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SCPHN School Nurse

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 plus HCAS per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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

Barking and Dagenham has a number of exciting opportunities for Band 6 School Nurses. We welcome all Qualified School Nurses with SCPHN qualification or Student School Nurses about to qualify to apply for this role.

We are looking to recruit motivated practitioners with initiative and drive to join our friendly and enthusiastic team and contribute to the further development of our service.

We work within a 0 -19 Healthy Child contract and our services work in close collaboration with Family hubs as well as other agencies to improve outcomes and reduce health inequalities for children, young people and their families in our borough.

Newly qualified practitioners have a 12 months Preceptorship Programme in place to aid their development. We also offer a wide range of training opportunities for continuous professional development through our learning and development department and external agencies.

We offer clinical supervision, mentorship and appraisals in order to support your development. We are keen to celebrate success in helping to improve health outcomes for children.You will need to have the ability to work autonomously and as part of an integrated skill mix team. You need to have excellent communication skills and experience of working in partnership across organisational boundaries. You need to be willing to facilitate and support change in service delivery.

Main duties of the job

To identify and assess the health needs of school aged children and families in need, working in partnership with Primary Care, Education, Children's Services, Voluntary Sector and other agencies.

To identify and assess children 5-19 with complex health needs, offering an enhanced integrated service within the multi agency team. Ensuring they have access to the support required to improve outcomes for children and young people.

Identifying possible safeguarding concerns, escalating as required and working with other agencies to support children and their families.

This role also includes working alongside social care, targeted services, family hubs, schools and members of the multi disciplinary team to ensure health equalities for all children, young people and families in Barking and Dagenham.

About us

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

High Cost Area Supplement - Outer London (B& D, Redbridge, Havering and Waltham Forest, CEME)

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �4,313 to a maximum of �5,436 p.a. pro rata for part time).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details of this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Diploma / Degree Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nurse
  • Relevant expereince working with children / young people



  • Able to provide evidence of undertaking ongoing training and personal development i.e. Health Needs Assessment, Child Protection training
  • Experience of working across organisational boundaries within health/social care
  • Experience of employing evidence based practice
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working



  • Good understanding of the Healthy Child Programme
  • An understanding of professional, personal and managerial accountability
  • Good knowledge of current legislation relating to Safeguarding children and young people and how it relates in clinical practice
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of National and local policies and guidance that relates to children's health services



  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels both verbally and in writing
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of an integrated skill mix team
  • Ability to engage and work within communities
  • Able to demonstrate effective time management skills
  • Ability to assess health needs of individuals, families and populations
  • Able to demonstrate group work/health promotional skills


  • Ability to demonstrate Innovation and motivation
  • Proven organisational and delegation abilities
  • Ability to be responsive to change



  • To be aware and demonstrate the Trust Values
  • Commitment to the future development of NELFT

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Julia Engwell Health Centre

Woodward Road



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