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School Nurse, Band 6

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School Nurse, Band 6

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a School Nurse who holds the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification (SCPHN) in School Nursing, to work in the Sedgemoor School Nursing Team. The School Nurse service is part of the delivering the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 years in Somerset, which includes the delivery of the National Public Health Programmes and other public health interventions for school aged children and their families in a range of settings to improve their health outcomes.

This role will support and advise the skill mix team on a daily basis and support the development of innovative School Nursing practice in the county

This job is 225 hours (not term time only) and you will be based in Bridgwater Community Hospital and deliver programmes of support to Schools in the Sedgemoor area, though successful applicants may be expected to work across Somerset.

Applicants must be Registered Nurses with SCPHN/SN qualification and hold a current NMC registration. Ability to drive with access to a vehicle and possession of a full driving license is essential.

Applicants are required to have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work in partnership with other teams and agencies, communicate with both children/families and multi-agency professionals. A flexible attitude to work is essential.

At Somerset Partnership, we offer some excellent benefits over and above the standard NHS benefits. Here are just some of them:

Refer a Friend scheme. We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource. We are therefore keen for people with similar skills, experiences and approach to you to join our team. If you are already employed by us and have a friend or family member who you think would fit in with our culture and values, this scheme enables you to introduce them to the Trust.

If the introduction is successful and leads to your friend being appointed to a role within the Trust, you will both be entitled to an initial payment of £175 after your friend has been in post for three calendar months and a further payment of £175 each after they have been in post for a period of 12 calendar months.

Registration: The Trust welcomes newly qualified staff joining the team and will pay their registration for the first year that they are with the Trust.

Relocation assistance: The Trust already has in place a generous relocation scheme, subject to eligible applicants meeting the terms of the scheme. The full terms of the scheme can be found in the ‘Removal and Relocation Expenses Policy’ under ‘Human Resources’ on the public website.

Other benefits at Somerset Partnership include:

  • Excellent annual leave entitlement
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • On site, free car parking in a number of our hospitals/units
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • National NHS discounts
  • Annual Staff Recognition Awards
  • Long service awards
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working practices and career breaks
  • Family friendly benefits
  • Salary sacrifice schemes

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 (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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