School Nurse (SCPHN)

Job Reference: VAC-11530_1533816603
Salary: £22128 - £28756 per annum
Salary per: Annum
Job Duration: Permanent
Job Start Date: ASAP

This is exciting opportunity for a school nurse. You will be a registered general nurse providing preventative and supportive health care to children, young people and their families within a supportive team.
The post holder works with a public health focus under the supervision of a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) with a defined population. As part of the Healthy Family Team the post holder collaborates with a wider multi-disciplinary and inter-agency team in offering public health services to the community. The work takes place in a variety of settings, including home, schools, Family Hubs, Delivery Sites, clinics and community venues.

Key Responsibilities
This list is intended to summarise the key responsibilities and is not intended to cover every task that may be required of the role: –

” Delivery of the healthy child programme at four levels as delegated by the Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse.
” Day to day caseload management of work of School Staff Nurses and Support Staff and to plan, prioritise, evaluate and delegate work as appropriate.
” Act as a mentor to pre-registration and post registration students as appropriate and be involved in organizing allocation of student nurses
” Participate in preceptorship of junior/new members of the team.
” To work in collaboration with health care and other service providers, including Head Teachers, to ensure seamless delivery of services for school age children.
” To confidently and competently work with vulnerable children and families Work collaboratively within the multi-agency framework to reduce risk and prevent harm.
” Attend all initial child protection conferences and then delegate ongoing work to the appropriate member of the skill mix team. Ensure that all review child protection conferences are attended by a health professional in line with organizational contractual requirements escalating to the attention of the Healthy Family Team Leader when unable to cover.
” Plan and organize the workload for themselves and the team and be responsive to fluctuations in workload and resources.
” Be involved in the development and delivery of evidence-based practice and to ensure that practice is current and dynamic. Embed NICE guidance into practice.
” To initiate and support innovative change within the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service in line with current clinical and academic evidence, national standards and relevant reports in partnership with the Healthy Family Team Leader and Quadrant Manager.
” Coordinate health needs assessment for individual children and young people.
” Provide specialist advice, support and training to relevant members of the school community and other professionals.
” Confidently and competently identify risks in practice and develop methods to ensure risks are escalated appropriately and governance standards are adhered to in practice.
” Provide specialist targeted support to meet the needs of children identified as at risk or with complex needs and ensure Partnership plus plan in place.
” Identify, prioritize and implement programmes of support in response to the public health needs of the school age population.
” Undertake full assessment of individual public health needs and provide support or onward referral as appropriate. Specifically; sexual health, smoking and weight management.
” Offer advice and support to children, young people and families in accordance with evidence-based practice.
” Act as a mentor to junior members of staff.
” Delegate workload to meet priorities of client care.
” To provide a skilled, effective and evidence-based school health service to a cluster of schools
” To undertake LAC assessments in line with inter-collegiate guidance
” Deliver and monitor school and community-based drop-ins
” Support Pre-Registration Students undertaking placements within the team
” Any other function commensurate with competencies and job role


” Registered Nurse
” Child Protection awareness
” Knowledge of national and local policy in Children’s Service and Public Health.
” Experience of working with children and young people.
” Understanding of child and adolescent development.
” Ability to apply theory to practice.
” Knowledge and application of clinical governance.
” Delivery of evidence-based practice.
” Reflective practitioner.
” Commitment to continuous professional development.
” Able to communicate by written, oral and electronic means applying those skills to new settings.
” Ability to work alone and part of a multi-disciplinary team.
” Good presentation and facilitation skills.
” Evidence of, or commitment to service development.
” Experience of working with other agencies.
” Ability to work on own initiative and self-motivated.
” Willingness to work across all areas of the South Quadrant which includes Basildon, Brentwood and Billericay and Castle Point, Rochford and Rayleigh to meet the needs of the service.
” Car driver
” Resilient and self-reliant.
” A flexible approach to meet client/service needs.
” Empathetic and diplomatic in dealing with colleagues, service users, children and carers.

Job Reference: VAC-11530_1533816603

Salary: £22128 - £28756 per annum

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: Permanent

Job Start Date: ASAP

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