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Locality Specialist Community Public Health Nurse-NEW HIRE BONUS �1500

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details

*This post attracts a NEW HIRE BONUS of �1,500 (pro-rata for part time staff), please see attached terms and conditions*

We are seeking highly motivated Specialist Community Public Health Nurses to join our 0-19 Healthy Child Programme in Norfolk

Are you...

Health Visitor or School Nurse?


a Health Visitor or School Nurse (SCPHN) willing to undertake the 3-month preparation period in practice to migrate to the other specialism including completion of the migratory portfolio in practice validated by Anglia Ruskin University?

Then this could be the perfect role for you!

The successful applicants will work as part of a dynamic team leading delivery of our Healthy Child Programme. This will include implementing planned programmes of care and evaluating care delivered.

Liaison with other agencies is also a key part of the role and will include consultations with professionals from other agencies.

The contacts are delivered face to face to support the range of issues experienced by children and young people aged 0-19 and their families.

(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised).

Main duties of the job

As part of the Healthy Child Programme, Specialist Community Public Health Nurses and Family Public Health Nurses work within a defined locality or within our Single Point of Access, assessing need, delegating work within the team, implementing planned programmes of care and evaluating care delivered.

The role is to provide a child centred, inclusive, holistic and accessible Public Health programme to children, their families and communities, establishing links with the Early Childhood and Family Service, Early Years Settings, Early Help, other Health providers, communities and agencies (Education, School Services, Health and Voluntary organisations).

To promote the physical and emotional well-being of children, and young people, supporting them to establish good health now and in the future. To promote early intervention, health promotion, advocacy, empowerment, inclusion and the reduction of health inequalities to ensure children are supported to reach their full potential.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as part of a multidisciplinary 0-19 team to identify the health needs of children and young people, their families and the community and contribute to developing a strategy to address individual identified needs as well as those needs within the community.

To support the 0-19 service offer the post holder will be required to undertake migration training within 2 years of employment into the other SCPHN pathway, e.g. Health visitor to school nurse.

To use knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care.

To be competent as a non medical prescriber.

To support families through a range of methods including home visits, digital drop-in clinics, video contacts, to assess the needs of children and their families.

To support children and young people and their families with emotional and behavioural.

To advise their client group on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.

To link practice with local and national targets and deliver public health programmes based on current priorities and targets.

To plan evidence based health promotion programmes, order resources, compile teaching plans with aims, objectives and outcomes, and evaluate the sessions.

To act as a health link for other agencies, e.g. Childrens Services, GPs, Midwifery Services both community and hospital, voluntary services, public and private agencies and work closely with partner agencies to promote the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families.

To work with the Locality Leadership Team to support children, young people and families who are considered to be vulnerable or at risk. To adhere to current Safeguarding Procedures, and participate in child protection case conferences and case review meetings as required.

To contribute to the development of local policies and procedures relevant to their area of work and contribute to relevant service design projects.

To take responsibility for their own clinical practice including clinical supervision and to adhere to the NMC code of conduct.

As service need requires, to support service delivery at the Single Point of Access in Just One Number.

To support other localities including the Single Point of Access to ensure that all relevant clinical skills are kept up to date, and to maintain effective working relationships and continuity of services.

Our organisation welcomes students to join our locality teams across Norfolk, to gain practice experience within a positive learning environment. Students are supported by Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors, whose role is to support each student to progress in their learning journey, by providing practice examples to meet students learning needs.

To be competent and confident in using digital technology and be able to promote this to service users. This includes supporting the development of JustOneNorfolk.

To promote early intervention and the use of digital resources via Just One Number and Just One Norfolk to enhance self-care skills for children, young people, and their families.

To confidently utilise virtual platforms in assessments, interventions, training, and networking to support effective practice and partnership working.

Within this role you will need to travel as an independent practitioner on a daily basis, across Norfolk which involves both rural and urban travel. The nature of our work does result in travel arrangements changing at short notice. Due to the large geography our service covers and the limitations of sufficient public transport to undertake this role you must hold a full and current driving licence and have access to your own transport to meet the travel requirements of the role. This is subject to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010, and therefore if you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability then this will be considered


To communicate complex and sensitive information concerning the child or young persons condition to the childs parents/carers and young person. Able to communicate effectively using appropriate methods and recognising barriers to communication.

To communicate within the multi-disciplinary team and model effective team working and communication skills, supporting change within the service.

To develop links with Early Childhood and Family Services (ECFS), educational settings and other agencies involved in promoting childrens well-being.

To work closely with other professional teams and key stakeholders including service users, statutory and non-statutory organisations.

To act as first line response to complaints working within national and corporate guidelines.

To contribute to the training of students of nursing and other disciplines, during community experience programmes.

Patient and Public Engagement

To contribute to ensuring that CCS responsibilities to engage and consult with patients and the public are met in line with statutory requirements.

Budgetary Responsibility

To demonstrate responsible use of resources, with an awareness of budgetary restraints.

To ensure health monitoring equipment is operating to a high standard, maintained and calibrated.

Human Resources

To contribute to the training of students of nursing and other disciplines, during community experience programmes.

Maintaining own professional development and requirement to take part in appraisal and KSF process

To delegate work to other members of the team related to their capabilities and competencies, ensuring there is clarity regarding the feedback mechanisms.

Research & Development Activity

Contributes to clinical audit and research highlighting unmet needs within the practice population. Contributes to the maintenance of the Health Profile of the practice population.

Clinical and Practice Governance

Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff/records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

Any data that is taken/shared as part of contact must be undertaken with regard to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies.

The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes.

The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures.

It is a condition of your employment that you are currently registered with the NMC and it is your responsibility to maintain your professional registration.

Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

The post holder must participate in clinical and other audits as required.

Provide patients and their families /carers with information on standards they should expect from the team.

Participate in clinical supervision on a regular basis.

The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • RGN/RMN/RSCN/RN - LD or Registered Midwife
  • Specialist Practitioner degree/diploma post registration SCPHN


  • Mentor/998 or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Recognised leadership course
  • V100 Non medical prescribing or willing to work towards
  • Evidence of completion of migratory portfolio to demonstrate dual qualification or willing to work towards



  • Experience of working with children and their families
  • Experience of profiling localities and need
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Experience of Safeguarding


  • Experience of Mentoring
  • 2 years experience as a SCPHN

Knowledge & Skills


  • High level of clinical skills, with the ability to identify, respond to and evaluate health needs
  • Commitment to the development of excellent services, which focus on improved outcomes for children
  • Current knowledge of local and national policies informing Health Visiting practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and Early Years settings and other health organisations


  • Standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to use Systm One
  • Experience with delivering healthcare interventions via digital platforms
  • Leadership and line management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Multiple vacancies across Norfolk



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