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Health Visitor

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Children's Service (Health Visiting)
NHS AfC: Band 6
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (To cover Wednesday, Friday and one other day which is negotiable)
Job ref
Ilkeston Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
18/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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COVID-19  We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on people in different ways. Please be reassured that at DCHS we understand this and have a risk assessment process in place, where this is needed, to ensure your safety.

Job overview

An exciting position has arisen for an innovative, motivated, caring and compassionate Health Visitor to work in the established, dynamic and forward thinking Ilkeston Health Visiting Team. 

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.


Working for our organisation

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.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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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

Essential criteria
  • RN or RM
  • HV Qualification – Degree, Diploma or Cert
  • Nurse Prescribing
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Post registration study

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • 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

Essential criteria
  • 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
Desirable criteria
  • Immunisation and vaccination

Aptitude & Personal Qualities

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

Values, Drivers and Motivators

Essential criteria
  • Able to travel
  • Willing to work flexible hours to cover
  • Occasional evening work
  • Can do attitude
We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyHSJ Best places to workMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Cath Hulme
Job title
Locality Manager
Email address
Telephone number
07901 008992

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
07900 136267 (please note, my normal working days are Mon-Thu)