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SCPHN School Nurse

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 plus HCAS per annum (pro rata for pro rata)
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
SCPHN School Nurse Band 6

Redbridge has a number of exciting opportunities for Band 6 School Nurses. Qualified School Nurses with SCPHN qualification or Student School Nurses about to qualify with SCPHN preferred , however candidates who do not hold the SCPHN qualification but have experience working with children and young people in the community will be considered.

We are looking to recruit motivated practitioners with initiative and drive who are keen to contribute to the further development of our service.

We work within a 0 to 19 Healthy Child contract and our services works in close collaboration with Children Centre's as well as other agencies to improve outcomes and reducing health inequalities for children, young people and their families in our borough.

Newly qualified practitioners can have a Preceptorship Programme in place to aid their development. We also offer a wide range of 'in-house' and other training opportunities for continuous professional development through our learning and development department as well as clinical supervision and mentorship.You will need to have the ability to work autonomously and as part of an integrated skill mix team. You need to have excellent communication skills and experience of working in partnership across organisational boundaries. You need to be willing to facilitate and support change in service delivery.

Main duties of the job

This role includes working alongside social care, targeted services, children's centre's, schools and members of the multi disciplinary team to ensure health equalities for all children, young people and families in Redbridge. You will support the Healthy child programme by undertaking mandated contacts for the 5-19 community including universal and targeted. As part of this role, the successful candidate will support the 0-19 skill mix team with supervision of colleagues and students as appropriate.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �3,898 and a maximum payment of �4,967).

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is eligible for the Trust 'Welcome to NELFT' Payment, a lump sum of 10% of agreed basic salary excluding HCAS and is open to all new applicants who are successfully appointed. Payment of the incentive is 50% of the lump sum at the end of the probationary period (typically six months) and then 50% at the end of year two. This welcome package is applicable to external candidates only.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Diploma / Degree Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nurse
  • Non-Medical prescribing
  • Relevant expereince working with children / young people



  • Able to provide evidence of undertaking ongoing training and personal development i.e. Health Needs Assessment, Child Protection training
  • Experience of partnership working with external agencies and organisations
  • Experience of working across organisational boundaries within health/social care
  • Experience of employing evidence based practice
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working



  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities
  • Good understanding of the Healthy Child Programme
  • Knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance
  • An understanding of professional, personal and managerial accountability
  • An understanding of leadership and team dynamics including conflict resolution
  • Good knowledge of current legislation relating to Safeguarding children and young people and how it relates in clinical practice
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of National and local policies and guidance that relates to children's health services
  • An understanding of the NHS Modernisation Agenda
  • An understanding of audit and research methodology



  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels both verbally and in writing
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of an integrated skill mix team
  • Ability to engage and work within communities
  • Able to demonstrate effective time management skills
  • Ability to assess health needs of individuals, families and populations
  • Able to demonstrate group work/health promotional skills
  • An understanding of the Common Assessment Framework.
  • An understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to undertake mentorship/preceptorship
  • Ability to undertake professional supervision (with required training and support)


  • Ability to demonstrate Innovation and motivation
  • Proven organisational and delegation abilities
  • Ability to be responsive to change



  • To be aware and demonstrate the Trust Values
  • Applicant will need a valid UK Licence (this criteria will be reasonable adjusted to meet the requirements of a disabled applicant) and access to a car for work purposes.
  • Commitment to the future development of NELFT

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust



Manford way



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