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Healthy Pregnancy Support Service Public Health Nurse

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
The Healthy Pregnancy Support Service (HPSS) are looking for a registered band 5 Nurse to join our well-established, friendly team.

As a service we provide smoking cessation support to the pregnant women of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

As a public health service, we have expanded our services to include weight management support in pregnancy and a full vaccination programme delivered alongside maternity scans and clinic appointments at PRH and RSH.

This multi-level public health service provides an exciting opportunity for a Nurse to become a band 5 Co-ordinator of the daily operation of these services and a source of support and Leadership for our Healthy pregnancy advisors. You will also be trained as a Healthy pregnancy advisor, therefore providing the opportunity to have your own caseload of women and support families to make behavioural changes to improve their health and wellbeing.

The integration of this service as part of mainstream midwifery services will ensure a seamless care pathway at a time when women are open to receiving advice and guidance around making healthy lifestyle choices, to promote a healthy pregnancy, with a positive outcome and healthy baby.

This is a full-time post with work hours between Monday-Friday, 9-5.

Main duties of the job

Monitor quality of service by using an agreed competency assessment framework with team practitioners and identify actions to continuously improve the service in line with the key performance indicators.

Ensure administration staff are working to agreed objectives and communicate effectively with them and other members of staff.

Work with the team lead to identify the location of the HPSS practitioners in key areas based on public health intelligence

Provide support, advice and guidance to maternity staff, including in relation to carbon monoxide testing.

Liaise, communicate and work in partnership with other key agencies to provide ongoing stop smoking support across the County.

Hold a caseload of women (as expected of the HPSS practitioner)

Provide and oversee a vaccination service

About us

Join us at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, where our passion for excellence drives everything we do.

We're on a mission to provide high quality, safe care to our patients, in an environment our incredible staff are proud to work in.

Our vision, 'To provide excellent care for the communities we serve,' is not just a statement it's a promise we live by every day. Guided by our core Values - Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, and Trusted - we're determined to make a real difference in the lives of those who matter most: our patients and their families.

If you're ready to be part of a team that's dedicated to continuous improvement, come join us and let's make a difference together!

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this position, please see the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Band 5 Registered Nurse
  • A team player who demonstrates the ability to motivate, inspire and empower others to build rapport and achieve best practice.
  • Able to prioritise, show effective organisation and problem solving skills to ensure the smooth day to day running of the service.


  • Public Health experience
  • knowledge of the challenges and barriers some families face in choosing to adopt a change in lifestyle to improve their health
  • Understand how public health initiatives contribute to positive outcomes in prevention of ill health and reduce health inequalities



  • Team Player-Must be able to work effectively as part of a team


  • Knowledge of behavioural change techniques and how they can be utilised

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital



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