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School Health Nurse - Healthy Child Programme posted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Wythenshawe/New Moston, Manchester
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.

In Manchester we do things differently – join us and make a difference

Possibly the only service of its kind across the country - Manchester School Health Service is unique in the fact it has remodelled itself to incorporate School Nursing and Healthy Schools to fulfil the requirements of Manchester’s fast moving public health agenda.

There has been a significant increase in Schools reporting that the new model is effective.We are a forward thinking, progressive and dynamic service that works citywide to improve the wellbeing outcomes of our children and their families. We tackle health inequalities by encouraging and supporting schools to contribute to key city’s public health priorities and by ensuring we provide high quality care and support to all school aged children, young people and their families.

We are also very committed to the development of staff and offer a full CPD (Continued Professional Development) package for all staff, including the Health Education England Healthy Child Programme training. One half day a week is protected for study and training and a wide range of other health professionals contribute to our programme of learning. We are very keen to increase the skill set of our workforce and offer development opportunities and promotion when possible to ensure we retain a highly skilled, experienced workforce.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse with experience of working with children and their families in either an acute or community setting. You will have a passion for promoting public health through early intervention. Acting as a Named Nurse for identified schools you will work under the direction of the School Health Advisor to deliver the Healthy Child Programme. You will also be required to work closely with your colleagues in the School Nurse Vulnerable School Children Team ensuring robust hand over of care is implemented when indicated.

With this in mind you need to have: strong interpersonal skills, be able to negotiate and communicate with a wide range of professionals from all levels in a confident manner. You'll bring us your skills, experience and knowledge, but also a passion for promoting public health. That means working as part of a team and building trusting relationships with children, young people and their families.

Flexible yet decisive, you'll be happy dealing with routine work, yet quick to identify and act on crisis situations. You must be ready to see children, young people and their families through some of the most challenging periods of their lives. The range of requirements for this position mean you’re comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. Good planning and organisational skills are key and a willingness to travel throughout the city to support team business as appropriate. Accordingly, you’ll need a full driving licence and your own car.

In return, you’ll receive ongoing supervision and support and excellent opportunities to develop your skills and experience and your career. You will have the opportunity to contribute as a team member to the overall vision and direction of the new Manchester School Health Service. If you want a challenge, like working with a fast paced, dynamic team of professionals where your role will be integral to the smooth running day to day effectiveness of the team, then this role presents a real opportunity to broaden your skill-set while at the same time making a difference and having a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Manchester's children and young people.

We have 4 x 37.5 hour positions available (all year round). Based at Stancliffe Road, Wythenshawe or New Moston Library, New Moston.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Susan Warren - HCP Team Lead South

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on [Click here to apply]

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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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.

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