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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nurse 5-19

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Clay Cross
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
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DCHS currently has an exciting opportunity for a 5-19 SCPHN to join the 0-19 Children's Services team.

You will need to effectively engage with your client group, peers and partner agencies in all elements of your role, leading by example and promoting a supportive and caring culture.

This will require an inclusive, transparent, open approach to your role.

You will be passionate about our business, creating a culture of continuous improvement, where patient welfare is at the heart of all you do.

Working with the skill mix team you will deliver the Healthy Child Programme universally along with progressive levels of service and safeguarding children according to identified need.

You will provide services in partnership with the local voluntary sector and multiagency teams and participate in service improvement both within the locality and across the county.

Main duties of the job

To manage and develop the Children's Service Team (5-19) and to contribute to the development of services to deliver the commissioned service specification.

To be part of the multi-disciplinary team including the wider local children's workforce, working within a public health framework to meet the prioritised health needs of children and families.

To have responsibility for delivery of the key performance indicators for a community of school aged children within an identified specific action plan.To undertake responsibility as 'named nurse' for a Multi- Agency Team area and inclusive schools within a specified locality.

To carry continuing responsibility for the assessment of health needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of intervention. To create and promote a positive learning environment for team members and students on placement.

About us

The Purpose and Activities of DCHS

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Additional contact information

If you think that you could make a positive impact on the local community, the team and the organisation, then please contact us to find out more.

You can also check out our social media on Twitter and Facebook, or check out our websites:

DerbysFamilyHealth (@DCHS_0_19) / Twitter

Derbyshire Family Health Service | Facebook

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Derbyshire Family Health Service

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Patient Care

Line management of the childrens services team (5-19) within a defined area in order to assist in the leadership, management and co-ordination of the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and commissioned service specification. To assess and determine the health needs of the school age children and wider population to ensure that theservices delivered meet the needs of that of the population Develop an agreed specialist health interest and become the named champion for this practice area. e.g., Public Health initiatives/ interventions and provide advice/information as necessary. Identify, plan and facilitate the delivery of appropriate health education/promotion programmes to meet the health needs of the defined population in line with national and local priorities and strategies. Facilitating the delivery of services under the direction of the healthy school's environment programme. Contribute to the planning and organisation of workplace induction of new staff and support and facilitate the continuous professional and practices development of staff within the childrens services team. Establish and develop multi-agency/multi professional working relationships in line with national and local priorities and strategies. Responsible for child safeguarding issues in own identified area and support other childrens services staff in relation to child protection issues. Support and enhance the learning environment for pre and post registered students and other health learners. Responsible for the assessment and teaching of pre-registration students and return to practice students to facilitate learning and understanding of childrens services to meet the needs of the student and educationalestablishment or Trust. Assist in the co-ordination/planning and delivery of immunisation programmes as required, ensuring the staff within the team follow procedures. Develop and maintain appropriate skills to effectively deliver the programme. Assist in the monitoring of hours worked for staff within the team via e-rostering to ensure that adequate staffing levels are maintained to ensure a quality service is delivered across the localities. Assist in the collation, delivery and presentation of statistical information and data as required to meet the NHS and local childrens services agendas. Comply with Trust policies and procedures

To develop and implement clinical supervision/reflective practice and continuous learning both for skill mix staff and oneself.

To undertake staff appraisal, taking into account both the needs of the service and the individual practitioner to encourage personal and professional development of staff and self in order to maintain and improve knowledge and skills in accordance with NMC guidelines. To share good practice with colleagues

Identify, assess and determine client need and where appropriate prescribe from within the nurse prescribing formulary in accordance with evidence practice based, patient medical history and Trust Policies and Procedures To promote Clinical Governance Guidelines and be proactive in the development of a culture that is committed to innovation and quality improvement through the use of research and audit to enable services to be continuously improved, to include clinical benchmarking, professional development, competence frameworks and clinical supervision

Strategy and Service Development- Contribute to the Local Planning and Commissioning partnerships to enable a wider understanding of the health needs within that partnership area. Take a lead in driving specialist health related activity forward across the locality.- To work as part of the public health workforce to develop and deliver the healthy settings agenda in key target communities.- To comply with the organisations policies and procedures.- To attend regular professional meetings and updates to ensure that new ways of working are embedded into practice. Staff will be involved in the implementation of changes and audit of outcomes.- This job description is subject to reinterpretation/adjustment after consultation with job holder in the light of changing organisational circumstances and requirements.- To provide cover for colleagues as required across Childrens Services. To respond to local and national public health urgent programmes.

Financial Resources/Management- Contribute to the effective and efficient use of all available health care/education resources including identifying,prioritising and planning work streams effectively.- To identify potential areas for income generation and access to grant funding to enable the development of further resources and activity to enhance the service- To monitor stock levels in own service area and request new equipment as appropriate. To contribute to the management and storage of vaccination protocols during Immunisation service delivery.

Information Resources/Information Systems- Undertake any training deemed necessary to meet the duties of the post. This will include any clinical training that may be required to maintain registration.- Take an active part in appraising own work against agreed priorities and targets in accordance with the DCHSFT way.

Autonomy/Scope within Role- To be accountable for own professional action and recognise professional boundaries, seeking advice as appropriate.- To work within departmental guidelines, Trust policy, code of conduct and national guidance/ evidence.- To work autonomously within the childrens services team to provide advice, guidance and support around specialisms and general health topics.- To work independently accessing appraisal and one to one support within an Individual Performance Framework at pre-determined intervals.- To ensure that relevant data is kept up to date whilst maintaining confidentially and observing data protection guidelines.- Follow guidance and policies around use of electronic record keeping and mobile working hardware to protect sensitive data and patient information.- Be aware of clinical governance guidelines and support/ training available from Governance and Quality lead.- To follow policies and procedures around safe use of social media within a professional area when dealing with children, young people and their families.- Carry out any reasonable duties within the overall function of the post commensurate with the grading and levels of responsibilities of the post

Person Specification



  • NMC first level registered nurse
  • SCPHN School nursing
  • Evidence of role specific learning within the past 12 months


  • Nurse Prescribing
  • Mentorship qualification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Sound understanding and awareness of community and public health agenda
  • Teaching experience


  • Developing and devising public health initiatives

Skills and Attributes


  • Clinical Leadership
  • Evidence of competent IT skills
  • Requirement to travel across the geographical area/driver

IT skills


  • Experience of working with electronic patient records, along with knowledge of associated record keeping policies and caldicott prinicipals


  • Knowledge of using social media

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Clay Cross Hospital

Market Street

Clay Cross

S45 9LY

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