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Health Visitor

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
across East Sussex
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum /pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for qualified Health Visitors to be part a dynamic, committed and integrated team of highly trained, early help professionals. As a Health Visitor in East Sussex you will be working in the 0 - 19 integrated Early Help Service which puts health visiting at the very heart of support for families with children from conception to 5 years. We believe the best way to support children and families is via an integrated approach our teams are collocated with a range of staff, including, Community Nursery Nurses, Staff Nurses, Early Communication Support Workers, Early Years Practitioners, Volunteer Coordinators, Keyworkers and Youth Workers.

Our Health Visitors are employed by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. We recognise that each family is unique and the service we deliver must accommodate families' changing needs. Believing our workforce to be our greatest asset, we provide unparalleled levels of supervision and staff support.

For more information about our teams and why you should join us click here - Health visiting in East Sussex

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 30th August 2023

Main duties of the job

Work as part of the skill mix team of Staff Nurses, Community Nursery Nurses and a range of Specialist Health Practitioners to deliver the Healthy Child Programme to improve outcomes for children and families.

Contribute to the Public Health Agenda, meet Public Health targets, reduce health inequalities and act as a professional role model at all times.

You will be an excellent communicator with the skill to address sensitive issues with families in a clear and supportive way. We expect you to share our values of Respect, Partnership and Strength, demonstrating kindness and compassion at all times. We can offer you supportive and accessible line-management with 4-6 weekly high quality clinical and safeguarding supervision from line managers who have undergone supervision training, a workplace with a strong focus on staff wellbeing and laptops and smart phones enabled for agile working on a tailored case notes system. Join us NOW.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration 1st Level registration
  • HV qualification - Educated to degree level supplemented by diploma level specialist training or relevant equivalent training and experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Child protection qualification


  • ENB 997/998, Learning through Mentorship module, or commitment to undertake within one year of joining the Trust
  • Nurse prescriber or commitment to undertake training within 2 years of joining the Trust



  • HV practice covering all aspects of health visiting, including teaching
  • Demonstrates ability to deliver appropriate HV service and lead innovative practice
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency environment
  • Experience of delivery of innovative practice


  • Community experience



  • Need to be physically fit in terms of mobility manual handling and practical elements of the job
  • Ability to demonstrate effective problem solving approach
  • The ability to work with changing scenarios and the ability to prioritise work appropriately
  • Must be mobile for regular travel across a geographical area
  • Ability to participate in health promotional sessional work outside of core hours
  • Reliable work record
  • Evidence that personal behaviour reflects Trust Values
  • DBS clearance if applicable



  • Ability to provide full range of HV experience
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of child protection procedures
  • Identify child abuse and risk assessments
  • Ability to demonstrate the use of research based practice
  • Ability to demonstrate up-to-date clinical expertise
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of current NHS legislation and policies, including the Children Act 1989
  • Ability to identify own learning needs
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of primary health care team working
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of NMC guidelines
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of management of people, resources and caseload
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Leadership skills and the ability to act as an appropriate role model
  • Ability to promote the understanding of the public health role of the HV
  • Ability to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative, make decisions and prioritise
  • Ability to organise workload, manage time effectively and delegate as appropriate
  • Ability to relate theory to practice
  • Ability to assess develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Ability to supervise and manage a team and work as an effective team member
  • Ability to teach
  • Experience of dealing with emotionally upsetting situations

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Countywide - across East Sussex

across East Sussex

BN21 2UD

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