Public Health Nurse – Huyton, Merseyside

Public Health Nurse

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Salary from 28407.000 to 34581.000 GBP per year

Jobtype: Full-time, Temporary

Huyton, Merseyside


Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust's common purpose:

We will support you and your community to live well.

Our values:

Supportive and caring, listening to others.

Communicating openly, honestly and sharing ideas.

Trusted to deliver, feeling valued and safe.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and care services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative multi disciplinary professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

WCHC offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services across Cheshire and Merseyside.

We are proud to support our Armed Forces Community as a Veteran Aware NHS Trust and are pleased to share that we recently achieved Bronze Award accreditation, in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We support the armed forces as an employer; recognising the experiences and skills ex-military personnel have gained through their service.

Job overview

Public Health Nurse: Knowsley  0-25 Service,  South Team – full time

Fixed term contract, with the possibility of being made permanent (subject to approval)

Do you fancy a career with an award winning integrated health and care NHS Foundation Trust?

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trustis an innovative and forward-thinking organisation, delivering high quality health and care services to the populations of Wirral, Cheshire East and West, St Helens and Knowsley.

Main duties of the job

We take great pride in being an open, trusting and compassionate organisation. The Trust is committed to promoting and building a team that enhances inclusion, diversity and equality. We strongly believe that working together with our partners, listening to and engaging with our patients, service users and their families we can make a real difference to the lives of local people within our communities. 

We currently deliver outstanding 0-19 and 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Servicesacross Wirral, Cheshire East and St Helens, supporting over 207,000 children and young people.  Our dedicated, innovative and forward thinking children and young people’s services have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of families in our communities.

We work closely with our commissioners and partners to deliver the best possible services for the children, young people and families.

If you are an enthusiastic and forward thinking nurse who wants to make a real difference to children and their families then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for, offering a variety of work to the successful candidate that will include  public health and safeguarding . 

You should possess excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills together with an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. An in depth knowledge of the current health agenda relating to children’s services is essential.

Working for our organisation

You will be joining a proactive skill mixed team working together to deliver the Healthy Child Programme  As part of the 0-19 Service which includes Health Visiting and School nursing  you will be working closely with other local statutory, health and voluntary agencies to provide accessible, person centred packages of care in response to individual and local need. You will be working in partnership with  Knowsley Local Authority to take the local children’s agenda forward.

About the Trust

Our local and community based services support people to live well and independently, including:

  • 0-19 / 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Services
  • Community Nursing
  • Sexual Health Wirral
  • Community Cardiology
  • Walk-in centres
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Teletriage
  • Community Dental
  • Social Care
  • End of Life Care

As a Trust, we provide extensive continuous professional development opportunities through a diverse range of learning solutions, including virtual and face-to-face events, webinars and action learning sets. We subscribe to numerous memberships and licences to support staff development and continuous learning.

You can read more about the Trust via the careers section on our website.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Applications are welcomed from both experienced and newly qualified nurses however some previous experience of working within a community environment would be beneficial. We have an established preceptorship programme in place and you will be well supported by your manager and colleagues and valued in your role. We offer opportunities for personal and professional development and you will receive regular appraisal, clinical and safeguarding supervision.

Person specification

Qualifications and professional training

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (Adult/Child
  • Evidence of recent professional development

Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship Level 6
  • Modules at level 6 – Public Health Related
  • Solihull Approach trained
  • Motivational Interviewing trained
  • Immunisation training

Experience and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Previous experience or working in a community environment
  • Knowledge of Public Health Priorities
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues and working with vulnerable families.
  • Understanding of role within the Public Health Team

Desirable criteria
  • Two years post registration with 12 months community experience
  • Experience of data collection for reports

Skills and attributes

Essential criteria
  • Good verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use email, internet and word processing software
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills

Desirable criteria
  • Ability to facilitate groups and discussions
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs of the service

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Commitment
  • Vision
  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Confident and approachable

Important Information

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record system.

For further information explaining how we use your information in line with GDPR please see our ‘Guidance for applicants’ document under the section 'Additional documentation'.

We are a Disability Confident and Mindful Employer. WCHC is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and are keen to support reasonable adjustments to support our new and existing staff.

We are proud to support our Armed Forces Community as a Veteran Aware NHS Trust and are pleased to share that we recently achieved Bronze Award accreditation, in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We support the armed forces as an employer; recognising the experiences and skills ex-military personnel have gained through their service.

Further Information:

Closing Dates:  Candidates are advised to apply early. The Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Reference Information:  Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/ education history over the last three years and include valid business email addresses for them. The Trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.

Salary Expectations:  The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.

Restricted Applications:  Staff on the Trust's Redeployment Register will be given priority access to vacancies at their substantive band. 

Flexible Working: Flexible working is very important to the Trust in both the provision of this to staff and also in staff supporting the provision of our services.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.

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