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Public Health Staff Nurse - School Nursing

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an NMC registered nurse interested in joining the Public Health Nursing Service 5-19+ yrs (24 for SEND) as part of the integrated 0-19 children and young people's services delivering the Healthy Child Programme across Buckinghamshire?

Successful applicants will join our passionate, dynamic and evolving service providing an ideal opportunity for nurses to develop new skills in public health nursing.

Main duties of the job

This position involves undertaking child, family and group interventions, specifically with children and young people from 5-19 years, within both school and home environments.

The post holder will benefit from a robust competency process, supervision and extensive training. All of which could support the progression onto the SCPHN (Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nurse) programme through Bucks New University.

This position is based in the North of the county with your base being Buckingham Hospital however you will be required to travel across sites to support the wider team as part of your role.

All new staff will be provided with agile working technology. Wehave successfully implemented virtual ways of working to support teams, children and schools, but with strong face to face support from an experienced skill mix team.

Please call to discuss further or to arrange an informal site visit, to meet some of the excellent and inspirational team. We will be only too happy to talk about the role.

About us

Working for your organisation

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Part 1 (sub part 1 or 2) /RSCN/RMN
  • PASS/Mentorship in clinical Practice/ENB998 certificate



  • Experience of working with children, young people and families
  • Can demonstrate working to scope of professional practice and use of evidence based practice
  • Evidence of facilitation and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of current issues and how they impact on professional practice, including Evidence Based Practice
  • Ability to carry out complex clinical assessments
  • Experience of Child Protection Policies and Procedures
  • Experience of mentoring pre- registration students


  • Can demonstrate use of audit techniques



  • Clear, concise verbal and written communication to ensure liaison with multi-disciplinary team, children, young people and their families.
  • Excellent computer skills on a range of software applications
  • Ability to write detailed reports / referrals to ensure interpretation by other members of the multi-disciplined team so that the child or young person can access the appropriate care and support.
  • Can demonstrate sound judgement skills and use of initiative
  • Enthusiastic approach to professional and staff development
  • Ability to organise and delegate within a skill mix team
  • Ability to encompass and embrace changes in working environment
  • Participates in interagency collaboration
  • Participation in specialist projects
  • Ability to motivate, negotiate and reassure others
  • Adaptable / flexible / helpful
  • Able to sensitively manage difficult situations
  • Able to manage self and others within the Team environment

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES e.g. Ability to travel to other sites. Ability to work internal rotation


  • Ability to travel to various community sites on a daily basis and use of a vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust



Buckingham Community Hospital


MK18 1NU

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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