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Student SCPHN School Nurse

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Wye Valley NHS Trust have an exciting opportunity for registered nurses who are interested in becoming a Specialist Community and Public Health Nurse - School Nurse with a view to starting a 12 month training programme in September 2024. This is an ideal role for someone who enjoys working with children and families and are passionate about their health and wellbeing.

The School Nursing service provides and excellent learning environment facilitated by Community Practice Teachers, Practice Assessors and Practice Supervisors. These staff will guide and support you on your learning journey to becoming a School Nurse through the University of Wolverhampton. You will be paid throughout your training and upon successful completion will become a School Nurse registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

This is a community based role with duties being carried out in homes, community setting and schools.

The Specialist Community and Public Health Nursing post is funded for 12 months and we will be working with Wolverhampton University, the post will be commencing in September 2024 and is 50% in practice and 50% theory. The requirements for the course are that:
  • You are first level registered nurse or midwife with the NMC
  • For Level 7 study you must have a health-related degree (Nursing or Midwifery)

The post holder must have a full driving license and access to a car for work purposes.

Main duties of the job

  • Completion of SCPHN qualification in School Nursing
  • Completion of initial health assessment under the guidance of the School Nurse
  • Supporting a programme of intervention under the direction of the School Nurse.
  • Attendance at drop-in sessions at high schools and supporting the teaching of pupils through assemblies/workshops.
  • Contribute to team business meetings and daily allocation
  • Health promotion at key events (e.g. parents evenings, transition days)

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification attached to this advert for more information - thank you

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • RGN/RSCN registered with the NMC
  • Level 7 study the candidate must have a health related degree (Nursing)

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Knowledge of the public health role within school nursing
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to demonstrate confidentiality in all aspects of their work


  • Experience of working in the community



  • Post-registration experience (min. 6 months)
  • Understanding of safeguarding


  • Experience of working with children and young people

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Vaughan Building




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