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Health Visitor

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Health Visitor to work within the Health Visiting service in Herefordshire.

As Health Visitors our role is to lead on the Healthy Child Programme and to prevent ill health. Health Visitors work closely with families to achieve positive outcomes and they take responsibility for the ensuring that the physical and emotional needs of the family are met.

The post holder will have responsibility for a defined community which will include assessing, implementing and evaluating care offered the the families.

You will be expected to provide a universal service across the caseload and you will have a high degree of autonomy and will be able to provide specialist knowledge and advice and take responsibility for coordinating and delegating work within the skill mix team.

Consideration will be given to student Health Visitors who are due to qualify or who are newly qualified as a preceptorship offer will be available.

Main duties of the job

Provide and maintain a high standard of care adapted to meet the needs of a defined community, ensuring that service users receive an appropriate service jointly agreed with the Health Visiting Team.

Provide a high level of specialist care, assessment and evaluation to families, children in need and children in need of protection, maintaining the standards set at local and national level.

Negotiate individual healthcare plans with the service users continually assessing and evaluating to ensure that agreed outcomes are adequately met. Assess and prioritise specific health needs and facilitate group work where appropriate.

Where appropriate liaise with members of the multi-agency team in planning, delivering and evaluating care with specific aims of improving long term outcomes for vulnerable groups.

Initiate interventions when working with clients such as motivational and promotional interviewing.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • RN 1st Level
  • RHV / SCPHN degree

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to a wide range of people
  • Teaching skills


  • IT skills
  • Leadership skills



  • Multi-agency working

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust





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