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School Nurse

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School Nurse - Children and Young Peoples public Health Nurse

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Children and Young Peoples Public Health Nurse – School Nurse to join our Children’s Community Services Team based at Swadlincote Health Centre and covering the South Derbyshire area. This is a busy locality which offers a variety of experience for the practitioner.

We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse who excels at working with children, young people and families, as part of a skill mixed team. You will work to deliver a commissioned service specification and public health priorities by providing excellent standards of evidence-based client centered interventions for the school aged population and their families, working in partnership with other agencies, particularly the local Multi-Agency Teams and schools.

If you can demonstrate good communication skills, have the ability to plan and organise competent, high quality clinical care delivery we want to hear from you.

As a clinical employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way.

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS) is one of the largest providers of specialist community healthcare in England and we currently employ around 4,500 staff. We deliver a variety of services across Derbyshire, caring for nearly 18 million patients each year.

We deliver patient care through 11 community hospitals, 4 minor injury units, 29 health centres and a learning disability centre. Another key part of our service is out in the community where we care for people in their own homes via therapists, health visitors and district nurses, and promoting public health in the wider community. As a Trust we care for patients of all ages with a special focus on the needs of elderly people and the very young.

DCHS has been recognised as a top 10 NHS organisation to work for in the UK by the Health Service Journal and NHS Employers in their Best Places to Work 2015 campaign. The Trust is also the runner-up in the category for the best NHS community trust employer.

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Our vision “to be the best provider of local healthcare and to be a great place to work”

Our values:

1) To get the basics right
2) To act with compassion and respect
3) To make a difference
4) To value and develop teamwork
5) To value everyone’s contribution because everyone matters


The majority of our locations offer free parking facilities for staff.

DCHS is a Living Wage employer and we always recruit above the National Minimum Wage.

We will communicate with you regarding your application via email so please check your email account on a regular basis. If using hotmail, MSN or yahoo email accounts please check your 'junk/spam' mail regularly.

If you require any support in completing the application form please do not hesitate to contact Staffing Solutions on  ( Phone number removed )  opt 2 and we will be happy to provide assistance.

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