An opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader to join the Tayside School Nursing Team. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the leadership of the Tayside team but be primarily responsible for operational line management, development and support of the Dundee based team.
The Scottish Government is committed to improving the health and well being of our school aged Children and Young People and School Nurses play a key role in providing necessary assessments and interventions of care to bring about the required improvements. In particular, School Nurses are key in supporting Children and Young People affected by a number of health issues including those who are looked after and/ or care experience, those in need of care and protection as well as those with mental health issues. School Nurses play a key role to engage with families and carers as well as partner agencies in Education, Social Work and the Third Sector. The role of Team Leader is to ensure that the service is delivered in a safe and effective manner to the necessary standards.
The post holder must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills and professional knowledge commensurate with this role. This includes having an understanding of caseload management and experience of leading and managing a team of qualified nursing staff. Ability to appropriately delegate work to team members and supervise staff is vital. The post holder will be familiar with audit for improvement and staff and service development. The post holder will be a key member of the School Nursing leadership team and is required to work collaboratively and effectively with peers and senior management across the Children & Young Peoples Service in Tayside providing cover (either clinical or managerial) where needed during periods of leave and workload pressures.
The post will be based in Dundee but ability to travel/work across Tayside and the surrounding area is essential. The 2 School Nurse teams in Dundee are within East Day Home Kings Cross Hospital and The Crescent.
You must be a registered nurse on sub part 3 of the NMC Register and hold a post-registration qualification in School Nursing/Health Visiting/Public Health Nursing i.e. Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) or equivalent.
Informal enquiries to Sarah McLauchlan - email: or telephoneext. 71344
NHS Tayside is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.