Nursing - Healthy Pregnancy Support Service Public Health Nurse

  • Department Public health Nurse
  • Salary £28,407.00 – £34,581 per annum
  • Closing Date 16/07/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-HSS-409
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term: 12 months
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview


The Healthy Pregnancy Support Service (HPSS) are looking for a registered band 5 Nurse to join our well-established, friendly team. 

As a service we provide smoking cessation support to the pregnant women of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.  

As a public health service, we have expanded our services to include weight management support in pregnancy and a full vaccination programme delivered alongside maternity scans and clinic appointments at PRH and RSH. 

This multi-level public health service provides an exciting opportunity for a Nurse to become a band 5 Co-ordinator of the daily operation of these services and a source of support and Leadership for our Healthy pregnancy advisors. You will also be trained as a Healthy pregnancy advisor, therefore providing the opportunity to have your own caseload of women and support families to make behavioural changes to improve their health and wellbeing. 

The integration of this service as part of mainstream midwifery services will ensure a seamless care pathway at a time when women are open to receiving advice and guidance around making healthy lifestyle choices, to promote a healthy pregnancy, with a positive outcome and healthy baby.

This is a full-time post with work hours between Monday-Friday, 9-5.



Main duties of the job


·        Monitor quality of service by using an agreed competency assessment framework with team practitioners and identify actions to continuously improve the service in line with the key performance indicators.

·         Ensure administration staff are working to agreed objectives and communicate effectively with them and other members of staff.

·         Work with the team lead to identify the location of the HPSS practitioners in key areas based on public health intelligence

·         Provide support, advice and guidance to maternity staff, including in relation to carbon monoxide testing.

·         Liaise, communicate and work in partnership with other key agencies to provide ongoing stop smoking support across the County.

·         Hold a caseload of women (as expected of the HPSS practitioner)

·         Provide and oversee a vaccination service


Working for our organisation


Join us at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, where our passion for excellence drives everything we do.

We're on a mission to provide high quality, safe care to our patients, in an environment our incredible staff are proud to work in.

Our vision, 'To provide excellent care for the communities we serve,' is not just a statement; it's a promise we live by every day. Guided by our core Values - Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, and Trusted - we're determined to make a real difference in the lives of those who matter most: our patients and their families.

If you're ready to be part of a team that's dedicated to continuous improvement, come join us and let's make a difference together!

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The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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