Calling all Health Visitors and Community Nurses looking for a new career to attend open day at ‘Outstanding’ Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Saturday 30th March 2019, St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering – 9am to 5pm

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) is holding a recruitment day at St Mary’s Hospital in Kettering on 30th March 2019 for Health Visitors (band 6) and Community Nurses to fill full-time and part-time vacancies across Northamptonshire. NHFT is rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and provides support patients in the community and in hospital settings.

To ensure a pipeline of talent and to meet rising demand in the region, the Trust is inviting registered nurses with a specialist practitioner qualification in public health nursing (Health Visiting) to attend and to join their Health Visitor Team, and qualified and newly qualified nurses to join their District Nursing Team.

At the open day visitors can find out about available roles, speak to members of staff and attend short presentations. Job interviews will be taking place and job offers given to successful candidates. Those interested should fill in the online application form here for health visitors and community nurses before the 30th March.

Paula Swain is a Health Visitor, Infant Feeding Champion and Safeguarding Supervisor at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who has enjoyed a 25 year career as a health visitor.

Discussing the attractions of the career, Paula says, “Health Visitors provide universal care for every family – it is a really important role and a real privilege as we are let into people’s homes and lives. One day we can be supporting a new mother and baby providing support with breastfeeding and on another, we can be supporting a family with an issue, such as sleep management for their toddler. Solving such issues and providing families with extra support and confidence is hugely rewarding.”

“At Northamptonshire NHS Foundation Trust we work in a multi-agency way. Health workers are supported by an extended team which includes social workers, children services, health and housing to ensure they can provide families with holistic support. There are plenty of opportunities for career development too and multiple training opportunities. It is a great place to work.”

The Community Nursing service aims to provide an excellent standard of person centred planned and unplanned nursing intervention to patients in their homes and is part of an integrated service that supports patients to remain in their home environment.

As both an organisation and a service the Trust is actively involved in both local and national innovative projects around improving quality of care, integrated working. It promotes mobile working technology to aid staff and have an extensive program of training and skills development available. The Trust also actively nominates and encourages staff to apply for national awards and recognition, such as Queen’s Nursing Institute, RCN and Nursing Times awards.

Steve IIes, Recruitment Manager, Northamptonshire NHS Foundation Trust says, “On March 30th we want to welcome community nurses and health visitors. As a Trust we are committed to giving our staff the best career opportunities and support, so they can deliver the highest standards of care. We achieved the Health Service Journal ‘Trust of the Year` 2018 award, evidencing our commitment to making a difference for patients and staff.”

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is one of the key partners in the ‘Best of Both Worlds’ recruitment campaign, launched last year by Altadicta. The campaign unites the University of Northampton, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northampton General Hospital, Kettering General Hospital (KGH), St Andrew’s Healthcare and Northants GP.

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