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Community Staff Nurse, Young Greenwich School Nursing

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
Previous applicants need not apply

FULL TIME- 37.5 hours per week (ALL YEAR ROUND)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Staff Nurse to join our dynamic Young Greenwich School Nursing team.

Young Greenwich is a new integrated programme commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The programme is led by Oxleas and delivered with partners Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) who together with METRO form the Young Greenwich Partnership.

Young Greenwich will deliver seamlessly in and out of schools, youth hubs and other community venues with strong pathways for pupils in schools into community-based activities and support and vice versa.

The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated and enthusiastic delivering the healthy child programme and model of community health across schools in Greenwich. We are looking for a Staff Nurse that possess excellent communication skills and have a forward thinking approach to new ways of working within our partnership in youth hubs including developing the parenting support with our Health Advisors.

You must be a registered nurse, with a working knowledge of safeguarding, team-working and excellent IT skills. In addition, applicants must have a current driving license with access to a car for work.

Main duties of the job

Overview of the Post

To deliver aspects of the 5-19 Healthy Child Programme.

To improve and promote the health of all children and young people in Greenwich.

To support children and young people to realise their potential in health, education / training (where applicable), and their contribution to the wider community.

Overview of the Young Greenwich service

Young Greenwich is a new integrated programme commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The key purpose of the programme is to enable young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social, and educational aspirations with an aim to develop their voice and reach their full potential.

The programme is led by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (Oxleas) and delivered with partners Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) who together with METRO form the Young Greenwich Partnership.

Young Greenwich will deliver seamlessly in and out of schools, youth hubs and other community venues with strong pathways for pupils in schools into community-based activities and support and vice versa.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Task and Responsibilities

The Young Greenwich Community Staff Nurse will be part of the wider nursing team in delivering identified aspects of the Healthy Child Programme:

To work with parents/carers, children, other professionals including education and statutory/voluntary organisations.

To participate in the delivery of Young Greenwich service key touch points. These include promoting the annual year 6 health & wellbeing reviews.

To plan, deliver and evaluate health promotion work with school aged children, families and the wider Young Greenwich community as per service offer.

To facilitate teaching sessions for school staff about recognising and responding to conditions including Anaphylaxis, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Asthma and Epilepsy.

To deliver health and wellbeing support drop-ins and groups for families held within the community hubs using the Solihull Approach.

Responsible for ordering and maintaining health promotion stock and additional resources required for service delivery.

Act as the Duty Nurse managing incoming direct referrals from young people, parents/carers, schools and other professionals to ensure needs are responded to as quickly as possible.

To work in partnership with Greenwich childrens social care by appropriately sharing health information and attending safeguarding meetings including child protection conferences, core groups and team around the child/family meetings where an identified health need requires a health intervention.

Be proactive in the development, review and promotion of the Young Greenwich service.

To maintain awareness and adherence to Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures and Young Greenwich standards.

To support schools to achieve Healthy Schools accreditation and participation of the SHEU survey biannually.

Support national and local health promotion campaigns whilst working with stakeholders and the wider Young Greenwich team.

Demonstrates a clear understanding of own responsibilities and contributes to team working and development of partnership initiatives.

To work according to the NMC code, 6 Cs of nursing, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Nursing Strategy and the ethos and aims of the Young Greenwich Partnership to ensure high quality, responsive patient focused care is delivered to all children and families.

Management and Leadership responsibilities

To plan own workload effectively to meet client needs, Young Greenwich activity targets and key touch points in accordance to the service offer.

Participate in staff meetings / forums / specialist forums and working parties contributing to service development and maintain own professional knowledge.

To participate in supervision (management, safeguarding and clinical) and the PDR processes for self and supervisees, ensuring that supervision and PDR time requirements are met.

To support the orientation programme for new staff and support junior members of the team.

To contribute and participate in the conduciveness of a learning environment which leads to an effective placement experience for under and post graduate nurses on community placement.

To support the Youre Welcome accreditation for YG hubs.


Ensure own mandatory training is kept up to date in line with Trust guidelines.

To deliver the key touch points as per the Young Greenwich Partnership and 5-19 Healthy child programme.

To formulate and review care plans and medical alert booklets with parents, schools and other agencies for children with specific medical conditions or on-going health concerns.

Support and advise schools / Families / GPs in relation to medicine management and the safe storage of emergency medication in schools highlighting expiry dates/ dosage requirements when required.

To be an autonomous practitioner and follow the lone working policy to maintain safety.


Contribute to service development ensuring that all care is evidence based, and implementing agreed changes.

Contribute to Audit processes and the implementation of updated practices.

To be proactive in ensuring where appropriate and able to do so a patient experience / service evaluation is captured.

Communication and Record Keeping

Establish and maintain good relationships with clients, carers and the wider partnership team.

Communicate effectively with schools and parents in relation to the YG registration process, consent and YG referral pathway.

To interpret sensitive information and communicate with a sympathetic and empathic approach to client centred care.

Ensure effective verbal and written communication is maintained within the team at all times to ensure timely, effective and coordinated care for families.

Maintain contemporaneous and accurate records daily on all active clients according to with record keeping standards, policy and NMC code using manual and electronic forms of recording including RiO diary outcomes for confirmation of contacts.

Maintain IT systems such as RiO or CRM for the CYP registration, tracking, referrals and communicating across the partnership and to support reporting for key touch points.

Ensure correct use of audiometers, scales and height metres, the calibration requirements of the equipment and report any deficiencies to PA or lead nurse.

Responsible for the correct safe use of IT equipment such as laptop and reports defects to IT or Lead Nurse.

To acknowledge that all work undertaken is of a highly confidential nature and therefore the need to observe and maintain this confidentiality is essential: general understanding of GDPR and process for reporting any data breaches in line with Trust policy.

Complete and submit financial claims on a monthly basis within the deadline.

To inform line manager of workload pressures that may adversely affect the level and quality of service provided.

On Call/Unsocial Hours

Core hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. There may be occasional requirement to contribute to extended service hours of 8 am - 8 pm or weekend health promotion events.

Person Specification



  • RGN

Car Driver


  • Car, full UK licence



  • Knowledge of SN role and public health matters
  • Community experience
  • Safeguarding knowledge - supporting statement

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Woolwich Common Hub

144 Nightingale Place


SE18 4HE

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