There is an opportunity for nurses – adult, child, mental health and learning disability – and midwives to gain new skills and take the next step in their career through Oxford Health.
The Trust’s health visitors are public health nurses and work with all Oxfordshire families who have children up to the age of 5 years. They offer support and evidence-based advice, from just before the birth of the child until the start of school.
To help people get on the road to being a qualified Health Visitor, the Trust sponsors places on the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) course run in partnership with Oxford Brookes or New Bucks University.
The Trust is now recruiting for the next round of sponsorship for courses starting in September 2022. The courses are full time and last for a year and, during this time, students are paid as a Band 5. Once successfully qualified the Trust can offer band 6 health visitor posts across Oxfordshire.
Angela Smith, Oxford Health’s Matron and Clinical Lead for the Health Visiting Service, said: “Health visitors play a really important role in the early lives of children and provide really valuable support to families, helping to give babies and children the best start in life. This is a rewarding role and I would urge anyone interested to find out more.
“Oxford Health is rated as Outstanding for children’s services and we really prioritise training and development and deliver every aspect of the Healthy Child Programme.
“Becoming a qualified health visitor can be a great career choice as it helps to broaden your skills and experience. We have fantastic professional development, training and opportunities and, of course, you also get to make a real difference to the lives of young people and families.”
If you are successful in your application and called to interview you will have an opportunity to discuss which course will best meet your requirements. You can choose to study at Oxford Brookes University at level 7, or Bucks New University at either level 6 or level 7. At BNU there is the option to move between level 6 and level 7 prior to the formative stage of the course.
As well as training to be a health visitor, we also have vacancies as band 5 Community Staff Nurses and for qualified health visitors. Contact us to find out more.
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Published: 14 April 2022