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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/11/2020.

Children's Specialist School Nurse

Job Reference: 449-CS836

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Children and Family Services West
Location:
Southampton
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Due to successful internal recruitment, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and forward thinking nurse to join our Special School Nursing team. As part of Solent NHS Trust’s integrated Community Children’s Nursing Service within the West locality, we now provide Specialist School Nursing to six Special Schools across the Southampton and Hampshire area.

Within the schools are children have complex Special Educational Needs and Physical Difficulties(SEND) that result in the need for a different approach to their education, catering for a range of Special Educational Needs as well as CYP with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, language disorders and autistic spectrum disorders.

The Special School Nursing team works collaboratively with children, families, carers, school staff and the wider multi-disciplinary team within the education setting to ensure a supportive and caring learning environment. The nurse will be responsible for providing clinical skills and ensuring a holistic, family centered approach to assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the health needs of the children within specialist education. This opportunity will provide excellent experience of working with children within the special school setting. The role will include teaching/training, representing at meetings and maintaining the health needs of the children, this will involve a range of complex care, such as; epilepsy management, enteral feeding and tracheostomy care.

If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work as a team player, as well as the initiative to work autonomously, we would like to hear from you. You should have good organisational skills and evidence of continued professional development.

The candidate must either be an experienced Children’s Nurse or experienced Learning Disability Nurse with recent experience of working with children. Previous experience of special school nursing would be desirable.

At Solent NHS Trust, we are committed to putting patients at the forefront of care and are always looking for dedicated professionals who share our HEART values and passion for delivering high quality care. As a valued member of Solent NHS Trust, we’ll offer you a competitive salary, NHS pension, on-going training and development and good quality working conditions. Solent NHS Trust is a well-regarded and established provider of community services in Southampton. Join us and be part of a truly compassionate and caring team working to make a real difference within our trust.

If our Special School Nurse role appeals to you, and you have the qualities we are looking for, share our values and feel excited by the prospect of how we can complement your professional career then we would love to hear from you. We welcome you to contact us prior to interview to discuss this post further and to arrange a suitable time to come along for an informal visit.

 

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.




Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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