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Associate Public Health Nurse

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Pro rata, per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Rotherham 0-19 Childrens Public Health Nursing Service are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated practitioners with initiative and drive.

The service delivers high quality public health nursing, promotes healthy lifestyles and improves health inequalities to children, young people and their families in Rotherham.

You will need to have excellent communication and organisational skills, be willing to facilitate and support change in service delivery, have the ability to work autonomously and as part of an integrated skill mix team.

Flexible and agile working options are available. Knowledge of the current health agenda relating to children's services is essential. You will work within one of the skill mix teams in the service but may also be asked to support the service borough wide.

You will have an important role in recognising and protecting vulnerable children and liaising with our partner agencies such as GPs, Schools, Social Care and Police.

Successful candidates will work across the 0-19 service ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and high-quality services to a caseload of babies, children, young people and their families - using research-based evidence to inform practice with agreed professional standards.

These posts require travel between homes, schools, and community hubs within the Rotherham area.

Some previous experience of working within a community environment or with School Nursing/Health Visiting would be beneficial but is not essential.

Main duties of the job

- To provide a consistent, effective, accessible and appropriate 0-19 Service for children, young people and their families.

- To work in partnership with agencies and families.

- To signpost to partner agencies where assessed as required.

- To be responsible for the delivery of public health and universal and targeted interventions across the 0-19 years age range. This will be delegated by the Specialist Public Health Practitioner for a defined population and will be delivered in line with the National and Local guidelines and public health priorities.

- The team will work proactively using a partnership approach to promote health and contribute to tackling health inequalities within the level of competencies required for the post.

- You will work with children, young people and families within the home environment, school or other identified community setting.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for the full details about the role and the responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Current Level One NMC registration.
  • Willingness to undertake further training.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Relevant learning beyond registration.

Physical and Practical


  • Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the county and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment and documentation.
  • Adequate keyboard skills.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to manage time, a delegated workload and/or a work area and responds appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.

Communication and Relationships


  • Able to present and receive complex information with a multi professional team. Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, relatives/carers and staff. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills. Produce timely, accurate written/electronic records and documents.

Analytical and Judgement


  • Excellent communication and evaluation skills.



  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Experience of working with children.
  • Experience of working in a community setting



  • Demonstrates an awareness of 0- 19 Universal Services, the Public Health Agenda and Primary Care.


  • Understanding of National and Local drivers and directions that relate to measuring and improving the quality and safety of patient care.

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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