Job Description

About Us

Newham is an incredibly diverse borough with a very young population and is experiencing considerable regeneration as part of the Olympic legacy. There are over 86,000 children and young people in Newham and we want each of them to have the same life chances as young people in other parts of London.

This post is directly employed by the London Borough of Newham, who was the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service after we assumed direct responsibility for providing School Nursing services, Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership in 2017. Therefore our Brighter Futures directorate will be delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme through the Childrens’ Health Service 0-19.

We have a permanent and stable management team in the Childrens’ Health Service and are now recruiting experienced SCPHN qualified School Nurses to the remaining vacancies within our School Health Service.

The Children’s Health 0-19 service had their CQC inspection in 2019 and rated Good in all areas.

The Job

School Nurse

£37,722 – £40,869 pro rata, inclusive of the high cost area supplement – LBN P03 equivalent to AfC Band 6

This post may attract a market supplement to facilitate salary alignment with current equivalent AfC pay grade if applicable.

Full Time and Term Time posts available.

The role will be professionally responsible and accountable for the assessment of health needs, planning and evaluation of the school health service delivery, for both individuals and groups within a defined population 5-25 years, (in line with the refreshed HCP 2021). The candidate will have lead responsibilities for specific areas of the school health caseload including supporting the Specialist Clinical Leads working in partnership with schools, parents/carers and other agencies to achieve the best health outcomes for children and young people. The School Nurse works to deliver the Healthy Child Programme. They will be identifying, supporting, planning, delivering and evaluating health promotion activities in line with the school curriculum and locally agreed priorities. Devising appropriate individualised health care plans for the child/young personthrough continuous development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

The candidate must be a registered Nurse, have a Specialist Community Public Nurse Qualification – School Nurse and hold a current NMC registration.

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About us

What we offer;

We recognise that delivery of quality services to the community depends on a healthy, well-motivated workforce, we are therefore able to offer;

  • Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervisee ratios. Employee wellbeing programmes. HEART values and behaviours
  • Money matters: Flexible starting salary within the allocated grade for the right candidates. Subsidised leisure passes. Generous local government annual leave allowance. Pension scheme. Continued access to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) for health professionals who satisfy the NHS Pension scheme criteria. NHS continuous service recognised.
  • Learning & Development: Support to take up advanced clinical training and wider workforce development package to enhance your skills. Clear competency and career progression framework. Access to smart technology.

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Please note shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email within 2-4 weeks of the advert closing date so please ensure you check your inbox and junk folders. Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews may will be facilitated by video, using Zoom or MS Teams.