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Community Staff Nurse - Health Visiting

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a inclusive of HCA
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
Evelina London Children's Community Services, is seeking qualified nurses to join the Health Visiting service which is undergoing an exciting period of transformation. These posts are suitable for qualified nurses who aspire to become Health Visitors as the comprehensive training and development provided will equip the post holders with skills and knowledge required for working with families within the home and community setting.

We are a skill mix team that includes innovative support services such as the Early Intervention Health Visiting Service, who support our most complex families. Our Early Start Service, a dedicated resource working closely with Health Visiting Service to provide one-to-one support and advice to families who need additional support. Successful candidates will be supported to complete the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course if interested.

Closing Date: 16th July 2024

Interview Date: 24th July 2024

Main duties of the job

The training on offer includes a Foundations in Children's Community Care course which will start in February 2024 and an internal training programme that will cover practical elements of delivering the Healthy Child Programme 0 to 5. By the end of the training programme, the post holders will be able to:
  • Critically evaluate scope and responsibilities of an autonomous practitioner in the community setting
  • Critically analyse factors impacting children's health in the community setting
  • Assess, plan and deliver evidenced-led community based care of the child and family
  • Critically evaluate the socio-political context for community based care
  • Deliver elements of the Healthy Child Programme as delegated by the Health Visitor.
  • We are looking for nurses who are excellent communicators with a desire to work in partnership with families to achieve the best health outcomes. The posts will suit nurses who want to develop their clinical and leadership skills within the community.

    Our vision is to develop a progressive, inclusive and sustainable workforce, able to meet the diverse and changing needs of the communities we serve. We are invested in the development of Health Visiting and this is underpinned by the Trust Nursing Strategy and training programme for all roles within the Health Visiting teams. Staff have corporate membership with the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) which offers a wealth of professional training programmes and resources to support excellent practice.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

When you join us, you become a valued member of the Evelina London community and can access the wider Evelina and Nightingale education academies. Choosing us as your employer affords you opportunities to be part of a Trust which recognises the value of sharing expertise, research and education between community and acute services.

Working with us you will have access to numerous benefits:
  • A mobile device, android phone and personal protection device whilst in practice allowing the service to work more flexibly and staff to achieve a better work/life balance
  • Access to the Evelina Eranda Rothschild Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship programme provides education, training and mentorship to nurses and midwives who have an idea for a project which will improve patient experience. Open to all grades of nursing staff.
  • A year long preceptorship programme
  • A robust safeguarding supervision and managerial supervision framework.
  • Access to our HEI partners e.g. Kings College London for Masters level education opportunities and more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme. To support and assist Child development Workers as required To participate in the development of skill mix staff within the Health Visiting Service To participate in Health Education programmes and health promotion activities on a multi disciplinary basis as agreed with the team. To lead on the immunisation for children under the age of 5 and the delivery of the BCG program in St Thomas hospital and other acute settings as required

Please see attached Job Description for full details of Duties and Responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Professional updating
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Mentorship Qualification
  • RSCN



  • Post registration nursing experience
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Demonstrate keen interest in public health and working in the community
  • Experience of delivering Health Promotion


  • Experience working with children
  • Experience working in the community

Skills/ Abilities


  • Able to assess and implement different packages of care
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of Safeguarding Children
  • Evidence of good written and verbal communication skills and effective record keeping
  • Ability to Use Microsoft Applications (Word and Excel)
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of Risk Assessment
  • Ability to immunise safely child
  • Able to travel across a range of community settings with equipment and mobile devices
  • Ability to work on own initiative and seek support as required
  • Evidence of being a team player and able to work collaboratively


  • Ability to facilitate group work with parents

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Community- Lambeth and Southwark



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