Working in Public Health Nursing
The Public Health Nursing Service provides Health Visiting and School Nursing services across Devon. We deliver universal child and family health services, provide ongoing additional services for vulnerable children and families, and work to safeguard and protect children. The team is made up of Health Visitors, School Nurses, Staff Nurses and Community Health Workers.
Here in Devon, we strive to deliver an excellent service to the children, young people and families living in our community. Public Health Nursing in Devon affords amazing variation allowing you opportunity to make a difference to the lives of families and communities across both rural and urban locations. Devon is varied with health inequalities and affluency which cross paths across the varied landscape. With two coastlines, Dartmoor and Exmoor, as areas of natural beauty we have an amazing landscape to frame your working day.
Our values and ways of working
We pride our service on being one that is innovative and progressive, with a real drive to focus on service improvement and to explore innovative ways to achieve this. Some staff tell us that people genuinely care about each other, and this is reflective of the community spirited nature of Devon as a whole.
Professional development is a high priority for us, and we provide a range of training opportunities and in-house expertise that will support your own professional development.
There are a variety of roles within our Public Health Nursing team. Clinical roles available include:
Community Health Worker
Our Community Health Workers are qualified and skilled to support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, predominantly supporting families with children from 0-8 years. They work under supervision of our Health Visitors, School Nurses and Staff Nurses to support the whole family assessment, working with partner colleagues where appropriate. Click here to find vacancies and more information.
SCPHN – Health Visitor
Health Visitors are registered nurses who have completed additional training to become Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) in Health Visiting. They lead and deliver the Health Child Programme thereby improving outcomes for children and families, working with families antenatally until children turn 5 years of age. Click here to find vacancies and more information.
PHN Staff Nurses for School Nursing and Health Visiting
Our PHN Staff Nurses are registered nurses that support the delivery of the Health Child Programme (0-19 years) helping to improve outcomes for children. They work under the supervision of our SCPHN School Nurses and Health Visitors and with our partner agencies when appropriate. Click here to find vacancies and more information.
SCPHN – School Nurses
School Nurses are registered nurses who have completed additional training to become Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) in School Nursing. They work with children and young people (and their families) from 5 – 18 years of age and are supported by their Team Leader, colleague Health Visitors, School Nurses Staff Nurses and Community Health Workers. Click here to find vacancies and more information.
SCPHN – Student
Qualified nurses or midwives are invited to apply to undertake the Specialist Community Public Health (SCPHN) Programme, you will gain a Specialist Public Health Nursing Qualification in Health Visiting or School Nursing and you will be joining an organisation that is both forward thinking and innovative with a strong commitment to training. Click here to find vacancies and more information.
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