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School Nurse Team Lead


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Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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BrierleyHillHealth Social CareCentre
£40,057 - £45,839
Salary period
18/10/2021 23:59

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen.  Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust are seeking to recruit an experienced Band 7 Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Practitioner (SCPHN) into a School Nurse Team Lead role.

Do you want to be part of developing and shaping our school nursing service model? Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic SCPHN practitioner with strong leadership skills?

You should have a relevant qualification in SCPHN plus experience of leadership / management. You will be committed to leading service change and embedding best practice. You will have a passion for promoting and delivering the public health message and in ensuring the delivery of the Health Child Programme.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to work alongside the Clinical Service Leads and other Team Leaders within the Trust. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and motivated professional who will provide strong professional leadership and line management to a team of school nurses.

Main duties of the job

As a School Nurse Team Leader you will also need to show you are clinically effective, a sound decision maker and have the ability to lead and manage change. You will require knowledge and experience of systems such as audits and safeguarding processes and be an effective communicator with children, parents and families as well as local partners and schools.

Working for our organisation

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust is the first Integrated Care Provider in the country. It was launched in April 2020 following a period of development and integrates primary care with community services within our healthcare system. Our aim is Dudley first, community where possible and hospital where necessary and our purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population in Dudley.

We have established teams without walls who focus on the person at the centre and their care needs and our aim is to wrap community and primary care services around the needs of the population.

We are looking for exceptional individuals with the drive and enthusiasm to change how healthcare is delivered and make a real difference to the people we serve. We are looking for people unafraid to challenge the norm and to innovate new ways of delivering care whilst engaging and managing their teams to feel passionate about improving patient experience.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your responsibilities will be to deliver the public health message in schools and community settings, deliver the universal Healthy Child Programme, inter agency working to ensure that all children and young people are protected from harm and providing enhanced services to those children and families with additional needs whilst carrying a reduced caseload.  

You will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, leadership and communicative skills and have the ability to be adaptable and flexible to the needs of a team. You will have evidence of up to date SCPHN practice issues relevant to School Nursing and demonstrate awareness of developments and the use of evidence based reasoning make changes to clinical practice as required.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) School Nurse
  • NMC registered
  • Experience of managing a team including: risk management, staff management, budget management
  • • Evidence of continued professional development short courses in topics such as leadership, safeguarding, domestic abuse, community development, sexual health and emotional health.
Desirable criteria
  • IT skills and computer literacy
  • Experience of implementing innovative solutions within a team environment
  • Leadership qualification e.g. NHS Leadership Academy Leadership Programme or experience (willing to undertake training)
  • Experience of negotiation and conflict management

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kellie Lennon
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Clinical Commissioning Manager
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