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Alternative Provision School Nurse - PRU & Home Educated

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
Alternative Provision School Nurse:Pupil Referral Unit & Home Educated

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the school nurse leadership team for a SCPHN SN to join Islington Mainstream School Nursing Service as a Specialist Nurse.

This role is vital in securing that children that are NEET and those in PRU's achieve the best health outcomes.

Main duties of the job

  • To be the named school nurse for the 3 PRU sites.
  • to work in collaboration with key staff and partners working in the PRU's
  • Carry out initial assessments on all children entering the service.
  • Be the point of contact to the service for at risk children of NEET.
  • Deliver training sessions to all PRU sites on emergency medication.
  • To run community clinics at family hubs for home educated children.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Clear knowledge of 5-19 healthy child programme
  • Evidence of working with vulnerable children and families
  • Working knowledge of safeguarding
  • To liaise with the the school engagement team in the local authority
  • Think in a trauma informed way.
  • support the development of junior staff and students

Person Specification



  • Educated to PG level


  • Nurse prescriber
  • Safeguarding Training

Skills and ability


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate and understand change in the community environment.
  • High level of clinical skills, with foundation knowledge in public health
  • Ability to respond to and evaluate health needs in the community
  • Good level of knowledge relating to issues of children NEET or PRU's


  • Be able to articulate the concerns of children home educated.

Knowledge and experience


  • Knowledge of current legislation and national guidance relating to the healthy child programme
  • Knowledge of barriers to children being home educated


  • Working knowledge of the EHCP process

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Highbury Grange Health Centre

1-5 Highbury Grange


N5 2QB

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