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School Health Advisor

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Relationships and Sexual health lead
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week AYR
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Stancliffe Rd
£28,050 - £36,644 Per annum
19/11/2018 23:59

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.  This role is an 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.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England.

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.

Restructured in line with the health needs of our city’s children, 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 seeking an experienced Registered Nurse with previous school nursing experience. You will have studied at Higher Education Level 6 and will hold either ENB 998 or an equivalent Mentorship qualification. Ideally you will be a qualified BSc Hons Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nursing (SCPHN). You will act as Named Nurse for an identified school(s) and will deliver the Healthy Child Programme.

Collaborative working is an integral part of this role and you will work with the Health Improvement Practitioner from the Healthy Schools Service. Together you will plan the delivery of Health Promotion programmes and public health strategies to address needs identified via the Health Check.

You will also be required to work closely with your colleagues in the School Nurse Vulnerable Children’s 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 will require excellent leadership skills and will demonstrate this, leading by example through practice with positive attitude and presentation. You will be expected to coordinate, facilitate and contribute to all service delivery by supporting junior staff members.

In return, you’ll receive ongoing supervision and continued professional development, including a complete Healthy Child Programme training package. You will have the opportunity to contribute as a team member to the overall vision and direction of the new Manchester School Health Service.



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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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Susan Warren 07854952911

Marcia McCaughey 07980076150

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