledge of community development working
  • Evidence of setting up new initiative in response to local need

Knowledge & Skills


  • Demonstrate understanding of the public health agenda
  • Knowledge of child protection policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate awareness of current professional issues and current health legislation
  • Knowledge of changing health care environment in relation to services, i.e. Children's NSF, Children's Health Strategy
  • Understanding of Health Needs Assessment.
  • Awareness of Confidentiality
  • Basic level of computer literacy and IT skills.
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Leadership skills


  • Evidence of participating in public health initiatives

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Childrens Hospital

Western Bank


S10 2TH

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