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School Nurse/School Health Practitioner

Job details
Posting date: 07 June 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £24,214-£30,112 (development) £30,401-£37,267
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 16 August 2019
Location: Truro, TR1 3AY
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: L118-000007QG

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We are looking to recruit Nurses with either the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) qualification in School Nursing or those with experience of working in Schools or with school age children. We are particularly interested in Nurses with Emotional Health/Mental Health knowledge and skills.

We require Nurses to join our evolving and expanding School Nurse team working to deliver a new model of service delivery to all young children, families and communities in Cornwall. There will be exciting opportunities to develop innovative practice and to develop effective partnerships with schools, GPs, social care, Public Health and other key health professionals to achieve the service vision, and provide additional support around emotional health and well-being.

If you are a SCPHN School Nurse, hold a School Health Practitioner qualification, or have experience of working with children, young people and families with emotional health issues in a band 5 or 6 role, we are looking for you in our teams! To support you in providing an excellent service to our families we offer safeguarding supervison, mentorship and ongoing opportunities for continuing professional development, including opportunities for SCPHN training if eligible, or developmental posts.

We have vacancies available throughout the County.

You will be an experienced Registered Nurse (RN, RMN, RSCN) with either a SCPHN qualification or evidence of working with school aged children and team leadership skills. It is desirable that you will have emotional health or mental health experience but this is not essential. You will be looking for a diverse and exciting School Nursing post. You will be forward thinking, proactive, and committed to improving the health outcomes of children, families and communities.

A Relocation package may be available for eligible candidates, to be discussed at interview.

To apply
Please view the attached role profile; your application will need to explain how you meet the stated criteria. More guidance is available on the attached guidance document.

Within your supporting statement please answer the following questions:

1) Are you a registered Nurse?

2) Do you have current NMC Registration to undertake this role

3) Please tell us which of the following qualification or experience you have.

a. School Nurse (SCPHN)

b. School Health Practitioner

c. Health Visitor

d. Family Health Practitioner

e. Relevant experience and competence at band 5 level?

f. Other – please provide details

4) Please detail your evidence of continued professional development.

5) What teaching skills and mentor training have you completed?

6) Tell us about your professional experience of working with emotional and mental health including anything related to primary mental health/CAMHS /Public Health/ Healthy Child experience.

7) Please detail your experience of working with children, young people and families and your experience regarding emotional health and well being.

8) Please provide information regarding your experience of working with the School Nursing Service delivering Healthy Child Programme.

9) Please inform us of your knowledge and experience of Safeguarding and an example as to how you would manage this.

10) Do you hold a valid and current driving licence?

This position will be subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check.

This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.

Public Health Nursing and Cornwall Council Children’s Services are working together to deliver NHS services. Public Health Professional Leadership, Supervision, training and development is available within Cornwall Council. NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions apply for all clinical staff.

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