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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2021.

Community Health Nurse

Job Reference: 449-CS884

Solent NHS Trust
Children and Families
£24,907 - £30,615 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Health Visiting team as a Community Health Nurse (CHN) in Solent NHS Trust. If you are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and ensuring they meet their full potential, then this role could be perfect for you.

As a CHN, you will be instrumental in the delivery of high-quality care. This role will draw on your knowledge and skills to ensure the best outcomes are achieved and deliver care to children and families at the right time and in the right place.

To be successful in this rewarding and innovative role, we are looking for qualified nurses (from all parts of the NMC register).

You will work primarily with pre- birth to 5 years and their families, alongside experienced Health Visitors to deliver the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009). The Healthy Child Programme is an evidence-based programme that focuses on supporting children and families with screening, immunisation, health and development reviews, supplemented by advice around health, wellbeing and parenting.

Successful applicants will demonstrate excellent communication skills, be passionate about public health, show professional resilience and be creative and flexible in their approach.

Solent NHS is committed to improving outcomes for children and families in our area and to reduce health inequalities by delivering well led, safe, effective, caring and responsive services. If successful you will be supported through a specially developed training programme with skilled support and guidance from the health visiting team. Solent has an excellent reputation for supporting staff in training and development opportunities and has a strong culture that recognises well supported staff deliver excellent services to our families

If you are ready for a new challenge and would like to broaden your skill set into this new role – we want to hear from you!

Informal discussions with: Jane Taylor, Clinical Team Co-ordinator Health Visiting, Southampton City or mobile 07766902687

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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