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Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse)

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2023
These posts cover bases across the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough area. This post attracts an Incentive to Train Bonus of �1,500 (see attached T& C's)

Have you ever thought about a career as a School Nurse? Working with children, young people and their families to improve health and wellbeing outcomes? Our experience of providing services to families has highlighted how essential these roles are to supporting children, young people and families on a range of issues including growth and development, emotional wellbeing, safeguarding and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

We are looking to recruit and train motivated individuals keen to develop their skills within Specialist Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) (School Nurse) to join the PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) course in January 2024 at Anglia Ruskin University.

You will be:

Passionate about the public health agenda, can adopt a 'think family' approach to your interventions and a desire to improve health outcomes for children and young people.

A current NMC registrant (or about to qualify) in any branch of nursing or midwifery and meet the academic requirements of the university, 50% of your time being academic study and 50% being practice experience within the Healthy Child programme Service.

Able to commit to the 52 weeks of the course at Anglia Ruskin University.

(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised)

Main duties of the job

(If you are applying for Peterborough please access the separate advert on TRAC or NHS Jobs)

If your application is successful your information will be shared with our university partners who are part of the process. Closing date: 25/6/23. Interviews: 11/7/23 and 12/7/23

Our offer to you:

A range of benefits and health and well-being services:

generous annual leave, sick pay, pension, flexible working (once course completed and substantive)

Continuous training and development

you will be offered a school nurse post within the Healthy Child Programme Service upon successful completion of the course

Webinars to support with your application. To join the webinar email - 8/6/23 13.00-14.00 and 19/6/23 17.00-18.00. The link for this will be sent the day before the event.

This is designed for you to pursue a career and we will support you every step of the way!

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To attend all educational sessions as directed by the University, submitting assignments promptly as required, to achieve all objectives to the standard required. To develop new skills and knowledge showing integration of theory and practice.

To maintain a close liaison with the Practice Assessor throughout the course and to agree a clinical learning programme which will facilitate and support theoretical learning and reflect the value of practice centred education. Personal responsibility to identify and highlight any areas of concerns regarding progress and development (clinically, academically, and personally) before these become problematic.

To demonstrate the ability to transfer previous professional knowledge and skills in the development of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing role.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual/family focused programs of care, under the direction of the practice supervisor and assessor and work in partnership with other agencies e.g. support services for families, social care, early years provision/schools etc. Develop record keeping skills and knowledge ensuring records are accurate and contemporaneous.

To develop an awareness and involvement in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme with support and guidance from the Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor, developing into an autonomous practitioner and taking responsibility for the care given to children / young people / families within own limits of competency and confidence.

To be aware of and demonstrate increasing skills and knowledge in assessment and decision making in relation to local safeguarding, looked after children, domestic abuse and vulnerable childrens policies and procedures. To recognise that promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults is everyones business and access training and supervision as appropriate to the role. Ensure concerns are responded to appropriately in line with local safeguarding policy and interagency safeguarding procedures.


Establish and maintain relationships and partnerships with families and other professionals in a multi-agency and integrated working environment.

Report absence and sickness appropriately and promptly to the University and following your local HCP service processes.

Arrange and attend regular clinical supervision with Practice Assessor.

People Management

Maintaining own professional development and requirement to take part in appraisal and KSF process, adhere to all NMC Standards for Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

Clinical and Practice Governance

Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff/records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

Any data that is taken/shared as part of a phone call or transported, faxed or transferred electronically must be undertaken with regard to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies.

The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes.

The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures.

It is a condition of your employment that you are currently registered with the NMC (or in the process of registering if newly qualified) and it is your responsibility to maintain your professional registration.

Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust or Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust.

The post holder must participate in clinical and other audits as required.

Participate in clinical supervision on a regular basis with the Practice Assessor.

The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team.


The post holder must at all times carry out their duties with regard to Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

To be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and staff.

All post holders must adhere to the code of conduct on confidentiality and be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.

This job description is intended only as a guide to the range of duties involved. The post holder will need to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to other duties that may be required from time to time and the changes and developments within the Trust.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure of Barring Service to be made to check for any previous criminal convictions. Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff, or users in line with its equal opportunities policy and policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • NMC registrant or about to qualify


  • Practice supervisor / Practice assessor qualification



  • Demonstrates ability to work with Children & Young People and their families to provide holistic, evidence-based care
  • Demonstrates ability to work in partnership with other agencies
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Awareness of current relevant legislation related to area

Knowledge & Skills


  • Demonstrates good communication skills
  • Demonstrates understanding of risk assessment
  • Competent IT skills
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritise / plan work load
  • Identifies with Trusts commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Various sites across the area



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