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SCPHN - Health Visitor

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
burgess hill
£35,392 to £42,618 £35,392 - £42,618 Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a Health Visiting post in the Mid Sussex Area of Burgess Hill ?

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a leading foundation trust with a forward thinking HCP service in West Sussex?

We're looking for enthusiastic, innovative and motivated Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) Health Visitors to join our 0-5 Healthy Child Programme teams in West Sussex. We have full and part time vacancies in Burgess Hilland we are open to flexible working patterns.

Are you a School Nurse who would like to complete the additional field of Practice.? We can support you to complete this transition course. Are you thinking of returning to practice? If you're a qualified SCPHN looking to return to practice and live in Sussex, we want to hear from you! We can offer a flexible programme of Return to Practice meeting NMC requirements and are interested in hearing from applicants to discuss individual needs. For more information, please contact our Healthy Child Programme Practice Educator team at

Main duties of the job

Our Healthy Child Programme teams offer a proactive approach to delivering the Healthy Child Programme, working in partnership with school nurses, early help staff at children and family centres and multi-agency teams to deliver the best outcomes for children.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within a skill mixed team to promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people, aged 0 5, and their families. The post holder will provide specialist practitioner knowledge and advice assessing care needs to provide a child and young person centred, inclusive, holistic and accessible Healthy Child Programme.

The Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) will establish links with communities, schools, Primary Care Colleagues and the wider Childrens workforce to develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care and public health developments in the community, liaising and collaborating with other agencies as required.

To promote the physical and emotional well-being of children and young people, supporting them to establish good health now and in the future and promote early intervention, health promotion, advocacy, empowerment, social inclusion and the reduction of health inequalities.

Make referrals as appropriate, to enable access to relevant professionals and support children and young people to reach their personal and educational potential.

Health Visitor SCPHNs will be expected to complete the mentorship module within two years of consolidation in order to support pre-registration and specialist practice students *

Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) may be required to work anywhere in the Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust area in order to meet the needs of the service.

In order to ensure all staff have a fair exposure to the affluent and more deprived areas across within the organisation, SCPHNs may be expected to move to a contrasting caseload periodically as identified through the appraisal process and in discussion with the post holder.

Please see the attached JD and PS for further details.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered SCPHN (HV)


  • Practice Assessor (formly mentorship)



  • Excellent IT skills
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Ability to plan and manage caseload
  • Excellent written skills
  • Demonstrates Leadership in practice
  • Demonstrates ability to reflect and take learning
  • Able to demonstrate partnership working with others
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to plan and facilitate



  • Demonstrates use of evidence based practice
  • Experience of multi agency working
  • Safeguarding children


  • Management of team/staff members

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Sidney west Primary care team

leylands road

burgess hill

RH15 8HS

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