Band 6 - Specialist Community Public Health School
Nurse – Essex
The School Staff Nurse is a registered general nurse working as part of
the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service in providing preventative and
supportive health care to children, young people and their families. The post holder works with a public health
focus within a Healthy Family Team and in collaboration 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, School, clinic, Family Hubs, delivery
sites and community venues.
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 program at four
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 organising 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
organisational contractual requirements escalating to the attention of the Healthy
Family Team Leader when unable to cover.
Plan and organise 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.
Provide specialist advice, support and training
to relevant members of the school community and other professionals.
Coordinate health needs assessment for
individual children and young people.
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, prioritise and implement programs 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
To provide a skilled, effective and evidence-based
school health service to a cluster of schools
To undertake LAC assessments in line with
Deliver and monitor school and community-based
Support Pre-Registration Students undertaking
placements within the team
Any other function commensurate with
competencies and job role
Provide specialist advice,
support and training to relevant members of the school community and other
professionals. Provide specialist advice, support and training to relevant
members of the school community and other professionals. Referral bonus: If
this position may be of interest to a friend or a colleague, you will be
pleased to know that we offer up to 50P per hour referral bonus for any nurse
recommended that is placed, which is intermittent.