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Health Visitor

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Wolverhampton Health Visiting Service is undergoing exciting service development and expansion resulting in the creation of some new posts, as part of this we are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic Health Visitors to join our 0-19 Health Visiting Service.

Are you an inspirational and highly driven experienced Health Visitor or newly qualified Health Visitor who has exceptional leadership and clinical skills and want to make a difference to our health visiting workforce and families of Wolverhampton? We have vacancies both in the Health Visiting teams and our single point of access which has recently expanded to include Health Visitors as part of our improving access to support our families and professionals

Car owner/driver essential and you must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.

Main duties of the job

To be professionally accountable for the maintenance of standards of professional practice as set by the appropriate regulatory body applicable to your profession or role.

To deliver and manage programmes of care to a designated caseload/population ensuring efficient and effective use of resources to improve individual and family health outcomes.

To be accountable for :

Ensuring safe and effective clinical practice

Enhancing the child and family experience

Ensuring effective contribution to the delivery of the organisation's objectives

Providing a universal preventative healthcare service to young children and families through the healthy child programme

Working with external stakeholders to ensure children and families have access to and benefit from partnership plus services

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achievednumerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Health Visitor you will individually and within a team be accountable for the management and delivery of programmes of care for a designated caseload/population.

Ensure the delivery of clinically effective practice through the effective utilisation and integration of evidence based practice and implementation of evidence based standards of care, policies, procedures and protocols.

Ensure a culture of continuous quality improvement through the use of audit, patient/family/stakeholder feedback and reflection on practice by self.

Ensure the identification of the health needs of families and communities, using appropriate methods and tools.

Promote a clean and safe environment for staff, children and families by ensuring compliance with legislation, policies and protocols including health and safety, healthcare associated infection prevention, clinical and information governance, including risk management, critical incident reporting and root cause analysis.

Ensure effective communication with the multi-professional team, statutory voluntary organisations and other partners to ensure all care given is appropriate to the child and family and to prevent duplication of services.

Ensure a high standard of care and record keeping in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council, national legislation and local standards.

Report incidents and near misses promptly and appropriately and take effective action to minimise future risk.

Ensure an effective and efficient child and familys journey by planning and co-ordinating the episode of care including the smooth transition to other settings, promoting effective communication with interdisciplinary and interagency teams as required.

Identify vulnerable families and children at risk and participate in safeguarding activities, looked after children reviews, child in need and CAFs as appropriate to promote positive health and prevent deterioration of the child and familys health and wellbeing.

Assess and interpret clients conditions, deliver and evaluate health visiting interventions. Influence clinical decisions and monitor the quality of child and family care provided through clinical knowledge relevant to own field of practice, underpinned by theory and experience.

Within a multidisciplinary team environment, develop and embed a culture of family-centred care placing the child at the centre.

Be highly visible within the service, communicating regularly with children and families and/or carers promote a caring environment where equality and diversity issues are respected and families are enabled to be partners in their care.

Identify opportunities to develop care and services for the client groups.

Ensure that everyone within the sphere of care is treated with dignity and humanity, understanding individual needs, showing compassion and sensitivity, and provide care in a way that respects all people equally.

Maximise all opportunities to contribute to the health education/ promotion agenda and principles of every contact counts

Identify local public health needs by analysing and utilising public health data and work with the community to build community capacity

Act as a visible role model, creating a supportive ethos to empower staff to contribute to the delivery of high quality person centred care.

Lead by example, develop yourself and other staff, and influence the way care is given in a manner that is innovative, open and responds to individual needs.

Participate in the appraisal process identifying personal development needs that are consistent with the team, service and organisations objectives.

Utilise robust communication networks within and external to the team

Take all reasonable care of health and safety at work for you and others and to co-operate with employers to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements.

Demonstrate efficient use of time management to meet competing demands of the service

Support the learning and development of all staff.

Support the learning environment ensuring effective learning opportunities for staff and students including appropriate orientation and induction programmes, a range of clinical support strategies (mentoring, coaching, clinical supervision and action learning). Plan own mandatory training and relevant education. Act as a mentor to students on healthcare programmes

Ensure compliance by self and others with professional standards, legislation, national and organisational policies.

Support local recruitment and selection, attendance management, and performance management ensuring grievance and disciplinary matters within own practice setting are identified, actioned and reported to the appropriate person

Ensure cause for concern issues are managed and escalated appropriately

Manage a designated caseload, through which you provide universal preventative healthcare services to young children and families.

Allocate work to support staff ensuring appropriate delegation and assurances of standards of care delivery

Network with peers across professional groups and clinical disciplines to promote the exchange of knowledge, skills and resources.

Act up in the absence of the team leader

Attend professional forums and disseminate information

Work in partnership with a range of clinicians and managers in the delivery of the service promoting the involvement of families.

Support the innovative and proactive approach to the redesign of clinical services, linked to organisational priorities and in support of improved outcomes

Support the development and implementation of the Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Programme for the organisation

Within practice areas ensure knowledge and implementation of the organisations quality and safety agenda, supporting the preventing harm campaign with adherence to Always Events.

Seek opportunities for personal and team development supporting the research agenda of the organisation

Maintain a working knowledge of local, national and professional strategy and policy.

Support policy and strategy development at a departmental and organisational level and, where appropriate, national level.

Demonstrate by self and through team compliance to the pledges of the NHS Constitution 2012

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration



  • Health Visitor experience

Communication skills


  • Evidence of communication skills.

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


Trust Remit


WV10 0QP

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