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School Staff Nurse

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

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Profession
Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a nurse thinking about working in a different way, promoting health and wellness to children and young people with a school setting?

The Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster School health Service are developing their school nursing workforce and are offering School Staff Nurse Band 5 positions that can be a gateway for the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (school nursing) (SCPHN).

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.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic nurses from a variety of backgrounds and experience to join our team.

School Staff Nurses manage a school nursing case load for a group of schools, with the support and supervision of Band 6 SCPHN School Nurses within a large skill mixed team. The team provides a universal and targeted school nursing service to mainstream primary and secondary schools, pupil referral units and special schools across the Bi-Borough.

About us

Duties:
  • Completing health assessments
  • Providing classroom teaching
  • Holding a safeguarding caseload
  • Ensuring safe pathways of care for children in school with more complex medical conditions
  • Seeking to make the support that families receive as beneficial and positive an experience for them as possible
  • Committed to provide best outcomes for children through delivery of the Healthy Child Programme
  • Communicate effectively with our partners to work towards the best outcomes for children and their families.

The post holder will work in partnership with professionals from multiple agencies to meet the health needs of a specific population of children and young people within a group of schools, together with their families and the wider community where this is relevant. The Post holder will have sufficient post registration nursing experience in a children's/Paediatric or adult setting and can demonstrate experience in effective multi agency working.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Central and North West London NHS Trust is committed to providing safe, effective services and providing patients and families with a positive experience.

Patient Safety

Community Staff Nurses in the school nursing service contribute to the provision of safe andreliable 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 an adult or child 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

The NMC plays an important role in safeguarding the public by regulating the work of nurses and all nurses, including Community Staff Nurses in the school nursing services are expected to register with the NMC each year and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse (RN1)
  • Current NMC registration


Desirable

  • Mentorship


Other

Essential

  • Flexible approach to working day to meet the needs of service delivery
  • Positive attitude with strong degree of personal integrity


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise workload and demonstrate ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written and electronic communication skills
  • Able to develop, establish and maintain positive relationships with other both internal and external partner agencies
  • Work under pressure and demonstrate ability to change priorities at short notice
  • Ability to recognise and respond appropriately to CYP and their families in challenging situations
  • Good IT skills


Desirable

  • Experience of working within a multi-agency team


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of personal development and acquisition of transferable skills
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Understanding of current issues affecting the NHS and the CYP public health agenda
  • Previous experience of working as part of a team
  • Understanding of clinical governance with some previous experience of undertaking audits


Desirable

  • Relevant experience of working with children, young people and families,
  • Experience in Safeguarding
  • Previous sexual health training/experience


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Soho Square

London

W1B 5NA

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333-G-SN-0089

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