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SCPHN Student Health Visitors/School Nurses

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Within Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
Depending on experience During the training the pay will be at Mid point Band 5
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Do you want to make a difference to Children, Young People and Families?Have you ever thought about a career as a Health Visitor or School Nurse?If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation University Trust (MPFT) are looking for forward thinking, creative, dynamic and enthusiastic nurses or midwives that are passionate about health visiting or school nursing.

We have a number of funded places at Keele University for the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting annotation or School Nursing annotation), which will be at master's level. There will be a balance of theory and practice learning opportunities.

MPFT and Keele university will help you develop into the next leaders, you need to bring determination, compassion, care and a commitment to achieve your goal. Applicants must hold a NMC pin and be resident within the UK.

Successful applicants will be employed as a midpoint band 5, under an MPFT fixed term contract for the duration of the course which will run from January 2025 until January 2026.

There will be two virtual information events about our service and the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Course for Health Visiting and School Nursing onMay 9th 12:00 to 13.00 or May14th 15.00-16.00 please send an email togemma.harrison@mpft.nhs.ukfor link to event

Main duties of the job

Working as part of the 0-19 Health Visiting and School Nurse Service, you will support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme in accordance with national and local strategy/guidance. This includes the provision of conducting universal mandated contacts and packages of care in line with evidence-based practice.

You will work in partnership with partner agencies in the identification and protection of vulnerable children and contribute to the development of care plans, working in accordance with local and professional guidelines. You will contribute to the completion of agreed outcomes for delegated Child Protection cases as per agreed multi-agency care plan ensuring regular communication with caseload holder.

Throughout the course and placements you will develop and grow confidence in your leadership abilities and skills, becoming a competent public health practitioner. You will have a willingness to engage with digital technologies, developing your skills and competencies in this area.

MPFT and Keele offer the opportunity for qualified health visitors and schools nurses to complete a Transfer of Fields course providing the competencies and knowledge to further extend your skills and knowledge enabling Specialist Practitioners to support children throughout their journey from childhood into young adulthood.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The 0-19 Health Visiting and School Nursing Service operates an open access service to children and families within home, community, and primary care settings to promote a healthy lifestyle within the local population giving particular attention to the identified health needs of the locality. To address inequalities in health, through participation, collaboration, empowerment and primary care, you will deliver the agreed range of planned universal services, assess health needs, identify vulnerability and deliver targeted interventions to meet the needs of children and their families/ carers.

Person Specification



  • oCurrent registration with the NMC-RGN, RN, RM, RSCN, RN child branch
  • oPost Graduate Degree



  • oSignificant experience in supporting children, young people families and cares in promoting health and wellbeing

Personal Attributes


  • oA committed interest in working with children
  • oEffective communicator with staff, children, and families of all ages and abilities
  • oCommitment to the Partnership Trust values and behaviours
  • oAbility to adapt and positively embrace change, flexing to individual and service needs

Skills Knowledge and Abilities


  • oIT Skills: - Outlook, willingness to engage with digital solutions and develop skills and competencies regarding IT relevant to the role.
  • oHave ability to travel within a geographical area to meet requirements of the post
  • oUnderstanding of Information Governance, Data Protection, Safeguarding


  • oUnderstanding of Child protection, policies, procedures, and legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Various bases across the sites.

Within Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

ST16 3SR

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