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SCPHN Health Visitor

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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The post holder will have responsibility to assess, implement and evaluate care programs offered to individuals' families and their communities based on a model of progressive universalism.

The Specialist Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor would be required to work to the Standards of Proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (NMC July 2022).

If you have been previously unsuccessful at interview within the last 12 months please do not apply.

*1 x Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for up to 12 months*

Main duties of the job

The post holder will identify early and engage the hardest to help at risk families delivering evidenced based episodes of care.

The post holder will have a shared responsibility for managing skill mix teams.

The post holder will participate in practice development and public health initiatives.

The post holder will have a responsibility for safeguarding children.

The post holder will manage a caseload.

The post holder will have a responsibility for maintaining own professional accountability through supervision and updating.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities:

To provide and maintain evidence-based specialist care adapted to meet the needs of a defined community population to ensure that service users receive appropriate intervention, maintaining the standards set at local and national level.

To be responsible for negotiating individual and family healthcare plans with service users, continually assessing and evaluating to ensure that agreed outcomes are adequately met.

To work in partnership with members of the multidisciplinary team and statutory and voluntary agencies in planning, delivering and evaluating care to improve outcomes for service users.

To work in collaboration with the Public Health Directorate to identify and analyse local health needs and areas for development.

To identify and disseminate relevant research findings within health visiting practice.

To base health visiting practice on accepted research findings and participate in local audit and research projects.

To prioritise workload, managing time and caseload effectively, appraising standards of practice.

To be professionally accountable for the work delegated to other members of the skill-mix team according to their competencies and workload.

To take responsibility for assessment of complex care needs, develop and implement programs of care including diagnosing and prescribing treatments (from NPF) comparing a range of options.

To promote a high uptake of immunisation and vaccination programs.

To be professionally accountable for nurse prescribing.

To oversee the delivery of the universal Child Health Promotion program.

To carry out health reviews and refer to other agencies and clinical specialists, e.g. paediatricians, Social Services and speech and language therapists where appropriate.

To accept appropriate referrals from other agencies and health professionals and assess, plan and deliver care to the individual or group.

To provide advice at Child Protection case conferences, court and children in need reviews.

To authorise the request of court statements and compile child protection reports from electronic records.

To attend and participate in professional and multi-agency meetings and promote team working.

To be proactive in identifying and referring children and families where assessment identifies evidence of physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.

To act at all times within the guidelines produced by the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children, based on national recommendations and research and participate in multi- agency child protection procedures.

To act at all times within the Benchmarks, Protocols, Clinical Policies and Pathways issued by Gloucestershire Health & Care Foundation Trust.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of Healthly Child Programme


  • Knowledge of SCPHN

Application and interview


  • SCPHN Qualification
  • Knowledge of Service Provision


  • Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Tewkesbury Community Clinic

Barton Road


GL20 5QL

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