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Band 6 Health Visitor

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Do you have passion and commitment to public health and the early intervention agenda and want to work in one of the most diverse and thriving cities in England?

BCHC is committed to providing a good work-life balance, therefore offering flexible/agile working to all our staff. We are looking for passionate and committed Health Visitors who are highly skilled, enthusiastic, clinical practitioners and have a good understanding of the needs of children, young people and their families and want to be part of our journey to work as part of an integrated early years, health, and wellbeing service.

We have openings in the following district:
  • Ladywood
  • Perry Barry

If you want to give every child an equal chance to have the best start in life so they can achieve their full potential, this post would be well suited to you.

There are development opportunities that support career progression within health visiting. We have a number of Band 7 posts that can be considered alongside either clinical or management development.

BCHC also support practitioners who have been out of practice for a while, and offer a Return to Practice framework, all of the above can be discussed at interview.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for assessing need and providing health promotion and illness prevention services to the local population. The post holder will work within a corporate caseload as well as with the local population on children and family centred public health related issues.

The post holder will be a first level registered nurse with a Health Visiting Degree/Diploma/ Certificate. The post holder will work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

You will be responsible for:

Day-to-day management and delegation of work to nursery nurses, link workers and any other support staff within the team (including supervision and monitoring the work of these staff)

Overseeing and planning in-service development for these staff

About us

  • Please ensure you check your TRAC account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process.
  • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including BUSINESS EMAIL ADDRESS, telephone contact details and postal address

Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for better care and healthier communities, we want to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To consistently demonstrate in all relationships with families, colleagues and partner professionals, the BCHC Trust Values and the 6 Cs of nursing of commitment, competence, courage, communication, compassion and care in the role of Health Visitor. To develop a workload profile identifying those groups within the population with specific health needs.
  • To work closely with the primary health care team, participating in activities that address the health needs of the general practice case load, families using local childrens centres early education clusters, and other health partners.
  • To deliver the health child programme through compassionate caring assessment and analysis of need, developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care using assessment tools in accordance with commissioner service specification for the health visiting service order to address identified health need. To use the common assessment framework to assess and plan with families where multiagency partnership working is required.
  • To formulate and agree with families packages of care appropriate to need, where necessary opening active health and well being files. To monitor all open files in accordance with the records management policy, closing when package of care is complete.
  • To carry out health promotion and disease prevention activities, meeting and reporting on agreed key performance indicators where appropriate.
  • To give evidence based advice on health issues to members of the local population in a way which promotes behavioural change and builds on strengths.
  • To work to current NICE guidelines on antenatal and postnatal mental health to identify, support and referral of women at risk of developing postnatal depression, and those who are mild to moderately depressed.
  • To maintain quality standards of care using audit and other monitoring systems to evaluate the service.
  • To identify vulnerable children in need of protection and refer to Social Care and Health following the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board policies in all cases of suspected or actual emotional, physical, sexual abuse and neglect. To follow up domestic violence notifications in line with Trust policy.
  • To attend team around the family meetings, case conferences, undertake and fulfil the responsibilities that are appropriate to the role of the Health Visitor as agreed in the multiagency child protection plan.
  • Work in partnership with families to plan and arrange appointments for clinics and home visits.
  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with the families, primary healthcare team and other professionals working in both the statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • To ensure all equipment used by professionals in clinic settings are maintained and fit for purpose.
  • To order equipment for client use as identified following a healthcare assessment. To advise on safe fitting and appropriate use.
  • To promote and support immunisation programmes offered nationally to service users.
  • To enter all data required on the data collection system accurately and on time according to Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust policy.
  • To attend and actively participate in staff meetings including multi-agency steering groups etc and take responsibility for completion of appropriate tasks arising from any such meeting e.g. commenting on, and having input into policy development and standard setting within HV remit.
  • To ensure all written records are kept to the required NMC standard, to be able to write letters of referral to other services and to produce complex reports for court hearings relating to child protection.
  • To deal with and support families through difficult family situations such as illness, domestic violence, bereavement and child protection.
  • To have ongoing responsibility for the management of a caseload, including electronic recording, data inputting and reports.
  • To provide professional advice on issues relating to Health Visiting and promote an understanding of health needs among other agencies.
  • To supervise, mentor and assess pre-registration student nurses on placement with Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust where appropriate as part of their education programme. To provide mentoring for other healthcare students, including health visitor students.
  • To access safeguarding, caseload and clinical supervision in order to ensure a resilient workforce which prioritises excellent safe, compassionate care.
  • To participate in Nurse prescribing undertaking a full assessment of minor conditions appropriate to the role of the Health Visitor, and where indicated prescribe from the formulary appropriate to level of training, and access continuing professional development in prescribing.
  • To convey complex information to other professionals and to clients and to work with other professionals and clients in difficult circumstances such as child protection, terminal illness or bereavement.
  • To plan, organise and run clinics/group

  • BCHC fully supports a positive work life balance and currently has Health Visitor vacancies for full-time and part-time opportunities with flexible working hours.

    Person Specification



    • Registered First Level Nurse Health Visitor Certificate/Diploma/Degree
    • Evidence of recent professional development
    • Non medical nurse prescriber



    • Knowledge of evidence based approaches in the provision of the Healthy Child Programme
    • Evidence of assessment and care planning skills
    • Ability to facilitate the learning of others in a one to one or group setting
    • Ability to demonstrate sound knowledge and application of up to date evidence base for the Healthy Child programme, and the 6 High impact areas for 0-5s
    • Ability to demonstrate written skills that are relevant, accurate, concise and legible
    • Ability to work in a supervisory capacity
    • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to Non Medical Prescribing
    • Ability to use software packages as appropriate

    Other job requirements


    • Independently mobile with ability to travel to fulfil job requirements


    • Ability to occasionally work flexible hours, which may include weekends and evenings



    • Evidence of postregistration nursing experience
    • Evidence of multidisciplinary and multiagency working and safeguarding children
    • Evidence of time and resource management
    • Experience of applying learning into practice
    • Experience of caseload management

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


    Ladywood / Perry Barr districts


    B15 1LZ

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