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School Nurse

Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Location
Ystradgynlais
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will have professional responsibility for a defined population/caseload and lead the delivery & organization of the public health programme.

Candidates must hold a SCPHN degree or equivalent in School Nursing with current NMC registration. SCPHN students who will qualify this September 2023 may apply.

Main duties of the job

Powys Teaching Health Board as looking for a dynamic individual with a strong public health focus to join the School Nursing team and work in the Ystradgynlais area. The service is committed to improving the health and well being of the school aged population by providing a proactive, child focused service that can be easily accessed by children, young people and their families.

The caseload will include High Schools and their primary school communities. The successful applicant would be supported by a team of experienced school nurses. Travel expenses will be paid in line with local policy and travel undertaken for the purpose of clinical duties.

The Band 6 post holder will need to have undertaken or be undertaking the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification.

The ability to work autonomously whilst being part of a larger school nursing team is paramount. The post holder will need to have the ability to deal with a varied and challenging caseload aimed at improving outcomes and reducing inequalities. Experience of multi agency, multidisciplinary working across a range of settings is required as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills.A sound knowledge of safeguarding issues as well as an innovative approach to health promotion and health protection will be required.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/. There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge

Essential

  • Registered Nurse - currently registered with NMC
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse) Qualification
  • Demonstrates accurate knowledge of current policy and developments regarding children and young people at local and national level
  • Knowledge and understanding of the legal and ethical issues that affect children and young people.
  • Knowledge of the collaborative working within health and other agencies
  • Understanding of clinical governance and the implications for children and family services


Desirable

  • Teaching and Assessing
  • Clinical Leadership Management
  • Modular study pertaining to the following: Teaching & Assessing Sexual Health Child and Adolescence Mental Health, Substance Misuse and other relevant topics


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience of Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Experience of collaborative working
  • Experience of working with children and young people


Desirable

  • Experience of co-ordinating and delivering immunisation programmes.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary multi-agency team


Aptitude & Abilities

Essential

  • Competent and confident to work autonomously
  • Ability to lead work in a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including good negotiation and conflict management skills Reflective practitioner
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, electronically and in writing
  • Ability to implement learning in practice and to teach others
  • Good presentation skills
  • Physical skills to include manual dexterity as required for screening children and immunisations
  • Enthusiastic and innovative
  • Proactive and Perceptive to change


Desirable

  • Ability to speak Welsh


Values

Essential

  • Can demonstrate PTHB Values


Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel throughout Powys


Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board

Address

Ystradgynlais Community Hospital

Glanrhyd Road

Ystradgynlais

SA9 1AU

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

070-NMR063-0424

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