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Public Health Staff Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Multiple positions available Full time & Part time positions based at one of the 4 Children's Centre's in Blackburn.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint inspirational and enthusiastic Staff Nurses to work as part of the integrated 0-19 Children & Family Health Teams within the Blackburn & Darwen area to deliver the Healthy Child Programme, universal and targeted provision to children aged 0-19 and their families.

The 0-19 Children and Family Health Teams are proactive and forward thinking and have introduced a new model of service delivery for school age children up to age 19 and 25 for those young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Successful applicants will work in one of 2 specialisms, one focusing upon the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and one focusing upon Safeguarding. Please refer to the job description for an overview on key responsibilities that successful applicants will hold and which apply to each specialism as flexibility will be an expectation as service demand dictates.

Working as part of team under the delegation of the School Nurse your role will require excellent assessment skills, partnership working and a strong commitment towards delivering public health and health care support to school aged children.

The area of Lancashire care foundation trust footprint covers a wide area and you will be expected to be flexible to meet the needs of the service however, localities often remain the same.

Main duties of the job

The post holder, as part of the 0-19 service, will work with school aged children, young people and their families in a variety of settings (homes, schools, communities) to deliver the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 (25)years.

Under the direction and leadership of the Specialist Public Health Nurse (SCPHN - SN/Registered School Nurse) the post holder will, provide a family centred, evidence based public health service to a defined caseload, population or community, which promotes and improves health, addresses inequalities and safeguards children and young people. This will be achieved through the delivery of a public health nursing model at a Community, Universal, Universal Plus and Universal Partnership Plus level. The post holder will work in line with the Trust's corporate objectives and will be expected to make a positive contribution to the provision of health services. The post holder will be expected to work in line with the Trust values delivering excellent care with compassion.

Some of the benefits of working for Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust include: a robust induction programme, comprehensive child protection supervision, comprehensive suite of training, professional development opportunities and clinical supervision and flexible working arrangements.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse with current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Teaching/mentorship post-registration qualification or willingness to undertake this



  • Experience of multi-agency and partnership working
  • Care planning and delivery of holistic packages of care
  • Health needs assessment



  • Child development
  • Up to date knowledge of safeguarding policy and practice
  • Understanding of clinical governance framework and implications for practice

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Livesey Childrens Centre



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