School Nurse

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Salary : £21000.00
Location : London

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic motivated practitioners with initiative and drive who are keen to contribute to the further development of our service and to work as part of the integrated 0-19 Children & Family Health Service within the Blackburn & Darwen area to deliver the Healthy Child Programme for vulnerable children. You need to have excellent communication skills, be very organised and be willing to facilitate and support change in service delivery. You will need to have the ability to work autonomously and as part of an integrated skill mix team. This post requires the SCPHN qualification.


Main duties of the job


The 0-19 Children and Family Health Teams are proactive and forward thinking and have to introduced a new model of service delivery for school age children up to age 19 and 25 for those young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Successful applicants will work in one of 2 specialisms, one focusing upon the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and one focusing upon safeguarding.


About us


All Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust staff employed within Clinical Environments and have contact with service users and their families must familiarise themselves with and adhere to Local Safeguarding Childrens Board , Local Safeguarding Adult Board and LSCFT Procedures for Safeguarding and Protecting Children.The Trust places great emphasis on the need for the strictest confidentiality in respect of personal data - both that of service users and staff. All information about people will be treated in the strictest confidence at all times. Breaches of confidentiality will be investigated and may lead to Disciplinary action being taken.The Trust view its responsibility under the Data Protection Act and the Caldicott Principles as central to all activities that are carried out in its name. Staff are therefore expected to acquaint themselves with the principles of Information Governance, and to complete the mandated training modules that have been agreed.


Job description

Job responsibilities


The post holder will lead the provision of a family centred, evidence based public health service that promotes and improves health and addresses inequalities to a defined caseload, population or community. This will be achieved through delivery of public health nursing model at a community, universal, universal plus and universal partnership plus level. The post holder will work in line with the Trusts corporate objectives and will be expected to make a positive contribution to the provision of health services. The post holder will be expected to work in line with the Trust values delivering excellent care with compassion.

A full Job description and Person Specification is attached.


Person Specification



  • oGood understanding of the healthy child programme 5-19



  • oExperience of multi-agency and partnership working



  • oSpecialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nurse (SCPHN-SN/Registered School Nurse)

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.