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Job summary

Main area
School Nursing
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
844-3778274-E
Employer
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Knowsley
Town
Knowsley
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 pa (pro rata)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
30/06/2022 23:59

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Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust logo

School Nurse

Band 6

Our common purpose:

We will support you and your community to live well.

Our values:

Compassion
Supportive and caring, listening to others.

Open
Communicating openly, honestly and sharing ideas.

Trust
Trusted to deliver, feeling valued and safe.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and social services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative health professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

Working for Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services throughout Wirral and surrounding areas.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust's common purpose:

We will support you and your community to live well.

Our values:

Compassion
Supportive and caring, listening to others.

Open
Communicating openly, honestly and sharing ideas.

Trust
Trusted to deliver, feeling valued and safe.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and social services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative health professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

Working for Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services throughout Wirral and surrounding areas.

Job overview

School Nurse  - Knowsley 

Do you fancy a career with an award winning integrated health and care NHS Foundation Trust?

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and forward-thinking organisation, delivering high quality health and care services to the populations of Wirral, Cheshire East and West, St Helens and soon to  be Knowsley.

We take great pride in being an open, trusting and compassionate organisation. The Trust is committed to promoting and building a team that enhances inclusion, diversity and equality. We strongly believe that working together with our partners, listening to and engaging with our patients, service users and their families we can make a real difference to the lives of local people within our communities. 

Main duties of the job

A number of  exciting   opportunities  have  arisen in the Knowsley 0-25  service for SCPHN trained school nurses  with various hours.  The successful candidate   will have   proven leadership, experience and knowledge of school nursing.  If you want to make a difference to the health of school aged children within Knowsley and have a commitment to reducing health inequalities we would very much like to hear from you.

You will work closely with the, education   and social care to  provide services in response to identified need, both public health and safeguarding.  whilst working in partnership Knowsley  Local Authority to take the local children’s agenda forward.

School Nursing is a fast paced, dynamic and challenging service, and as a  School Nurse with us you will be given opportunity to demonstrate leadership whilst working within the public health, health promotion and safeguarding domains.

You should be well organised, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with children and young people both in school and within other education provider settings. You must be committed to working effectively both within a team and independently. An in depth knowledge of the current trends and developments within school nursing and the health agenda relating to children’s services is essential.

Working for our organisation

About the Trust

Our local and community based services support people to live well and independently, including:

  • 0-19 / 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Services
  • Community Nursing
  • Sexual Health Wirral
  • Community Cardiology
  • Walk-in centres
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Teletriage
  • Community Dental
  • Social Care
  • End of Life Care

As a Trust, we provide extensive continuous professional development opportunities through a diverse range of learning solutions, including virtual and face-to-face events, webinars and action learning sets. We subscribe to numerous memberships and licences to support staff development and continuous learning.

You can read more about the Trust via the careers section on our website.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification for further information relating to this exciting job role.

 

Please note this role requires the SCPHN Qualification for School Nursing.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RN (Adult or Child/RSCN)
  • 2 years experience school nursing
  • Leadership Level 6
  • Mentorship Level 6
Desirable criteria
  • Motivational Interviewing trained
  • Solihull Approach Trained
  • Promotional Interviewing trained
  • Mentorship Level 7
  • Leadership Level 7

Experience and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Experience of managing a School Nurse Caseload
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of managing people and complex situations
  • Experience of leading the assessment, planning and evaluation of care
  • Experience of integrated working
  • Immunisation trained
  • Ability to use email, internet and word processing software
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding issues

Skills and attributes

Essential criteria
  • Good verbal, non verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Key board skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to support and motivate staff
  • Ability to support students in placements
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of audit and data collection and collation
  • Experience of delivering group work

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Commitment
  • Vision

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
Donna Wilson
Job title
Operational Manager
Email address
donna.wilson36@nhs.net
Telephone number
07785734093