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Student SCPHN (School Nurse)

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse) Band 5

The post of Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse) is a development post building on existing knowledge, skills and competencies to achieve a higher level of practice resulting in an academic qualification as well as a registerable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The successful applicant may 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.

Nurses work closely with the people who use our services, their families, friends and carers and play an important contribution in how people experience our services. Nurses are expected to be kind and responsive but professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services we provide by:
  • Keeping the people who using our services as safe as possible through the use of sound clinical skills and effective risk assessments.
  • Ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence based policies and procedures.

Main duties of the job

This is an opportunity for qualified NMC registered nurses to apply for the SCPHN course for School Nursing commencing in September 2024 at King's College London.

This is a fully funded training opportunity, to qualify as a registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse) and is open to all registered qualified Nurses. You will be given a fixed term one year full-time contract to undertake a PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course (School Nursing), find attached Job Description and Person Specification.

The school Nursing Service in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster is an exciting and dynamic place to work due to our excellent partnership working with schools and other agencies.

If you are enthusiastic and motivated about working with children and young people to ensure positive outcomes we want to hear from you!

About us

When submitting Trust applications please make sure you indicate at the top of your personal statement that you have submitted an application to the university for a place on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting/School Nursing BSc. Application instructions can be found on the University website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Patient Safety

Student School Nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
  • Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible
  • Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when a child or adult might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
  • Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use our services
  • Being open and transparent about their own practice
  • Supervising the work of others
  • Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
  • Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
  • Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.

Person Specification



  • oCurrent NMC Registration for nursing or midwifery
  • oEvidence of application for NMC registration and confirmed NMC registration within 2 months of the start date
  • oDipHE (or above) qualification equivalent to 120 credits at level 5 (of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England) or evidence of previous education and learning to this level.
  • Literacy and Numeracy at the level of the National Qualifications Framework at level 1-2 for Numeracy (equivalent of GCSE) and 3-4 for Literacy (equivalent of A level)


  • oDegree
  • oEvidence of continual professional development at level 6



  • oExperience of working within multi-disciplinary teams
  • oEvidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • oExperience of managing staff within a team
  • oEvidence of working without direct supervision and managing own workload


  • oExperience of working with children and families
  • oExperience of working in the community
  • oNursing/midwifery post registration experience



  • oAcademic ability to study independently at degree or postgraduate level
  • oGood computer literacy skills e.g. Microsoft word, excel
  • oExcellent, adaptable communication skills both written and verbal
  • oNumeracy and Literacy skills
  • oAbility to support children and families to make informed decisions in relation to their health and well-being
  • oDemonstrate ability to adapt to working within a changing environment
  • oDemonstrate knowledge of research - based practice
  • oEvidence of supporting equality and valuing diversity in own practice


  • oKnowledge of the public health role of contemporary health visiting & working in community settings
  • oKnowledge of local and national policies which influence the provision of health visiting
  • oCurrent knowledge of safeguarding issues
  • oKnowledge of quality issues, the audit process and clinical governance



  • oThe ability to travel to a variety of sites within the Trust is essential

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster

St Charles Centre/Soho



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