School Nurse X 2
£38,385 - £41,586 inclusive of high cost area supplement - LBN P03 equivalent to AfC Band 6
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.
Newham’s Children and Young People’s Services is currently undertaking an exciting transformation programme to create integrated Early Help and Safeguarding services for our children, young people and families. Our main aim for integrated working is to get it right first time for more children and young people. To do this, we plan to grow our early help offer so that we make a real impact on children and young people’s learning, achievement, health, wellbeing and resilience. We will closely align our services to improve accessibility for residents and to strengthen partnerships between statutory, specialist, early help and universal services.
This post is directly employed by the London Borough of Newham, whom was the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service, after it 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 0-19 Service.
We have a permanent and stable management team in the Children’s Health Service and are now recruiting experienced School Nurses to the remaining vacancies in our School Health Service.
The School nurse 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 school age population. As a qualified specialist community public health nurse, you will have lead responsibilities for specific areas of school health caseload. The job involves 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 within the School Health Team, to deliver the Healthy Child Programme.
This role will include:
- 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 school aged child through continuous development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.
- Contribution to the assessment and review of special education and medical needs.
- Working collaboratively in partnership with children, young people, parents/carers and other agencies, e.g. education, social services, other healthcare workers and the voluntary sector to meet the needs of children and young people.
Closing date 1/7/2022 at 23:59
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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 GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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