Community Staff Nurse – Health Visiting Team

The successful applicant will act as a practitioner with professional accountability to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate care for a group of clients with a range of physical, social, psychological and mental health needs within a recognised clinical area. They will also work at a universal level to promote and protect health and well-being. This purpose is to gain the best possible outcomes for children and their families.

hours: 37.5 hours per week

salary: Grade 4 -£48,986.64 - £55,293.84

criteria: We are looking for a dynamic, motivated staff nurse with an interest in working with children and families in the community, supporting delivery on the Healthy Child Programme (DOH 2009). This is a full time post, 37.5 hours per week. Core working hours are between 8am and 6pm, Monday through to Saturday morning. Following induction, this will include home visiting, supporting Child Health Clinics and group delivery. Our Health Visitors provide supervision and specific training opportunities will support your continued personal and professional development in these areas of practice.

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Role details

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) (SCPHN) is an area of autonomous, independent clinical practice. The Health Visitor (HV) team currently consists of HVs and Community Nursery Nurses. The post holder will be supporting the HV team to deliver on the Healthy Child Programme through a process of delegation, training under the supervision of experienced mentors and SCPHN’s within your clinical area.


The successful applicant:

•     will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the guidelines of the NMC and Code of Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice and apply these to maintain trust and credibility with patients, carers and colleagues.

•     Keep fully up to date with developments within their own professional discipline and maintain an adequate awareness of developments in clinical and nursing practice and will share clinical knowledge and experience.

•     Co-ordinate the care for specified individual clients or client groups/families by consistently compiling care plans which meet identified outcome goals resulting in high quality client care The post holder will demonstrate enhanced nursing practice by acquiring knowledge and skills in reading, interpreting and evaluating research to pursue evidence based practice. This will include completion of any essential training relevant to that practice area.

•     Deliver on delegated elements of the Healthy Child Programme in designated settings, as well as the client home.

•     Record data aligned to  key performance indicators for service area.

•     Will undertake specific tasks as delegated, complete episodes of care for patients presenting with a variety of health and social care needs in a number of different settings e.g. clients’ home, clinics, early years settings, children’s centres

The ability to work well within a team is essential as the post holder will work collaboratively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, taking the lead role when appropriate and participate in building team commitment, coherence and spirit.

There may be available, an opportunity for training as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (HV), on island at a future date

Applicants must have excellent communication skills, be adaptable, flexible and willing to work with the changing healthcare environment. Previous community nursing experience is not essential but access to a vehicle, with business insurance, to enable you to undertake the job is essential.

For an informal discussion and further information please contact Michelle Cumming, Operational Lead on 01534 443625


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