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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
Our School Nurses are qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurses who hold a caseload of children and are the named link for a caseload of schools. SCPHN School Nurses lead skill mixed teams in geographical localities. This post is based in Brackley.

Main duties of the job

The role of the school nurse is rich and varied, no two days are ever the same! As a clinical specialist and a leader in the skill mixed team you will triage new referrals, complete and delegate clinical assessments and short term interventions covering a range of wellbeing needs for children young people and families, including:
  • Sleep
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Emotional and Behavioural Regulation ( we follow Emotion Coaching and the Solihull Approach)
  • Continence and healthy bowel and bladder
  • Healthy weight, nutrition and physical activity
  • Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships

You will offer drop-in clinics at secondary schools and use the themes emerging from those contacts with young people to inform and influence the school in relation to emerging needs, risks and opportunities for health improvement.

As a key safeguarding professional you will form effective partnerships and relationships with colleagues across the safeguarding MDT.

As a leader in your team you will support the training and development of new staff and students and support the continual development of the 0-19 service so that we can achieve our aims of helping children, young people and families to thrive.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • SCPHN School Nurse
  • NMC registered nurse/midwife and SCPHN


  • Had experience working in community setting and schools

Expertise with children young people and families


  • Experience working with Children Young People and Families
  • Evidenced passion and motivation for role from application
  • Experience across the range of SN interventions



  • Leadership evidenced in application form


  • additional leadership training or qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Brackley Community Hospital


NN13 6QZ

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