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Band 5 School Nurse

Salary: The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service is provided by Virgin Care in partnership with Barnardo’s, which ensures that families have easy access to local services, staff are able to provide the service to children and families in the community, whether in a local clinic, play area or in a family’s front room. This flexible and innovative way of working is about providing services without walls and ensuring those families who need support the most, are easily reached. The ECFWS also offers career progression with the opportunity to undertake apprenticeships, SPCHN training and other roles within the organisation. Package Description You will feel valued as a Band 5 School Nurse with Virgin Care, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: AfC band 5 salary and NHS terms and conditions –including an NHS pension Flexible working to provide you with that true work / life balance Access to our Strive for Better networks , a national support and professional network made up of NHS professionals like you, giving you the chance to constantly develop industry-leading care and quality Access to Virgin Tribe -our staff benefits scheme which grants you access to premier offers and discount off all Virgin products including flights, holidays, gyms and media, along with regular competitions and giveaways Access to our free well-being service available 24/7/365 online and by telephone including; counsellors, post trauma incident support, legal, debt and practical life management helpline, guided self-help, telephonic career coaching and monthly well-being newsletters We are pleased to offer access to Wagestream - which lets you track your pay throughout the month and stream your earned wages into your bank account if you need them. No more high-interest loans or overdraft fees - simply get paid as you go. A committed Learning and Development team who work closely with Universities and Health Education England to further your potential and support your progression Access to a range of courses and e-learning to develop further skills, bespoke career pathways and opportunities continuing your professional development Innovative forward-thinking culture with the opportunity to put forward your ideas to contribute to the way we work. You will be encouraged to apply for national funding to drive your initiatives locally to benefit our patients and service users Rewarding and supportive teams , you will be recognised and have opportunities to recognise others by nominating for local and national awards annually and taking part in our new virtual “Ask our Executives” event, where you can submit questions to the board and hear updates regularly on company strategy and objectives Working in an environment focused on the highest clinical and quality standards with 100% of our services being rated overall good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission Main Responsibilities Within this role, you will: Working alongside Band 6 SCPHN School Nurse and the wider skill mix team you will have a real opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for children and families in the community, for the community and with the community. This role will work with the School Nursing team to offer every family a universal School Nursing service to support aspects of a child/Young person’s development and health from Transition into School up to the age of 19 (25 for SEND). To be eligible for applying for one of our posts you must be a registered nurse and have strong communication and organisation skills, a flexible approach will ensure you deliver positive experiences to service users at every stage of their healthcare journey. As the School Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the Healthy Child programme, working with multi-professional teams to facilitate multi-agency and interdisciplinary working. You will promote and maintain an effective service to clients, using the assessment framework, communication, negotiation, and collaboration. You will work within the Children Act 2004 and act as an advocate for the voice of the child. You will assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care. Identifying concerns and reporting and referring those directly to social care or Healthy Family Team Leads, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Safeguarding Supervisors. The Ideal Candidate You will have a nursing qualification and experience of working with children and young people. You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel. About The Company Virgin Care partner with the NHS and local authorities, providing high quality care for more than 1 million people each year up and down the country. We are an ambitious, forward thinking and passionate company who strive to make a real difference to people and our colleagues. We re-invest all of the money we earn to improve the experience, deliver ambitious transformations and empower all of our colleagues to make the changes, no matter how big or small, that make a real difference. We’re committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. We reserve the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications. As a Disability Confident Committed company, we work in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to make our business an inclusive place for all. Virgin Care is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services. Virgin Care Limited, its subsidiary companies and the Virgin Care LLPs are part of the Virgin Group and provide publicly funded health and social care services. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website’s privacy policy.
Location: Willows Green
Company: Virgin Care
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service is provided by Virgin Care in partnership with Barnardo’s, which ensures that families have easy access to local services, staff are able to provide the service to children and families in the community, whether in a local clinic, play area or in a family’s front room. This flexible and innovative way of working is about providing services without walls and ensuring those families who need support the most, are easily reached.

The ECFWS also offers career progression with the opportunity to undertake apprenticeships, SPCHN training and other roles within the organisation.

Package Description

You will feel valued as a Band 5 School Nurse with Virgin Care, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:

  • AfC band 5 salary and NHS terms and conditions –including an NHS pension
  • Flexible working to provide you with that true work / life balance
  • Access to our Strive for Better networks, a national support and professional network made up of NHS professionals like you, giving you the chance to constantly develop industry-leading care and quality
  • Access to Virgin Tribe -our staff benefits scheme which grants you access to premier offers and discount off all Virgin products including flights, holidays, gyms and media, along with regular competitions and giveaways
  • Access to our free well-being service available 24/7/365 online and by telephone including; counsellors, post trauma incident support, legal, debt and practical life management helpline, guided self-help, telephonic career coaching and monthly well-being newsletters
  • We are pleased to offer access to Wagestream - which lets you track your pay throughout the month and stream your earned wages into your bank account if you need them. No more high-interest loans or overdraft fees - simply get paid as you go.
  • A committed Learning and Development team who work closely with Universities and Health Education England to further your potential and support your progression
  • Access to a range of courses and e-learning to develop further skills, bespoke career pathways and opportunities continuing your professional development
  • Innovative forward-thinking culture with the opportunity to put forward your ideas to contribute to the way we work. You will be encouraged to apply for national funding to drive your initiatives locally to benefit our patients and service users
  • Rewarding and supportive teams, you will be recognised and have opportunities to recognise others by nominating for local and national awards annually and taking part in our new virtual “Ask our Executives” event, where you can submit questions to the board and hear updates regularly on company strategy and objectives
  • Working in an environment focused on the highest clinical and quality standards with 100% of our services being rated overall good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission
Main Responsibilities

Within this role, you will:

Working alongside Band 6 SCPHN School Nurse and the wider skill mix team you will have a real opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for children and families in the community, for the community and with the community.

This role will work with the School Nursing team to offer every family a universal School Nursing service to support aspects of a child/Young person’s development and health from Transition into School up to the age of 19 (25 for SEND). To be eligible for applying for one of our posts you must be a registered nurse and have strong communication and organisation skills, a flexible approach will ensure you deliver positive experiences to service users at every stage of their healthcare journey.

As the School Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the Healthy Child programme, working with multi-professional teams to facilitate multi-agency and interdisciplinary working. You will promote and maintain an effective service to clients, using the assessment framework, communication, negotiation, and collaboration.

You will work within the Children Act 2004 and act as an advocate for the voice of the child. You will assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of care. Identifying concerns and reporting and referring those directly to social care or Healthy Family Team Leads, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Safeguarding Supervisors.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a nursing qualification and experience of working with children and young people.

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel.

About The Company

Virgin Care partner with the NHS and local authorities, providing high quality care for more than 1 million people each year up and down the country. We are an ambitious, forward thinking and passionate company who strive to make a real difference to people and our colleagues. We re-invest all of the money we earn to improve the experience, deliver ambitious transformations and empower all of our colleagues to make the changes, no matter how big or small, that make a real difference.

We’re committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. We reserve the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.

As a Disability Confident Committed company, we work in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to make our business an inclusive place for all.

Virgin Care is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.

Virgin Care Limited, its subsidiary companies and the Virgin Care LLPs are part of the Virgin Group and provide publicly funded health and social care services. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website’s privacy policy.

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