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Health Visitor

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
These are exciting times for our 0-19 service in Newcastle upon Tyne and we want you to be part of it. Are you a Health Visitor with excellent clinical, leadership and transformational skills looking for a challenge? Are you enthusiastic, forward thinking and committed to delivering high quality care? Yes - then we look forward to receiving your application.

We are a dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic team, passionate about giving children the best start in life.

We are looking for experienced and newly qualified, innovative Health Visitors to join our integrated 0 -19 city wide service in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne.

We are able to offer full and part time hours and the flexibility of agile working.

Newcastle 0 -19 service has an innovative, transformational service model which provides progression opportunities for staff, employing Band 6 Health Visitors and Band 7 Senior Health Visitors to provide a robust supportive culture within a skill mixed team.

As a service we are committed to providing a stimulating, supportive, inclusive work environment prioritising your individual training and development needs.

We are looking for proactive and motivated practitioners with a strong approach to teamwork to meet constantly changing needs of service users across our diverse city in line with local and national public health targets.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be part of a highly motivated and skilled workforce, supporting the implementation of the Healthy Child Program to contribute to the provision and delivery of a high quality Health Visiting Service.

The post holders will be expected to be innovative, adaptable and motivated with a strong approach to team work and lead within an evidence-based Child and Family centred public health service that focuses on early intervention and prevention, assessing health needs and vulnerability within the family and community. This will involve working in partnership with carers/parents and young people as well as multi-agency working and participation in Early Help pathway and safeguarding policies and procedures. The applicant will require resilience and resourcefulness and in return will feel great job satisfaction in making a real difference.

A key priority for the service is an integrated approach to demonstrate positive health outcomes for children and families residing in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne. We are excited to be key stakeholders in the Collaborative Newcastle initiative, including the Children and Families Newcastle model.

If improving outcomes for children and families, and working in a supportive environment interests you, we look forward to receiving your application.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion. We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants must have successfully completed the SCPHN qualification/ or be due to qualify in September 2024 and hold a full driving licence, with the ability to drive to various locations within the city.
  • To provide an evidenced-based family centred public health service that focuses on identifying health needs and vulnerability within the family and community.
  • The aim of this service is prevention and early detection of ill health and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
  • The Health Visitor assesses needs in partnership with their clients, then plans and evaluates care which is implemented themselves or delegated to the skill mixed team members. This is done in collaboration with the client, other members of the Primary Health Care team and / or other agencies.

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust actively promotes staff well-being and a positive work and home life balance. We embrace new technology with the roll out of agile working across the 0-19 service. As an NHS employee you will have access to the usual NHS benefits.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
  • Interview Date Thursday, 11 July 2024
  • Full and part time hours, permanent and fixed term posts available
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Current knowledge of policy, legislation relating to children families and public health
  • Demonstrate leadership role



  • Good IT skills able to use email and word for communication and prepare reports
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills able to engage effectively with clients
  • Effective team working
  • Organisation of time and people management skills
  • Car driver
  • Resilience, self-awareness non-judgemental
  • Carry out a holistic individual and family health assessment and plan care


  • Change management skills
  • Carry out audit of workload as required



  • Recent experience of delivering the healthy child programme
  • Experience of leading and developing a team and working as part of a team
  • Experience of working effectively including safeguarding in a multi-agency arena to ensure best outcomes for children and families.


  • Research and audit experience



  • Registered Nurse/ Midwife (appropriate to branch)
  • Registered HV/specialist practitioner public Health(HV)
  • Nurse prescribing qualification or willing to undertake
  • First level degree in related studies
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Management / leadership course

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide

NE15 8NZ

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