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School Nurse Specialist Practitioner

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This School Nurse post is a great opportunity for personal & professional development. You will develop excellent leadership skills in the role as you will be providing clinical leadership support and professional direction to Band 5 Community Staff Nurses and Band 4 Associate Nurses as they work to achieve competency in a range of skills. As a service we are offering a range of development opportunities at Band 7 as we explore different ways of working, as part of a review of the service, so there are great opportunities for career development.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical leadership support and professional direction.
  • Be proactive in the identification of service development in consultation with Team Leads and Heads of Service and participate in developing, monitoring, and evaluating quality standards within the service.
  • To support the teams in the assessment, allocation, and response to requests for advice and support.
  • Maintain professional standards of record keeping and storage in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines, Data Protection Act and MFT policies and procedures.
  • Recognises the importance of accurate and timely record keeping and can maintain confidential records and information.
  • Keeps an accurate and up to date diary on EMIS and follows Trust policy regarding confidential information.
  • To liaise with teaching staff as appropriate to ensure an effective communication system.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Education and Professioanl Qualifications


  • First level Registered Nurse (degree level) (NMC register)
  • Evidence of post registration education and training HE level 6
  • Practice Assessor/Supervisor competent
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse qualification (SN)


  • Contraception and Reproduction Health qualification



  • Demonstrable evidence of professional development
  • Demonstrable and considerable experience working within the safeguarding children arena
  • Demonstrable or relevant experience in delivering health promotion and health education programmes
  • School nursing experience



  • Evidence of utilising evidenced based practice and appraising standards, providing clinical direction and support for staff
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and understanding of professional responsibilities within the team
  • Able to establish and maintain key relationships with colleagues and other disciplines both internally and externally
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate and support implementation of service development within a team
  • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate and support implementation of service development within a team

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Detailed knowledge of health and social care policy relating to children's services to include safeguarding
  • Detailed knowledge of national and local strategies relating to the school nursing service
  • Detailed knowledge of Public Health initiative for children and young people.

other requirements


  • IT skills- the ability to use Microsoft packages
  • Ability to access information using internet and IT skills knowledge
  • Willing to travel city wide for work purposes
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing needs in the service.
  • Respects the values, culture and beliefs held by others

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe offices

Stancliffe road


M22 4PJ

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