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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor (HV)

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023
You will be a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Health Visitor (HV) within the integrated 0 to 19 Torbay Partnership and provide the expertise, knowledge and resources to deliver the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) to families living within Torbay.

Working with the 0 to 19 Torbay workforce to ensure pathways are followed in supporting children, young people, families and carers.

The SCPHN-HV works autonomously and collaboratively to deliver a family centred public health service, taking responsibility for a defined population in partnership with the wider multi-disciplinary and inter-agency teams.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be flexible when providing care to meet the needs of clients.
  • Promote and lead on providing a strength asset-based approach to services delivered.
  • To value differences and individuality, showing respect to all when working with children, young people and their families and carers.
  • Develop effective client centred decision-making processes.
  • Diversity aware where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties of comprehension, and use adjustments and adaptations to communicate.
  • Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to making referrals.
  • Follow trust policies and pathways and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances.
  • The post holder will work closely with the 0 to 19 Torbay teams in providing joined up care to clients.
  • The post holder will signpost staff to wellbeing at work services including counselling/coaching.
  • The post holder will remain professional when dealing with highly emotional situations.
  • Attend in-house training as required to develop current role.
  • Participate in internal audits and support quality improvements to inform practice and improve service delivery.

About us

0 to 19 Torbay is a partnership between TSDFT and The Children's Society and Action for Children.

These services have come together to provide a preventative model to children, young people and their families in Torbay in order to improve outcomes for children and young people across Torbay.
  • Working together with statutory and community services.
  • Through supporting the whole family and building on strengths.
  • By giving children the best start in life, to stay well and thrive.
  • Being baby, young person and family friendly.
  • Broadening the skills of the workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Trauma and adversity are significant risk factors for poor health and wellbeing and reduced life chances over the course of a lifetime. Therefore, developing our approach to become a trauma informed workforce and services is important to ensure that people affected by trauma and adversity receive the best possible care and support and that responses to their needs are safe, effective, person-centred and trauma informed.

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

Person Specification

Specialsit Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor


  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor Qualification
  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Demonstrate continued professional development.
  • Safeguarding Children level three
  • Full driving licence


  • Educated at degree level
  • V100/150 nurse prescriber qualification
  • Practice supervisor/assessor Qualification

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

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Kings Ash House

Kings Ash Road



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