Health Visitor (Community)

Band 6

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Health Visitor
Band 6
up to 37.5 hours per week
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£26,565 - £35,577 per annum (pro rata)
01/04/2018 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

Are you committed to positively promoting the health and well being of children and families? Visiting a variety of families, including some of the most vulnerable, as a Health Visitor you’ll be an enabling and positive influence in the early days of a child’s development. Whether you’re advising on infant feeding, parenting or promoting positive health messages, the child will be at the centre of your evidence-based care.

You will have well-honed interpersonal skills to identify low protective factors and indicators of neglect or abuse at the earliest opportunity. Through your skills of critical analysis, you’ll develop strengths based plans of care to build individual and family resilience, promote positive wellbeing and improve health outcomes and self-efficacy. Every family will have different success stories or challenges, so no two days will be the same.

Where additional needs are identified you will work in partnership with both community staff nurses and nursery nurses within your team, as well as other allied professionals from the wider multi-agency team to agree the integrated plan of care. Your reports will contribute to vital decision-making at universal partnership-plus level.

RGN/ RN Child & RHV registered with a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification. With the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, you will need to have strong leadership skills to take forward the quality delivery of the universal Healthy Child Programme. A flexible and responsive clinician, keen to innovate practice developments and influence health and Trust policy. As a Health Visitor in Manchester, you will have access to the latest IT equipment enabling mobile working across the city and easy access to evidence based tools to support the highest quality care and resources are delivered to the families and children who need them most.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) brings together the best of Manchester’s healthcare in a single, state-of-the-art site. Not only are we responsible for treating more than a million patients every year, we’re also a renowned centre for innovation and pioneering clinical research. We’re committed to achieving the highest standards of individual care for our city’s diverse communities. At the heart of this is the Healthy Child Programme which, through early intervention, will positively influence health outcomes for children and families in Manchester.

We’re passionate about providing the very best for our people as well as our service users. So you’ll benefit from our commitment to your professional development – with all the support you need to progress your career (including mentorship and safeguarding supervision). You’ll also enjoy a full range of NHS benefits, including a final salary pension scheme, flexible working options and subsidised childcare provision.

Join us at the heart of Manchester, at the cutting edge of public health!

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Sanchez: Tel; 0161 946 8213

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4744