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Public Health Staff Nurse

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc.
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
***On this occasion, only candidates with UK NMC registration and currently living in the UK applications will be accepted. Those who live outside UK, and those awaiting their UK: NMC -OSCE/Decision will not be accepted.***

Are you a Registered Nurse looking to gain experience in working with children and families in a community setting? Are you considering applying to undertake the SCPHN training to become a health visitor?

We are looking for enthusiastic staff nurses from different specialities, to join the Health Visiting service at the Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. You will be working with our teams in City and Hackney to deliver core and targeted services to children aged 0-5 and their families.

The post holder will be supported by qualified health visitors and mixed skill teams. There are also training opportunities available to support the new role.

Main duties of the job

The Public Health Staff Nurse will support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme within a progressive universal model of service delivery dependent on assessed needs. Ensuring the programme is delivered in partnership with other statutory and non-statutory agencies. This role will play a key part in the development and safe delivery of 0-5 health visiting service, utilising best available evidence to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people especially those from disadvantaged groups.

The post holder will delegated workload under supervision of the Senior health visitors and will have a responsibility to carry out specific nursing care for patients, families/ carers. The post holder will also work in partnership with the Multi-Disciplinary Team, and other agencies, to ensure that excellent standards of care are provided.

The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day to day work.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme
  • To support and assist Community Nursery Nurses as required
  • To participate in the development of skill mix within the service
  • To participate in Health Education programmes and health promotion activities on a multi-disciplinary basis as agreed by the service.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Completed Studies at Diploma/Degree level
  • Current NMC registration


  • Mentorship Qualification or equivalent
  • Other post registration education/training

Skills/ Abilities


  • An insightful and effective communicator both written and verbally
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise
  • Ability to engage others and work in partnership across organisational boundaries
  • Support group facilitation (clients, peers and partnership colleagues)
  • IT skills
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate ability to use client feedback to inform practice


  • Understanding and use of RIO



  • Relevant experience of working as a registered nurse
  • Experience of working in a team environment
  • Keen interest in public health/community work
  • Commitment to undertake the SCHPN training
  • Evidence of being a team player and able to work collaboratively


  • Working in a inner City area
  • Working with children and families



  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding children legislation
  • Knowledge of NMC code of conduct
  • Knowledge fo the Healthy Child Programme
  • Awareness of current community and public health issues
  • Demonstrate knowledge of equality and diversity

Trust Values, Equal Opportunities & Other Requirements


  • Commitment and adherence to the Equality Act
  • Understanding of the Trust values
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Positive attitude towards equal opportunities and towards working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Emotional resilience
  • Ability to travel between community health sites independently

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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