Specialist Public Health Practitioner School Nursing


  • Croydon

  • £28.00 - £30.00 per hour

  • Permanent

Job Title: Band 6 Specialist Public Health Practitioner (School Nursing)

Location: Croydon

Reports to: Clinical Service lead

Job Summary: As a Band 6 Specialist Public Health Practitioner in School Nursing, you will play a pivotal role in promoting and safeguarding the health and wellbeing of children and young people within educational settings. You will provide expert nursing care, public health advice, and support tailored to the needs of students, families, and school communities. Collaborating closely with multidisciplinary teams, you will deliver evidence-based interventions, health promotion initiatives, and comprehensive assessments to address a range of health concerns. Your role will involve building strong partnerships with school staff, parents, and external agencies to enhance the health outcomes and educational experiences of students.


1. To work in partnership with team members, service users, Croydon Health Service (CHS) staff and all stake holders in promoting the health and well-being of Children, Young People aged 5-19 years, and their families. This will be achieved through effective delegation, work load management, monitoring of care standards, leadership and the performance management of team members
2. To maintain a high professional profile and role model for nursing and health care services within CHS
3. To assess client needs, using the Assessment Framework and Risk Assessment tools as appropriate and plan, implement and evaluate evidenced based care given

4.To actively promote immunisation programmes


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) with current registration and practicing certificate.
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nursing qualification (School Nursing pathway) or equivalent.
  • Minimum of [insert number] years of post-qualification experience in school nursing or public health practice, preferably at Band 6 level or equivalent.
  • Strong understanding of child development, safeguarding principles, and the social determinants of health.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with children, young people, families, and professionals from diverse backgrounds.


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