Team Leader - School Nursing

NHS Scotland


£40,872 to £47,846 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: 050335

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Argyll and Bute HSCP School Health service to a recruit an experienced School Nurse Team Leader who is committed to leading service change and embedding best practice. We are seeking to recruit to a Band 7 School Nurse Team Leader post to help build our service. You should have a relevant qualification in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and evidence extensive experience. 

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and motivated School Nurse Team Leader to provide professional leadership and line management to a team of school nurses. Under the management and supervision of the Child Health Manager your responsibilities will include  leadership, managing and supporting the ongoing team development to fulfil the key functions of School Nursing;  undertake caseload management and line management responsibilities of  staff.  You will have responsibility to support the CHM in ensuring quality assurance, standards compliance, professional, regulation, responding to complaints, staff governance Clinical Supervision, Line Management, Supervision legislative frameworks national and board policy/ guidelines implementation.

As a School Nurse team leader you should also demonstrate excellent interpersonal & communicative skills and the ability to be adaptable and flexible. You will demonstrate leadership skills and have the ability to provide professional leadership to a team of school nurses. Evidence must be provided of keeping up to date in SCPHN school nursing practice issues and maintain awareness of developments in School Nursing and make changes to clinical practice as required. 

As a School Nurse Team Leader you will also need to show you are clinically effective, a sound decision maker and the ability to manage change. You will require knowledge and experience of systems such as GIRFEC, Child Protection and Care Experienced processes and be an effective communicator with children, parents and families, colleagues as well as Multi-agency partners including Education, Social work, third sector etc. 

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Argyll & Bute to meet the operational requirements of the Service.
This is an exciting time as we maximise the School Nursing contribution and work toward implementing the specialist pathway to improve outcomes of Children and Young People (5-19 years). You will join an established team with a good skill mix and will contribute to the ongoing development of School Nursing across Argyll and Bute.
Argyll and Bute is a beautiful part of the world to live and work, with plenty of opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle, but within commuting distance of the central belt and its associated city life.

Informal enquiries to:
Sandra Gettings – Child Health Manager 
Tel: 07580304507

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