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Health Visitor

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you dynamic?

Do you have enthusiasm and desire to walk alongside families in delivering public health messages to improve outcomes for our local population.

Do you thrive on empowering families by sharing public health messages in the delivery of the Healthy child programme Universal in reach, Personalised in approach.

Halton 0-19 team are proud and excited to be one of the 75 areas who have been awarded additional funds to develop the Family Hub model, working collaboratively with our partners and families to co-produce services to meet the needs of our population.

We are proud to be able to offer additional training in infant mental health, parenting support and infant feeding in our collaborate approach with our partners.

Full and part time working patterns available.

Main duties of the job

Halton is a geographically small area however provides a diverse community, ranging from affluent to socially deprived. It is an area that provides excellent experiences for Health Visitors, especially those that wish to specialise in specific areas.

The post holder will be responsible for assessing the needs of the local population and delivering health promotion services to promote health & well-being and prevent ill health amongst Children, Young People & Families.

You will work as part of one of the teams in Halton, consisting of Team Leaders, Health Visitors, Community Nurses & Nursery Nurses. This is where you will be supported whilst working with your own individual caseload, as well as in partnership with the newly developed Family Hubs to drive forward the national agenda.

About us

Flexible working will be considered for all roles.

Unfortunately, we do not hold a sponsor licence for working Visas.

At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver our NHS services in your local community.

They help us deliver our mission to improve local health and promote wellbeing in the communities we serve.

After all, values are about people and they were created in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was important to them

Here at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.

P- Person-centred-We are passionate about individual needs and promote independence in the healthcare we provide..

E- Empowered- We empower our people and encourage new ideas to deliver and create improvements in community care.

O- Open and Honest -We behave in a way that develops relationships based on trust, openness, honesty and respect.

P- Professional-We support our people, so everyone has the right skills and training to deliver outstanding patient care.

L- Locally Lead -We are always learning about our communities and show great pride in being a local provider of health and care.

E- Efficient -We use our resources wisely to provide sustainable and value for money healthcare for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

1.To support delivery of the Healthy Child Programme using evidence based practice to actively promote the health of children and young people.

2.To be a named / link nurse for designated schools/ early years settings whilst holding a caseload which incorporates the 4 levels of intervention (Community, Universal, Universal Plus and Universal Partnership Plus).

3.To deliver and engage in health promotion programmes and public health initiatives to prevent ill health, early identification of abnormalities and work with all clients in the 0-19 service and communities to reduce health inequalities as identified within individual Health Plans.

4.To conduct health needs assessments in the home, school, clinics or community settings in a planned programme of care within a variety of settings.

5.Offer appropriate interventions, delivering agreed programmes of care and evaluating the outcomes for the child, young person and family.

6.Plan and implement school entry assessments delegating duties as appropriate.

7.Plan and implement health assessment at transition from primary to secondary school delegating duties as appropriate.

8.Undertake comprehensive health assessments for identified babies, children and young people, including annual and bi annual health assessments for those in local authority care in line with the Healthy Child Programme for children 0-19 years of age.

9.Establish clear and effective communication links with children and young

people, parents/carers, education staff, and a range of other professionals from both voluntary and statutory organisations.

10.Communicate outcomes of assessment and future care planning to the named SCPHN health visitor or SCPHN school nurse

11.Carry out home visits to children and families advising on all aspects of health as appropriate.

12.Participate in health needs assessment of the local community, contributing to the planning, implementation and evaluation of strategies to address unmet health needs.

13.To identify and assess children 0-19 with complex health needs, offering an enhanced integrated service within the multi-agency arena.

14.To assess the needs of children and families following attendance at A& E, discharge from hospital working within trust guidelines.

15.To identify, assess, report and work independently with oversight from the SCPHN School Nurse or SCPHN Health Visitor to safeguard and protect the health and wellbeing of children and young people working within safeguarding policies and guidelines. To attend Child Protection case conferences and other meetings as appropriate.

16.To provide on-going support for children and young people in care including the statutory health assessment and on-going review.

17.Listen appropriately and take into account any sensitive issues and communicate these to appropriate persons/agencies ensuring that children are protected and that disclosures are acted upon appropriately.

18.Feedback the views and needs of children/young people, families and schools to the named SCPHN School Nurse/SCPHN Health Visitor as necessary, to enable appropriate interventions to be implemented.

19.Ensure efficient and effective use of resources.

20.Support the delivery of nurse led immunisation programmes as service needs, following patient group directions and actively promoting the National and Local Immunisation Programmes to families.

21.To work in collaboration with other agencies to deliver services to children, young people and their families


1.Maintain active status on NMC register acting in accordance with the professional code and guiding documents in adherence with Revalidation Framework.

2.Maintain contemporaneous, factual records in accordance with Trust guidelines and policies.

3.Be aware of current working practices in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.

4.Use their own professional judgement to identify solutions to a range of day-to-day problems, seeking advice where appropriate from the SCPHN

5.Manage their time effectively to ensure prioritisation of workload in order to achieve agreed deadlines.

6.Be responsible for own professional updating and keep abreast of current research based practice.

7.Develop a working knowledge and experience of IT systems

8.Observing the complaints and disciplinary procedures in accordance with the Trust policy.

9.Contribute to clinical audit, research and clinical governance as part of the 0-19 public health nursing Team.

10.Participate in and complete the agreed induction programme for newly appointed staff

11.Manage time with the team leader and team to ensure service is covered.

12.Report sickness absence and return relevant forms to line manager.

13.Maintain portfolio of professional development.


1.Act to maintain an appropriate learning environment to meet the educational and developmental needs of student nurses and other learners as required

2.Support other nurses and staff within the team, including the induction of new staff members. Ensure effective learning experience and opportunities to achieve learning outcomes for skill mix team.

3.Develop and contribute to the development and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to own area of work. Provide advice where services are developing.

Supervision and Development

1.The post holder will be able to recognise their own level of professional competence and identify sources of support as required.

2.Provide mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision to staff as appropriate.

3.Support the development of the team by teaching and assessing junior members of the team.

4.Undertake mandatory and statutory training that support the post holders role.

5.Undertake training specific to the post.

6.Participate in individual performance reviews (PDR) and clinical supervision.


1.Communicate effectively with individuals, families and professionals in planning and delivering care.

2.Utilise a range of communication methods with colleagues and managers to include electronic communication.

3.Ensure data for KPI is submitted within expected deadlines.

4.Maintain effective working relationships, work effectively and support team members.

5.Participate in formal and informal ways of communication both within the team and the wider primary care setting where appropriate.

6.Work in partnership with school staff, health colleagues and other agencies e.g. Education and Social Services.

7.Maintain contemporaneous and accurate Bridgewater Community NHS Trust records observing the Data Protection Act 1994, maintaining confidentiality, in accordance with NMC and Trust guidelines

This job description is an outline of the role and responsibilities. From time to time, due to the needs of the service, we may ask you to flexibly undertake other duties that are consistent with your role and banding.

The 0-19 service is commissioned to deliver a service 8am-8pm and offering weekend delivery, dependant on the needs of the service.

As the 0-19 service is delivered across Halton you will have a base for administrative purposes only, as we may ask you to deliver a service from a variety of bases dependent on needs of the service.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with NMC current
  • Registered SCPHN (HV)
  • Evidence of recent professional development
  • Mentorship (willing to work towards)

Additional Criteria


  • The ability to travel independently throughout Bridgewater
  • The ability to work flexibly in accordance with service needs

Right to Work


  • Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship (share-codes will be checked if applicable)

Additional Criteria


  • If you are related to a director, or have a relationship with a director or employee of an appointing organisation, please state the relationship:

Skills & Attributes


  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of safeguarding procedures and legislation for children and young people
  • Knowledge of the Healthy Child Programme
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of current childhood immunisation programme
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to work independently


  • Knowledge of current Public Health Outcomes and inequalities



  • Able to demonstrate evidence based clinical practice
  • Experience of working with children, young people and their families
  • Experience of Multi agency working
  • Leading a skill mix team


  • Experience of delivering childhood immunisation programme
  • Working within a community setting
  • Experience of using spread-sheets and Databases

Employer details

Employer name

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Bridgewater Community Healthcare Trust

Lister Road



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