School Health Nurse - Healthy Child Programme (Band 5)

Band 5

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School Nursing
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
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From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

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. 

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 3 x 37.5 hour positions available (either TTO or all year round). Positions are based at Stancliffe Road, Wythenshawe and New Moston Library, New Moston.

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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 North
07980 076150

Susan Warren - HCP Team Lead South

07854 952911

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4744