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School Nurse

Employer
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
St Helens
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa (pro rata)
Closing date
31 May 2024

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St Helens SCPHN School Nurse

Do you fancy a career with an award winning integrated health and care NHS Foundation Trust?

We have an exciting opportunity for a SCPHN school nurse to work within our North 0-19 team on a 12 months fixed term role. It would be great for a qualified school nurse wanting experience to work in St Helens along side staff who are passionate about reducing health inequalities and supporting our local community.

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and forward-thinking organisation, delivering high quality health and care services to the populations of Wirral, Cheshire East and West, St Helens and soon to be Knowsley.

We take great pride in being an open, trusting and compassionate organisation. The Trust is committed to promoting and building a team that enhances inclusion, diversity and equality. We strongly believe that working together with our partners, listening to and engaging with our patients, service users and their families we can make a real difference to the lives of local people within our communities.

Main duties of the job

A number of exciting opportunities have arisen in the St Helens 0-19 service for SCPHN trained School Nurses . The successful candidate will have proven leadership, experience and knowledge of school nursing. If you want to make a difference to the health of school aged children within St Helens and have a commitment to reducing health inequalities we would very much like to hear from you.

You will work closely with the, education and social care to provide services in response to identified need, both public health and safeguarding whilst working in partnership St Helens Local Authority to take the local children's agenda forward.

School Nursing is a fast paced, dynamic and challenging service, and as a School Nurse with us you will be given opportunity to demonstrate leadership whilst working within the public health, health promotion and safeguarding domains.

You should be well organised, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with children and young people both in school and within other education provider settings. You must be committed to working effectively both within a team and independently. An in depth knowledge of the current trends and developments within school nursing and the health agenda relating to children's services is essential.

About us

About the Trust

Our local and community based services support people to live well and independently, including:
  • 0-19 / 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Services
  • Community Nursing
  • Sexual Health Wirral
  • Community Cardiology
  • Walk-in centres
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Teletriage
  • Community Dental
  • Social Care
  • End of Life Care

As a Trust, we provide extensive continuous professional development opportunities through a diverse range of learning solutions, including virtual and face-to-face events, webinars and action learning sets. We subscribe to numerous memberships and licences to support staff development and continuous learning.

You can read more about the Trust via the careers section on our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification for further information relating to this exciting job role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RN (Adult or Child/RSCN)
  • Postgraduate in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing- School Nursing or equivalent
  • Leadership Level 6
  • Mentorship Level 6
  • Solihull Approach Trained


Desirable

  • Motivational Interviewing trained
  • Promotional Interviewing trained
  • Mentorship Level 7
  • Leadership Level 7


Experience and knowledge

Essential

  • Experience of managing a School Nurse Caseload
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of leading the assessment, planning and evaluation of care
  • Experience of integrated working
  • Ability to use email, internet and word processing software
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding issues


Skills and attributes

Essential

  • Good verbal, non verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to support and motivate staff
  • Ability to support students in placements


Personal qualities

Essential

  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Commitment
  • Vision


Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Helens, Moss Bank

St Helens

WA11 0NA

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844-6281354

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