Job Description

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley.With a turnover of around £700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

The Trust has 7,000 staff and, in 2020, won a London NHS Parliamentary Award in recognition of a wide range of initiatives to make the organisation a great place to work. The Trust was also a finalist in the 2021 Health Service Journal Awards for this programme, which has succeeded in reducing vacancy rates from a high of 17.5% in 2018 to 8.1% at the time of writing. In addition, the Trust’s staff retention is now in the top five in London, with 89% of staff staying at the organisation, against a median of 81% for peer organisations.

Band 6 School Nurse Screening & Universal Team 

An exciting opportunity has risen for highly motivated Band 6 School Nurse to join our friendly and dynamic School Health Service Team which is responsible for the delivery of Screening and Universal services to school aged children as part of the Healthy Child Programme.

The enthusiastic post holder will be responsible for completing care plans for school aged children with health conditions, assess health needs questionnaire and work in partnership to refer children to specialist services. The post holder will work very closely with the manager in leading junior nurses and health care assistants in screening children at school entry, which is an essential universal service delivery. The post holder will also act as the coordinator for the Healthy Weight Team, delivering a lifestyle programme under the Henry licence model.

It is desirable that the candidate has experience in working with children in the community setting with good understanding of public health.  The successful candidate will need to have the ability to work autonomously and as part of an integral skill-mix team.

We will offer the right candidate a warm and friendly welcome with a full induction programme and on-going support, training and development to further advance your skills and career. This post is open to newly qualified school nurses as we offer a wide range of ‘in-house’ and other training opportunities for continuous professional development.

It is essential that you have a valid UK driving license and use of your own car.

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Job vacancy: School Nurse Screening & Universal Team, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, London |

We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date, please apply early. We do not contact applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. If you have been shortlisted, you will receive an invite to an assessment day or interview.