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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Sep 2024
We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (HealthVisitor) to join our caring and progressive Health Visiting service in the Tonbridge and Malling district.Our health visiting service provides support to families (adults) with children aged zero to five. You'll bejuggling a varied caseload and you'll need to be confident and flexible to provide the best support for new andgrowing families.You will work as part of a team to keep children safe and well by using your clinical judgment to supportevidence-based care planning and make sure that children and families (adults) who use our services have agood experience.

Main duties of the job

What will the role involve?o Contributing to antenatal and postnatal care programmeso Completing HCP mandated reviews, packages of care and safeguarding.o Supporting in the supervision/ line management and development of colleagueso Undertaking a range of competent clinical and non-clinical interventions to support the outcomes forfamilies and the serviceo Attend and contribute to team meetingso Building relationships with colleagues to enhance the team working environment.We have full and part time opportunities ranging from a minimum of 22.5 hours to a maximum of 37.5 hoursper week between 9am to 5pm. This role is a community-based role so the majority of your duties will be carried out between your base and community settings or client homes.

We also offer a generous NHS pension, annual leave entitlement and a competitive pay framework to progressthrough.So, if your enthusiastic and enjoy working with families and up for a new challenge then we would love to hearfrom you!

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity.

Person Specification



  • Registered health care professional (NMC registration) Health related degree and evidence of relevant post graduate development at Level 6 Evidence of Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice - Specialist Community Public Health Nurse


  • PRINCE 2 or equiv. project management training PTLLS/DTLLS, PGCE or Certificate in Education Management or supervisory qualification or experience of study



  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in area of practice Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads


  • Experience of leading and managing teams Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages



  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks and NICE guidance to relevant to care setting and its application across health care services Evidence of continued relevant professional development and implementation in practice within the last 12 months

Skills & abilities


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post Ability to manage time effectively, priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups Strong influencing and negotiating skills

Personal attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to manage and lead change Ability to work under pressure Flexible and adaptable

Ability to manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the senior Practitioner Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures. Ability to manage own time effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Centre Royal British Legion Village Preston Hall


ME20 7NJ

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