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Health Visitor

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and motivated Health Visitor to work within the South Derbyshire and Derbyshire Dales locality.

Various hours are available (full time and part-time posts are available)

The South Derbyshire and Derbyshire Dales 0-19 Team are a Gold accredited locality for their work with Families and Communities.

DCHS is a forward-thinking, supportive Trust, who are a baby-friendly, accredited organisation and achieved Outstanding CQC status in 2019.

The 0-19 Children's Service was awarded DCHS team of the year in 2019.

Working in a diverse town you will find that there are lots of opportunities for developing public health work with communities and partner agencies, as well as delivering the core contacts within the Healthy Child Programme.

The right candidate will hold the SCPHN qualification in Health Visiting and the V100 and be an innovative and dynamic team player who is looking for a new challenge.

Main duties of the job

To deliver the public health role as a SCPHN Health Visitor working with communities and partner agencies and delivering the core contacts within the Healthy Child Programme.
  • To provide health visiting services to families in the community team caseload by delivering the Healthy Child Programme.
  • To manage a defined active caseload and take responsibility for Safeguarding Children issues within that caseload.
  • To have continuing responsibility for the assessment of individuals needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.
  • To prescribe according to assessed individual need from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary.
  • To manage a team of health visiting support staff.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Education, Quals & Training


  • RN or RM
  • HV Qualification - Degree, Diploma or Cert
  • Nurse Prescribing


  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Post registration study
  • Mentorship qualification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of national + local priorities
  • Evidence based Health improvement initiatives/public health activites
  • Working in partnership with clients and carers
  • Experience of mentoring students in practice

Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent communication + interpersonal skills
  • Management + organisational skills
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Ability to work as an integral member of a multi-agency team
  • Teaching and assessing
  • IT Skills
  • Full driving licence/ or ability to travel to different locations during the working day


  • Immunisation and vaccination

Aptitude & Personal Qualities


  • Flexible/Adaptable to change
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Non judgemental
  • Empathy and understanding

Values, Drivers and Motivators


  • Willing to work flexible hours to cover
  • Able to drive

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.

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

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Swadlincote Health Centre/ Repton Health Centre

Civic Way/ Askew Grove


DE11 0AE

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