Health Visitor Band 6

  • East London
  • £30 - £32 per hour
  • Locum/Temporary
  • Band 6

Posted June 28, 2024

Job title: Health Visitor
Band: Band 6

Hours: Monday – Friday Full or part time

Rates: £30 – £32 per hour

To be considered for this role you need a minimum of 6 months NHS experience within the last 2 years.

DURATION: 4-8 week placement and possible ongoing

Skills: Must be a qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN)

Job Description:

Your role will routinely include working with families with a new baby from late in the antenatal period up to five years of age. You will use your expertise and training to identify needs and determine risks and work with clinical and public health colleagues to make sure the right support is provided as early as possible. You may work with at-risk or deprived groups such as the homeless, addicts or travellers.

You will usually provide individual support and advice for families in their homes. But you will also facilitate clinics and groups with different professionals, including early years practitioners, children’s social care professionals, GPs, school nurses, allied health professionals, and voluntary services to support the needs of children and families.

Your day-to-day role may vary from area to area, but will typically include:

  • supporting parents during their transition to parenthood and in the weeks following the birth of their baby
  • providing support and advice for the initiation and duration of breast feeding, infant feeding and healthy eating for young children
  • assessing children’s growth and development needs
  • delivering health reviews to assess children’s growth and development needs, including the two-year health review and to be ready for school
  • promoting the best start in speech, language and communication including identification of need and additional support to be ready to learn
  • supporting maternal and infant mental health
  • supporting healthy weight and healthy nutrition conversations to prevent childhood obesity through behaviour change techniques.
  • advising on minor illness, home safety, safer sleep and accident prevention

You will also complete holistic assessments in partnership with the family which builds on their strengths and identifies any difficulties they have with meeting their child’s needs.

You’ll often be the first to recognise whether a child is at risk of harm and a very important part of your role will be working with other health and social care partners to:

  • safeguard and protect vulnerable children
  • identify those at risk
  • support local safeguarding arrangements and ensure the voice of the child is considered

The role will be commencing on the ASAP.

To be considered for this post applicants will need:
* Full NMC registration
* Enhanced DBS

Why Athona:
Athona is one of the UKs leading on-framework healthcare recruitment agencies, with a reputation for building professional and personable relationships with our candidates and Trusts nationwide. After almost two decades in the business, we pride ourselves on taking great care and detail in every candidate that we place, and we believe that there is an art to being a good recruiter. This is what we call, ‘The Art of Recruitment.’

* Negotiable excellent rates of pay, with weekly payroll
* One point of contact and 24/7 out of hours support available
* We’re CPD accredited
* Industry-leading revalidation and appraisal support team
* Benefit from our exclusive discount codes
* Referral scheme – receive up to £200 for every nurse recommendation

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