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Health Visitor

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
To work in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organisations in the delivery of quality, integrated services to preschool children, their parents and carers.

To provide proactive and responsive services, delivered flexibly across a range of settings to meet service user need.

To provide leadership within the team, acting as a positive role model for junior staff by demonstrating excellent standards of practice

To undertake a mentorship role to a range of students on placement within the service and as a preceptor in support of new staff members.

Main duties of the job

Work with individuals, families, carers, communities, Primary Healthcare Teams and other agencies to undertake a comprehensive specialist assessment of patients / service users in order to inform a personalised plan of care / intervention.

Manage clinical caseloads efficiently and effectively.

Formulate and deliver an individual treatment programme using specialist assessment, reasoning and treatment skills based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and a range of treatment options.

Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes using an accepted/ appropriate range of techniques as required. To receive support and advice from the Advanced Practitioner as required.

To demonstrate the promotion of healthy lifestyle practices to the general public by the utilisation of teaching skills.

Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care.

Where indicated and following completion of the relevant training the practitioner will act as a non-medical prescriber, at all times working within their sphere of clinical practice.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

MANAGERIAL / LEADERSHIP (including financial / physical resources and staffing)

To demonstrate leadership by means of:

Delivering change within sphere of practice, when and where indicated, toimprove service delivery. Contributing to Policy changes as appropriate.

Influencing, motivating, supporting and enabling others to contribute towards the effectiveness and success of KIPs.

To provide specialist advice and guidance in working with colleagues locally to ensure best practice across all disciplines in the assessment, treatment and long term management of patient/clients within sphere of practice.

The post holder will be expected to prioritise own workload and ensure effective time management strategies are embedded in own practice and that of others.

To manage resources to ensure they relate to the overall objectives and responsibilities of the organisation.

To train, supervise / case manage and performance manage staff and students in line with organisational policies.


To be responsible for the specialist assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care using a high degree of autonomy and act as a named practitioner.

To develop and demonstrate specialist clinical skills, utilising evidence based practice and value based care / intervention.

To be responsible for equipment used in carrying out clinical duties, ensuring competence to use the equipment and that of other practitioners.

Where the administration of drugs is a requirement, this should be undertaken in line with Trust Policies and Procedures and in following the NMC Guidelines for administration of Medicines Act 1992 and Misuse of Drugs Act 1991.

To be proactive in providing advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals to promote understanding of the aims of treatment and to ensure a consistent approach to patient / service user care / intervention.

Registered practitioners who are non medical prescribers are accountable for their prescribing activities by ensuring they are aware of their Professional accountability and any restrictions or special considerations in their prescribing practice.


To maintain own professional / personal development (CPD) by keeping up-to-date with current developments and incorporate them as appropriate into your work. To support junior staff / students with their learning and development.

Ensure all mandatory training is accessed and kept up to date for self and junior staff.

To develop and deliver specific training via presentations, staff meetings/tutorials.

To participate in the supervision scheme as supervisee and supervisor / mentor demonstrating reflective practice.


To adhere to the appropriate Registrant Body code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and comply with local and national standards of practice

Support the formulation and implementation of clinical and operational practices and procedure as appropriate.

Ensure the principles of Clinical Governance are incorporated in service delivery by maintaining a high quality service based on agreed clinical standards.

Demonstrate an understanding of clinical governance and risk management and apply to own work situation to minimise risk of harm to patients / service users, staff & visitors.

Undertake the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practices through the use of evidence based practice projects, audit and outcome measures.

Undertake research activity and assist in developing a research and evidence based culture within the Service.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification appropriate to role-SCPHN HV.
  • Registration with relevant Registering Body e.g. Nursing Midwifery Council.
  • Evidence of post graduate study in specialist area of practice.
  • Assessor/Mentor/Facilitator Training.



  • Experience of supervising / mentoring others.
  • Evidence of introducing service developments and innovation.
  • Demonstrate the application of research and evidence based practice within specialist field.
  • Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches.
  • Understanding of local, National, professional policies/guidance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of own scope of practice and the implications for self and others.
  • Ability to recognise own behaviour and its impact on others
  • Evidence of understanding and the application of leadership and management principles



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented



  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to delegate & coordinate.
  • Ability to utilise assessment skills and tools effectively.
  • Demonstrate experience of managing difficult situations.
  • Good organisational/time management skills.
  • Ability to identify risk and minimise risk effectively.
  • Ability to reflect on experiences and apply lessons learnt to self and others.
  • Computer literate relevant to post.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the course of performing duties.

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Formby Clinic

Phillips Lane Clinic


L37 4AY

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