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SCPHN - Health Visitor

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 £35,392 - £42,618 Per annum/pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an opportunity to join a leading foundation trust with a forward thinking HCP service in West Sussex?

We're looking for enthusiastic, innovative and motivated Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) Health Visitors to join our 0-5 Healthy Child Programme teams in West Sussex. We have full and part time vacancies in Chichester and we are open to flexible working patterns.

Are you thinking of returning to practice? If you're a qualified SCPHN looking to return to practice and live in Sussex, we want to hear from you! We can offer a flexible programme of Return to Practice meeting NMC requirements and are interested in hearing from applicants to discuss individual needs. For more information, please contact our Healthy Child Programme Practice Educator team at

Main duties of the job

Our Healthy Child Programme teams offer a proactive approach to delivering the Healthy Child Programme, working in partnership with school nurses, early help staff at children and family centres and multi-agency teams to deliver the best outcomes for children.

About us

Our service in West Sussex has achieved full Unicef UK Baby Friendly accreditation and we recently received the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Gold Award. Staff joining our team receive two days' infant feeding training, along with promotional guides training and speech and language training.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • Over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff members
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 10,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across all services
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader

SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust's workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within a skill mixed team to promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people, aged 0 5, and their families. The post holder will provide specialist practitioner knowledge and advice assessing care needs to provide a child and young person centred, inclusive, holistic and accessible Healthy Child Programme.

The Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) will establish links with communities, schools, Primary Care Colleagues and the wider Childrens workforce to develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care and public health developments in the community, liaising and collaborating with other agencies as required.

To promote the physical and emotional well-being of children and young people, supporting them to establish good health now and in the future and promote early intervention, health promotion, advocacy, empowerment, social inclusion and the reduction of health inequalities.

Make referrals as appropriate, to enable access to relevant professionals and support children and young people to reach their personal and educational potential.

Health Visitor SCPHNs will be expected to complete the mentorship module within two years of consolidation in order to support pre-registration and specialist practice students *

Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) may be required to work anywhere in the Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust area in order to meet the needs of the service.

In order to ensure all staff have a fair exposure to the affluent and more deprived areas across within the organisation, SCPHNs may be expected to move to a contrasting caseload periodically as identified through the appraisal process and in discussion with the post holder.

Please see the attached JD and PS for further details.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered SCPHN (HV)


  • Practice Assessor (formly mentorship)



  • Excellent IT skills
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Ability to plan and manage caseload
  • Excellent written skills
  • Demonstrates Leadership in practice
  • Demonstrates ability to reflect and take learning
  • Able to demonstrate partnership working with others
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to plan and facilitate



  • Demonstrates use of evidence based practice
  • Experience of multi agency working
  • Safeguarding children


  • Management of team/staff members

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Bicennential Building

Southern Gate


PO19 8EZ

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