School Health Adviser - Vulnerable School Children

Band 6

Main area
School Nursing
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Alexandra Park Health Centre
£26,565-£35,577 per annum
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Are you a Registered Nurse with considerable School Nurse experience? Are you ready for a new challenge to consolidate your clinical skill set specialising in safeguarding school aged children? If the answer is yes, then we are looking for you to join our rapidly expanding Vulnerable School Children Team.

We are an exciting and fast moving team working in close collaboration with our school nursing colleagues who work in the Healthy Child Programme teams. To join us - you will have studied at Higher Education Level 6 and hold either ENB 998 or an equivalent Mentorship qualification. Ideally but not essential, you will also be a qualified BSc Hons Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nursing (SCPHN).

Working citywide, you will manage a caseload of some of the most vulnerable families in Manchester. You will offer children and young people a comprehensive health assessment which will enable you to provide health needs advice and support. You will attend Child Protection Conferences and write all associated reports (including Court Reports) in order to represent and act as an advocate for children and young people within the safeguarding arena. You will have excellent leadership skills, leading by example through practice with a positive attitude and presentation. An ability to co-ordinate and manage own work load including data collection, maintenance of records and ensuring that reporting mechanisms are in place and working effectively, is an essential part of this role.

The Vulnerable School Children Team is part of the Manchester School Health Service. Possibly the only service of its kind across the country, we are unique in the fact we have remodelled ourselves to incorporate School Nursing and Healthy Schools to fulfil the requirements of Manchester’s fast moving Public Health preventative agenda.

By joining us, in return you’ll receive ongoing supervision and continued professional development and you will have the opportunity to contribute as a team member to the overall vision and direction of the new Manchester School Health Service. If you want a challenge, like working with a fast paced, dynamic team of professionals and want to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of Manchester's children and young people, then this is the post for you.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sam Shaw
Clinical Head of Service
07870 381381

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 701 2625