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Specialist Community Practitioner Student (School Nursing)

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Depending on experience £27,300 (Spot Salary)
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurses

An exciting opportunity has risen for highly motivated Band 5 to train to become a school nurse with the Lewisham and Greenwich School Health Service. We are looking for a candidate with a passion for promoting well-being and the resilience of children and young people. The candidate will be sponsored to attend London South Bank University through a fully funded training programme on a band 5 Agenda for Change pay scale. Upon completion of the course you will have opportunities to progress through the pay band starting from band 6.

Main duties of the job

As a school nurse, you can make a real difference to children, families and communities. You will play a fundamental role in the development of the Healthy Child Programme, promoting child development, safeguarding children, managing chronic health needs, preventing social exclusion and deprivation and tackling important public health issues. With mobile devices, LGT school nurses can work flexibly in the community while being a crucial part of the healthcare team. Mobile working has been rolled out across services giving staff more time and flexibility to work in various community settings whilst improving your work life balance.

As a LGT SCPHN student, you will be allocated a Specialist Practice Teacher, support from the Practice Development Team and a SCPHN student training program.

Interviews will be held in July date tbc

About us

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. With a turnover of around �700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.

As an organisation, we've made significant improvements for patients and staff in the last two and-a-half years. This is reflected in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection (from February 2020), which found improvements across the organisation and gave us an improved rating of Good in the Well-Led and Effective domains, in addition to the rating of Good that we had already achieved in the Caring domain. Our staff culture change programme has been key to the Trust's improvement journey, as we've stabilised our workforce by reducing vacancy rates and improving staff retention. We've also significantly increased the representation of minority ethnic leaders across our clinical and corporate teams

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work towards gaining the standards of proficiency for entry to the NMC register/recordable for Specialist Community Practitioner.

To provide the Specialist Community Practitioner Student with a learning environment which will enable the student to develop knowledge, skills and competencies to take on the role of a qualified Specialist Community Practitioner within a defined pathway.

To gain the knowledge and skills and competence required in order to exercise higher levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in clinical care focusing on four broad areas:
  • Clinical practice
  • Community Engagement
  • Clinical practice development
  • Leadership in clinical practice

The post of Specialist Community Practitioner Sponsorship Student is a development post building on existing knowledge, skills and competencies to achieve a higher level of practice resulting in an academic qualification as well as a recordable/registerable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Current NMC Registration for nursing or midwifery or Evidence of application for NMC registration and confirmed NMC registration within 2 months of the start date
  • DIPHE or above to 120 credis or evidence od previous education and learnin g to level 3
  • Literacy and Numeracy at the level of the National Qualifications
  • Framework at level 1-2 for Numeracy (equivalent of GCSE) and 3-4 for Literacy (equivalent of A level).


  • Evidence of continual professional development at level 6
  • Degree



  • Knowledge of the Public Health role of contemporary School nursing & working in community settings
  • Knowledge of local and national policies which influence the provision of school nursing
  • Current knowledge of safeguarding issues
  • Knowledge of quality issues, the



  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary teams
  • Evidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution


  • Experience of managing staff within a team
  • working without direct supervision and managing own workload

Employer details

Employer name

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust





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