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Bank Health Visitor Specialist Community Band 6

NHS Professionals - Fl
Competitive salary
Closing date
18 Sep 2021
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Bank Health Visitor Specialist Community Band 6

Employer: NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers

Location: Wokingham, covering the Wokingham area

Trust Name:Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Salary: £20.35 Per Hour

Job Title and Band:Health Visitor Specialist Community Band 6

Length of Role: Starting ASAP until the end of September (Long Term Placement)

Hours:Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00


To be recognised as the leading community and mental health service provider by our staff, patients, and partners.
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority.
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services.
  • WORKING Together with you to develop innovative solutions.


You will have responsibility for managing and delivering care to families, children and communities, working in partnership with team members and service users.

You will provide a proactive, responsive service based on identified health needs whilst leading the delivery of the universal Healthy Child Programme. You will ensure effective delegation, workload management and monitoring of care standards.

You will work collaboratively with other health care professionals and agencies, ensuring a seamless delivery of services for children and families within the community.


Offer a comprehensive health visiting service in accordance with Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) policy and guidelines and 'The Healthy Child Programme 0-5 Years'.
  • Assess child and family needs, using the appropriate assessment and risk assessment tools. Ensure that at each contact with a child an assessment of the health and developmental need is conducted.
  • Develop and implement outcome focused care plans and evaluate care given, in partnership with clients.
  • Provide support to families using the Solihull approach model in behaviour management, parenting skills and delivering programmes of care to vulnerable families.
  • Support breastfeeding and parent infant relationships applying the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Standards.
  • Develop and facilitate Health Visiting drop-in clinics, health promotion activities and groups.
  • Identify and respond to individual client and local health needs and incorporate the four principles of health visiting and the service model set out in the Health Visitor Implementation Plan.
  • Provide care according to the available evidence of best practice and support the team in the development of evidence-based practice.
  • Establish effective working relationships with members of the Primary Health Care Team, Midwives, Children Centres, School Nurses, Allied Professionals, and voluntary agencies to achieve best health and wellbeing outcomes for families and children.
  • Ensure that the advice, support and services provided take account of client or family's race, culture, religion and language.
  • Work in accordance with Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children's Board and BHFT policies and procedures; preparing and presenting reports, attending case conferences and multi-agency meetings, as necessary.
  • Have full knowledge and understanding of the Local Safeguarding Board Procedures together with Trust guidelines. Exercise's vigilance in regard to vulnerable families and to respond as necessary.
  • Participate in regular Safeguarding and Clinical Supervision in accordance with BHFT policies and procedures.
  • Hold a recognised Non-medical Prescriber qualification and to prescribe from the Nurse Prescriber's Formulary for Community Practitioners according to agreed protocols and policies. Attendw regular prescribing updates relevant to your practice.
  • Use appropriate information to develop and maintain health profiles of local community populations, to identify health needs and contribute to the Service Level Agreement.
  • Plan and negotiate with appropriate organisations and individuals to develop health action plans.
  • Liaise effectively and negotiate with other health professionals and partner agencies, to ensure the health needs of the individual and population are met.
  • Work according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct and professional practice and the relevant legislative framework and always exercise professional accountability. You will be responsible for keeping professionally updated and maintaining effective registration with the NMC.
  • Ensure that all record keeping is completed in appropriate time frames, in accordance with NMC standards and Trust record keeping policy.
  • Submit statistical and contractual monitoring returns within agreed timescales.
  • Carry out other duties as defined by the Health Visiting Lead/Manager.

Interviews will be conducted remotely.

In return for your hard work and commitment, NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits:
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work.
  • Book and manage your shifts on the go- access shifts anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone.
  • Support when you need it - 24/7 365 days - call us anytime on 03332 407 552.

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP) is owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). We work in partnership with hospital Trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over£70 millioneach year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

To Apply

Register today for various flexible shifts and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, call 0333 0143679 or email

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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