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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
28 May 2024
Come and be part of a dynamic and evolving Health Visiting team within the 0-19 service in Gloucestershire. We have vacancies for qualified Health Visitors and are looking for enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join our existing team.

As Health Visitors, we all know that prevention is key and within Gloucestershire this is always at the forefront!

You can be part of a skill mix team which includes Community Nursery Nurses, Public Health Nurses and Student Health Visitors, led and supported by locality Health Visiting Team Leaders, with strong support from our safeguarding colleagues. In addition we also offer reflective supervision and are always looking for innovative ways to support colleagues in providing this vital role.

If you would like any further information in regards to this post please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, we look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

  • As part of a skill mix team, the SCPHN HV will lead the delivery of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme and deliver the personalised level of service identified through a high quality needs analysis.
  • To work with guidelines of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and to follow local protocols and policy guidelines.
  • Safeguarding: Adults (Care Act 2014) and Children (Section 11 of the Children Act 2004)
  • Every member of staff has a responsibility to be aware of and follow at all times, the relevant national and local policy in relation to safeguarding children and safeguarding adults. This includes keeping up to date with relevant training and seeking supervision.
  • The post holder will be expected to work in line with the Trust values which are:
    • Working together
    • Always improving
    • Respectful and kind
    • Making a difference

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide and maintain evidence-based specialist care adapted to meet the needs of a defined community population to ensure that service users receive appropriate intervention, maintaining the standards set at local and national level.
  • To be responsible for negotiating individual and family healthcare plans with service users, continually assessing and evaluating to ensure that agreed outcomes are adequately met.
  • To work in partnership with members of the multidisciplinary team and statutory and voluntary agencies in planning, delivering and evaluating care to improve outcomes for service users.
  • To work in collaboration with the Public Health Directorate to identify and analyse local health needs and areas for development.
  • To identify and disseminate relevant research findings within health visiting practice.
  • To base health visiting practice on accepted research findings and participate in local audit and research projects.
  • To prioritise workload, managing time and caseload effectively, appraising standards of practice.
  • To be professionally accountable for the work delegated to other members of the skill-mix team according to their competencies and workload.
  • To take responsibility for assessment of complex care needs, develop and implement programs of care including diagnosing and prescribing treatments (from NPF) comparing a range of options.

Person Specification



  • Active registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) on part 1 or 2 (Registered Nurse or Midwife) - RHV: Health visitor HV: Health visitor



  • Understanding and experience of the application of research in practice



  • Knowledge of health visiting policies and procedures that underpin evidence based practice

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cotswold Locality Cirencester, Fairford and Lechalde, Bourton on the Water

Tetbury Road



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