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Nursery Nurse - School Health Service

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1154
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/01/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

Nursery Nurse – Children's Health 0-19 Service based within the School Health Service
£27,978 - £28,992 inclusive of higher cost allowance - LBN Scale 6 - AfC Band 4 equiva

Term time only – 0.84

 full time – FTE 1

Term time and full time post available

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 is now the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service as we have also 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 Children’s Health Service.

The 0-19 Children's Health service had their recent CQC inspection in 2021 and rated Good in all areas.

About the Job

The overall purpose of the job is to;

  • To work as part of the London borough of Newham (LBN) 0-19 years Children’s Health service as part of a skill mix team to deliver a universal Healthy Child Programme in partnership with multi- professionals across the Early Help Neighbourhood.
  • To provide essential observation skills for the children and families within their homes, children’s centres, health centres/ GP surgeries and undertake nursery school visits, including working in partnership with the school health service to facilitate the smooth transition of the rising 5s.
  • To carry out assessments for the delivery of the mandated elements of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) 0 – 5, 5 -19 years to empower families and deliver the public health priorities to give every child the best start in life.
  • To provide knowledge and skills on safeguarding children and will be expected to highlight any safeguarding concerns in accordance with the Newham and London Safeguarding Protocols.
  • To assist the school health team in the planning, organisation and facilitation of health surveillance and health promotion sessions in the school or clinic setting including the delivery of targeted immunisations as per service level agreement.
  • To contribute to health protection, providing consistent health messages to school staff regarding communicable diseases, as advised by school nurses and the Health Protection Agency.
  • In collaboration with the School Nurse and school education staff, provide group health promotion sessions to children and/or their parents in areas such as play, accident prevention, road safety, dental health, exercise, personal hygiene, Safe Talk (drugs & alcohol, child sexual exploitation), healthy eating and positive parenting.
  • To assist in health review assessments of children ages 5– 19 years by working in collaboration with school nurses.
  • To carry out delegated health screening of reception aged children in primary schools in accordance with LBN Policies, protocols and guidelines, including height and weight checks, vision and hearing tests.

About You

The candidate must be/will have;

  • NNEB (National Nursery Education Board) NVQ L3 in childcare & Education
  • An understanding of Children Act & Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
  • Knowledge of Health and developmental issues affecting children
  • Experience of working with children of different ages, parents and carers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Good level of IT skills and experience e.g. using clinical systems, word processing, email and internet use.

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closing date 30.1.22

Additional Information

For further information please contact childrenshealth.recruitment@newham.gov.uk

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

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

Previous candidates need not apply

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a

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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1154
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/01/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

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