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Health Visitor

Band 6

Main area
Health Visiting
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum
26/10/2017 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

Are you a passionate and dynamic health visitor looking for a change or a return to practice health visitor with passion and drive. If so, and you are committed, and keen to improve the health of children and their families on the Fylde Coast, then you may just be the person we are looking for!

This is an exciting opportunity if you are a forward thinking professional who is keen to embrace change, to join our locality teams to deliver the Healthy Child Programme to the 0 – 5yrs population.. You will have an identified caseload but may also be required to work at other locations to support equitable service delivery across the locality.

The full HV service offer and the Healthy Child Programme are fully established into practice and we work closely with our Children’s Centre Partners and other agencies to deliver good quality services to families. Working with Blackpool Better Start, health visiting is undergoing transformation to an 8 visit model and this is an exciting time to become part of a new health visiting vision for our children and families.

You should have good organisational abilities, excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively. You must be committed to working effectively within a team of HVs, nursery nurses, staff nurses and admin. Excellent knowledge of the current health agenda relating to children’s services and health visiting is essential.

We have an established preceptorship programme in place. You will be well supported by your manager and colleagues and valued in your role. We offer opportunities for personal and professional development and we also provide regular clinical and safeguarding supervision.

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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

Mary Cornall
Team Leader health visiting and school nursing
01253 955485

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957944