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Full Time
£22,128 - £28,746 / year

Job Description

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experience. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping a our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

We are seeking exceptionally motivated individuals to join our friendly dynamic team. In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

Screening and Universal Team (Maternity Cover for 1 year)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the friendly and dynamic Screening and Universal Team for a band 5 School Health Staff Nurse. The post is term time only. If you would like to join a progressive, forward thinking and innovative team - then we would like to hear from you. This role encompasses working as a staff nurse within the Health Service in promoting the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of school age children in school, primary care and the community. The staff nurse will be involved implementing care plans for school entries, providing training for teaching staff, and also supporting the health care assistants in screening hearing and vision for reception and lateral entry children, as well as the National Child Measurement Programme for the reception and Year 6 cohort groups.

To satisfy the post, the candidate needs to have a passion for working with children, young people and families and have a comprehensive understanding of safeguarding children and young people. The role aim is to improve outcomes and reduce health inequalities in the culturally diverse school aged population of Lewisham.
The team is friendly and supportive and can offer the successful candidate a comprehensive induction/training programme and on-going clinical/child protection supervision and support.

Experience of working with children and families in a health setting is desired.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Jacqueline Nelson (Team Leader, Screening & Universal Team)
Tel: [Click here to apply] E-mail: ( Email address removed )

Zipora Govere (School Health Service Manager)
Tel: [Click here to apply] E-mail: ( Email address removed )

Please note that the as part of the application process, you may need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

Shortlisted applicants for posts up to and including band 4 may be invited to sit a basic numeracy and literacy test as part of the interview process. If you have any concerns about your ability in either area you are strongly advised to visit the Excellence Gateway website and try some of the activities and practice questions. If you have been shortlisted and previously passed either test, please make us aware.

Our employment checking processes require that all appointed candidates provide the contact details of their current HR Department.

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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.

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