Team Leader - School Nurse

Guy's and St. Thomas'
Ackerman Health Centre, , London
Competitive salary
26 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Guy's and St. Thomas' Foundation Trust - Community Health Service - School Nursing.

If you believe in holistic care, early intervention and health promotion, and that you can contribute to addressing health inequalities experienced by the children and young people in Southwark and Lambeth, then you should join the Guys and St Thomas's Evelina London School Nursing service.

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our dynamic and innovative School Nursing Team. You will need to be exemplary in practice and the post holders will provide effective leadership to the School Nurse team across the community sites. Through sound understanding of the Healthy Child Program 5-19 and the ability to work within an environment of change management. You will lead the team in ensuring that children and young people and their families in the community have access to appropriate information on how to contact the School Nurse universal services provided. You will be responsible for the management of caseloads ensuring the provision of high standards of nursing care to the school age population and their families through the monitoring and implementation of effective processes. You will have a clinical component to your role and this is expected to be around 40%.

The post holder would also be expected to work with the School Nursing team to meet all the service performance targets. The role requires an ability to be an autonomous practitioner, in addition the ability to lead and work as a practitioner in multi-disciplinary teams. You will be supported through regular supervision by your line manager.

Evelina London is celebrating 150 years of looking after children and was rated outstanding by the CQC. Our award winning service has been recognised as innovative. We are dedicated to developing practice, having been part of GSTT Care Redesign and we continue to work with the expertise of the Evelina Quality Improvement team.

The school nursing team has successfully implemented agile working using mobile devices and established "Chathealth", a confidential texting service and a single point of access for school nursing. With mobile devices, staff have the opportunity to work flexibly in the community while being a crucial part of the healthcare team.

Choosing us as your employer affords you opportunities to be part of a Trust that recognises the value of sharing expertise, research and education between community and acute services. The Evelina and Nightingale education academies and our strong links to Higher Education Institutions supports career progression, the importance of work place learning and practice development. This ultimately leads to better health outcomes for children and families.

Job share could considered

Closing Date 12th May 2021(midnight)

Interview Date 21 May 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDenise PhillipsJob titleSchool Nurse MatronEmail addressdenise.phillips@gstt.nhs.ukTelephone number02030495400Additional contact information

Denise Phillips Community Matron-School Nursing,, 0203 049 5400 or Kathryn Dean Practice Development lead

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