Band 6 Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor

Leicestershire Partnership Trust

Salary : Competitive Salary
Location : Leicester

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Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Exciting opportunities have arisen to join Healthy Together Teams, working within Public Health Nursing to deliver the Healthy Child Programme. There are opportunities available across Leicester City in a number of areas.

We would love to meet you if you are an enthusiastic and self-motivated Public Health Nurse Health Visitor (SCPHN qualified) who has significant experience of working with children, young people and families. The posts would also be suitable for newly qualified SCPHN’s.

Public health nursing is a discipline of its own which seeks to promote and protect the health of our population. We do this by promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing the likelihood of ill-health through delivery of the Healthy Child Programme. Public Health Nursing is central to giving children the best start in their lives. We offer early intervention as physical and mental health issues emerge.

We are a 0-19 service which works with children, young people and their families to deliver care close to where they live their lives – at Home, in Children’s Centres, Schools and GP practices.

Our teams are full of committed and skilled people who want to deliver the best possible care for children and their families. Healthy Together offers a range of services to meet the varying needs of the local population.

One example of this is LPT’s public health websites tailored to different age groups, such as Health for Under 5s. As a Health Visitor, it’s great to be able to signpost new and expectant mums to a whole range of online resources, such as our Bumps to Babies antenatal programme, or weaning and portion size advice. There’s also the award-winning ‘Chat Health’ text messaging services which are available to both parents, as well as to young people of secondary school age.

We use SystmOne as our Electronic Patient Record and we are continually developing this to capture the great work our teams do.

You will be responsible for managing a team with a range of skills, holding responsibility for appraisals, pre-registration mentoring, clinical supervision and safeguarding. You will also work in partnership with Local Authority colleagues and other agencies.

The diverse population of Leicester City provides a great opportunity to develop your skill-set whilst, receiving the support and training necessary to thrive in the role. As the ideal candidate you will demonstrate a warm, caring and compassionate approach to delivering a flexible and responsive service which for diverse and continually evolving health needs.

You will need a full UK driving license and use of a car for this role.

All posts are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Interviews will be held w/c 14th December 2020

Please see job description and person specification for full details. Details of qualifications and experience need to be clearly evidenced within your application form.

For further information please contact: Clinical Team Leaders Isabel Mooney on or Asha Day on