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Public Health Nurse

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity to join our 0-19 (25) Integrated specialist Public Health Nursing (ISPHN) team as a public health nurse. The role involves supporting our specialist school nurses in supporting school aged children across the county. The public health nurse works directly with young people, parents, carers and families to promote public health and protect by delivering the Healthy Child Programme under the delegation of the school nurse (SCPHN). They offer regular support to children and young people in school and provide PHSE sessions.

This is an all year round role for 28.5 hours per week

The role is based at Anlaby clinic, however the successful applicant will be expected to support schools and colleagues across the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the effective delivery of care packages to an identified caseload of children and young people, their families and carers, as delegated by the Integrated Specialist Public Health Nurse ( 5-19)
  • There will be a requirement to provide a service between 8.00 am - 8.00 pm over a 5-day Monday - Friday period, to meet the needs of Children and Young People and service delivery.
  • Maintain, as part of continual professional development, up to date clinical knowledge/skills in public health nursing, using information to effect change in practice and ensuring the effective dissemination of new knowledge.
  • Develop and implement personal knowledge to enable the effective delivery of quality care to children and young people, and their families/carers

Demonstrate a range of clinical interventions, procedures and practices which are evidence based and relevant to the clinical area

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication and Relationships Skills
  • To lead and present complex, sensitive and challenging clinical and professional communication processes that may impact on service users, carers, staff, the team, the organisation, partner agencies and members of the public, where there are barriers to understanding
  • To communicate complex information to users and carers regarding personal, psycho-social problems in an empathic and supportive way. This will involve using inter-personal skills where agreement or co-operation is required, e.g. impact of diagnosis To support the specialist nurse, peers, other colleagues,

patients/clients and provide effective communication within the team/unit.

Analytical and Judgemental Skills
  • To assess the needs of patients and their carers based on the analysis of a range of facts or situations. Interventions will be planned on the assessment information and the interpretation of this.
  • To contribute to assessment and management plan for patients with high risk clinical needs to ensure safety of patients & carers.

Planning and Organisational Responsibilities
  • To plan care for patients e.g. organising appointments, care plans, treatments, interventions, reviews
  • Responsible for managing and prioritising own workload, balancing the needs of patients and service requirements/competing priorities

Physical Skills
  • Maintain up to date training and knowledge (including mandatory) required for the role and responsibilities
  • Up to date competency in medication management, e.g. dexterity and accuracy for giving injections

Responsibilities for Patient Care
  • Develops and maintains the patients control over decision making, assess the patients commitment to the jointly determined plan of care, and fosters personal responsibility for health
  • Deliver care interventions and nursing advice in a variety of settings, that promote patient flexibility and choice, and which are sensitive to cultural preferences

Responsibilities for Policy and Service Development Implementation
  • To contribute to reviewing, developing and monitoring operational/clinical policy, relevant to nurses within the clinical areas

Responsibilities for Financial and Physical Resources
  • Ensure operational managers are informed of the need for relevant clinical equipment (e.g. medication management and physical health screening)

Responsibilities for Human Resources
  • Supervision of non-registered staff, working alongside the Line Manager to identify and implement developmental needs
  • Have an understanding of the requirements of the Quality Assurance Agency for higher education
  • Be on the live register of mentors following preceptorship

Responsibilities for Information Resources
  • To provide accurate and timely information to inform Trust/National databases as required
  • Maintain up to date training and basic IT skills, and demonstrate a good working knowledge of confidentiality and data protection

Responsibilities for Research and Development
  • To contribute to research projects within the nursing profession and clinical speciality, both locally and nationally
  • To maintain awareness of contemporary research specific to nursing and service area and its implications to inform practice

To utilise research and evidence-based practice

Person Specification

qualifications and knowledge


  • Live on part 3 or 13 of the NMC register
  • willingness to undertake mentorship training and responsibilities
  • A broad understanding of relevant policy, legislation and their application to clinical service area


  • be live on register of mentors
  • evidence of current CPD/formal qualifications at an advanced level
  • a full understanding of relevant policy and drivers and their application to clinical service area



  • willingness to undertake and complete preceptorship
  • Appropriate knowledge/ experience of working in community/public health nursing
  • Understanding of caseload management


  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation

Skills and competencies


  • able to demonstrate effective interpersonal/communication skills
  • able to commute between trust sites
  • evidence of good time management skills


  • succesful completion of preceptorship
  • evidence of specialist practitce skills nd able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Anlaby Clinic

First lane


HU10 6UE

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