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SCPHN School Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 pro rata per annum HCAS inclusive
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Bi Borough Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) School Health service to recruit highly motivated and innovative practitioners to join the School Nursing Service to deliver the Healthy Child Programme.

If you are interested in the role and are keen to show you are the right person for the job we want to hear from you, so please apply online now!

Please only apply if you are a Registered Nurse with a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) registration or working towards and due to complete September 2024

The successful applicant will have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Main duties of the job

As an integral member of the Bi Borough KCW School Health service, you will be responsible for delivering the Healthy Child Programme in collaboration with the wider school health team. We also have a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Emotional Health & Mental Health Well-being, a Relationship and Sexual Education Team Lead and RSHE specialist workers as part of our School Health service. We offer excellent professional development opportunities along with formal one to one supervision and annual appraisal.

About us

We are advertising for posts in our Westminster Team based in Central London (Soho Square) and in our Kensington and Chelsea School Team based at St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing. Full and part time hours considered year round and term time only opportunities available. Please state in your application your preferred working pattern.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. To work in partnership with educational staff, health care professionals and other agencies to provide advice and support to children & young people, their parents and carers as required.2. Undertake appropriate training / updates related to public health issues in order to contribute towards meeting local and national Department of Health targets such as immunisations, teenage pregnancy & sexual health, smoking cessation and obesity.3. To carry out training sessions to other professionals on relevant health or medical issues and where appropriate, assist children and young people to manage their own health conditions independently.4. To undertake agreed health assessments on children & young people and ensure referrals, treatments and reviews are carried out as recommended and in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.5. To develop high quality packages of care for children & young people with medical needs, in partnership with other health professionals, education, parents & carers & other agencies as necessary.6. To be responsible for identifying children & young people requiring medical follow-up planning.

Person Specification



  • RGN / RSCN
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse) (or working towards)


  • Evidence of Continual Professional development
  • Mentorship Preparation or equivalent.
  • Public Health Nursing (Children & Families) Sexual Health (or equivalent)
  • School Nurse Certificate
  • Sexual Health (or equivalent)



  • Experience of working with children in a professional capacity
  • Working with families who have experienced trauma
  • Proven post registration experience
  • Working with diverse communities



  • Understanding of quality issues, the audit process and clinical governance.
  • Knowledge of children with special health and educational needs
  • Understanding of the public health role of the school nurse
  • Understanding of Equality & Valuing Diversity



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Good computer literacy skills


  • Ability to demonstrate essential leadership skills
  • Ability to reflect on clinical practice and to understand own limitations when dealing with emotive issues
  • Ability to act as a mentor / preceptor to students and newly recruited colleagues
  • Good computer literacy skills



  • Aware of own limitations and seek support from wider Team when dealing with highly emotive circumstances.
  • Ability to manage difficult situations and conflict resolution

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing


W10 6DZ

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