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Main area
School Nursing
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5
Job ref
199-M11008-A
Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
School Nursing
Town
Croydon
Salary
£27,936- £34,628 pa inc of HCAs
Closing
27/09/2019 23:59

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Community Staff Nurse (School Nursing)

Band 5

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow.

Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people’s homes all across the borough.

We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and so through Listening into Action – our way of engaging staff - we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care.

Join us and be a part of the team that is making Croydon proud.  #choosecroydon

Community Staff Nurse - School Nursing

Band 5

Full Time and Term Time only - working hours 9-5

Are you a qualified nurse looking for a rewarding career within a school health nursing team to make a difference on the health outcomes of children and young people? 

2 exciting posts have arisen within the School Health team in Croydon.
A full preceptorship and competency based programme is offered and further training opportunities in the first year of your practice will include training in the delivery of  enuresis clinics, the delivery of personal and social health education and complex medical needs. 

The successful candidates will be a registered nurse who has a passion for working in the community with the school aged population and their families. The successful candidate will be flexible and strengths-based in their approach and be able to work in partnership with families and schools.

Community School Staff Nurses hold a caseload of Secondary and Primary Schools under the leadership of a Band 6 Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. The nurse is required to build relationships with their schools and actively engage the school in universal interventions for example the National Child Measurement Programme and targeted interventions for example individualised care plans. An important element of the role is to develop health profiles for each school to identify needs which will inform planning of services offered to the schools. The candidate should have a good understanding of child development and an interest in working with children and families.

Applicants need to possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and work well both independently and as part of the team. You will require knowledge of the current public health agenda, in particular the Healthy Child Programme, have a baseline knowledge and experience of safeguarding practice, and meet the requirements of the person specification.

Being a car driver is essential.
Following successful appointment the post holders will benefit from: -

Joining a team that is innovating to change the life course of children and families in Croydon.

Parking Permits enabling ease of access to working within the
community 

Excellent training and development opportunities, including ChatHealth, a digital platform introduced to support young people in Croydon

Interview Date: 11th October 2019

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Critcher  -  julie.critcher@nhs.net