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Healthy Child Programme 0-19 Public Health Practitioner

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Have you ever thought about a career in Health Visiting or School Nursing?

Are you highly motivated and keen to develop your skills working with children and families in the community? If so, this is an exciting time to be considering a career as a Staff Nurse within the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme. Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our team in the delivery of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and we would love to hear from you.

If you have a current NMC registration in any branch of nursing or midwifery and you are passionate about the public health agenda and improving health outcomes for children, young people and families then this may be the career choice for you. You will work in an integrated 0-19 team within a locality of Peterborough. You will be supported with an induction programme and bespoke workshops throughout the year to facilitate your learning gaining the skills and knowledge you require to support the Health Visitor or School Nurse to deliver our service confidently and competently.

Main duties of the job

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

To work as a member of the 0-19 Team, providing a clinically effective high quality service to children, young people and families under the direction of the HCP Team Leader. The post holder will work within a corporate caseload with other team members to assist in the provision of family-centred public health service to children and young people and preserving the health of individuals, families and communities.

A key part of the role will be to support in the delivery of the 4,5,6 model of care within the HCP, delivering universal services, together with meeting some complex needs ad supporting the SCPHN in improving outcomes, especially in the six high impact areas.

The post holder will be expected to work in partnership with key agencies, such as Children's Services and Education to address health inequalities and improve outcomes for families with children and young people.

*DVLA have a number ofreciprocalarrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • With the support of appropriate training and competency assessment, to deliver services as part of the 0-19 years Healthy Child Programme.
  • Work as part of the 0-19 pathway to deliver planned programmes of care under the direction of the Locality Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN). This will involve onward referrals as required.
  • To manage own caseload for the identified children and young people.
  • Deliver the role in a variety of settings e.g. schools, clinics, client homes, community venues.
  • To deliver New Birth contacts, 6 week checks, 1 and 2 year reviews, transfer in contacts, school health assessments as required when competency has been demonstrated. This may include contact with some vulnerable families under the direction and supervision of a SCPHN qualified practitioner.
  • Actively participate in the delivery of a service for identified health priorities in accordance with referral criteria.
  • Attend events that enable the service to be promoted as required/appropriate.
  • Review records of children moving in/out of the area according to agreed guidelines/protocols.
  • Assist in the delivery of Public Health group activities as identified through needs assessment/ trend of referrals eg themed drop ins, health days,
  • Report back any concerns to the HCP 0-19 Team Leader or Locality SCPHN.
  • Adhere to the local Safeguarding Childrens Board and safeguarding adult guidelines and procedures and attend relevant training.
  • Participate in Safeguarding, Team around the Child/Family, Child in Need, Child Protection and Family Support Processes for vulnerable children and young people. This may include attendance at conference and report writing when assessed to be competent and under the direction of a SCPHN
  • Act as a practice supervisor or practice assessor to student nurses following approved training.
  • To support Children Families and Young People to ensure that their voices are heard and taken into account within service development.
  • To assist the Duty Clinician in the delivery of Text Us and ChatHealth and Duty Desk with the smooth administration of incoming clinical correspondence and allocation of referrals on a rotational basis and to support with the Services digital offer
  • To lead child health clinics

Person Specification



  • First level Registered Nurse ( General, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disabilities)
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Sound knowledge of child development


  • Experience of supporting and supervising students in either a Practice Supervisor or Practice Assessor Role



  • Knowledge of the role of the Healthy Children Programme Practitioner in Public Health
  • Knowledge and understanding of current Health Policy to include adult and/or child protection issues


  • Previous work as a member of a health visiting, school nursing or other community based team

Skills & abilities


  • Ability to prioritise and plan worklaod

Other requirements


  • Ability to travel across county to include all three localities (Peteborough, Hunts and Cambs)

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


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