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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Salary : £21000.00
Location : Redditch

From November 2020 the name of the Trust changed from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to better reflect our geography and service delivery across both counties.

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Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

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0-19 Starting Well Partnership

Orchard Place – Redditch

 

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse – Health Visitor

Band 6

Various Hours Available

£31,365-£37,890 p.a. pro rata for part time

 

 

Ref:  798-1722A

 

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Health Visitor to become part of the Worcestershire Starting Well Partnership Team.

 

If you would like to join a progressive, forward thinking and innovative team of Public Health Nurses then we would like to hear from you. We welcome experienced and newly qualified health visitors to apply to join us in utilising their Specialist Public Health Practitioner Nursing/Health Visiting knowledge and skills to play a pivotal role working within the Starting Well Partnership.

 

The Starting Well partnership brings together Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Barnardo’s, Action for Children, and Redditch Borough Council and aims to deliver a new countywide model which reflects a change in how we support local children, young people and families in our county. We look to improve access to early help and support, will empower local communities, and will help make Worcestershire a great place to grow up, to learn, develop and maximise potential.

 

Successful applicants will work as part of this innovative Starting Well team led by supportive Health Visitor Team Leaders and Managers. You will be part of an integrated team that includes Community Nursery Nurses, Community Health Connectors, Parent Support Workers, Breastfeeding Support Workers, administrative staff, School Health Nurses and Peer Supporters; all working together to provide the best service for families in Worcestershire.

 

Role requirements:

 

  • A recognised Health Visitor Qualification,

  • Up to date knowledge of the current national recommendations and public health agenda including the Healthy Child Programme,

  • Sound knowledge and experience of safeguarding children

  • It is essential applicants can meet the travel requirements of the post.

  • The ability to work autonomously to manage your own case load whilst working within a multi-disciplinary team

  • The ability to problem solve and manage time effectively

  • Experience of working in a fast paced and varied environment

 

Day to Day elements:

 

  • Carry continuing responsibilities for caseload management and delegate as appropriate to our diverse team members.

  • Assessment of care needs as part of the service offer for health visiting to include Community, Universal, Universal Plus and Universal Partnership Plus services.

  • Being responsible for the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.

  • The post holder will also contribute to the Public Health Agenda to meet Public Health targets and address health inequalities.

     

 

 

 

 

Worcestershire has a multi- cultural community, providing opportunity to work with a diverse population which makes this an incredibly stimulating and rewarding environment to work in, particularly for someone who has recently qualified. The Starting Well service operates across five localities Redditch, Bromsgrove, Worcester/Malvern, Wyre Forest and Wychavon. You would be working within the Redditch District but may be asked to work in other areas if needed, mileage expenses are provided.

Quotes from Health Visitors within the Worcestershire service:

“I am a new starter to the Health Visiting Team in Redditch, I have been so impressed with the efficiency of management ensuring a smooth and stress-free start, the team have been so welcoming and friendly and I am sure I am going to be very happy here.”

"Working in Redditch is NEVER boring!  We have a fantastic, happy team and support each every day - I have always worked in Redditch as a Health Visitor and would not consider working anywhere else"

“I moved to the team 15 months ago ! Best move I ever made, I’m doing the job I love in a place that supports and respects me!”

Benefits of working for the team & trust

 

We are committed to staff health and wellbeing - providing staff with an environment and opportunities that encourage and enable them to lead healthy lives and make choices that support their wellbeing. The Trust has a menu of support for Professional Support, Supporting conversations and Peer Support. We also have a robust preceptorship programme, offer restorative supervision alongside safeguarding supervision to provide enhanced support for working with complex families.

As a member of the Starting Well Partnership team and an employee of our Trust you will benefit from;

  • Working within a supportive and valued team of healthcare professionals

  • Regular supervision and robust appraisals

  • Learning forums

  • Continuous Professional Development

  • Flexible working, allowing you to maintain work-life balance

  • Access to LGBT, BAME, Disability, Armed Forces and Carers Networks

  • Wellbeing and support programmes

  • A wide range of NHS discounts

To apply
If you are passionate, self-motivated and driven and looking to be part of an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of the Starting Well Service Team in Worcestershire then we would welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you.

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