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Health Visitor

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and motivated Health Visitor to work within the High Peaks, North Dales and Glossop locality.

The High Peaks, North Dales and Glossop 0-19 Team have been awarded Gold accreditation for their work with Families and Communities.

DCHS is a forward-thinking, supportive Trust, who are a UNICEF Baby-Friendly accredited organisation and achieved Outstanding CQC status in 2019.

The 0-19 Children's Service was awarded DCHS team of the year in 2019.

Working in a rural community you will find that there are lots of opportunities for developing public health work with communities and partner agencies, as well as delivering the core contacts within the Healthy Child Programme.

The right candidate will hold the SCPHN qualification in Health Visiting and the V100 and be an innovative and dynamic team player who is looking for a new challenge.

The base for this post is at Gamesley however the team covers the whole of the North High Peak area. This is a rural location and requires travelling across the locality. Training days are sometimes in other parts of Derbyshire.

The post is for 22.5 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide Health Visiting services to families in the community team caseload by delivering the Healthy Child Programme.
  • To manage a defined active caseload and take responsibility for Safeguarding Children issues within that caseload.
  • To have continuing responsibility for the assessment of individuals needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.
  • To prescribe according to assessed individual need from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary.
  • To manage a team of Health Visiting support staff.

Derbyshire Community Health Services is unable to sponsor international applicants in this role. You can find out more about how you can work in the UK by visiting Work in the UK - GOV.UK (

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

Benefits include:
  • 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
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network, Christian Network, Veterans network and Long-term Conditions network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification, 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.
  • To manage and take continuing responsibility for a defined caseload/geographical area and be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and setting of defined standards of care which are evidence based and meet Trust Policies and Procedures to ensure quality of care for patients.
  • Identify, assess and determine client need and where appropriate prescribe from within the nurse prescribing formulary in accordance with evidence, practice-based, patient medical history and Trust Policies and Procedures.

Person Specification

Education, Quals & Training


  • RN or RM (NMC registered)
  • HV Qualification - Degree, Diploma or Cert
  • Nurse Prescribing
  • Evidence of on-going professional development


  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Post registration study

Experience and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of national + local priorities
  • Evidence-based practice initiatives
  • Public health activities
  • Working in partnership with clients and carers
  • Experience of mentoring students in practice

Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent communication + interpersonal skills
  • Management + organisational skills
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Clinical supervision
  • Innovator + forward-thinker
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Ability to work as an integral member of a multi-agency team
  • Teaching and assessing
  • IT Skills


  • Immunisation and vaccination

Aptitude & Personal Qualities


  • Flexible/Adaptable to change
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Empathy and understanding
  • Good team player

Values, Drivers and Motivators


  • Able to travel
  • Willing to work flexible hours to cover
  • Occasional evening work
  • Can-do attitude

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Gamesley Youth and Community Centre, Glossop

Melandra Castle Road


SK13 6UQ

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