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School Nurses and Health Visitors - Band 6
37.5 hours a week - part time will be considered
Do you have the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) qualification or are you currently undertaking the SCPHN course? Would you like to be part of a team delivering the 5-19 Health Child programme and impacting positively on the health needs of the school age population of Croydon?
Are you a health visitor looking for an opportunity to extend your role as a 0-19 Practitioner? We will support you to complete a funded additional field of practice so you can work as a school nurse.
We are looking to recruit 3 highly motivated, enthusiastic and passionate qualified school nurses or health visitors to join the School Nursing Service at an exciting time, as we are reviewing and remodelling the service, in line with the 4,5,6 model and the 6 High Impact Areas.
The successful candidates will be part of a growing, skill mix, school nursing team, and will deliver measurable outcomes to the school aged population in Croydon. The vision is to create a sustainable and purposeful service that uses public health data and school health profiles to plan interventions. It is essential that you demonstrate effective leadership, communication, time management and organisational skills.
You will be responsible for a defined caseload, overseeing the delivery of the healthy child programme (5-19). This will involve working in collaboration with parents/carers, education colleagues and other multi agency professionals. You will be expected to develop and implement public health initiatives to promote the health and well-being of children and young people, enabling them reach their full potential and access all areas of the curriculum.
As well as holding a caseload of secondary and primary schools, you will be expected to take a lead in one of the following areas: Transition, Complex Health Needs or Healthy Lifestyles. As the champion for this speciality, you will work in collaboration with the Clinical Service Lead and with other local services to plan interventions in these high impact areas and you will help to lead and train the wider workforce.
You will be committed to deliver evidence based practice, maintaining current knowledge of local and national issues that impact on the school-age population. As a specialist practitioner you will be required to professionally contribute to the on-going development of the school nursing service within the Healthy Child Pathway. Continuous professional development will be supported within an appraisal framework.
A preceptorship programme will ensure you feel supported in your new role.
Applicants must hold a specialist community public health qualification in school nursing or health visiting or be undertaking the course - This is a definite requirement for the position and applicants who apply without this qualification will NOT be shortlisted.
Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are car drivers. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
Interviews will be held on : 11th October 2019
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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