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Health Visiting Community -Staff Nurse

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Cross site
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
Are you passionate about making a difference whilst furthering your career in a specialist role?

Guided by the NHS People plan and East Sussex Healthcare's People Strategy (2021 - 2026), we are committed to creating a positive, engaging working environment, with a vision to expand and grow, our own resilient and sustainable workforce.

Are you an enthusiastic, resilient and motivated Band 5 staff nurse looking for a fresh challenge or the opportunity to further your career in a specialist role? You could be part of an innovative, community based 0-19 Integrated Early Help Team delivering the National Healthy Child Programme with a clear focus on improving the health and wellbeing of children (0-5 years) and families in East Sussex.

What can you expect?
  • A mentor who will support you to access a comprehensive induction programme providing the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to meet the role requirements.
  • Regular clinical supervision.
  • A workplace with a strong focus on staff safety, resilience and wellbeing.
  • Access to a range of training opportunities and good quality resources
  • As a pre-registered professional with proven experience and skills, should you wish to progress, you would be well placed to apply for one of the coveted annually funded places on the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) programme, allowing you to remain salaried, whilst undertaking a further professional qualification to become a registered Health Visitor.

Main duties of the job

Who we are looking for:
  • A qualified paediatric/general/mental health nurse or midwife.
  • A reflective and emotionally intelligent practitioner who makes good use of supervision and support.
  • Someone who develops and maintains good interpersonal relationships and can address sensitive issues with families in a clear and supportive way
  • Someone who demonstrates ESHT values in their interactions with all clients and colleagues: Respect and compassion, engagement and involvement, improvement and development and working together.

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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



  • Registered NMC Nurse or Midwife
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Good general education including Maths and English


  • Think Family/Safeguarding level 3
  • ENB997/998 Learning through Mentorship module or commitment to undertake



  • Post registration experience or pre-registration experience in a relevant field
  • Experience of working in a multiagency environment
  • Experience of delivery of innovative practice


  • Experience of working in the Community
  • Previous experience working with children and families or in a mental health or other relevant role

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities


  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child protection procedures and child development
  • Ability to demonstrate up-to-date clinical expertise
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of local healthcare services for children and families
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of caseload management
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Ability to act as an appropriate role model and work as an effective team member
  • Ability to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative, make decisions, prioritise and organise own workload
  • Ability to relate theory to practice
  • Ability to assess develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Ability to demonstrate effective problem solving approach with changing scenarios


  • Ability to demonstrate the use of research based practice
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of current NHS legislation and policies, including the Children Act 1989
  • Ability to promote the understanding of the public health role of Health Visiting
  • Ability to supervise staff



  • Need to be physically fit in terms of mobility manual handling and practical elements of the job
  • Empathetic approach
  • Ability to travel across a geographical area in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ability to participate in health promotional sessional work outside of core hours
  • Reliable work record
  • DBS clearance
  • Evidence that personal behaviour reflects Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Cross site

BN21 2UD

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