Health Visitor (Community)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Salary : £31,365 - £37,890 p.a. (pro rata)
Location : Manchester Community, Manchester

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
Attracts, develops and retains great people
Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.
We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff were deployed to us from April 2018 and are now working in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

Are you committed to positively promoting the health and well being of children and families? Visiting a variety of families, including some of the most vulnerable, as a Health Visitor you’ll be an enabling and positive influence in the early days of a child’s development. Whether you’re advising on infant feeding, parenting or promoting positive health messages, the child will be at the centre of your evidence-based care.

You will have well-honed interpersonal skills to identify low protective factors and indicators of neglect or abuse at the earliest opportunity. Through your skills of critical analysis, you’ll develop strengths based plans of care to build individual and family resilience, promote positive wellbeing and improve health outcomes and self-efficacy. Every family will have different success stories or challenges, so no two days will be the same.

Where additional needs are identified you will work in partnership with both community staff nurses and nursery nurses within your team, as well as other allied professionals from the wider multi-agency team to agree the integrated plan of care. Your reports will contribute to vital decision-making at universal partnership-plus level.

RGN/ RN Child & RHV registered with a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification. With the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, you will need to have strong leadership skills to take forward the quality delivery of the universal Healthy Child Programme. A flexible and responsive clinician, keen to innovate practice developments and influence health and Trust policy. As a Health Visitor in Manchester, you will have access to the latest IT equipment enabling mobile working across the city and easy access to evidence based tools to support the highest quality care and resources are delivered to the families and children who need them most.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) brings together the best of Manchester’s healthcare in a single, state-of-the-art site. Not only are we responsible for treating more than a million patients every year, we’re also a renowned centre for innovation and pioneering clinical research. We’re committed to achieving the highest standards of individual care for our city’s diverse communities. At the heart of this is the Healthy Child Programme which, through early intervention, will positively influence health outcomes for children and families in Manchester.

We’re passionate about providing the very best for our people as well as our service users. So you’ll benefit from our commitment to your professional development – with all the support you need to progress your career (including mentorship and safeguarding supervision). You’ll also enjoy a full range of NHS benefits, including a final salary pension scheme, flexible working options and subsidised childcare provision.