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Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse)

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
31 May 2024
Please be aware that this post covers across the Norfolk area. *This post attracts anIncentive to Train bonus of �1,500 (see attached T's& C's) - Initially you will be placed on mid Band 5, per annum, pro-rata Interviews: Week Commencing 3rd June

Embark on a thrilling journey towards a rewarding career as a School Nurse! Imagine the excitement of working closely with children, young people & their families, playing a pivotal role in enhancing their health & wellbeing. Our experience in providing vital services to families has underscored the crucial impact these roles have on issues such as growth & development, emotional wellbeing, safeguarding, & the promotion of healthy lifestyles.

We are actively seeking dynamic individuals who are eager to cultivate their skills to become a School Nurse. Take the first step towards your dream career by enrolling in the PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN - School Nurse) course starting in January 2025. This transformative program, offered in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University, promises not only comprehensive training but also a gateway to a fulfilling & impactful profession.

(Should we receive a high number of applications we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised)

Main duties of the job

Seize this opportunity to shape the future of healthcare & make a lasting impact on the lives of children, young people & families. Join us on the frontlines of positive change where your dedication & passion will be the driving force behind healthier & happier communities. The journey to becoming a School Nurse awaits you - are you ready to embrace the excitement & challenges that come with it?

You will be:
  • Passionate about the public health agenda, can adopt a 'think family' approach to your interventions & a desire to improve health outcomes for children & young people.
  • A current NMC registrant, or due to register with NMC prior to the start of the course in any branch of nursing or midwifery & meet the academic requirements of the university, 50% of your time being academic study & 50% being practice experience within our Health Visiting/School Nursing teams.
  • Able to commit to the 52 weeks of the course (and timetabled annual leave) at Anglia Ruskin University. Therefore, we are unable to offer flexible working options during this period

  • Our offer to you:
    • you will be offered a School Nurse post within the Healthy Child Programme Service upon successful completion of the course.
    • Webinars to support with your application - 16/05 12-1pm and 20/05 5-6pm To join the webinar email - The link will be sent the day before the event.

    If your application is successful, your information will be shared with our university partners who are part of the process.

    About us

    Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

    There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

    If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Job Purpose:

    To Undertake the PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nurse training (SCPHN school nursing) to develop the knowledge and skills required to function safely and effectively as a SCPHN (School Nurse) and lead practice within the public health agenda through support, education and guidance of the Higher Education Institute and Practice Supervisor, Practice Assessor and Professional Lead.
    Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • To attend all educational sessions as directed by the University, submitting assignments promptly as required, to achieve all objectives to the standard required. To develop new skills and knowledge showing integration of theory and practice.
  • To maintain a close liaison with the Practice Assessor throughout the course and to agree a clinical learning programme which will facilitate and support theoretical learning and reflect the value of practice centred education. Personal responsibility to identify and highlight any areas of concerns regarding progress and development (clinically, academically, and personally) before these become problematic.
  • To increasingly understand the wider determinant of health and seek to address health inequalities across diverse communities and populations.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual/family focused programs of care (universal, targeted and specialist pathways), under the direction of the practice supervisor and assessor and work in partnership with other agencies e.g. support services for families, social care, early years provision/schools etc. Maintain professional record keeping standards ensuring records are accurate and contemporaneous in line with Trust policy and NMC standards.
  • To develop an awareness and involvement in the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme with support and guidance from the Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor whilst utilising the skills and knowledge of the wider health visiting / school nursing team. Developing into an autonomous practitioner throughout the course, taking responsibility for the care given to children / young people / families within own limits of competency and confidence.
  • To be aware of and demonstrate increasing skills and knowledge in assessment and decision making in relation to safeguarding concerns associated to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) Ensure concerns are responded to appropriately in line with local safeguarding policy and interagency safeguarding procedures and access appropriate training and supervision. Ensure concerns are responded to appropriately in line with local safeguarding policy and interagency safeguarding procedures and access appropriate training and supervision.
  • Communication
  • Establish and maintain relationships and partnerships with families and other professionals in a multi-agency and integrated working environment.
  • Report absence and sickness appropriately and promptly to the University and following your local service processes.
  • Arrange and attend regular clinical supervision with Practice Assessor.
  • People Management
    Maintaining own professional development and engage in all academic and practice based assessments. Adhere to the NMC Code, standards of proficiency, and Trust values.
    Clinical and Practice Governance
  • Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff/records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
  • Any data that is taken/shared as part of a phone call or transported, faxed or transferred electronically must be undertaken with regard to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies
  • The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes.
  • The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures.
  • It is a condition of your employment that you are currently registered with the NMC and it is your responsibility to maintain your professional registration.
  • Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust or Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust.
  • Participate in clinical and safeguarding audits as required.
  • Participate in the supervision on a regular basis with the Practice Assessor.
  • The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team.
  • General
    Safeguarding people responsibility

    Safeguarding children and adults at risk of abuse or neglect is a collective responsibility.

    There is an expectation that all staff develop and maintain their role relevant safeguarding people competencies and comply with local safeguarding partnerships practice. Alongside this employee who are registrants are reminded of their professional duty of care.

    Safeguarding means protecting a citizens health, wellbeing and human rights enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality healthcare.

    Those most in need of protection include:
  • Children and young people
  • Adults at risk, such as those receiving care in their own home, people with physical, sensory and mental impairments, and those with learning disabilities.

  • The post holder must at all times carry out their duties with regard to Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

    To be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and staff.

    All post holders must adhere to the code of conduct on confidentiality and be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.

    This job description is intended only as a guide to the range of duties involved. The post holder will need to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to other duties that may be required from time to time and the changes and developments within the Trust.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure of Barring Service to be made to check for any previous criminal convictions. Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff, or users in line with its equal opportunities policy and policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders

    Person Specification



    • Registered Nurse or Midwife with current NMC registration on part 1 or 2 of the register



    • Ability to work with Children & Young People and their families to provide holistic, evidence based care
    • Ability to work as part of a team and in partnership with other agencies
    • Awareness of current legislation, national and local policy related to the healthy child programme


    • Robust decision-making skills
    • Ability to work independently.

    Knowledge and Skills


    • Good communication skills both verbal and written and IT
    • Understanding of health and safety guidelines and risk assessment
    • Can demonstrate how they have promoted 'best practice'
    • Ability to prioritise and plan workload both clinical and academic
    • Awareness of the importance to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and demonstrates understanding of safeguarding issues

    Emotional and self awareness


    • Aware of the range of emotions in self and others and demonstrates empathy for the concerns of others
    • Responds professionally to feedback and can reflect and learn from this

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


    Sites across Norfolk


    NR4 6AU

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