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Health Visitor

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to work for our Children's Services in Derby City? (Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust). The service has achieved outstanding by CQC, and we are also accredited with the UNICEF Baby Friendly award.

We are looking for skilled professional Health Visitors who have excellent communication skills and who can deliver compassionate care to support the service, making a real difference to improve the health outcomes for children and families in Derby City.

You will have experience of working with diverse communities and dealing with highly emotive situations, be able to engage with families and build trusting professional relationship. Putting children and young people at the heart of everything you do, you will be passionate about working collaboratively with our partner agencies and will embrace supporting the development of students and new team members.

We are an innovative service providing health visiting services to the families of Derby and we currently have some great opportunities for you to join our team.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the delivery of health visiting services to a defined corporate caseload within Derby City, working within the 0-19 framework ensuring a seamless service to the family as appropriate and working collaboratively with partner agencies.

You will lead on the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme as defined within the service specification, identifying packages of care based on the Universal, Targeted and Specialist models of service delivery. You will provide leadership and supervision to other members of the team and work within Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures.

Natalie Thompson, Infant Feeding Lead at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: We are extremely proud of the Children's universal service for their achievement which is a real testament to their ongoing hard work and commitment to children's services. We recognise the importance this accreditation holds and will continue to strive to offer exceptional care to our patients.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Relocation packages are available
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunitie

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.
  • Provide quality evidence-based PH Nursing service (Health Visiting).
  • Undertake regular training and have clinical assessmentsin line with Baby Friendly Accreditation.
  • Lead on the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Lead the skill mix team.
  • Analyse and identify key areas of need within the local community.
  • Work in partnership with key agencies.
  • Write reports, collect data, and provide statistical returns as required by the Trust

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse/midwife


  • SASS or equivalent



  • evidence of leadership
  • excellent communication skills
  • ability to manage own workload
  • ability to work in a multi-disciplinary agency way
  • ability to be a proactive and innovative practitioner
  • good computer skills


  • experience of working a corporate case load
  • experience of leading a skill mix team

Knowlewdge & experience


  • Excellent understanding of Health visiting and the 0-19 health agenda
  • excellent knowledge of local and national public health agenda
  • excellent understanding and experience in safe guarding children and young people


  • extensive knowledge of safe guarding children and young people
  • clinical supervision experience



  • demonstate a flexible approach to work
  • supportive to clients and colleagues
  • commitment to developing Public Health Nursing

Trust Values


  • Ability to demonstrate that you can deliver the trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust




DE21 4BB

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