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Health Visitor

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you're a Health Visitor and you are looking to join a thriving, innovative service which puts children, young people and their families at the centre of all that they do, then this is the job for you.

Our innovations include the introduction of ChatHealth, our new 0-5 Health Visiting Text Message Advice Service, and the creation of a mental health support group for mothers called Knowing Me, Knowing You. All of which have been rolled out across Hampshire. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is also an accredited Baby Friendly Initiative organisation. Working as a team player, your role will require excellent assessment skills and effective partnership working including developing close relationships with our Barnardo's workers to develop preventative community-based approaches and personalised care to support to the local population.

We're looking for a Health Visitor with an inspirational and motivational personality and someone who is highly skilled in communication, with a strong approach to teamwork. The individual will be someone who can lead in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, especially the 6 High Impact Areas in the community using evidence-based practice.

If improving outcomes for children and families interests you, as well as doing so in a supportive working environment, we look forward to receiving your application.

Main duties of the job

To lead delivery of the Healthy Child Programme including the 6 High Impact Areas within the community.

To provide effective leadership and management to staff.

To identify and assess any children and families in need, and to work in partnership with Primary Care, Children's Centres, Children's Services, Voluntary Sector and other appropriate agencies, to deliver integrated programmes of care within the local area.

Work within Hampshire Safeguarding Children's Board and SHFT policy and procedures, attendance at Case Conferences, reviews meetings. To be responsible for the provision of case conference reports and court reports

To provide a continuum of support according to need, improving outcomes for children by reducing health inequalities.

To support the Early Help agenda to ensure early intervention.

To be aware of the Key Performance Indicators for the Children's Division and focus service delivery towards their achievement.

To be responsible for the quality and management of the RiO electronic patient record and data reporting system within the team.

To be the principal point of contact for allocated GP practices and Children's Centres. To develop and deliver integrated working arrangements

To promote and enhance health and wellbeing to children and families through assessment, implementation health care plans and evaluation of care.

To identify and assess children 0-4 with complex health needs, offering an enhanced integrated service within the multi-agency arena.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • BSc Hons Public Health Specialist Practitioner (Health Visiting) or equivalent
  • NMC Registered Part 3
  • Nurse Prescriber
  • Full UK Driving Licence (and access to a car)

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Chase Community Hospital

Conde Way



GU35 0YZ

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