SCPHN Student (School Nurse in Training)

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust (Milton Keynes) are delighted to offer suitable applicants, an exciting opportunity to develop their career by undertaking the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) School Nursing Course. This is run as a joint programme with either Oxford Brookes or Northampton University, at this point the University allocation has not been confirmed. The course is split between clinical practice and University attendance. Mileage for practice days and university attendance will be covered from the 0-19 Team base.

This is an exciting time for School Nursing in Milton Keynes as we look to the future and develop services designed to meet the needs of our diverse and growing population. We work as an integrated 0-19 service implementing new ways of working to support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme to Children/Young People/Parents and Carers in Milton Keynes.

Applicants must be Registered Nurses or Midwives with a current NMC registration and have an interest in addressing the health needs of children, young people and their families.The course is at Level 7 (Master's Degree), see person specification for application requirements. Applicants must also be holders of a valid driving licence and have access to a car for the duration of the training. Consideration to be paid at Band 6 during the training can be given depending on previous relevant experience.

Main duties of the job

Courses commence in September 2024 and are offered on a full-time basis. Please ensure thatyouindicate on your application if you have commenced the course previously inanotheruniversityand thereasonyou did not complete.

The post of Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) is a development post building on existing knowledge, skills and competencies as a qualified nurse/midwife to achieve a higher level of practice resulting in an academic qualification as well as a recordable/registerable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

NOTE The application is in two parts:

  1. Application form including your personal statement
  2. Separate submission of additional statements - see supporting documents

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS STATING YOUR APPLICATION NUMBER TO childrensuniversal.healthservices@nhs.net BY THE CLOSING DATE.

Interviews to be held on 12th March 2024. An additional date of 19th March 2024 may be set subject to number of applications.

For any further information regarding the course or pay, please contact 01908 725100 and ask to speak to one of our Practice Educators.

Detailed information about the academic part of the course can be found at:

Northampton University:

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing PGDip (northampton.ac.uk)

Oxford Brookes University: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/specialist-community-public-health-nursing/

About us

The programme will enable SCPHN students to learn and work towards gaining the standards of proficiency for entry into the NMC register as Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN). In collaboration with local Universities, the Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor, ensures suitable learning environments and create opportunities which will enable the student to develop knowledge, skills and competencies to take on the role of a qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse within the discipline of School Nursing by the end of the programme.

Once qualified, there is an expectation that you will work for CNWL in a substantive post. We currently offer a 6% recruitment and retention premia (T&C's apply, further information given at interview).

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Date posted

01 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

Depending on experience Salary to be discussed at interview

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

1 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

333-D-MK-CM-1018

Job locations

Shipley Court

Marsh End Road

Newport Pagnell (Milton Keynes)

MK168EA


Job description

Job responsibilities

The fundamental responsibilities of the post holder are to attain the academic credentials and the clinical skills required to practice as a NMC registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. The following summarises core responsibilities, but is not an exhaustive list

  • Fulfil the requirements of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme by attending university course dates and practice placement days in accordance with University regulations and successful completion of the course
  • With the support of the Practice Assessor & Practice Supervisor, to link the theoretical knowledge gained through the university programme to the practice situation
  • To demonstrate an understanding of current and emerging national, regional and local healthcare legislation, policies and guidelines as they pertain to chosen pathway
  • To develop/build on skills of individual caseload management and leadership/management skills within a team, taking into consideration the abilities of skill mix
  • To work within University regulations pertaining to academic work and student conduct
  • To work within employing organisation policies as they pertain to the relevant clinical setting
  • To work within employing organisation policies relating to employee responsibilities.
  • To proactively seek for learning opportunities and be creative adaptable and innovative in response to complexing and challenging situations
  • Additional information in Job Description and additional application information document

Job description

Job responsibilities

The fundamental responsibilities of the post holder are to attain the academic credentials and the clinical skills required to practice as a NMC registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. The following summarises core responsibilities, but is not an exhaustive list

  • Fulfil the requirements of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme by attending university course dates and practice placement days in accordance with University regulations and successful completion of the course
  • With the support of the Practice Assessor & Practice Supervisor, to link the theoretical knowledge gained through the university programme to the practice situation
  • To demonstrate an understanding of current and emerging national, regional and local healthcare legislation, policies and guidelines as they pertain to chosen pathway
  • To develop/build on skills of individual caseload management and leadership/management skills within a team, taking into consideration the abilities of skill mix
  • To work within University regulations pertaining to academic work and student conduct
  • To work within employing organisation policies as they pertain to the relevant clinical setting
  • To work within employing organisation policies relating to employee responsibilities.
  • To proactively seek for learning opportunities and be creative adaptable and innovative in response to complexing and challenging situations
  • Additional information in Job Description and additional application information document

Person Specification

Education, qualification & training

Essential

  • Current Nursing or Midwifery NMC registration
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrate keen interest in public health and working in the community

Desirable

  • Community experience or other experience relevant to Health Visiting

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Understanding of public health with knowledge of the healthy child programme
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Personal qualities

Essential

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and on own initiative, in line with national and local standards and procedures
Person Specification

Education, qualification & training

Essential

  • Current Nursing or Midwifery NMC registration
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrate keen interest in public health and working in the community

Desirable

  • Community experience or other experience relevant to Health Visiting

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Understanding of public health with knowledge of the healthy child programme
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Personal qualities

Essential

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and on own initiative, in line with national and local standards and procedures

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Shipley Court

Marsh End Road

Newport Pagnell (Milton Keynes)

MK168EA


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Shipley Court

Marsh End Road

Newport Pagnell (Milton Keynes)

MK168EA


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Practice Educators

Practice Educators

cnw-tr.0-19adminhub.mk@nhs.net

01908725100

Date posted

01 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

Depending on experience Salary to be discussed at interview

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

1 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

333-D-MK-CM-1018

Job locations

Shipley Court

Marsh End Road

Newport Pagnell (Milton Keynes)

MK168EA


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