The job "Family Nurse" has been saved.

I don't have a CV - Guest Apply

Ready to apply?

Please confirm your email to start the apply process.
Family Nurse

Job Description

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Interviews will be held 9th and 10th November 2016

An opportunity has arisen for a trained & experienced Family Nurse to join the FNP (Family Nurse Partnership) Team at Telford. FNP has been established in Telford for 6 years as Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is a wave 3a FNP Site in Telford.

FNP is a national evidence based programme. This role is responsible for delivering the FNP intensive, preventive home visiting programme to vulnerable, hard to reach young women who are expecting their first baby.

Post holders will be required to develop high-level generalist and specialist skills to work within the clinical methods of the structured programme. Family nurses will be expected to develop therapeutic relationships with clients and work intensively within complex family situations, providing a high standard of individualised care within the home environment, to achieve the expected outcomes of the programme which relate to improving pregnancy outcomes, improving child health and development and improving parental economic self sufficiency and life course goals. This is a demanding specialist role requiring high levels of professional skills and practice and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

We are looking for a fully trained experienced Family Nurse who has experience of working in the community with complex families. The post requires a relevant first level degree and someone who is warm, thoughtful, dynamic, flexible, enthusiastic, motivated, committed and passionate to work in a strengths based way to achieve the intended outcomes of the FNP programme. Applicants need to possess good interpersonal communication and organisational skills and basic IT skills.

The post holder will require knowledge of the current public health agenda, in particular the Healthy Child Programme and sound knowledge and experience of safeguarding children and will be expected to attend all mandatory training.

Applicants should note that where it is deemed that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required, it will be the applicants responsibility to cover the cost of the check and payment must be made in advance for all bank positions.

The Trust supports a no smoking policy.

Childcare voucher schemes and subsidised childcare support is available to parents.

Staff who are new to the NHS will normally start on the bottom increment of the payscale advertised.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Job Requirements