School Nurse

States of Guernsey


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Job summary

We are looking for a SCPN qualified school nurse to join our small team in Guernsey. The post holder will be responsible for the provision of a generic school nursing service, including universal screening and safeguarding to a variety of school aged children across the Bailiwick.

Reporting to the team leader the post holder will support the development of the service and the provision of holistic support to the young people of the Bailiwick.

Main duties of the job

The School Nurse (SN) will be part of the School Nursing Team based in Guernsey. The SN will be responsible for the delivery of Universal Health Services to designated area and/or schools. Reporting to the Team Leader, they will support the development of the service and work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of a safe and effective Universal Health Provision.

-To manage a caseload of designated schools or area as the named health professional with responsibility for the planning and delivery of the public health initiatives to the caseload.

-To be responsible for identifying need within a school or community. To use a child, young person public health approach to address health inequalities. Including the promotion of good health and the prevention of ill health in the school and the implantation and evaluation of individualised programmes of care.

-To be the principal point of contact for allocated schools in the area. To develop and deliver cooperative working arrangements with schools that support healthy outcomes for children, young people and facilitate partnership working across schools and other partner organisations.

-To work with public health, local statutory, private and voluntary providers and users to develop and promote practice that is accessible and responsive to all section of the schools community, ensuring that services are targeted to the most vulnerable groups and individuals to support social inclusion.

About us

The Island of Guernsey is in the English Channel in the Bay of St Malo, 50km off the north-west coast of France and 120km from the English coast.

Guernsey has a population of around 63,000 and in Alderney just under 2,000. Working in a relatively small Health and Social Care Service like ours means you can effectively work with colleagues across the services, health and social care professionals can collaborate not only with each other but also other agencies, the third sector and the community.

We offer an attractive relocation policy and competitive salaries with great career opportunities, modern facilities, excellent training, revalidation and registration support and a healthy work-life balance.

As a health or social care professional who chooses to join our team, you can look forward to working in an environment that gives you the time to care that you hoped for when choosing this career.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To support the development of well-functioning integrated team by modellingeffective team working and communication skills and by supporting change within theservice.

To ensure that individuals within the teams are aware of and work within theorganisation policies and procedures. To ensure the maintenance of up to date,accurate records that complies with local and national standards.

To develop and maintain effective and appropriate communication systems with staffand colleagues within the organisation and schools.

To take every reasonable step to see that the working environment is safe, healthyand hazard free for staff and users, including ensuring that infection controlprocedures are in place.

To facilitate the use of information technology and ensure that relevant and up to dateinformation or clinical and service developments are provided to agreed time scales.

To promote a continuous learning environment for colleagues and students within theorganisation. Ensure that all staff have access to information that enables them topractice safely and effectively.

To participate in audit, research projects and/or innovations following agreed policyand protocol.

To participate in the education and training of pre-registration nurses and theinduction of newly appointed team members.

To deputise for team leader.

To assist in supervision and coordinating the team on a day-to-day basis and tomanage in the absence of the team leader.

Assist in appraisals, reviewing and supporting junior staff with their personaldevelopment plans.

To actively support the effective functioning of the School Nursing Team as well as theoverall schools service by being a positive and responsive role model.

To support the recruitment and induction of new staff including attending recruitmentfairs and running information stands.


To carry out and support schools needs assessments in conjunction with HealthSchools for Healthy Outcomes.

To be responsible for the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and immunisationsfor a designated area or school.

To undertake evidence based child health assessments and develop child health plansin partnership with children, young people, parents and carers. To refer and treat andreview as appropriate.

To participate in the Team Around the Child (TAC) and act as Lead Professional asappropriate.

To provide and promote access to information and other services, to refer asappropriate. To liaise and work in partnership with statutory and non-statutoryagencies and other health services colleagues.

To identify children in need and children in need of protection and work with otheragencies to support vulnerable families. To adhere to current Local SafeguardingBoard Procedures. To participate in regular discussion with managers and childrengiving cause for concern.

To participate in clinical and child protection supervision, annual performanceappraisal as recommended in the Health and Social Care (HSC) policies.

To identify own training needs and access training as agreed with line manager.

To identify, refer and support children with special educational needs or disabilities.

To liaise with other agencies in HSC to facilitate programmes of care.

To take responsibility for nurse prescribing in line with the Nurse PrescribingFormulary and the Local Protocols for Nurse Prescribing, as appropriate.

To maintain up to date and accurate records of all children and young people seen inaccordance with local standards.

To undertake home visits as appropriate in accordance with health and safetyguidelines.

To run training/advice sessions for colleagues, parents/carers and other service users.

To undertake any other duties as required by the School Nurse Team Lead, Team

Manager or Service Manager, as required, providing it is within the incumbentssphere of competence.

To abide by the Nursing Midwifery Councils Code of Professional Conduct.

Partnership with Service Users

To ensure clarity about the role of the School Nurse with teaching staff, parents/carersand other colleagues within the health service, local authority and voluntaryorganisations.

Quality Assurance

To ensure that there are Clinical Governance mechanisms and effective monitoringsystems in place to assure the quality of service.

To work closely with other members of the School Nursing Team and multi-disciplinaryspecial schools team to ensure equity to service delivery and best practice.

Person Specification



  • -School nursing professional qualification, with entry into the third part of the NMC Register or a Registered Nurse with a degree in a relevant field.


  • -Teaching/Mentoring Qualification.
  • -Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement or equivalent (D32/33, NVQ A1).



  • -Excellent communication skills: IT, written and oral.
  • -Willingness to support management of change, development and working practice.
  • -High levels of clinical skills with the ability to identify, respond to and evaluate health needs, including the delivery of Public Health programmes.
  • -Knowledge of current legislation and national guidance.
  • -Ability to apply research to practice.
  • -Understanding of the safeguarding process and child protection procedures, clinic governance arrangements and the ability to make decisions in these areas.
  • -Ability to set personal objectives and manage time, priorities and stressful situations.
  • -Ability to delegate work appropriately and safely.
  • -Ability to work as part of a team and other agencies.
  • -Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • -Commitment to the development of excellent services, which focus on improved outcomes for children.
  • -Awareness of Equal Opportunities and Valuing Diversity.
  • -Car driver with clean full driving licence.
  • -Self- motivated with a proactive and flexible, helpful approach

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).

Employer details

Employer name

States of Guernsey


Le Vauquiedor

St. Martin



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Aileen Underwood


Date posted

18 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£36,501 to £49,449 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Le Vauquiedor

St. Martin



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