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Community Staff Nurse (5-19 Service)

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Long Eaton
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2023
DCHS has an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Community Staff Nurse to join the 5-19 service within the ErewashLocality.

We are a fast paced, innovative, dedicated team that require a positive attitude, the ability to communicate effectively, as well as being motivated, well organised and able to work on your own initiative as well as being a team player.

You will have a passion for promoting public health and supporting children, young people and their families to adopt healthy lifestyles.

Applications are welcome from newly qualified registered nurses and current final year student nurses with an interest in developing their skills in working with children and their families, within a community public health and multi-agency environment.

On completion of the first year in post there will be the opportunity to apply to complete the training for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification (SCPHN) School Nursing Pathway you will be supported in your development towards this.

We are able to offer a thorough, bespoke induction programme, supportive mentorship arrangements, regular clinical and safeguarding supervision as well as ensuring support with continuing professional development.

Main duties of the job

This post present an exciting opportunity to become part of the 5-19 team who are supported and guided by our service development lead.

Our School Nurses work with children and their families both in schools and in the home environment to improve health and social outcomes and make a real difference in a true multi-agency environment

Applicants must be confident in working autonomously as well as part of a team.

Due to the nature of the role, applicants must be able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes.

About us

Our Vision

To be the best provider of local health care and be a great place to work

Our Values

To get the basics right

To act with compassion and respect

To make a difference

To value and develop teamwork

To value everyone's contribution: everyone matters

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

You will be an integral member of the 5-19 team, supporting the Band 6 SCPHNs alongside other Community Staff Nurses in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.

Your key role will be to support the delivery of bespoke public health sessions in schools addressing identified high impact areas, care planning for children with specific health needs and providing advice and support to parents regarding physical and emotional health needs of their child.

Person Specification



  • To hold a full driving license.

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • First level registered Nurse/ Children's Nurse.
  • NMC registration
  • Recent evidence of CPD


  • Recognised teaching and assessing qualification
  • Public health qualification or experience

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • The ability to communicate and effectively at a variety of levels.
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to set targets and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work on own and as part of a team
  • Ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Post registration experience


  • Understating and awareness of the public health high impact areas and agenda
  • Experience of working with children/young people on health-related issues.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children procedures
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to public health and service user groups
  • Awareness of the principle of clinical governance / audit
  • Clinical leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Long Eaton Health Centre

Midland Street

Long Eaton

NG10 1RY

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