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Student SCPHN Health Visitor

Livewell Southwest CIC
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro-rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in the community as a Health visitor, working with children and families to improve their health and well-being? are you ambitious, enthusiastic, energetic, and keen to develop the required skills and knowledge to support you in gaining access to the Specialist Practitioner training programme?

if so, Livewell Southwest has an exciting opportunity for you to train as a student Health visitor.

The successful candidates will work within the locality health visiting team across Plymouth. the competency-based framework and learning opportunities will support your access to the Specialist Public Health Nursing Programme (SCPHN/HV). this post will also be supported by the locality managers, colleagues, a named supervisor and practice assessor, to ensure that all learning outcomes and competencies are completed prior to commencement onto the SCPHN HV course.

The specialist public health nursing programme is offered by Livewell Southwest at UWE.

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

Job Share(s) Considered

Main duties of the job

The Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse is a registered nurse/midwife undertaking a full time training course consisting of practice and theory components. The course will require attendance at UWE for academic modules and clinical learning at practice placements within Livewell Southwest

On successful completion of the course the post holder will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a specialist community public health nurse.

The post holder will be required to undertake study and duties to gain the appropriate knowledge and skills to ensure high quality, evidence based assessment, delivery and evaluation of care in relation to child/family need.

During practice placements the post holder will work under the supervision of a mentor and practice teacher, as part of the public health nursing team in providing preventative and supportive health care to children, young people and their families. As part of the public health nursing team the post holder will work collaboratively with a wider multi-disciplinary and inter-agency team in offering public health services to the community. The work takes place in a variety of settings, including home, clinic and community venues.

please note that this role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility

About us

Livewell Southwest values its staff and makes investment in their development a priority. Currently we offer the following development opportunities for staff:
  • A minimum of three days protected CPD for registered staff
  • Development pathways for unregistered staff from apprentice to bands 2, 3 and 4 and for registered staff in bands 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • Leadership programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Medicines Management, leg Ulcer Management and Assessment Training
  • Access and funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course and Scholarship Into Nurse Training
  • Robust Preceptorship
  • An induction programme tailored to your needs
  • Relocation package may be considered for the right candidate for certain roles

Livewell Southwest can allow existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme to continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Under the supervision of the practice mentor/teacher, participates in the assessment of health needs and formulation of care plans for children, young people, their families and communities, this includes the implementation of programmes of care, offering support and advice to parents and families in the home, clinic, school or community setting e.g. parenting skills, public health, group work and child health clinics.

In collaboration with the public health nursing team, identifies individuals and groups within the community where collaborative working and advice would forward the interests of public health and promote healthy living, in particular seeking to identify disadvantaged groups and address health inequity.

Offers advice and support to children, young people and adults in accordance with evidence based practice.

Safely delivers immunisations in line with policy and patient group directions.

Under the supervision of the Practice Mentor/Teacher completes the Common Assessment Framework, working with the multi-agency team in supporting children in need and those at risk of significant harm, including observing in case conferences and other meetings and contributing to reports where appropriate. This includes learning about the role of lead professional or key worker for children and their families with the most complex needs.

Person Specification



  • We would be interested to receive applications from experienced and newly qualified nurses- NMC level 1 registration with 120 CAT points at Level 2.



  • We would be interested to receive applications from experienced and newly qualified nurses- NMC level 1 registration with 120 CAT points at Level 2.


  • Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould




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