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Specialist Public Health Practitioner (Health Visitor)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
To lead the Healthy Families Team in the delivery of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme and Public Health Nursing Programme children in line with local and national public health priorities.

Main duties of the job

BassetlawHealthy Families Team is a dynamic team, providing a quality service to the local population. We are an integrated service, working in partnership with agencies, to support children and young people aged 0 - 19 and their families .

The team is a skill mixed team, taking leadership from Specialist Public Health Practitioners, providing a high standard of care, our staff receive an excellent training and induction package and a friendly supportive working environment.

The role includes services to antenatal women, completion of the Healthy Child Programme for under 5s, enhanced programmes of care within school and community settings for the 5 -19 age group, breast feeding support and a strong element of leadership to the skill mix 0-19 cluster team.

We are using a hybrid working model, out and about as service needs dictate and home working when appropriate. An office desk is also available if preferred. Appropriate equipment needed to work at home will be provided. Come and join our team, we look forward to working with you soon.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will lead the Healthy Families Team, taking responsibility for the case management, assessment, triaging, planning and delivery of care for parents, children and young people using evidence based interventions. This will be delivered in line with the National andLocal guidelines and public health priorities.

You will be responsible for the operational overview of the Healthy Families Team allocated to a defined geographical population. The team will be working proactively using a partnership approach to promote health and contribute to tackling health inequalities within the level ofcompetencies required for the post.

You will work with children, young people and families within the home environment, school or other identified community setting.

A key aspect of the role is to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service as required.

Person Specification



  • 1 st level Registration with current NMC registration
  • Registered Specialist Practitioner (Health Visitor / School Nurse)
  • Non-medical prescribing V100 (Health Visitor)


  • Recognised teaching qualification (ENB 998/730/ FLIPS or equivalent)
  • Evidence of further professional development
  • Independent nurse prescribing EN MP (School Nurse) V150



  • Demonstrate Health Visiting / School Nursing practice
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of supervising junior staff.


  • Experience of managing a team

Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current children & family health agenda
  • Proven communications skills - written, oral & IT
  • Interpersonal skills ? Problem solving ? Listening ? Negotiation ? Self-awareness ? Respectful Challenges
  • Proven organisation skills: ? Time & Self-management ? Record keeping ? Caseload management ? Ability to prioritise own workload as well as others in the team
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of national and local priorities
  • Proven knowledge & skills in Safeguarding children, young people & adults
  • Have knowledge of research and audit
  • Demonstrate ability to support change and transformation across services
  • Flexibility
  • Knowledge of national and local priorities
  • Proven knowledge & skills in Safeguarding children, young people & adults
  • Have knowledge of research and audit
  • Demonstrate ability to support change and transformation across services


  • Proven team leadership and caseload management

Trust Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust





DN22 7XF

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