School Health Nurse
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Banbury, UK
16h ago

School Health Nursing in Oxfordshire is a dynamic service offering a high quality of care to children, young people and their families.

We deliver the healthy child programme in school providing face to face support, contributing and delivering sessions as part of the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum and coordinating immunisation sessions.

Our secondary school team is unusual in that school health nurses are based in state schools, meaning that we are highly accessible to young people.

For this post we require someone who holds the SCPHN qualification.

If you choose to come and join us, you would be supporting children and young people in school, ensuring that the relevant public health messages are shared in creative ways.

You will also be offering support to vulnerable children and young people who may be looked after or have a child protection plan in place and ensuring children with specific medical conditions are able to access learning opportunities.

This makes the school health nurse role varied and stimulating, as no two days are ever the same.

We recognise that lone working can be a challenge for staff so we have a robust support system in place - a comprehensive induction plan, weekly clinical meetings with other practitioners based in schools, as well as a preceptorship programme.

Oxford Health also offer regular opportunities for personal development.

We currently have a 37.5 hour a week term-time only Band 6 post available in the Banbury area.

Own car or access to alternative travel for business use is essential.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include :

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study.
  • Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services.
  • This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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