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School Health Nurse (Specialist Practitioner)

Band 6

Main area
School Nursing
Band 6
37.5 per week (with option to purchase 2 weeks additional leave)
Job ref
Family Support Teams
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum
24/08/2018 23:59
Interview date

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

                 ***** Interviews will be held 4th September 2018 *****


Trafford CFW is a multi-agency organisation employing staff from Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (Trafford Division).

Trafford CFW is looking to recruit a pro-active, enthusiastic and motivated qualified School Nurse Specialist Practitioner with strong team-working skills and a commitment to delivering high quality, child-centred services. If successful, you will be joining a supportive and friendly multi-agency team who share the same commitment.  The post will be in any one of our four Area teams within Trafford - bases to be confirmed after interview.

This post presents an exciting opportunity to work with families and young children to improve health and social outcomes and make a real difference in a true multi-agency environment. You will also need to demonstrate a positive attitude, flexibility and the ability to communicate well.

Applications are welcome from both experienced and newly qualified School Nurses who are proactive and enthusiastic with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. A willingness and ability to contribute to and lead changes within Children’s Services are essential to the role. Post holders need to work flexibly and be committed to working innovatively with other children services colleagues.

We are seeking to employ a dynamic, forward thinking practitioner who has an awareness of contemporary policy documents relating to the development of Children’s Services and the Public Health Agenda.

You must have good communication skills, the ability to work using your own initiative and be computer literate. Due to the nature of the role applicants must be able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes.

Whilst the successful applicant will primarily work within one team, you may be required to work at other locations to ensure equitable service delivery. Core service hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.  Whilst these posts are year-round there is the option to purchase up to 2 weeks additional leave.

In return we are able to offer a thorough induction programme and regular supervision as well as ensuring support with continuing professional development.

Interviews for this post will be held 4th September 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact: Kate Murdock, Service Manager on 0161 912 1503.

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3181