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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2021.

School Nurse

Job Reference: 348-SS-346F

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
School Nursing Havant
Fort Southwick
£32,306 to £39,027 pa (based on full time hours)

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and flexible Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SN) who enjoy the challenge of working with children and young people

You will work from a variety of settings including schools, partner agencies and homes working flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the 0-19 population.

You will lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme (DH 2009) within the locality and provide professional leadership to a skill mix team to enable the efficient and effective delivery of the commissioned service.

We are looking for someone with an inspirational and motivational personality and someone who is highly skilled in communication, with a strong approach to teamwork.

You will facilitate and deliver a range of assessments, brief interventions, proactive public health initiatives and work both independently and as part of a multi-agency team around the family.

You will be expected to demonstrate clinical expertise and governance in all aspects of safeguarding children whilst being supported by robust organisational supervision, guidelines and policies.

You will be joining a leading organisation that is both forward thinking and innovative. Southern Health is committed to improving the quality of child health services across Hampshire and takes pride in rewarding the success of its staff.

Some of our great innovations include the introduction of ChatHealth, our 0-19 Text Message Advice Service for parents and ChatHealth for young people aged 11-19, and the emotional health and wellbeing pathway for school aged children. We have also introduced video appointments to offer an alternative method to meet with our families and young people as well as delivering virtual webinars and workshops.

In Southern Health we offer great opportunities for ongoing learning and development for all staff by providing a robust induction programme, comprehensive safeguarding and clinical supervision as well as offering access to a broad suite of training to help with your professional development.

If improving outcomes for children and families interests you, as well as doing so in a supportive working environment, we look forward to receiving your application. Good Luck.

You must hold a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse qualification (School Nursing) with NMC registration.

Due to the nature of the post it is expected that you will have access to a car, a full driving licence and insurance for business use.

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