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.
Newham council 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 CYPS will be delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child programme through the Children’s Health Service.
School Nurse - Fixed Term 12 months
£35,991 - £38,994 inclusive of higher cost allowance - equivalent to AfC Band 6
This post is term time only.
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 Clinical Team Lead, 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.
The School Health Team is looking for a motivated School nurse to deliver high quality evidence based skilled nursing care within schools in Newham. The nurse should have excellent communication skills, be an enthusiastic public health practitioner with experience of working within a skill mix team and other professionals in the health and social care sector. We are seeking a School nurse who is passionate about achieving outcomes for children and families and can provide excellent leadership within the team, clinical care in schools and other relevant community settings.
The candidate must be/will have;
• RGN/RSCN/Child branch
• Specialist community public health nursing SCPHN qualification
• Current valid NMC registration
• Evidence of self development within the nursing sphere
•Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervisee ratios.
•Money matters: Flexible starting salary for the right candidates. Subsidised leisure passes. Generous 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 and flexible working.
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IMPORTANT: If you are an LBN member of staff and applying for this role as a secondment you should note that secondments are subject to the agreement of your current employing service. Please ensure that you inform your line manager of your intention to apply for the post in the first instance.
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.
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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