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School Staff Nurse

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Hastings / Polegate / Crowborough
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a dynamic Staff Nurse with a passion for public health nursing.

You will play a vital role in supporting children, young people and their families as part of the East Sussex School Health Service.

The East Sussex School Health Service is open Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:30 - 17:00. The main hub is in Polegate with hot desks across the county. We support children and families in East Sussex focusing on promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of our population.

We provide advice, support and signposting on, emotional health and wellbeing, healthy eating and exercise, sleep, bowel and bladder and healthy lifestyles including puberty/growing up, sexual health, smoking, drugs and alcohol.

After training and support you will be instrumental in assessing need and providing public health advice and support to professionals, parents, children and young people.

Main duties of the job

As a School Staff Nurse you will keep the people who use our services as safe as possible through the use of sound clinical skills and effective risk assessments.

You will ensure the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidencebased policies and procedures.

You will be expected to assess, plan, implement and evaluate holistic care linked to packages of prescribed care.

In addition, you will be required to actively work as a member of the multi-professional team to provide high quality care to patients and manage a caseload of patients on a daily basis consisting of patients with complex needs associated within a specific speciality.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent.

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both.

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Ourcareer pathways will help you achieve your aspirations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 5th of October 2023.

Find out more about the community differencehere.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Registered Healthcare Professional with relevant Professional body (NMC)
  • Degree in a health relevant subject or willingness to complete a degree (within 3 years of appointment)



  • Experience of recent community/acute healthcare gained through education or work experience placement or previous employment



  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical practice

Skills and abilities


  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to organise own workload
  • Ability to cope with change
  • Ability to use own initiative

Personal attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible and adaptable

Ability to manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the team lead / ward manager
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


East Sussex

Hastings / Polegate / Crowborough

BN26 6QH

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