Band 6 - Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse – Essex

  • Job Reference: 00000019-1
  • Date Posted: 4 January 2019
  • Recruiter: GP World
  • Location: Essex, United Kingdom
  • Salary: £28.00 to £32.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Adam Hodge
  • Email: Adamhodge@gpworld.co.uk
  • Telephone: 020 7456 1262

Job Description

Band 6 - Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse – Essex

 

Job Purpose:

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.

 

Salary: £28-£32 per hour

 

Key Responsibilities

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 levels 

       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 care.

       To provide a skilled, effective and evidence-based school health service to a cluster of schools

       To undertake LAC assessments in line with inter-collegiate guidance 

       Deliver and monitor school and community-based drop-ins  

       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.