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Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting )

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum pro rata inc of HCAS
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
To work towards gaining the standards of proficiency for entry to the NMC register/recordable for Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN).

To provide the Student with a learning environment that will enable them to develop knowledge, skills and competencies to take on the role of a qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse within a defined pathway.

To gain the knowledge and skills and competencies required in order to exercise higher levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in clinical care focusing on four broad areas:
  • Clinical Practice
  • Community Engagement
  • Clinical Practice Development
  • Leadership in Clinical Practice

The SCPHN sponsorship is a development post building on existing knowledge, skills and competencies to achieve a higher level of practice resulting in an academic qualification as well as a registerable/recordable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Main duties of the job

Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurses- SCPHN (Health Visiting)

Our integrated 0-19 service service works to achieve the best outcomes for our children, young people and families living in the borough through the Healthy Child Programme. As a result we are looking for qualified nurses and midwives who are passionate and motivated to train as specialist public health nurses Health Visiting.

The entry requirements for the 12 month programme are:
  • Qualified nurse or midwife with an active NMC registration willing to undertake a fully funded one year academic course at the City University
  • Minimum of 120 academic credits at level 5, diploma or equivalent (If unsure of the above please contact the university)
  • Applicants must be able to travel independently and have access to a vehicle for business purposes throughout the course. Where necessary, adjustments will be made in accordance with the Equality Act

This is a fully funded and salaried course starting in September 2023 (comprising 50% academic and 50% clinical placement in accordance with university and Trust regulations) subject to confirmation by Health Education England.

Choosing to study and work in Croydon as a Health Visitor means you will be joining an integrated team of practitioners who are supported through an effective program of Practice Supervision, Corporate Membership of the HV, and an ongoing extensive in house training program .

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:o Croydon University Hospital o Purley Hospital o The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath o Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside o A minor injuries unit in New Addington The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our Vision:Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need itOur 5 key 'Here for you' promises to the people of Croydon are:o You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff o You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff o You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians o You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to homeo You feel it's getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of Listening into Action as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to Listening into Action is new and different.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more - come and visit us to meet us, talk to us and see how you will fit into the Croydon team .

Please see the attached supporting documents Job Description and Person Specification which contain more information about the role

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Current NMC Registration for nursing and midwifery
  • Dip HE (or above) qualification equivalent to 120 credits at level 5 (of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England) or evidence of previous education and learning to this level.
  • Is up to date and fit to practice safely
  • ALL sections of application form completed FULLY according to written guidelines
  • Literacy and Numeracy at the level of the National Qualifications Framework at level 1-2 for Numeracy (equivalent of GCSE) and 3-4 for Literacy (equivalent of A level).



  • Knowledge of the Public Health role of contemporary health visiting & working in community settings
  • Knowledge of local and national policies which influence the provision of health visiting
  • Current knowledge of safeguarding issues
  • Knowledge of quality issues, the audit process and clinical governance



  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Evidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution

Skills and Abilities


  • Academic ability to study independently at degree or postgraduate level
  • Good computer literacy skills e.g. Microsoft word, excel Excellent, adaptable communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to support children and families to make informed decisions in relation to their health and well-being
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to working within a changing environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research - based practice
  • Evidence of supporting equality and valuing diversity in own practice

Other Factors


  • To have a valid UK driving licence and be a car driver
  • To be able to access a car for work purposes
  • To be able to travel across Croydon and surrounding Boroughs

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Lennard Road

12-18 Lennard Road



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