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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/03/2019.

Health Visitor

Job Reference: 835-BR17.157C

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
0-19 Right Start and School Nursing Service
Oldham (various across borough)
£28,050 to £36,644 pa

Excellence in Healthcare everyday, come to work for Bridgewater NHS Foundation Trust.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established as a NHS Trust in 2011, and as a NHS Foundation Trust in November 2014. We deliver a wide range of community-based healthcare services in Halton, Warrington and Oldham, as well as some networked services and specialised community dental services across a much larger geography.

Our focus is on ensuring that our colleagues across the organisation are supported to deliver services of the highest quality and that by doing so we help bring forward local strategies aimed at delivering integrated, place-based services in partnership with primary care, social care and other health and care providers.

We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or is disadvantaged by requirements that cannot be justified. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy, and consider them on their abilities. Job shares will be considered for all posts.


Summary of Role:

Oldham Right Start and School Nursing, 0-19 service is provided by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We have an exciting opportunity for motivated Health Visitors to join our integrated team. The Health Visitor is the lead Practitioner in the 0-5yrs Oldham Right Start Service delivery model. This integrated model is health led, utilising Childrens Centres as the front door access to services.

The role requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to be adaptable, reliable and highly organised. Effective prioritisation skills and caseload management are essential to the role.

As the Lead Practitioner you will:

Support early identification of need, to promote the health and wellbeing and safety of the children and their families.

Delegate work to members of the multi-skilled Right Start team, ensuring oversight of the care delivered and supervision to team members.

Have line management responsibility for members of the multi-skilled team, including performance review, supervision and personal development planning.

Deputising for the Team Leader as required and support innovative service developments across the 0-5 Right Start teams.


For an informal chat or further information regarding this post please contact:

Lisa Chalmers - Health Visitor Team Leader

Tel: 0161 484 1313



Please note:

If the advertised post requires a DBS check the successful candidate will incur the cost of the DBS check which will be taken in three equal monthly instalments from salary.

Should we experience a high level of interest in the post; a vacancy will be expired early.

Any applicant who applies for a position online will be contacted thereafter using the email address provided upon login. Please ensure that after application you check your emails often to ensure that you do not miss any communications from Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

It is important that your application meets the minimum requirements of the person specification, as we will shortlist against these details. If you do not hear within 4 weeks of the closing date, you may presume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date.

* Any applicant who applies for a position online will be contacted using the email address provided upon login. Please ensure that after application you check your emails (via NHS jobs site) often to ensure that you do not miss any communications from the Trust.

The Trust has taken the decision to recharge successful candidates for the cost of their DBS disclosure. This post requires a(n) Enhanced / Standard DBS disclosure. The current price of this is £48.43/£30.43. The Trust will pay the initial costs, which will be recovered, in installments, from your first three salary payments.

Please note that in addition to a structured interview, a selection of the following Selection techniques may be used, particularly for senior posts, and vacancies which attract a high volume of applications.

Psychometric Testing
In-tray exercises
Typing tests
Knowledge Tests
Data Input Tests
Scenario Tests

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