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High Impact Area Lead Health Visitor

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa pr incl HCAS (outer)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
There is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Health Visitor to join our friendly, supportive team in West London.

We work with families in one of the most diverse boroughs in London to give children the best possible start in life by providing the most up-to-date evidence-based support. This is a newly revised role to focus on the High Impact Area of health literacy, reducing accidents and managing minor illness.

As part of our skill mix team, you will contribute to the delivery of the national Healthy Child programme across Hounslow, working closely with partners, such as hospital providers, GPs, children's centres and social care providing seamless care to the population of Hounslow. You'll also have an important role helping to recognise and protect vulnerable children.

Main duties of the job

To work in a public health role in the provision of a comprehensive service to facilitate the improvement and maintenance of the health and wellbeing of children, individuals and families.

The post holder will manage the Advice Line team and lead on content of the Healthier Together website to ensure the local population is able to access evidence based health information including managing minor illness.

The post holder will work with commissioners and local providers on reducing A/E attendances .

The post holder will ensure appropriate referral and liaison between hospital services, walk in centres, Urgent Care Centre and Advice Line Health Visitors and 0-19 team.Acting as a professional resource and link between Acute, Community and Primary Care services establishing good communications within these areas including wards, out-patients, A& E, SCBU and maternity services.

About us

Why Join Our Team?
  • Recently shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award 2023 for 'Specialist health visiting to asylum-seeking families.'
  • HSJ Award winner 2018 for Health Visiting skill mix work.
  • Training opportunities, including a preceptorship for newly qualified Health Visitors.
  • Specialist opportunities for career progression.
  • Restorative clinical supervision for practitioners.
  • Extensive experience using skill mix within the 0-19 team.
  • Development of an extended MECSH pathway for vulnerable familiesto improve child outcomes.

Why join our Trust?
  • Unique community healthcare setting emphasising personalisation, independence, and belonging.
  • Recognised as 'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction' by Nursing Times in 2018.
  • Best response rate in NHS Staff Survey 2020 among community trusts nationally.
  • Our colleagues often describe us as a family, fostering support and belonging. It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services.
  • Top community trust in the country for Quality of care for the third consecutive year.
  • Highest percentage of staff satisfied with care delivery to patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

**Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document, which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification**

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered General Nurse /Midwife
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)
  • ENB 997/Mentor Assessor/Practice Assessor
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • Masters Level Advanced Practice qualification or equivalent



  • Years post SCPHN experience and delivering Healthy Child Programme
  • Safeguarding children knowledge and experience
  • Experience of working with other agencies, especially social services and commitment to inter-agency working
  • Awareness of High Impact Areas


  • Experience of leading a team
  • Evidence of leading change and service development



  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to the HRCH values (Care, Respect, Communication )
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • To be able to work with a culturally/racially diverse population and recognise issues of equal opportunity and access to services.
  • Ability to communicate sensitive and complex information to professionals of all levels and across organisations
  • Proactively interested in public health, prevention and early intervention
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with using clinical systems


  • Ability to audit, monitor and evaluate systems

Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust


Heart of Hounslow

92 Bath Rd



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