We currently have a part-time SCPHN School Nurse opportunity within the specialist support service.
The Specialist Support team is led by a Specialist Community Public Health Qualified School Nurse (SCPHN) with additional leadership and development qualifications. In the Specialist Support Team, you will use your vital skills, clinical knowledge and expertise which will provide pivotal links between families, schools, pupil referral units, homes, health services which will provide a significant contribution to multi-disciplinary teams to effectively influence in safeguarding children & young people.
Working within Lancashire Child and Family Wellbeing Services offers a unique environment, with clear visibility of senior management who are easily approachable due to their hands-on approach, which includes our Managing Director. You will feel listened to and be given the platforms to have your voice and ideas heard.
As a SCPHN Specialist Safeguarding School Nurse, you will be responsible for:
The delivery of the Healthy Child Programme including assessment of health needs, development, implementation, and evaluation of packages of care
Using the Family Health Needs Assessment tool to plan and evidence care
Devise and implement individualized care plans for each child based on a needs assessment, while actively involving the child/parent/carer/family in the planning and implementation of any proposed programme of care and support
Participate in effective partnership working with other agencies and taking a lead professional role where appropriate.
Use evidence-based practice to develop and maintain a high quality and cost-effective standard for Specialist Public Health Nurse/School Nursing practice.
You will also develop your leadership skills by undertaking mentorship responsibilities to both pre-registration and SCPHN students whilst on placement within the service and provide preceptorship to support new staff members. Support will be on hand by our Practice Education team to do this, along with being provided with regular safeguarding supervision.
The Ideal Candidate
You will have or be working towards a SCPHN School Nurse qualification and a desire to ensure children in Lancashire have the best possible start in life, along with a particular interest in safeguarding.
You will have a passion to drive positive change to children and families and use the platform HCRG Care Group offer to suggest innovative improvements as and when you see fit.
You will also have a valid UK driving licence, with access to a car for work purposes. Although we can make certain accommodations if you do not yet have a driving licence or are unable to hold one.
As a Specialist Safeguarding School Nurse, you’ll be part of our team overseeing Fylde and Wyre and Lancaster.
You will feel valued within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:
- Band 6 salary banding with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions
- Free tea, coffee and milk at your base location
- Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
- Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
- Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
- Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
- An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year
- The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with the majority of our services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission
About the Company
We change lives by transforming health and care.
Established in 2006 we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.
We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.
While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.
As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.