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Health Visitor

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Soham or Ely
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

Are you enthusiastic, resilient, excited to embrace change and passionate about providing an excellent service to families in our localities?

If so, Cambridgeshire Community Services 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (Health Visiting) would welcome you to join our team.

We welcome applications from experienced, newly qualified health visitors and SCPHN students nearing the end of their training.

Successful candidates will be located at The Peacock Centre, Cambridge. We offer both full and part time vacancies.

Cambridgeshire Community Service is able to offer:-
  • A dedicated child and family focused service delivery that makes Every Contact Count
  • The opportunity to work within an integrated 0-19 HCP skill mix team
  • A Robust 1 year preceptorship for all newly qualified staff or those who are wishing to return to practice
  • A comprehensive induction package
  • A holistic approach to offering support and guidance via management, safeguarding and restorative supervision
  • Continuous staff development identified via our supervision and appraisal system in order to support and develop leadership skills
  • Working for an NHS organisation with Agenda for Change terms and conditions
  • An opportunity to build great relationships with our partner agencies such as early years settings, Local Authority and child and Family Centres; ensuring the best outcomes for children and families
  • A competitively priced lease car scheme
  • The opportunity to embrace agile working, supported by IT connectivity

Main duties of the job

To work as part of a team leading the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme. The role of the Health Visitor is to promote good health and prevent ill health in children, families and communities. Health Visitors do this through raising awareness of and identifying unmet health needs, and initiating, developing, implementing and evaluating plans of care. They work in partnership with families, primary care, statutory & voluntary services and other partner agencies, in order to facilitate health-enhancing activities. Health Visitors use and establish networks within the community in order to inform, influence and implement policies which affect health outcomes.

Health Visitors deliver the Healthy Child Programme. The role is required to act as a named Health Visitor within a zone of a corporate caseload, and to be a link Health Visitor for identified GP practices. The service is delivered within Cambridgeshire.

Health Visitors must have the ability to travel and may be required to work across both Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to identify the health needs of children and young people, their families and the community and contribute to developing a strategy to address individual identified needs as well as those needs within the community. This may include being the Lead Professional in the Early Help Hub Assessment Process.

To use knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care

To identify health needs within a geographical corporate caseload/ community

To clinically triage the single point of access as required in accordance with agreed procedures

Promote local and national public health priorities

Respond to health needs assessments by referring to other professionals (eg GPs, consultants, speech and language therapists), and statutory and voluntary agencies (eg social care, housing, HomeStart)

To work with the Locality Lead to support children, young people and families who are considered to be vulnerable or at risk. To adhere to current safeguarding procedures, and participate in child protection case conferences and case review meetings as required

Participate in all statutory processes in respect of safeguarding including provision of witness statements, court reports and court attendance

Undertake programmes of care in partnership with parents, foster parents and other agencies, designed to safeguard children and minimise risk

Identify children with special educational needs and disability and facilitate support and referrals to maximise developmental potential. Act as a key worker when indicated, ensuring effective, efficient and appropriate care plans

To provide cover for colleagues as requested by your manager

To plan evidence based health promotion programmes, order resources, compile teaching plans with aims, objectives and outcomes, and evaluate the sessions

Actively promote community participation and work within a community development / capacity building framework within a multi-agency context

To act as a health link for other agencies, e.g. Children centres, GPs, voluntary services, public and private agencies and work closely with partner agencies to promote the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families

Demonstrate reflective and evidence-based practice and use this to influence strategy and policy development

To be competent as a non-medical prescriber maintaining NMC registration and competencies

To hold a special interest role and support other staff within the locality and service

To link practice with local and national targets and deliver public health programmes based on current priorities and targets

To contribute to the development of local policies and procedures relevant to their area of work

To take responsibility for their own clinical practice including clinical supervision and to adhere to the NMC code of conduct

To actively participate in reflective practice development through annual clinical observations

To maintain live mentor status and contribute to a learning environment for SCPHNs, return to practice SCPHNs, new staff members and pre-registration students

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Community Specialist Practitioner in Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) - Health Visitor - at Honours Degree, Diploma or Masters Level
  • Registered Nurse with UK NMC (RGN/RMN/RSCN/RN-LD)
  • Registered midwife


  • Management and leadership qualification



  • Working with people within clinic/home and community settings
  • Partnership and interagency working
  • Experience with children and their families


  • Experience of Mentoring
  • Leadership and management of staff
  • Work with different communities including minority and ethnic groups

Knowledge & Skills


  • High level of clinical skills, with the ability to identify, respond to and evaluate health needs
  • Knowledge and effective skills in using evidence based models of intervention to deliver successful outcomes and an ability to bring research into practice
  • Current knowledge of local and national policies informing Health Visiting practice


  • Audit and data analysis
  • Initiating and managing change
  • Research

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