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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse/ School Nurse

Whittington Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 pro rata per annum including HCAS
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
School Nurse - Band 6- SCPHN


37.5 Hours per week

Location : Islington

We are looking to recruit a dynamic qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) with strong public health focus who are fully committed to delivering and improving the health and well-being of our diverse school aged children.

Main duties of the job

As a highly motivated and dynamic school nurse, you will play a leading role in shaping our services as we are committed in meeting the health needs of children and young people through the delivery of the 5-19 Healthy Child Programme. The school nurse will deliver high quality evidence based skilled nursing care within the schools of Islington. We have redesigned our school nursing service in line with the 6 High Impact Areas and require a school nurse who is passionate about achieving outcomes for children, young people and families.

You will be responsible for a defined caseload of secondary schools, and supporting junior staff with the management of primary schools. This will involve working in collaboration with parents/carers, education and other multi agency professionals.

We offer flexible working arrangements, Oyster Cards for travel during work time, IPhone and a 4G laptop.

Applicants must hold a Specialist Community Public Health Qualification in School Nursing. This is a definite requirement for the position and applicants who apply without the qualification will NOT be shortlisted.

About us

Working for your organisation ('About Us')

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Demonstrate leadership skills and understanding of professional responsibilities within the team
  • Be a lead for supporting the education of students
  • In depth knowledge of child and family public health practice
  • A named nurse to a high school and cluster of primary schools
  • Deliver health education and health promotion in schools
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbally

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • RSCN or RN (Child Branch) or Equivalent
  • Specialist Community Public Health School Nursing (SCPHN) qualification


  • Evidence of Post Registration Training and Development

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in an effective way with people from a variety of backgrounds and different ages
  • To demonstrate the ability to reflect on clinical practice to enhance professional/personal development
  • Ability to prioritise and effectively manage own workload
  • Basic Information Technology Skills
  • Good organisational Skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload


  • Application of research/evidence base to good practice

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience working with children and families
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of working together in a team
  • Able to work autonomously and without supervision
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of current issues and recent developments in school health
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of good practice in safeguarding and child protection
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of National and Government issues influencing the provision of health care to all children
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of confidentiality and record keeping


  • Experience nursing in a diverse inner city community



  • Professional demeanour
  • Good attendance record
  • Motivated to teach and learn
  • Approachable, flexible, adaptable and supportive



  • Ability to take majority of leave in the Summer holidays

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Highbury Grange Health Centre

1-5 Highbury Grange


N5 2QB

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