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Community Staff Nurse - School Nursing

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Our School Nursing team is seeking a Registered Nurse to support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 years to the children, young people and families of Herefordshire.

You will work as a key member of the School Nursing team and you will gain the experience of working in the community, in partnership with children, young people, families, education and other partner agencies.

You must have a strong public health interest and be fully committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our children, young people and their families.

Within School Nursing there are lots of opportunities for development and there is a robust support package available, which includes clinical, restorative and safeguarding supervision.

Applicants must have a full driving license and access to a car for work purposes.

Main duties of the job

  • To promote and facilitate the physical, mental and emotional health of children, young people (5-19 years school age children and young people) and families.
  • To work in partnership with all service users, members of the multidisciplinary team both internal and external to the Trust and ensure continuity of care to children, young people and their families.
  • Work within the 5-19 pathway to deliver planned programmes of care under the direction of the School Nurse. This will involve onward referrals as required.
  • Act as a practice supervisor/ assessor for pre-registration student nurses
  • To assist the Duty Clinician in the duty desk with the administration of incoming clinical correspondence and allocation of referrals on a rotational basis.
  • Review the A+E attendances that come into the service and follow up with parents/carers any A+E attendances and give advice as per the School Nursing standard. Refer any children that are enhanced and attended A+E to the named School Nurse.
  • To actively support the appraisals for staff in band 4 and below.
  • To assist in the recruitment and selection of staff into the team and to participate in the induction and orientation programmes for new staff members, this may include preceptorship support for newly qualified staff nurses.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • RGN/RSCN and be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council


  • Post Graduate Qualification
  • Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor training

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possess basic IT skills eg able to use Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience of managing own workload and ability to prioritise work delegated
  • Delivery of evidence based practice
  • Must have a knowledge of the public health role within School Nursing
  • Able to work as part of a team and demonstrate the ability to work in partnership with children, young people and their families as well as professionals
  • Able to demonstrate confidentiality in all aspects of their work


  • Knowledge of clinical supervision
  • Previous Community Experience



  • Must have post-registration experience, minimum of 6 months
  • Have an understanding of child protection procedures within the local area.


  • Experience of working with children and young people and families
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of the services Key Performance indicators and how they influence service delivery

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust





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