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Registered Nurse School Nursing

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Newport Pagnell
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified nurse or a student nurse due to qualify with a passion for public health and improving outcomes for children and families in Milton Keynes? Would you like to work for a dynamic and innovative School Nursing team?

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and conscientious practitioner to join us within the 0-19 Children's Universal Health Service.

The Milton Keynes School Nursing Service provides a universal and specialist service to school aged children attending an education provision or being home schooled in Milton Keynes. The service is available all year round, Monday - Friday, 9-5pm, excluding bank holidays.

We are looking for compassionate individuals who can demonstrate excellent communication skills and are able to work as part of a skill mixed team to deliver the Healthy Child Programme (HCP). Alongside your team, you will work with various partner agencies to achieve best health outcomes for school aged children and their families across Milton Keynes.

Previous experience of working in the community is desirable but not essential as you will receive full training and an excellent induction package. In addition, you will receive regular clinical, managerial and safeguarding supervision.

This is a permanent position but may also be an excellent opportunity to gain experience for an individual interested in undertaking a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) course in School Nursing in the future.

Main duties of the job

  • Interprofessional working to deliver the Healthy Child Programme and safeguard children
  • Managing a clinical caseload
  • Implementing and evaluating programmes of care
  • Delivering evidence-based health promotion advice
  • Undertaking holistic assessments, identifying health needs, parenting capacity and family / environmental factors
  • Work closely alongside locality School Nurses undertaking delegated work and also working under own initiative.

About us

You will be entitled to:
  • Local induction and an allocated mentor
  • Preceptorship for newly qualified staff
  • Strong leadership and management support
  • Regular clinical, management, and safeguarding supervision.
  • A clinical training programme to support your practice, tailored to your individual needs
  • Opportunities for career development
  • A strong focus on staff wellbeing and access to excellent staff engagement programs and support services via our People Development team

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Deliver the Healthy Child Programme within the framework of national and local targets
  • Aim to achieve equity of health outcomes for the local population
  • Promote health and well-being within the community

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse with current NMC Registration or Student Nurse about to qualify


  • Teaching / Mentorship Qualification
  • Paediatric Training / Experience
  • Children's safeguarding training

Skills and Knowledge


  • Evidence of clinical nursing knowledge and skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and able to demonstration leadership skills
  • Knowledge and ability to use and communicate through IT packages such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.


  • Knowledge of the Healthy Child Programme and current Public Health guidance
  • Awareness of safeguarding practice, acts and policies.
  • Experience of working with Systmone.



  • Ability to work independently and within a team (2) o Evidence of caseload management and exceptional organisational skills (2) o Experience of multi-agency working (2)
  • Evidence of caseload management and exceptional organisational skills.
  • Experience of multi-agency working.


  • Experience of working with children young people and families
  • Experience of delivering the Healthy Child Programme.
  • Experience of children's safeguarding

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Shipley Court

Marsh End Road

Newport Pagnell

MK16 8EA

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