Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc HCAS pro rata
Closing date
13 Oct 2023
We have a vacancy in Harrow for full time , fixed term Band 6 Specialist Community Public Health Nurses in School Nursing.

The School Nursing Service is part of the integrated 0-19 service in Harrow and recognised as delivering aninnovativeandprogressive service. Harrow is a richly diverse outer London Borough, which brings challenges and rewards for practitioners. Harrow is an exciting, dynamic place to work with excellent partnership working with Schools, Children Centre's and other agencies. If you are enthusiastic and motivated about improving school nursing to ensure positive outcomes for children and young people we want to hear from you! You should be a car driver and have access to a car for use at work.

Main duties of the job

You will hold a first level registration together adult, mental health or child branch and registered as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in School Nursing.

You will have the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a skill mixed team.. You will also be flexible, responsive and keen to modernise practice and influence health and Trust polices. You will have enhanced interpersonal skills to identify low protective factors and indicators of abuse and neglect, or anxiety and low confidence in young people at the earliest opportunity and through your skills, you will develop strength based plans of care to build resilience, promote positive wellbeing and improved health outcomes for young people.

About us

No two days will be the same when working with young people every day will have its challenges and successes.

We invest in our staff and are passionate about providing the best for service users and our teams. So to support you in providing excellent child and young person centered evidence based practice we offer clinical and safeguarding supervision and a commitment to your on-going professional development. We offer a comprehensive package including
  • Induction programme for all newly recruited staff
  • Flexible working in line with our Work Life Balance policy
  • Actively encourage staff development and career progression through partner Universities and our Learning & Development team
  • Safeguarding supervision
  • Clinical supervision
  • Car lease scheme
  • MyTrust Benefits including reduced rate membership of local leisure facilities and Child Care Voucher Scheme

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Devise, implement and review individualised care plans for each child based on a needs assessment while actively involving the child/parent/carer/family in the planning and implementation of any proposed programme of care and support, in line with agreed local school nursing protocols and service procedures.
  • Identify and assess health, growth and development in children and their families giving information, advice and support and making referrals as appropriate.
  • To contribute to public health initiatives including child nutrition, smoking cessation, prevention of childhood accidents, sexual health and risk and other NICE guidelines.
  • To undertake aspects of the screening and the Healthy Child Programme at specific or targeted intervals and make appropriate referrals.
  • To support children and families in complex/conflicting family situations and take responsibility for offering appropriate interventions. This will require critical analysis of family relationships and situations and the ability to prioritise often in highly complex situations.
  • To identify vulnerable children and children in need of protection and participate in multi-agency child protection procedures as appropriate.
  • To build health alliances with other agencies, ensuring that colleagues are able to make effective use of School Nursing Service

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse or Midwife
  • Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Score 2
  • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development


  • Degree or Masters in related subject
  • Mentorship Preparation Module/ ENB 998
  • Nurse prescribing



  • Experience of working with complex families
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary integrated team working
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and proactive in seeking support with decision making when required
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Children issues

Skills and Knowledge


  • Able to communicate with the multi-disciplinary team, present cases, take note of actions, update others in the team and use handover effectively. Speaking face to face but also by telephone and writing letters and reports.
  • Maintaining accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronic and handwritten which adhere to the CNWL policies
  • Safeguarding and advocacy
  • Work well with other members of the team including communicating effectively, being kind and considerate, reliable and enthusiastic
  • Manage others and contribute to the management of the team
  • Mentor, teach and support others in the team


  • Expertise in particular skills and evidence of how you developed them and use them in your current role
  • Supervision, Line management and appraisal training



  • Valid UK Diving Licence and access to Car
  • Able to work efficiently in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Milmans Grove Avenue Pinner



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