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NHS Scotland

Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse

Job description

The school nursing service operates an open access service to families and communities within home, community and primary care settings. To promote a healthy lifestyle within the local population giving particular attention to the identified health needs of the HSCP, and target groups such as school aged children and young people and vulnerable families To co-ordinate, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for children and young people of school age, working in partnership with individuals, families and communities.To play a lead role in the provision of the refocused role for school nursing in Scotland. To assist in the development of services which contribute to the reduction of health inequalities and to achieve the national and local health objectives.To function as an independent autonomous practitioner by virtue of in-depth knowledge, expertise, proficiency and experience to lead and enable the school nursing/integrated team to provide a safe, person centred and effective quality service. Essential• First level registration • Specialist Community Public Health Nursing –School Nurse or Public Health Nurse Degree on 3rd part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register • Evidence of ongoing post registration personal/ continuous professional development (CPD)• Evidence of CPD to include participation in essential CAMHS training and modules provided by Higher Educational Institutions to support implementation of nationally agreed refocused School Nursing role.• Current Driving Licence

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