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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse)

Employer
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro-rata. Plus R&R (4% - 8%) subject to annual review
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

Are you enthusiastic, resilient, excited to embrace change and passionate about providing an excellent service to families in our localities?

If so, Cambridgeshire Community Services 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (School Nursing) would welcome you to join our team.

Applications will be welcomed from experienced and School Nurses due to qualify.

To ensure the accessibility and quality of our services, we offer a SPA service for all families with children aged 5-19 years residing in these areas. This is available from 09.00hrs - 17.00hrs, accessed by telephone and email. The SPA School Nurse will support the delivery of this, alongside other skill mix team members rostered onto SPA daily.We also offer Chat Health, confidential texting service for young people aged 11-19 years and the SPA School Nurse will have the opportunity to be part of this service on a rota system as we continue to embrace innovation and improve the services we offer.

We have vacancies within our North and South Locality School Nursing teams. Successful candidates will be located within one of the areas depending on available positions.

Why not click on the link to the Job Description and find out more about the role.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Main duties of the job

CCS are able to offer:
  • A dedicated child and family focused service delivery that makes Every Contact Count
  • The opportunity to work within an integrated 0-19 HCP skill mix team
  • A robust 1-yr preceptorship for all newly qualified staff or those who are wishing to return to practice
  • A comprehensive induction package
  • A holistic approach to offering support and guidance via management, safeguarding and restorative supervision
  • Continuous staff development identified via our supervision and appraisal system to support and develop leadership skills
  • Working for an NHS organisation with Agenda for Change terms and conditions
  • An opportunity to build great relationships with our partner agencies, ensuring the best outcomes for children & families
  • A competitively priced lease car scheme
  • The opportunity to embrace agile working, supported by IT connectivity
  • To work as part of a team leading the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme. The role of the School Nurse is to promote good health and prevent ill health in young people, families and communities. School Nurses do this through raising awareness of and identifying unmet health needs, and initiating, developing, implementing, and evaluating plans of care

You will be joining an organisation that receives excellent staff feedback from the annual NHS Staff Satisfaction Survey. At CCS, the health and wellbeing of our staff is our priority our embedded philosophy is Live Life Well as we strive to ensure a healthy, safe, and happy workplace

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of Englandthat enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highlyin the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as aleading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement anddevelopment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as part of a team leading the 019 Healthy Child Programme. The role of the School Nurse is to promote good health and prevent ill health in young people, families and communities. School Nurses do this through raising awareness of and identifying unmet health needs, and initiating, developing, implementing, and evaluating plans of care. The School Nurse will work within a defined area, assessing need, delegating and supervising work within the team. They promote early intervention, health promotion, advocacy, empowerment, social inclusion and the reduction of health inequalities. The School Nurse works in partnership with young people, families, schools, communities, primary care, statutory & voluntary services and other partner agencies, in order to facilitate health-enhancing activities. School Nurses use and establish networks within the community in order to inform, influence and implement policies which affect health outcomes.

The School Nurse will work within a defined area, assessing need, delegating and supervising work within the team. They promote early intervention, health promotion, advocacy, empowerment, social inclusion and the reduction of health inequalities.

The School Nurse works in partnership with young people, families, schools, communities, primary care, statutory & voluntary services and other partner agencies, in order to facilitate health-enhancing activities.

School Nurses use and establish networks within the community in order to inform, influence and implement policies which affect health outcomes.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to identify the health needs of children and young people, their families and the school community and contribute to developing a strategy to address the identified needs in the school and the community

To use knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual health care plans and be responsible for the management in school of children with complex health needs

To carry out shifts within the 5-19 duty desk receiving all incoming communication and referrals to the service, liaising with key stakeholders, parents/carers and young people

To assist schools in establishing procedures for medicine management

To provide and promote appointment clinics for pupils and their families, parent and carer Support Groups, home visits and Health Needs Assessment

To provide contact with young people via Chat Health text messaging service

Respond to health needs assessments by referring to other professionals (i.e.: GPs, consultants, mental health team), and statutory and voluntary agencies (i.e.: social care)

To support children and young people and their families with emotional and behavioural development

To advise their client group on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness

To link practice with local and national targets and deliver public health programmes based on current priorities and targets

To plan evidence-based health promotion programmes, order resources, compile teaching plans with aims, objectives and outcomes, and evaluate the sessions

To act as a health link for other agencies, e.g. Education welfare, OCYPs voluntary services, public and private agencies and work closely with partner agencies to promote the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families

To work with the Locality Lead to support children, young people and families who are considered to be vulnerable or at risk. To adhere to current safeguarding procedures and participate in child protection case conferences and case review meetings as required

Participate in all statutory processes in respect of safeguarding including provision of witness statements, court reports and court attendance

Identify children with special educational needs and disability and facilitate support and referrals to maximise developmental potential. Act as a key worker when indicated, ensuring effective, efficient and appropriate care plans

To clinically triage the single point of access and Chat Health as required in accordance with agreed procedures

To provide cover for colleagues as requested by your manager

Demonstrate reflective and evidence-based practice and use this to influence strategy and policy development

To hold a special interest role and support other staff within the locality and service

To contribute to the development of local policies and procedures relevant to their area of work

To take responsibility for their own clinical practice including clinical supervision and to adhere to the NMC code of conduct

To actively participate in reflective practice development through annual clinical observations

To maintain live mentor status and contribute to a learning environment for SCPHNs, return to practice SCPHNs, new staff members and pre-registration students

Communication

To communicate complex and sensitive information concerning the child or young persons condition to the childs parents/carers and young person. Able to communicate effectively using appropriate methods and recognising barriers to communication

To communicate within the multi-disciplinary team and model effective team working and communication skills, supporting change within the service

To develop links with schools, childrens centres and other agencies involved in promoting childrens well-being

To work closely with other professional teams and key stakeholders including service users, statutory and non-statutory organisations

To act as first line response to complaints working within national and corporate guidelines

To contribute to the training of students of nursing and other disciplines, during community experience programmes

Budgetary Responsibility

To maintain stock control

To demonstrate responsible use of resources, with an awareness of budgetary restraints

To ensure health monitoring equipment is operating to a high standard, maintained and calibrated

Take responsibility to minimise incurred expenditure e.g. Mileage, telephone calls use of stationary etc.

People Management

To contribute to the training of students of nursing and other disciplines, during community experience programmes

Maintaining own professional development and requirement to take part in appraisal and KSF process

To delegate work to other members of the team related to their capabilities and competencies, ensuring there is clarity regarding the feedback mechanisms

To ensure appropriate delegation, allocation and supervision of work and packages of care to the skill mix team. To include caseload support, monitoring and counter signing records on completion of the allocated intervention work

Research & Development Activity

Contributes to clinical audit and research highlighting unmet needs within the practice population

Contributes to the maintenance of the Health Profile of the practice population

Clinical and Practice Governance

Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff/records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act

Any data that is taken/shared as part of a phone call or transported, faxed or transferred electronically must be undertaken with regard to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies

The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes

The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures

It is a condition of your employment that you are currently registered with the NMC and it is your responsibility to maintain your professional registration

Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

The post holder must participate in clinical and other audits as required

Provide patients and their families /carers with information on standards they should expect from the team

Participate in reflective/ clinical supervision on a regular basis

Participate and lead caseload review within the locality

The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team

To write records in a concise, accurate and timely manner in line with Cambridgeshire Community Services Record Keeping Policy

To participate in clinical pathway developments and service improvements

General

Safeguarding people responsibility
  • Safeguarding children and adults at risk of abuse or neglect is a collective responsibility.
  • There is an expectation that all staff develop and maintain their role relevant safeguarding people competencies and comply with local safeguarding partnerships practice. Alongside this employee who are registrants are reminded of their professional duty of care.
  • Safeguarding means protecting a citizens health, wellbeing and human rights enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality health care.
  • Those most in need of protection include:
    • Children and young people
    • Adults at risk, such as those receiving care in their own home, people with physical, sensory, and mental impairments, and those with learning disabilities.

The post holder must at all times carry out their duties with regard to Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

To be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and staff.

All post holders must adhere to the code of conduct on confidentiality and be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.

This job description is intended only as a guide to the range of duties involved. The post holder will need to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to other duties that may be required from time to time and the changes and developments within the Trust.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Specialist Practitioner degree/diploma post registration SCPHN


Desirable

  • Mentor/998 or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Recognised leadership course
  • Evidence of completion of migratory portfolio to demonstrate dual qualification or willing to work towards


Experience

Essential

  • Experience with children and their families
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of working in a multi- discip
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