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School Health Nurse (term-time only)

Band 6

Main area
Community Health Services
Band 6
Part time: 30 hours per week term-time only
Job ref
Gillotts School
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum pro rata
19/04/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


School Health Nursing in Oxfordshire is a dynamic service offering a high quality of care to children, young people and their families.  We deliver the healthy child programme in school providing face to face support, contributing and delivering  sessions as part of the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum  and coordinating  immunisations sessions.  Our secondary school team is unusual in that  school health nurses are based in state schools, meaning that we are highly accessible to young people.  We recognise the importance of the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse qualification and so all of our school nurses have this qualification (or equivalent) or are willing to work towards it within 2 years of commencing employment.  For this post we require someone who holds the SCPHN qualification.

If you choose to come and join us, you would be supporting children and young people in  school, ensuring that the relevant public health messages are shared in  creative ways.  You will also be offering support to vulnerable children and young people who may be looked after or have a child protection plan in place and ensuring children with specific medical conditions are able to access learning opportunities.  This makes the school health nurse role varied and stimulating, as no two days are ever the same.

We recognise that lone working can be a challenge for staff so we have a robust support system in place - a comprehensive induction plan, weekly clinical meetings with other practitioners based in schools, as well as a  preceptorship programme  Oxford Health also offer regular opportunities for personal development.

We currently have a Band 6 term time post available in the Henley area  for 30 hours.

Access to a car for work is essential due to the community aspect of this role.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Janette Dixon  on 07789 270930 or Margaret Fallon on 07909 691360  and .