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School Nurse - Specialist community Public Health Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Newport Pagnell
£33,706 to £40,588 a year p.a plus a Recruitment and Retention premia of 6% **T&C’s apply
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Come and join our School Nursing Service and receive a Recruitment and Retention premia of 6% **T&C's apply, further information given at interview

Are you a SCPHN School Nurse who is highly motivated with excellent team working and communication skills? If so then we would love you to come and join us!

We are currently expanding our School Nursing Service as part of our implementation of a new model of delivery and are recruiting to School Nurse posts. Our new model incorporates the development of new ways of working to meet the needs of our diverse and growing population. Please contact us for a discussion about our plans and what we can offer each other. We would also like to hear from you if you are SCPHN School Nurse Student due to qualify. We actively encourage any applicants to come and meet the management team and 0-19 colleagues.

This is a year-round post: minimum 30 hours per week, 9-5pm.

Main duties of the job

Central and North West London NHS Trust is committed to providing safe, effective services and providing patients and families with a positive experience.
  • Maintain a family-centred public health approach as a framework for identifying and delivering health care interventions and key public health messages.
  • Be pro-active in multi-agency networking and collaboration to improve health outcomes for children, young people and their families.
  • Reflect a service based on reducing health inequalities.
  • Offer School Nurse expertise to clients within a community setting, acting as an advocate for the school age child.
  • Undertake child / family assessments and agree programme of child health screening and health promotion activity.
  • Carry out specific health and developmental screening where identified, or delegate responsibility where appropriate to other team members.
  • Responsibility / accountability for a locality caseload whilst overseeing and supporting other locality staff members.
  • Delegation of workload from caseload where appropriate, whilst retaining oversight of cases and agreed identified actions.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner taking responsibility for care given to children, young people and families but also work as team members.
  • Support and develop skill mixed staff within an integrated team.
  • Prioritise workload to ensure all tasks are actioned in a timely fashion according to level of need.

About us

We can offer you:
  • Recruitment and Retention premia of 6% **T&C's apply, further information given at interview
  • A friendly, welcoming, nurturing and encouraging work environment that will support you in your practice and development
  • Local induction and an allocated mentor
  • Preceptorship for newly qualified staff
  • Strong leadership and management support
  • Regular clinical, management, and safeguarding supervision.
  • A clinical training programme to support your practice, tailored to your individual needs
  • Opportunities for leadership and career development
  • A strong focus on staff wellbeing and access to excellent staff engagement programs and support services via our People Development team

CNWL Trust can offer:
  • Discounts and savings at hundreds of retailers nationwide with My Trust Benefits
  • Buy & Sell Annual Leave
  • An attractive pension scheme (including a tax-free lump sum on retirement and family benefits for dependants; ill health retirement benefits; and life assurance cover of twice your annual pay)
  • Employee Assistance programme: a free and confidential service to help with personal life
  • Staying Well at Work service for tailored employment related support to staff with severe and long-term mental health problems

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake complex holistic health needs assessments of children and young people in a wide range of environments and across a broad population spectrum. Interpret, analyse and collate complex information, liaising with children, young people and families and other services/agencies as appropriate.
  • To inform and implement a plan of care using evidence-based criterion to rationalise professional decisions and actions. Monitor progress and adapt plans to maximize health benefits for clients.
  • Provide skilled, evidence-based nursing care which adheres to agreed policies and procedures.
  • Help others e.g. children, young people, parents and carers to identify their own level of knowledge and skill and offer support, information and advice to enable them to access services and adopt healthy lifestyles.
  • Using excellent communication skills, communicate effectively with children young people, parents / carers and other professionals.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive record keeping in line with NMC guidance and Trust policy.
  • Have knowledge of Information Sharing and Assessment protocols and ability to identify and discern relevance of information to be shared to promote the safety of children.
  • If a non-medical prescriber, diagnosis of clinical need to include patient history, clinical assessment, including physical examination where appropriate.

Please refer to full job description.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • oSpecialist Community Public Health Nurse / School Nurse (SCPHN)
  • oRegistered Nurse


  • oSupervision Training.
  • oTeaching / Mentorship Qualification.



  • oExperience of working with children young people and families through the delivery of the 5-19 Healthy Child Programme.
  • Evidence of caseload management and exceptional organisational skills
  • oAbility to work independently and within a team.


  • Experience of supervision (clinical / management / safeguarding)

Knowledge and Skills


  • oDemonstrate excellent clinical skills as a School Nurse.
  • ooLeadership skills.
  • oThe ability to support colleagues to aid and improve practice.


  • ChatHealth User

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