School Nurse Practice Educator

£38,890 - £44,503
12 Jan 2021
09 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
NHS AfC: Band 7

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

A very exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 7 School Nurse Practice Educator who is highly motivated and progressive to join our newly formed practice educator team who will work together fully focusing on staff development across the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme for Brighton & Hove and West Sussex. This is a full-time post although 4 days (30 hours) will be possible.

The HCP Practice Educator team will lead, develop and deliver innovative ways of promoting supportive and excellent learning environments for students, new and existing staff alike. A key activity will be overseeing learning for specialist practice and pre-registration nurses alongside internal staff development, including practice assessment as required by specific education programs, building strong links with our local universities and SCFT education team.

In addition, the role will include support to specific public health work streams that require oversight by experienced practitioners; for example, contributing to HCP standards, quality and development, and improving our digital and social media presence. The post holders will maintain expertise by working as a clinician for a proportion of the working week as well as reviewing national policies / guidance evaluating HCP compliance, writing and reviewing HCP guidance.

The role involves a significant contribution to service development and staff training needs; informing the annual training needs analysis and supporting career development needs for HCP staff and NMC students. Post holders are highly skilled and knowledgeable with an interest in and enthusiasm for education and learning and for supporting workforce development. The role would particularly suit someone with experience of supporting students or who has a relevant academic qualification in supporting students. or, the post-holder would be supported to undertake a qualification in education/supporting students.

The team will be based across the county with line management from by a HCP Clinical Service Manager. The team will meet together regularly as well as attending peer and one to one supervision, with opportunities to build and maintain individual and collective knowledge, skills and expertise.

The team will be based across West Sussex and Brighton & Hove with line management from a HCP Clinical Service Manager. The team will meet together regularly as well as participate in peer and one to one supervision, with opportunities to build and maintain individual and collective knowledge, skills and expertise.

Base preferably in Brighton & Hove but this can be negotiated within West Sussex as willingness to travel across the Trust will be necessary.

Interview date: Friday 5 th February via Microsoft Teams

You will need to be an NMC registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse)

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

Documents to download
  • HCP Practice Educator ( PDF , 569.8 KB )
  • Practice Educator ( PDF , 569.8 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )