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Practice Educator – School Nurse

  • Service: Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service
  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Salary: £38,500 - £44,787 (p.a.)
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 002/21

Are you a SCPHN (School Nurse) who wants to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and families across Warwickshire? Do you have the enthusiasm and skills to lead the practice development and education of the countywide school health and wellbeing workforce and contribute to the governance of quality standards assurance agenda?

If so, we need your help delivering a dynamic and innovative School Health & Wellbeing Service.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Practice Educator to join our Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service. This is a vital role supporting SCPHN (SN) students in the practice and academic elements of the SCPHN course, facilitating learning and enabling students to relate theory to practice whilst developing critically reflective skills.

Additionally you will provide professional leadership and support to the development and training of the WSHWB workforce countywide, contributing to the governance of quality standards and assurance.

You will be an active member of the team, leading and directing others to deliver positive outcomes for children, young people and families.

You will hold a small clinical SCPHN caseload. Safeguarding will be an integral aspect of the role.

About us

The Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service is an accessible, outcome-focused service that delivers key elements of the Healthy Child Programme. Our objective is to improve the health and wellbeing of school-aged children and young people in Warwickshire and reduce health inequalities.

Our highly motivated and innovative team of nurses, school nurses and supporting healthcare professionals provide support and guidance via interventions such as workshops, 1:1s, and signposting/referrals to specialist services.

The role

As our successful candidate, you will:

  • Be based in one of our three locations: Stratford, Rugby or Nuneaton (however the role is countywide).
  • Assess practice at a level beyond that of initial registration and be accountable for confirming that students have met the NMC standards of proficiency and are capable of safe and effective practice.
  • Lead the creation of optimum learning environments for students and the wider WSHWB workforce by working closely with the CNM and with others involved in education – in practice and academic settings
  • With the CNM lead on the education and training of SCPHN students, new starters and return to practice Nurses. Supporting registered nurses in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the completion of all NMC revalidation requirements.  
  • With the CNM ensure the WSHWB service meets Quality standards and assurance, through for example, audit and clinical skills sign off and practice observations.

The Person

Our ideal candidate will hold a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) qualification (School Nursing) and have experience of supporting students in their field of practice. A practice assessor qualification is desirable. Experience in delivering training to staff and previous mentorship/preceptorship experience is essential.

You must possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with partners and service users. We are looking for someone who is passionate about improving the education and training of staff to enable them to deliver a high standard of care to children, young people and families.

You will need a full UK driving licence and access to your own transport.  

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • 37 working hours per week, Mon-Fri with some early evening/weekend working
  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee assistance programme and OH service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression
  • Generous contributory pension scheme (14.3% employer contribution)
  • Corporate Memberships to SAPHNA, which includes access to webinars, Resources, Forums and low- cost entry to conferences on School and public health topics.

For an informal discussion please contact Karen Cornick, Clinical Nurse Manager, on 03300 245 204.

To apply, you will need to complete our application form. We would be grateful if you could also complete our equality monitoring form.

Closing date: Monday 1st February 2021

Interview date: Thursday 18th February 2021

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. All Compass posts are subject to appropriate level DBS checks. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for over 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

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