Associate School Nurse

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Birkenhead, UK
12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and social services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative health professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

Working for Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services throughout Wirral and surrounding areas.

Associate School Nurse

A vacancy has arisen for School Nurse to work within Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The post requires good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be adaptable, reliable and approachable. You will have strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

You will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care in accordance with local and national policy in an integrated way to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families. You will deliver universal services in line with the Healthy Child Programme to ensure a healthy start for all children and support for families to access a range of community services.

You will also be involved in a range of public health activities within a geographical area, to include individuals, groups and communities. As a key stakeholder in the protection of children, you will be required to work collaboratively with other agencies to meet their needs. You will have a good knowledge of the components of Clinical Governance, Risk Management, Audits and relevant Professional Codes.

When considering applying for a post, it is crucial that you read the person specification in order to ensure that you fulfill the essential criteria, which will be a requisite for shortlisting.

The 0-19 Health and Wellbeing Service is a Wirral wide service and is part of the Integrated Children's Division.

For any further enquiries, please contact:

Emma Bennett 0151 514 0219 ext 6487 or email ( Email address removed )

Closing Date 17 June 2019.

Important Information

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Restricted Applications & Closing Dates

Staff on the Trust's Redeployment Register will be given priority access to vacancies at their substantive band. 'Restricted' and 'Open Access' vacancies run simultaneously and restricted applications should be made via the appropriate advert (an 'R' will display next to the Job Title in the advert). 'Restricted' adverts run for a minimum of 7 days.

Candidates for 'Open Access' vacancies are advised to apply early. We reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Reference Information

We are required to obtain written references covering at least the past 3 years of employment or education / training history. Please provide contact details for all referees, including business e-mail addresses. The trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.

Salary Expectations

Existing NHS employees will be salary matched / adjusted in line with AfC providing their service is in a substantive capacity (bank work does not count towards service). New entrants to the NHS or NHS workers with only bank service will ordinarily commence on the first paypoint of the appointed band - exceptions must be discussed / agreed with HR.

Further Information

WCT is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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