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Community Staff Nurse 0 -19 Service

Job Reference: 317-2021-37-02-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Health Visiting Newcastle East
317 Geoffrey Rhodes Centre
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata/per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

These are exciting times for our 0-19 Health visiting and School Nursing Service in Newcastle upon Tyne and we want you to be part of it. We are looking for registered nurses to join our 0-19 service as community staff nurses to deliver a thriving, innovative service which puts children, young people and their families at the centre of all that they do.

Primarily working with school aged children / young people and their families, the successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated and skilled team supporting with the implementation of the 4-5-6 model and contributing to the provision and delivery of a high quality School Health Service in Newcastle upon Tyne. Working as a team player, you will be expected to have a keen willingness and desire to develop clinical expertise and governance in all aspects of the Healthy Child programme (DH 2009).

This will involve working in collaboration with carers/parents and young people as well as multi-agency working and participation in Early Help pathway and safeguarding policies and procedures.

You will be supported through a 6 month training package; to assist you in developing your knowledge, and to facilitate your personal and professional development in public health and the healthy child programme. The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals is committed to the ongoing professional development of the workforce and this is an exciting opportunity to explore a career in public health nursing. The role will provide an excellent foundation of knowledge, skills and experience should you be interested in applying for the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification.

The 0 -19 service workforce have access to regular high quality clinical and safeguarding supervision and appraisal process as part of developing leadership skills and ensuring a quality service.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust actively promotes staff well-being through the Flourish programme which supports a positive work and home life balance. We are embracing new technology with the roll out of agile working across the 0-19 service. As an NHS employee you will have access to the usual NHS benefits.

If improving outcomes for children and families, and working in a supportive environment interests you, we look forward to receiving your application.

Applicants must be a NMC Registered Nurse, hold a full driving licence. We are able to offer agile working and full and some part time hours (> 30 hours per week) will be considered.


Additional contact information

Helen Bilcliffe, Public Health School Nurse,



Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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

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