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Health Visitor - Gateshead

Harrogate and District 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
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic, and responsible Health Visitors SCPHN (various hours available) to work within our Growing Healthy 0-19 Service in Gateshead.

We are a skill mixed team, with two teams working across Gateshead. We are enthusiastic and forward-thinking with an outstanding performance record in caring for children and young people living in Gateshead.We work in partnership with Midwives, Early Help, Children's Services, Public Health and Acute Services.

We have a hybrid approach to working giving you the practitioner autonomous flexibility. There is a large open plan office within the Civic Centre in Gateshead with an onsite admin and management team. The team pride themselves on their kindness and approach to team working and any new members of the team will receive the customary Gateshead warm welcome!

New team members are supported through induction, training, shadowing and a preceptorship package tailored to your individual needs.
  • 4-6 weekly supervision with Line Manager and Safeguarding Team
  • Monthly Preceptorship/ Peer Supervision
  • Appraisal in the first 3 months of the role and then annually

Our new team member says ''I have never felt support like this from a team, I always feel like I can pick up the phone and someone is there for me. Preceptorship has been an enjoyable and supportive experience people always have time for me.'

Main duties of the job

The Health Visiting role is to deliver the Healthy Child Programme as part of a one team approach, planning, delivering and evaluating an efficient and cost effective service for an identified population, you will be delivering the National and Local Public Health agendas in response to identified health and social need working with partner agencies in a strategic, creative and holistic way to ensure best outcomes for children, young people and families. The Health Visitor will:
  • Deliver a commissioned service utilising specialist skills and knowledge to assess the needs of clients and their families and communities.
  • Develop, deliver and review packages of care to ensure appropriate treatment and referral to maximise potential health outcomes.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner, assuming professional and legal accountability for all aspects of their own work in line with HDFT's objectives and national and local guidance.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to deliver under pressure and able to work in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Act as client advocate, especially where outcomes may be influenced by conflicting agendas, or barriers to understanding exist.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide 'outstanding' care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference and Team of the Month and Christmas Oscars awards.
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full list of duties is available in the job description attached.

For more information please contact Martine Ali (Locality Manager) - 07825857593 or Kati Hamblin (Locality Manager Manager) - 07741700454

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Qualification (HV)/ or equivalent Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge relevant to working with children and families underpinned by theory.



  • Experience of partnership working.


  • Experience in leading teams in the provision of health services to children, young people and families.

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Gateshead Civic Centre

Regent Street



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