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Staff Nurse - Community School Nursing

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a inc HCA (pro rata)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
The Trust's vision is to improve health throughout our communities by promoting joined up working, investing in staff and delivering high quality healthcare services.

To help us do this we are seeking nurses who have children and young people's health care as their top priority and who are committed to partnership working to deliver health promotion, school staff training, individual health care plans, National Child Measurement Programme, bladder and bowel advice and child protection / safeguarding.

The post holder will work as a staff nurse within the School Nursing team promoting the wellbeing of the school aged children and their families and carer's within schools and the community.

You will need to be very organized, confident and skilled in working with children and young people in school and other education provider settings.

Closing: 21st September 2023

Interview: 29th September 2023

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a staff nurse within the School Nursing team promoting the wellbeing of the school aged children and their families and carer's within schools and the community. S/he will be responsible for working within a designated caseload delegated by the School Nurse Team Leader within the School nursing team, and with other professionals including statutory and voluntary agencies.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation

Working with us you will have access to numerous benefits:
  • A mobile device, android phone and personal protection device whilst in practice allowing the service to work more flexibly and staff to achieve a better work/life balance
  • A year long preceptorship programme
  • A robust safeguarding supervision and managerial supervision framework
  • Access to the world class clinicians and services and education and training from the 'Outstanding' Evelina London's Children Hospital
  • Access to our HEI partners e.g. Kings College London for Masters level education opportunities
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • Care First - our excellent employers' benefits service who have extensive resources

When you join us, you become a valued member of the Evelina London community and can access the wider Evelina and Nightingale education academies. Choosing us as your employer affords you opportunities to be part of a Trust which recognises the value of sharing expertise, research and education between community and acute services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further details of duties and responsibilities can be found in the Job Description attached.
  • To assist the school nurse and team leader in delivering the core school nursing service with assessing, planning implementing programmes of care.
  • To participate in the needs assessment of local populations and work collaboratively to improve public health.
  • To seek out and offer and teach health promotion and preventative opportunities to children, young people their families and carers with the school nurse team and promote positive health management.
  • To maintain effective communication with children, young people, their families and carers and professionals and all other agencies involved in client care ensuring individualised client centred approach.
  • To actively support and empower children, young people, their families and carers in their chronic disease management and to work towards preventing the complications of long-tem conditions.
  • To actively participate in the running of enuresis clinics
  • To make safe and appropriate evidence based clinical decisions and the able to provide a rationale behind decisions and actions.
  • To have an understanding and awareness of the nurses responsibility in safeguarding vulnerable clients, including children, young people and adults.
  • To work in collaboration with parent/carers and other professionals including statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Under direction of the School Nurse Team Leader, access and attend child protection clinical supervision when required.
  • To ensure that high standards of infection control are integral to all aspects of nursing practice.

Person Specification

Skills/Knowledge/ Ability


  • Knowledge and understanding of the concept of client centred care.
  • Accountability.
  • Importance of promoting health.
  • Current issues in Nursing.
  • Equal Opportunities.
  • The importance of support and empowerment for clients to self-manage their chronic disease within the community.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection procedures and National Guidelines.
  • The Various aspects of clinical governance and their application to practice.
  • The content and application in practice of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.



  • Experience of working with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Experience of working as a member of a team but also able to work autonomously.
  • Experience of teaching and assessing students.
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to promoting the health and wellbeing of the school-aged child.
  • Experience of undertaking first assessments


  • Experience of working within groups.
  • Experience of acting up in the absence of team leader in caseload and team management.
  • Experience of supervising other members of staff

Qualifications/ Education


  • Registered nurse or midwife
  • Education to 1st degree level or equivalent
  • Mentorship Qualification (or a willingness to undertake)


  • Valid UK driving licence - daily access to a car in order to carry out duties of the post

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • NMC registration

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Community Services

Southwark And Lambeth


SE17 2UN

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