Health Visitor

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Full time Full day
£33,706 - £40,588 / year
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the health visiting team in Swansea. The post holder will be a registered Nurse and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse health Visitor that will offer through a family centred resilience assessment approach, support and advice in a range of settings including persons own home, clinics and groups. The health visitor will be part of a dynamic team from various sectors including health, medical, local authority and the volunteer sector to provide advice, support to children and their significant others in an often-vulnerable time in the early years of childhood. The health visiting team is an innovative team that seeks to promote evidence- based research and practice in order to view the family holistically and promote children and their significant others to reach their full potential. Health Visitors are highly trained, and a full preceptorship and educational package will be awarded and supported.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

The post holder will be expected to: -

  • Follow the 4 principles underpinning the health visiting philosophy including the search for health needs; the stimulation of the awareness of health needs; influence policies affecting health and the facilitation of health enhancing activities.

  • managing a clinical caseload of children aged 0-5yrs.

  • Work autonomously to assess, plan, implement and evaluate health care interventions for children with complex health needs in partnership with families to build resilience and ensure children reach their full potential.

  • The role will involve working with children and families at home and clinic settings within a proactive public health environment.

  • Work autonomously to assess, plan, implement and evaluate children's growth and development according to the Healthy Child Wales Programme.

  • Identify vulnerability of children and safeguarding concerns.

  • Multiagency working is an integral part of the role, therefore, good communication skills and working as part of a team is essential.

  • Be responsible for their own continued professional development and seek opportunities to further their own knowledge and skills.

  • Responsibility for assessing and supervising junior staff and student nurses to ensure that their clinical practice meets expected practical and theoretical standards.

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the generic health visiting team in Swansea.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

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