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Health Visiting (HV) Clinical Practice Assessor

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Manchester Health Visiting Service

Clinical Practice Assessor /Practice Educators

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Health Visitor who is ready to further develop leadership and teaching skills by becoming a Practice Assessor. You can help us to shape and develop our service for the future, a forward thinking Health Visiting Service in Manchester.

Can you provide professional leadership to team colleagues, supporting and developing practice? Support and educate students and provide a training packages to ensure the workforce is informed of evidence-based practice updates?

Successful applicant can benefit from our commitment to their professional development, with all the support you need to progress your career (including named peer support). You will also enjoy a full range of benefits, including a final salary pension scheme and subsidised childcare provision, as well as flexible working support.

Main duties of the job

Our health visiting teams work to design and deliver services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and the city-wide footprint. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

We're committed to achieving the highest standards of individual care for our city's diverse communities. At the heart of this is the 'Healthy Child Programme' which, through early intervention, will positively influence health outcomes for children and families in Manchester.

As a Practice Assessor you will provide clinical, educational and professional guidance to Specialist Community Public Health Nurses ( Health Visiting) during their training. Through working with staff directly you will link theory to practice within the community setting enhancing evidence-based practice..

You will be expected to act as a knowledge resource for members of the service working closely with the team lead to support developments within health visiting.

Visiting various families, including some of the most vulnerable, you'll offer positive influence to the early years of their child's development and family health.

As a result of service transformation and substantial investment exciting opportunities have arisen in Manchester's Health Visiting service.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/RSCN
  • Registered Specialist Community Nurse Health Visitor
  • Nurse Prescriber v100


  • Evidence of Management / Leadership Development
  • Evidence of further Professional Development relevant to Mentor/Practice Assessor role
  • Teaching and assessing qualification experience

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Knowledge and experience of community development
  • Knowledge and understanding of national and local strategic drivers for HV service development
  • Understanding of the HCP
  • Developing guidelines
  • Quality and performance in health care
  • Understanding of public health agenda


  • Project Management
  • Delivering Training
  • Experience of Investigations



  • Professional Leadership Skills
  • Caseload Management Skills
  • Knowledge of Community development
  • Time Management skills


  • Change management skills
  • Clinical supervision skills
  • Audit and evaluation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



2 Graham Street, Besiwck


M11 3AA

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