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Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) - School Nurse

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
West Sussex
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jun 2024
Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) - School Nurse

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and innovative Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) - School Nurse to join our the Healthy Child Programme5-19 (HCP) team inWest Sussex .

There are several posts available across West Sussex.

Full and part time posts available as well as flexible working patterns including Term Time only or annualised hours.

We have a robust relocation package available for interested applicants for our substantive roles.

If you'd like to hear from the people who work in this service, check out these Youtube videos:

School Nursing - Linda Starkie: school nursing enabled a work life balance | The Community Network - YouTube

School Nursing: Julia Simpkin - why I moved from A& E | Celebrating Community Services 2022 - YouTube

School Nursing: Katie Riggs - school nursing was always the goal | Celebrating community services - YouTube

School Nursing: Sarah Argent - it'll broaden your horizons | Celebrating community services 2022 - YouTube

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a skilled clinical practitioner with excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. We need Specialist Community Public Health Nurses who are committed to the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme to the school-age population ofWest Sussex.

The ideal candidate will have a strong approach to teamwork, whilst also demonstrating the ability to work using their own initiative. They will also have a good understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of children, young people and their families, and be dedicated to the delivery of high quality and compassionate care.

About us

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) deliver a range of health and care services to more than 10,000 adults and children every day: working in care homes, clinics, intermediate care units, people's own homes, GP surgeries, schools and other community venues across the region.

Our vision is to provideexcellent care at the heart of the communityand achieving the highest level of service is our top priority.

We are proud to support our staff and offer:
  • Over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff members
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across all services
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader

SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust's workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder has the responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards of care within the school nursing service.

The post holder has the continuing responsibility for the management of a defined caseload and supervises, deploys and teaches junior staff members and students within a skill mix team. The post holder will provide clinical leadership to a skill mix team within the 5-19 HCP nurses.

A high degree of flexibility and the ability to work independently are required applicants must have a valid driving licence and the use of a car available for work.

Person Specification



  • Qualified SCPHN
  • Current Registration with NMC


  • Mentor
  • Child protection module



  • Experience of working in a team environment
  • Expereince of working in a community setting
  • Experience of working with partner agencies


  • Experience of teaching and presenting

Skills & Knowledge


  • Current knowledge of local and national policies informing health & social care
  • Competent IT user with experience using electronic record keeping systems
  • Demonstrates a range of clinical competency relevant to the role
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates leadership in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust



West Sussex

RH12 2DR

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