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School Nurse Assistant

Job Reference: 270-TC314-ACS

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Health Care Assistant - School Nursing Team
Far Cotton Rec Centre, Northampton
£19,737 - £21,142 pa pro rata

We are keen to recruit an assistant to the school nursing team, fixed term for 1 year to cover for a secondment (1st September 2021-31st August 2022).

We are seeking an energetic person who is motivated, diligent, trustworthy and child focussed. This role will include clinical and administrative tasks and will include travel between bases and schools and so access to your own transport is essential.

The school nursing service lead on the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme for school aged children, this includes the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). A core part of this role will include the scheduling of school based measuring sessions; provision of safe and child centred health screening sessions in school; inputting of data on to the child's health record; phone contact with families to discuss health screening outcomes and offer health promoting advice in respect of child's nutrition and healthy weight; administrative tasks linked to NCMP such as the provision of outcome letters to families etc.

The Children's Immunisation Team deliver immunisation sessions in school settings and part of the School Nurse Assistant role is to support these sessions as the "gatekeeper" - this involves organising the flow of children to immunising nurses; liaison and communication with school staff; supporting and reassuring children attending for vaccination; managing the administration of the session - checking that children have attended and identifying those that haven't, inviting them to follow up clinics.

The school nursing team have a significant role in safeguarding children and part of the school nurse assistant role will be supporting the team with managing the information flow between the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and the school nurse team. You will also be pivotal in supporting the team to manage the flow through of referrals and tasks, supporting with the allocation and organisation of clinical activity.

This post is offered as part time and could be worked as:

25h/w term time only (39weeks per year) or 24h/w (42weeks per year (term time plus three weeks)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Pippa Gilbert

Job title Public Health Matron

Email address

Telephone number 07725648255

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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