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Have you thought about a career as a school nurse?

Posted on the 5th August 2016

Are you thinking of a career change or looking for a new opportunity? If so, have you thought about being a school nurse – an opportunity to empower children and a make a difference in young people’s lives?

As one of the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) top 100 best places to work in healthcare (2015), the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is currently looking to recruit nurses to join its busy and exciting school nurses teams.

Leanda Ponsonby, a School Nurse with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “School nurses are dedicated professionals who provide high quality care to children and young people. No two days are the same—it’s all about empowering children and making a difference in young people’s lives. That’s what this job is all about. We help children and young people to reach their potential and encourage them to be the best they can be. We also encourage them to make positive choices which make this job very rewarding and gives us a buzz that we’ve influenced young people to grow into mature healthy adults.

“I’ve been a school nurse for 15 years and now I’m seeing confident parents who I saw when I first came into the role and so we’re seeing continuity and confident young people who have made good choices in life. That’s what makes this job so special. It is satisfying that with our help and support they’ve done well.”

Lorraine Chadwick, Service Integration Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our school nurses take great pride in making a difference in the lives of young people by empowering them and their families. School nurses at the Trust are part of one of the largest Children and Family Networks in the country, delivering services to children, young people and their families aged 0-19 years. We’re extremely proud of our school nurses and their dedication to providing high quality care to children and young people. We’re now looking forward to welcoming enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated school nurses, including newly-qualified school nurses or those returning to the profession—together we can really make a difference to the lives of children and families in Lancashire.”

The service offers a wide range of benefits including family-friendly flexible working options, training and development programmes and mentorship. If you are interested or would like more information, please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk and search for job reference ‘351-CF572’ or visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/nurse-recruitment or call Isobel Walton on 07538 444851.