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School Nurse (SCPHN)

Employer
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

School Nurse (SCPHN) - Band 6 - Lavender Steers Mead Children's Centre

Are you a qualified School Nurse or due to qualify in the near future?

Do you want to make a difference and be part of further developing our service?

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our forward thinking and innovative School Nursing team, which is part of the Public Health 0-19 services in Merton.

Central London Community Healthcare is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and innovative practitioner to join the School Nursing Service in Merton. The practitioner must be a Registered Nurse with a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Qualification (School Nursing).

The School Nursing service comprises of a large skill mix team, which is structured to deliver core and targeted health input through the Healthy Child Programme to all school aged children and their families.

The applicant should demonstrate leadership skills, knowledge of safeguarding and child protection processes and offer flexibility in managing their caseload.

In addition, they should have a strong public health focus and be fully committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our diverse school aged population.

Main duties of the job

The School nursing Teams are seeking dynamic individuals with a strong public health focus who are fully committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our diverse school aged population. You will be a highly motivated individual with an interest in proactively managing health promotion initiatives.

CLCH welcome applications from newly qualified and experienced School Nurses. Some of the benefits of working with CLCH include: a robust preceptorship programme for the first 12 months, outstanding safeguarding support from our safeguarding team, and comprehensive suite of training for school nurses, professional development opportunities and clinical supervision, staff awards and annual educators/mentors conference to celebrate the outstanding contributions made by our staff.

We offer flexible working arrangements this can be considered on successful completion of your 6-month probation period.

Car drivers are desirable but not essential. Business parking permits provided.

We have full and part-time posts available.

If you would like to join our innovative, forward-thinking team and make a difference to the lives of families, children and young people In Merton we would like to hear from you.

For further details / informal chat, contact Sherwin Mauricio, School Nurse Team Leader.

Email: Sherwin.mauricio@nhs.net Mobile: 07407453985

This role is only open to applicants with SCPHN registration

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a skilled, effective and evidence based service to children and young people within schools and community settings.

To act as a named school nurse for a cluster of nominated schools, applying specialist skills and knowledge in the delivery of the school health service

To develop an overview of the profiled health needs of the defined population alerting the Team Lead where any service gaps are identified

To identify, prioritise and implement programmes of care that meet the public health needs of the defined school age population

To provide health assessments, advice and education to children/young people, their parents/carers and Education staff

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification

EducationQualification

Essential

  • Registered Nurse/Midwife (current)
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse School Nursing / or Differing in Practice in school nursing
  • Evidence of continuing post- registration education and training


Desirable

  • Practice Assessor course
  • PSHE Course
  • Community nurse prescribing qualification or prepared to work towards


Experience

Essential

  • Recent school nursing experience
  • Be able to co-ordinate health promotion initiatives in line with local and national health improvement targets
  • Experience of working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and inter-agency working
  • Experience of organising and managing own workload
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing programmes of care and writing care plans
  • Experience in providing practice based learning support to others
  • Experience of evidence based care
  • Experience of supervising students


Desirable

  • Counselling qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Mental Health First Aid training


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of recent developments in primary care and community services
  • Knowledge of current health and social care agenda relevant to area of work and professional practice
  • Current knowledge of safeguarding issues
  • Appropriate knowledge of clinical skills
  • Knowledge of quality issues, the audit process and clinical governance
  • Knowledge of NMC Code
  • Knowledge of Personal Development Planning
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of how equal opportunities can be implemented in practice
  • Knowledge of managing difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • IT, numeracy and literacy skills


Other

Essential

  • Ability to work without direct supervision and plan, organise, review and prioritise own workload and others
  • Able to delegate work effectively and safely
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to children/young people and organisational needs
  • Critical appraisal skills and ability to utilise research evidence in practice
  • Good communication skills, both written and verba
  • Able to adapt to change and have an open approach to new ways of working
  • Caseload organisational skills
  • Able to travel within geographical areas using varying modes of transport
  • Able to deliver the physical demands of the role e.g. carry work essential equipment


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Lavender Steers Mead Childrens Centre

London

CR4 3HL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

824-SOUTH-9835-F

Company

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