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SCPHN Student School Nurse

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is a brilliant opportunity for someone who enjoys working with children and families, and is passionateabout their health and wellbeing. We are looking for registered nurses and/or Midwives who are interested inbecoming a student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse's (SCPHN) with a view to starting a 12 monthtraining programme in January 2025.We provide an excellent learning environment facilitated by practice supervisors and assessors who willsupport you to become fully qualified through the University of Greenwich all while being employed as a vitalpart of our friendly and professional team helping children to have the best possible start in life.You will be paid throughout your training and on successful completion you will become a fully qualified Band 6SCPHN with a specialism in School Nursing with lots of opportunities for career progress.

We work in partnership with a wide variety of agencies including but not limited to local schools, children's centres/family hubs and GPs on a challenging and rewarding caseload and we strongly encourage creativityand new ideas.

Main duties of the job

What will the role involve?o Completing your SCPHN qualificationo Developing individualised support programmeso Completing universal Health and wellbeing reviews and packages of careo Supporting in the supervision/ line management and development of colleagueso Undertaking a range of clinical and non-clinical interventions to support the outcomes of the service.o Attend and contribute to team meetings.o Build relationships with colleagues to enhance the team working environment.This is a community-based role with your duties being carried out between your home, community setting,school or trust site.We have 3 training posts available across Kent 1 in each of the following areas:North Hub- Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley, SevenoaksSouth Hub- Ashford, Folkestone, Dover, Deal and RuralEast Hub- Swale, Canterbury and Coastal and ThanetFor more information and to ask any questions ahead of your application. Please contact Christine Beer (07946171122) Education Lead School Nurse

Additionally, are invited to join our virtual open events to support your application:14/05/2024-18:30-20:0023/06/24- 18:30-20:0018/06/24 - 18:30-20:00Please email Christine Beer to book on.Interviews will be in person at a centralised location on: 3rd July or 17th July 2024.They will be held over 2 sessions per day, if you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend one of thesesessions, which will incorporate a group scenario and individual interview panel.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 3rd July 2024.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC PIN.
  • Evidence of relevant study at Level 6


  • Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor training



  • Minimum 1 year post registration experience.
  • Caseload management, multi-agency partnership working


  • Experience working with Children and families.
  • Working within a community setting.



  • Knowledge of the Healthy Child programme and NICE guidance, understanding their relevance to practice and application across the setting


  • Practice experience of the Healthy Child Programme and implementation in practice.
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding in practice

Skills and Abilities


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post.
  • Effective time management.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people and maintain contemporaneous records


  • Experience of supporting service development and leading change

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to manage and lead change.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team


  • Able to motivate and organise others

Ability to Manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the senior Practitioner.
  • Ability to prioritise car delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust Policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage own time effectively


  • Ability to manage work expectations across a wide locality in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust




TN25 4AZ

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