Health Visitor

Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust

Salary : £37,638 - £44,780 p.a. inc
Location : London

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London,

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of "Outstanding" from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This includes an "Outstanding" rating for our Urgent and Emergency Services.

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. These specialist services include obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, fertility, neuro-rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, and asthma and allergy services.

The trust is an active partner in bringing different services together across City and Hackney to provide integrated care closer to home.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to have been included on the HSJ and Nursing Times Best Places to Work list, and has recently achieved 'Excellence' status in the Healthy Workplace Charter, as awarded by the Greater London Authority.

The Role

Would you like to work as a Health Visitor within one of the most interesting, diverse and vibrant areas of London?

These are exciting times for our Health Visiting service. We maintain a team-focussed approach that comprises of support from Lead Health Visitors, Band 7 Team Coordinators and GP Cluster leads, as well as members of the wider skill mix team.

Our health visitors are leaders of the Healthy Child Programme, offering early intervention and support to children and families within Hackney and the City.

We are looking for Health Visitors to work within our teams and want candidates who share our values and vision for high quality, personalised health visiting care. You will be responsible for delivering the Healthy child Programme and will be aligned to a GP cluster team.

We offer great opportunities for ongoing learning and development for our staff providing a comprehensive induction programme, preceptorship for newly qualified Health Visitors, regular management and safeguarding supervision and appraisal. We also offer a very attractive inner London weighting allowance.

As a Health Visitor within Hackney and the City you will be the named Health Visitor for a caseload of children linked to a GP practice. You will act as the named link to the GPs and Early Years Settings & Nurseries and will be responsible for managing vulnerable children, attending Child protection Case Conferences, Core group, Child in Need meetings and other professional meetings.

Within your role you will lead on key interventions and health promotion activities, for example, delivery of integrated development reviews using the ASQ questionnaire. Additionally you will oversee the health promotion work undertaken by the nursery nurse team working closely with our parents and children’s centres to deliver personalised advice and support.

In order to continue developing the service we have ensured that:

  • All staff are trained in the ‘Solihull’ approach looking at the neurological development of a child and its impact on parenting.
  • All Health Visitors are offered membership of the Institute of Health Visiting.

Interview Date: Friday 5th February 2021.