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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2020.

Health Visitor

Job Reference: 317-2020-07-09-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Health Visiting Newcastle West
317 Geoffrey Rhodes Centre
£30,401 to £37,267 pro rata, per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

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.

Are you an enthusiastic and forward thinking health visitor who is looking to develop their skills?

We are looking for innovative health visitor’s to join our integrated 0 – 19 City wide service in Newcastle upon Tyne. Full and part time hours are available. The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated and skilled workforce, leading and implementing the 4-5-6 model to contribute to the provision and delivery of a high quality health visiting service.

The successful applicant will be a proactive and motivated individual with a strong approach to teamwork but who can also work on their own initiative, to meet constantly changing needs of service users in line with local and national public health targets. A key focus for us as a service is to demonstrate positive health outcomes. In order to achieve this we actively engage with children and families and aim to shape our service to optimise making a difference.

The post holder will be expected to lead within an evidence-based Child and Family centred public health service that focuses on early intervention and prevention, assessing health needs and vulnerability within the family and community. 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.

Health visitors working in Newcastle receive and provide regular clinical supervision and appraisals as part of developing leadership skills and ensuring a quality service.

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust actively promote 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.

The essential requirements of the post are:

  • 1st Level NMC registration
  • Part 3 NMC Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)
  • Current driving license and use of car

There are various learning opportunities available to all our staff. As an organization we are keen to support continuous professional development to ensure we have well-equipped, evidence based professional workforce for the future. The successful candidate will be offered an induction programme to the trust, agile working, mentor/preceptorship programme.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cluster Co-ordinators:

Heather Ransom 01912823411/ 07885239569

Heather Dryden - 0191 2823319 /07765004759

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.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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