Health Visitor SCPHN �3000 recruitment incentive

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
18 Feb 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Band 6 Health Visitor with SCPHN qualification? Do you have UK professionalregistration for this role. Do you have a valid domestic driving licence. Can you start in post in next 3 monthsIf yes, we would love to hear from you. We have exciting opportunities with an additional recruitment andretention premium of �3,000 pro rata per annum. We are also open to flexible working, with a minimum 22.5hours per week available.Our friendly and professional team is based in the Tonbridge and Malling district in Kent. This is a fantasticopportunity for someone who enjoys working with children and families, and is passionate about their healthand wellbeing. If you are newly qualified or experienced Health Visitor you are welcome to apply. We work inpartnership with local children's centres and GPs on a challenging and rewarding caseload, and we stronglyencourage creativity and new ideas.At KCHFT we encourage support champion and link roles in areas such as: early years development, born tomove, communication, haemoglobinopathy, breastfeeding, domestic abuse, Solihull, disabilities, perinatalmental health, and CONI (care of next infant). There are opportunities for you to specialise in an area thatinterests you.We listen to you, value you and embrace new ideas - we want all colleagues to contribute to the direction of theservice. We are passionate about supporting children and families to have the best start in life, if you feel thesame then please apply

Main duties of the job

Our health visiting teams provide support to families with children aged 0-5. You will have a varied caseloadand need to be confident and flexible to provide the best support for families.You will work as part of a team to keep children safe and well in Maidstone. You will get to use your clinicaljudgment to support evidence-based care planning and make sure that children and families who use ourservices have a good experience.Some of your duties will be:Developing integrated care programmes in partnership with senior practitioners and/or commissioners.Supporting in the supervision/ line management and development of all junior staff.Undertaking a range of competent clinical and non-clinical interventions to support the outcomes of theservice.Acting as lead and senior practitioner to support junior staff support assessment/reassessments of serviceusers and/or pathways with complex needs across the relevant field of health care.Supporting and making recommendations to senior managers in order to prioritise and focus efforts to achievebusiness objectives, service improvement strategies and statutory requirements.Being a car owner/driver is essential, subject to the provisions of the Equality Act (2010), as visiting clientswithin their homes in a timely manner is a requirement of the role.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role please contact the District Manager on the numberbelow.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 5th February 2024.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Registered health care professional (NMC Registration) Health related degree and evidence of relevant post graduate development at Level 6


  • PRINCE 2 or equivalent project management training



  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in area of practice Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads


  • Experience of leading and managing team



  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks and NICE guidance to relevant to care setting and its application across health care services

Skills and Abilities


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups Strong influencing and negotiating skills

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice Ability to manage and lead change Ability to drive in the UK with access to a car for business use

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Centre, Royal British Legion Village, Preston Hall


ME20 7NJ

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