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Health Visitor

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT
Ashbourne and Wirksworth/Repton
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and motivated Health Visitors to work within the South Derbyshire and Derbyshire Dales locality.

There are two posts available and both are for 3 days (0.6 WTE). One is based at St Oswald's hospital in Ashbourne, but also covers Hannage Brook Medical Centre in Wirksworth. The other post is based at Repton health Centre in Repton.

The South Derbyshire and Derbyshire Dales 0-19 Team are a Gold accredited locality for their work with Families and Communities.

DCHS is a forward-thinking, supportive Trust, who are a baby-friendly, accredited organisation and achieved Outstanding CQC status in 2019.

Working in a diverse locality you will find that there are lots of opportunities for developing public health work with communities and partner agencies, as well as delivering the core contacts within the Healthy Child Programme.

The right candidate will hold the SCPHN qualification in Health Visiting and the V100 and be an innovative and dynamic team player who is looking for a new challenge.

Main duties of the job

To deliver the public health role as a SCPHN Health Visitor working with communities and partner agencies and delivering the core contacts within the Healthy Child Programme.
  • To provide health visiting services to families in the community team caseload by delivering the Healthy Child Programme.
  • To manage a defined active caseload and take responsibility for Safeguarding Children issues within that caseload.
  • To have continuing responsibility for the assessment of individuals needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.
  • To prescribe according to assessed individual need from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary.
  • To manage a team of health visiting support staff.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Education, Quals & Training


  • RN or RM
  • HV Qualification - Degree, Diploma or Cert
  • Nurse Prescribing


  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Post registration study
  • Mentorship qualification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of national + local priorities
  • Evidence based Health improvement initiatives/public health activites
  • Working in partnership with clients and carers
  • Experience of mentoring students in practice


  • To have actively practised as a HV within the last 5 years or recently undertaken SCPHN training

Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent communication + interpersonal skills
  • Management + organisational skills
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Ability to work as an integral member of a multi-agency team
  • Teaching and assessing
  • IT Skills
  • Able to travel to different locations during the working day
  • Ability to influence and motivate


  • Immunisation and vaccination

Aptitude & Personal Qualities


  • Flexible/Adaptable to change
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills
  • To work autonomously and as part of an integrated 0-19 team

Values, Drivers and Motivators


  • Willing to work flexible hours to cover
  • To hold a full driving license and have access to own vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Ashbourne - St Oswalds hospital-Hannage Brook MC/ Repton Health Centre

Clifton Road- Hannage Way/ Askew Grove

Ashbourne and Wirksworth/Repton

DE65 6SH

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