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School Nurse

Whittington Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 pro rata per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse- School Nursing or Experience Paediatric nurse.

1 x Fixed term term post

1x permanent Term time post

We are recruiting for dynamic qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) or an experience band 6 paediatric nurse 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 4, 5, 6 model and 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 and primary schools, overseeing the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (5-19). This will involve working in collaboration with parents/carers, education and other multi agency professionals.

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 Trustbelieves 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

  • To manage a defined caseload and cluster of primary schools
  • Lead on the delivery of Healthy Child Programme.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate interventions in response to changing health needs.
  • Work in partnership with our key stakeholders.
  • Provide confidential support and advice to young people in different venues
  • Facilitate the delivery of health promotion and health education activities in school and community settings

Person Specification

Education/ Qulifications


  • 2 Years experience at Band 6 Paeds


  • Evidence of post registration training and development

Skills and ability


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to support patients from a variety of backgrounds
  • 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 (2) Good organisational Skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload


  • Application of research/evidence base to good practice

Knowledge and 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 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
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of current issues and recent developments in school health


  • Experience nursing in a diverse inner city community

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Highbury Grange Health Centre

1-5 Highbury Grange


N5 2QB

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