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To undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in Person-centred Practice: School Nursing to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nursing – School Nurse (SCPHN-SN).

Are you a dynamic, hardworking and innovative NMC registered nurse working in the NHS? Are you ready to become a post registered student? We are currently able to offer permanent contracts and funding for programme fees, in preparation for taking on a key role as a SCPHN-SN in delivering health and wellbeing pathways of support for children, young people and their families in NHS Lothian.

You will be appointed to a student School Nurse role, Band 5, progressing to a Band 6 SCPHN-SN post on successful completion of the programme and registration on Part 3 of the NMC register. Graduates will be expected to consolidate practice within NHS Lothian for two years post registration.

To apply you will need to:

  • Be free to undertake study for 52 weeks commencing January 2022;
  • Standard entry is normally a degree;
  • Have appropriate academic credit (standard entry is normally a degree) and evidence of recent study;
  • Apply by NHS JobTrain to: NHS Lothian;
  • Submit an application initially to NHS Lothian via JobTrain;

For candidates who are successful, following the shortlisting and interview process, you will then be asked to apply to Queen Margaret University https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduate-study/2021/pgdip-person-centred-practice-school-nursing/

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact :

For Queen Margaret University queries:

Julie DrakeSchool Nursing Programme Lead

PgD Person-centred Practice: School Nursing [email protected]

For NHS Lothian queries:

Karen Holmes Clinical Nurse Manager,

Community Children’s Services [email protected]

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