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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nurse

Job description

The post holders will provide universal and targeted support within a defined skill mix team and work collaboratively with partner agencies across the spectrum of education / social care and non - statutory organisations. The successful candidates will hold case responsibility for identified cohorts of children and young people across the continuum of need. This is inclusive of children / young people in main stream / alternate education, pupil referral units and elective home education.

Applicants must hold current NMC registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Health).

This post is subject to an enhanced with children’s and adult’s barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  

Main duties of the job
To work in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organisations in the delivery of quality, integrated services to school age children, their parents and carers.

To provide proactive and responsive services, delivered flexibly across a range of settings to meet service user need.

To provide leadership within the team, acting as a positive role model for junior staff by demonstrating excellent standards of practice.

To undertake a mentorship role to a range of students on placement within the service and as a preceptor in support of new staff members.

Working for our organisation
The current Knowsley 0-19 service will transfer to Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust on 1st February 2022. If you commence in post prior to 1st February 2022 you will TUPE transfer to Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust. If your start date is on or after 1st February 2022 you will commence employment with Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Work with individuals, families, carers, communities, Primary Healthcare Teams and other agencies to undertake a comprehensive specialist assessment of patients / service users in order to inform a personalised plan of care / intervention.

Manage clinical caseloads efficiently and effectively.

Formulate and deliver an individual treatment programme using specialist assessment, reasoning and treatment skills based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and a range of treatment options.

Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes using an accepted/ appropriate range of techniques as required.  To receive support and advice from the Advanced Practitioner as required.

To demonstrate the promotion of healthy lifestyle practices to the general public by the utilisation of teaching skills.

Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care.

Where indicated and following completion of the relevant training the practitioner will act as a non-medical prescriber, at all times working within their sphere of clinical practice.

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