School Health Nurse - Healthy Child Programme (Band 5)

Band 5

Main area
School Nursing
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours TTO & AYR available
Job ref
349-ARM-0841-A
Site
City Wide site
Town
Manchester
Salary
£22,128-£28,746 per annum
Closing
30/05/2017 23:59

In Manchester we do things differently – join us and make a difference

Possibly the only service of its kind across the country - Manchester School Health Service is unique in the fact it has remodelled itself to incorporate School Nursing and Healthy Schools to fulfil the requirements of Manchester’s fast moving public health agenda.

Having gone through such a huge restructure over 12 months ago in line with the health needs of our city’s children, we are now starting to see the benefits of the new model. There has been a significant increase in Schools reporting that the new model is effective.

We are a forward thinking, progressive and dynamic service that works citywide to improve the wellbeing outcomes of our children and their families. We tackle health inequalities by encouraging and supporting schools to contribute to key city’s public health priorities and by ensuring we provide high quality care and support to all school aged children, young people and their families.

We are also very committed to the development of staff and offer a full CPD (Continued Professional Development) package for all staff, including the Health Education England Healthy Child Programme training. One half day a week is protected for study and training and a wide range of other health professionals contribute to our programme of learning. We are very keen to increase the skill set of our workforce and offer development opportunities and promotion when possible to ensure we retain a highly skilled, experienced workforce.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse with experience of working with children and their families in either an acute or community setting. You will have a passion for promoting public health through early intervention. Acting as a Named Nurse for identified schools you will work under the direction of the School Health Advisor to deliver the Healthy Child Programme. You will also be required to work closely with your colleagues in the School Nurse Vulnerable School Children Team ensuring robust hand over of care is implemented when indicated.

With this in mind you need to have: strong interpersonal skills, be able to negotiate and communicate with a wide range of professionals from all levels in a confident manner. You'll bring us your skills, experience and knowledge, but also a passion for promoting public health. That means working as part of a team and building trusting relationships with children, young people and their families. Flexible yet decisive, you'll be happy dealing with routine work, yet quick to identify and act on crisis situations. You must be ready to see children, young people and their families through some of the most challenging periods of their lives. The range of requirements for this position mean you’re comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. Good planning and organisational skills are key and a willingness to travel throughout the city to support team business as appropriate. Accordingly, you’ll need a full driving licence and your own car.

In return, you’ll receive ongoing supervision and support and excellent opportunities to develop your skills and experience and your career. 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 where your role will be integral to the smooth running day to day effectiveness of the team, then this role presents a real opportunity to broaden your skill-set while at the same time making a difference and having a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Manchester's children and young people.

We have All Year Round and Term Time Only positions available. Please be aware the hours for Term Time only are 37.5 hours per week, the hours for All Year Round are 30 or 37.5 hours per week. Should you be successful you will be at New Moston Library or Stancliffe Office Wythenshawe

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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

Marcia McCaughey, HCP Team Lead
07980 076150

If you have problems applying, contact

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