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Student Health Visitor

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Bromwich
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Job Details

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust is an innovative and caring organisation in the heart of the Black Country. The Health Visiting service forms part of the organisation and has been rated as Outstanding by the CQC.

A great opportunity has arisen to join our organisation as a Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and thoughtful practitioners who are passionate about making a difference to children and families. You will be a caring professional with an interest in public health and a genuine desire to promote the needs of the child and ultimately provide leadership within community health. You will be motivated to learn and develop your skills and be committed to providing safe, quality and compassionate care.

The successful candidate will be supported to undertake the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) leading to a qualification and NMC registration as a SCPHN Health Visitor

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited from nurses and midwives with the appropriate entry requirements and evidence of recent continued professional development. Current NMC registration and a full driving licence are essential.

If you feel you have the right qualities and the role excites you, we'd love to hear from you. There will be two parts to the recruitment process: a numeracy and literacy test and a focus group where you will have the opportunity to meet other candidates and debate a health related topic. This will be followed by a face to face interview in the following days. The dates for the focus groups/maths/literacy test will be held on the 3rd of June and interviews will be on the 4th and 5th June.

For more information about the course please read our candidate information pack which is attached.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated care organisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises. The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Health Visiting

    Health Visiting practice involves planned activities aimed at improving physical, mental, emotional and the social health and wellbeing of the population, consisting of preventing disease and reducing inequalities in health.

    Health Visitings overall purpose is to improve health and social wellbeing through identifying health needs, raising awareness and, influencing the broader context that affects health and social wellbeing by enabling and empowering people to improve their own health.

    The Health Visiting contribution to public health takes into account the differing dynamics and needs if individuals, families and groups, and the community as a whole.

    Health Visiting practice focus on 6 spheres, these are:
    • Autonomous specialist community public health nursing practice
    • Transforming specialist community public health nursing practice
    • Promoting human rights and addressing health inequalities: assessment, surveillance and intervention
    • Population health: enabling, supporting and improving health outcomes of people across the life course
    • Advancing public health services and promoting healthy places, environments and cultures
    • Leading and collaborating: from investment to action and dissemination

    Health Visitors work to the Universal in reach Personalised in response delivery model (2021). This is included in the Health Visiting commissioning by Sandwell Local Authority. This can be found:

    Health Visitors manage their own caseload within a corporate team and will see families at home and also in clinic settings. They work collaboratively with partner agencies including Sandwell Childrens Trust, GPs, local Family Hubs, nursery and education settings to deliver a range of support services to families across the borough.

    Person Specification



    • First Level Registered Nurse/Midwife
    • Current NMC Registration
    • Portfolio evidence of continual professional & academic development
    • Appropriate entry level criteria for the university education programme, and at least a degree studied at level 6.


    • Mentorship qualification
    • Post registration qualification



    • Evidence of working within a community nursing /public health setting
    • Team working
    • Demonstrable relevant experience


    • Demonstrates an awareness of working in the Community
    • Experience within a HV team
    • Evidence of collaborative working.
    • Evidence of working within a multi professional arena.
    • Audit /evaluation/ research

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Hallam Street,

    West Bromwich

    B71 4HJ

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