Health Visitor - Middlesbrough

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
31 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and responsible Health Visitor SCPHN to work within our new 0 - 25 Healthier Together Service in Middlesbrough.

We are a skill mixed team of 70, with three teams aligned to geographical areas across Middlesbrough. We have recently invested in staffing to enhance the service delivered including EY Practitioners, Strategy Nurse, Emotional Resilience Nurse and SEND Nurse. These roles help us to collectively improve the health outcomes for children and young people living in Middlesbrough.

We work in partnership with Midwives, School Readiness, Early Help, Children's Services, Public Health and Acute Services.

We are a friendly, professional and supportive team. We keep in touch with weekly team huddles over MS Teams, we have work buddies and there is always someone to call on if you need support.

Main duties of the job

New team members are supported through induction, training, shadowing and a preceptorship package tailored to your individual needs.
  • 4-6 weekly supervision with Line Manager and Safeguarding Team
  • Monthly Preceptorship/ Peer Supervision
  • Restorative Supervision
  • Appraisal in the first 3 months of the role and then annually
  • In addition to this everyone has a Wellness Buddy to check in with on a weekly basis.

Your professional development and opportunities for learning will be explored through supervision with your line manager.

Our new team member says ''I have never felt support like this from a team, I always feel like I can pick up the phone and someone is there for me. Preceptorship has been an enjoyable and supportive experience, people always have time for me.'

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide 'outstanding' care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference and Team of the Month and Christmas Oscars awards.
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To deliver the commissioned service.

Utilise specialist skills and knowledge to assess the needs of clients and their families and Communities. Develop, deliver and review packages of care that ensure appropriate treatment and referral to maximise potential health outcomes.

Work as an autonomous practitioner, assuming professional and legal accountability for all aspects of own work in line with the Trusts objectives and national and local guidance.

Act as client advocate, especially where outcomes may be influenced by conflicting agendas, or barriers to understanding exist.

Utilising caseload profiling, identify the health needs of a designated area and promote programmes for the client population to alleviate the problems caused by physical, social and emotional ill health.

Liaise closely with other health professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies, in order to ensure a cohesive plan of care for individuals, families and communities is delivered.

To apply contemporary, theoretical knowledge regarding child protection and children in need to health visiting practice. To ensure Local Safeguarding Childrens Board policies and procedures are followed.

Plan own workload to meet the changing demands of the client caseload.

Provide day to day management and supervision to support staff in delivering an agreed programme of care.

Ensure complete accurate and contemporaneous records in accordance with the N.M.C and Trust guidelines, policies and procedures.

For further information about this position please see Job Description and Personal Specification attached.

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse.
  • Specialist practitioner.(Hons, B.Sc. Hons, Health Visiting/ Public Health Nursing or equivalent)
  • Evidence of continuous on-going professional development.


  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • Nurse prescriber.



  • Post Registration experience.
  • Experience of clinical governance issues.
  • Experience of inter-disciplinary working.
  • Experience of managing caseload.


  • Evidence of participating on a service development change.
  • Experience of a nursing leadership role.
  • Experience of research and development in practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Beresford Buildings

The Greenway



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