Job Description Post Title: Senior Community Nurse for Schools Department: 0-19 Public Health Team Pay Band: tbc Business Unit: Children and Family Health Surrey Responsible to: 0-19 Clinical Team Lead Accountable to: Children and Families 0-19 Clinical Service Manager (Quadrant Lead) Responsible for: school staff nurses, clinical health assistants/ community nursery nurses Department structure: Community Senior Nurse for Schools s Purpose The post holder will be a member of the 0-19 public health team delivering a service for children, young people and their families. Supported by the clinical team lead, the post holder will carry continuing responsibility for the assessment of health needs, including the development, implementation and evaluation/audit of evidence-based interventions. She/he will take responsibility for ensuring the quality and standard of care and delivery of an effective school nursing service to improve outcomes for the local school aged population. The post holder will participate in delivering a universal core service, and provide targeted interventions, to address health inequalities, where necessary referring to specialist services.
This role will also include safeguarding responsibilities, supporting the delivery of the school immunisations programme, mentorship of students, line management of a skill mixed 0-19 team and staff appraisals. Principal duties to include: Works collaboratively with the skill mixed school nurse team to ensure equity of service provision, promoting good practice and the sharing of resources. Prioritises own work in line with areas of highest risk or client groups with greatest health need, delegating other work to the wider skill mixed team whilst providing the team with supervision and support Facilitate good team working, through effective leadership skills delegate and supervise the work of a skill mixed team to ensure efficient delivery of the 5-19 HCP Build and develop good working relationships with named schools and the wider multi-disciplinary team. Work collaboratively with all relevant agencies to influence/develop policies which will enhance health Responsible for organisation, prioritisation and planning of health promotion activities, by assessing local health needs and school profiling promote key health topics to meet All our health 2016 DH targets Make contact with children, young people (CYP) and their families in a variety of community settings e.g.
schools, home, children centres, youth clubs Assist in the preparation, planning and delivery of the school-based childhood immunisation programme in accordance with local policies and procedures following appropriate immunisation training Design deliver and evaluate planned programmes of health promotion to CYP either through one-to-one contact, group work or through delivery of school based PSHE lessons Undertake young peoples Drop In clinic in named secondary school Assist in the planning and may participate in the delivery of enuresis clinics and continence assessments Identify and support CYP who have unmet health needs, provide support and targeted interventions and where necessary refer to specialist services Undertake health needs assessments for children who are looked after or from hard to reach groups. Following specific training be part of the CHAT school nurse text advice service Following specific training provide Clinic in a box sexual health contact with young people Take appropriate action in cases of suspected or actual child abuse, working within Surrey safeguarding childrens code of practice and procedures. Attend child protection conferences/core groups as required and participate in safeguarding supervision Facilitate group clinical supervision as per organisation policy Ensure that clear concise reports are written and that record keeping guidelines are adhered to. Participates in the monitoring of records of others within the 0-19 team.
Assist in research and design/completion of service audits Actively participate in steering groups to develop SN practice guidelines Supervise junior member of the skill mixed 0-19 team as directed by the clinical team lead and undertake junior staff PDR appraisals and direct line management. Assess practice competencies of junior staff members, contribute to their training and development needs Participate in meetings as appropriate Be prepared to be flexible within contracted hours In accordance with the needs of the service, undertake other duties as required Communication skills (factor 1) Be skilled at adapting language and professional approach to a varied client group Be proficient in designing, producing and presenting health promotion sessions to differing sizes of groups, eg PHSE lessons, school assemblies, parent evening, school teacher training sessions Be competent in writing concise accurate contemporaneous client records using approved CFHS templates Be competent at making referrals to the wider multi-disciplinary team Demonstrate ability to produce child centred reports for CYP who are subject to safeguarding plans or CIN/LAC reviews Contribute ideas to discussions at school nurse forums and team meetings Lead at or chair team meetings when necessary in the absence of the clinical team leader or practice teacher. Analytical and judgemental skills (f3) Able to understand complex family situations and respond and refer appropriately Be able to undertake health needs assessments, using child centred approach to gather health information that identifies any unmet health needs Collate population profiles within locality and school communities Lead on team/service audits Planning and organisational skills (f4) Be responsible for planning own work diary Organise and allocate work to the skill mixed team Support SN team initiatives to deliver health promotion activities and school based immunisation sessions Prioritise diary to meet needs of families on level 3-4 caseload and assure attendance at safeguarding meetings and safeguarding supervision Maintain compliance with statutory and mandatory training Share best practice with colleagues from across CFHS, present ideas and initiatives at Surrey Wide School Nurse Forum Regular requirement to drive own car for purposes of work Patient / client care (f6) Support and adhere to organisation infection control policy Promote uptake of immunisations: make every contact count Holistically assess children, young people and family Work within clinical pathway framework and own level of competency Promote an environment that is conducive to CYP engagement Monitor quality of service provision in partnership with clinical team lead Be aware of school nurse key performance indicators and ensure associated client contacts are accurately recorded for reporting purposes within the team Escalate school nurse practice concerns to clinical team lead or school nurse professional lead Identify own training and development needs of others and undertake appropriate training/education as required Support I want great care initiatives to acquire feedback from service users Policy and service development (f7) Work within CFHS policies and guidance Contribute to service and policy review and development of school nursing protocols and guidance Provide statistical data to support commissioning requirements. Lead on and participate in clinical audits Financial and physical resources (f8) Responsible for care and safe keeping of medical devices, organisational property and ethically manage organisations resources.
Identify when equipment or disposable resources need replacing and alert clinical team lead . Human resources (f9) Attend/facilitate clinical supervision in line with organisational policy Participate in the appraisal process and agree personal development objectives Participate in training of others and maintain an effective learning environment Maintain NMC registration in line with revalidation requirements and abide with NMC Code of Professional Conduct. Provide DBS documentation in line with organisational procedure Information resources (f10) Maintain record keeping in line with NMC and organisational guidance Ensure safe storage and access to IT systems to protect client confidentiality in line with organisational Information Governance policy Research and development (f11) Contribute/lead on organisational audits Support evidence-based practice and disseminate learning to wider school nurse team members Freedom to act (f12) Work to organisational policy and procedures Work under direct and indirect supervision of Clinical Team Lead
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