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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/05/2021.

Health Visitor - Trainee (Student Health Visitor)

Job Reference: 374-AMLF001-A

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Health Visiting
East Sussex, community wide, community
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum, pro rata

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Uckfield and Rye and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes.

The trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff.

A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include:Staff development, Pension scheme, Auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service ( staff bank) On-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, staff restaurants and on-site accommodation

Please download and read the Recruitment Information Leaflet, attached as a document to this advert, as it will help you in the completion of your application

A fully funded training opportunity to qualify as a registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) with East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) is now open to all qualified Nurses and Midwives.

Who we are looking for:

  • A qualified Paediatric/General/Mental Health Nurse or Midwife with post qualification experience
  • A reflective and emotionally intelligent practitioner who makes good use of supervision and support
  • Someone who is able to address sensitive issues with families in a clear and supportive way
  • Someone who demonstrates ESHT values in their interactions with all clients and colleagues: Respect and compassion, engagement and involvement, improvement and development and working together

The Salary, while training, will be to a maximum of mid point Band 5 on the Agenda for Change scale. Please note no incremental uplift is paid for the duration of the training contract. Starting the beginning of September 2021, you will be given a Fixed Term contract by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust to undertake a one year full-time course to complete the BSc Specialist Community Public Health (SCHPN) course in Health Visiting at the University of Brighton (UoB).

Practice placements will be within the catchment area of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which covers the county from Peacehaven in the West to Forest Row in the North of the county and Rye in the East. University teaching will be held at the Falmer Campus of the University of Brighton. Successful completion of the course will lead to registration on Part 3 of the NMC register, an NMC recordable qualification and eligibility to apply for a Health Visitor post within the Integrated Health Visiting and Children’s Centre Service which offers:

  • Supportive and accessible line-management
  • 6 weekly 1-1 high quality clinical and safeguarding supervision from line managers who have undergone supervision training
  • Access to restorative group supervision
  • Access to mentorship modules
  • A programme of in-house clinical and professional development via conference style events, communities of practice and clinical update days
  • Consideration of other university modules based on how well they meet the needs of local families
  • Working as part of an integrated NHS-County Council team with access to good quality resources
  • Access to a wide range of ESCC training
  • A workplace with a strong focus on staff wellbeing
  • Development opportunities via delivery of clinical supervision and champion roles
  • Involvement in service development and quality improvement via working groups, audit and feedback
  • Newly purchased laptop enabled for agile working on a tailored case notes system and smart phones
  • Options for flexible working to support work-life balance

Interviews will be held by MST on the 7th June 2021.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name- Gemma Turner

Job title- Locality Manager Health Visiting - High Weald

Email address-

Telephone number- 07768 433064

Patients come first at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

We work in partnership with commissioners, other providers, our staff and volunteers as part of a locally focused and integrated network of health and social care in the county.

Our vision is to be:

  • The healthcare provider of first choice for the people of East Sussex.

Our mission is to:

  • Deliver better health outcomes and an excellent experience for everyone we provide with healthcare services.

Our strategic objectives are to:

  • Improve quality and clinical outcomes by ensuring that safe patient care is our highest priority.
  • Play a leading role in local partnerships to meet the needs of our local population and improve and enhance patients’ experiences.
  • Use our resources efficiently and effectively for the benefit of our patients and their care to ensure our services are clinically, operationally and financially sustainable.

Our aims are that all services delivered by the Trust are:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive and
  • Well led

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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