School Nurse

Location
England, London, Richmond upon Thames
Salary
£24500.00 per annum
Posted
21 Feb 2017
Closes
21 Mar 2017
Ref
GEJ 149
Contact
Medical Team
Field of practice
School nursing
Contract Type
Permanent
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time

SCHOOL NURSE - RICHMOND-ON -THAMES

Our client was founded in Richmond in 1946 and has been a boys' prep school from that time on. The school operates on three sites in or around King's Road, which is on the very pleasant setting of Richmond Hill. The Senior Department (for boys from Year 4 to Year 8) is at 68 King's Road, the Junior Department on its own site just down the hill, and the relatively new Nursery around the corner in Princes Road. The school also has extensive playing fields just over Chiswick Bridge.

A vacancy has arisen for a School Nurse to start as soon as possible. A suitably experienced candidate is therefore required to provide a caring and efficient first aid and medical service for pupils and staff across the whole School Monday- Friday 8.00 am til 4.00 pm (+ some flexibility during the holiday when requested). This is a fantastic lifestyle opportunity for an enthusiastic experienced and flexible individual. A competitive salary (c. £25k pa) is on offer commensurate with this important term-time only role.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical

·Assess and prioritise first aid and medical issues presented by pupils, staff or visitors to the school; treat in line with accepted good practice and according to protocol where necessary
·Ensure that all documentation regarding any accident or incident on school premises, including the details of any first aid treatment given is recorded in an accurate and contemporaneous manner
·Ensure that any medication given to pupils in school is stored, administered and documented according to the school's First Aid, Medicines and Medical Conditions Management policy
·Monitor the expiration dates of any medicine supplied to the school by a parent, and request replacement when necessary and within a suitable time frame
·Implement adequate infection control measures throughout the school and promote the importance of good hygiene practices amongst pupils and staff
·Monitor on a regular basis all first aid supplies and emergency equipment across departments, restocking and replenishing items when necessary
·Prepare medical bags for school trips, games afternoons and sporting fixtures, ensuring that any medication held in school for pupils is taken by the member of staff in charge should it be required in the event of an emergency
·Provide first aid support for sporting events held at the school playing fields when requested
·Be available to provide first aid cover for school-run holiday clubs when requested
·Assist with the delivery of PSHE education to pupils in school if requested; provide training to staff in the management of common issues such as allergies and asthma or any other medical condition deemed necessary for staff to have an awareness of

·Arrange for pupils in the relevant age groups to be offered audiology screening and influenza vaccinations on an annual basis, in accordance with national guidelines and in conjunction with appropriate external agencies


Professional

·Maintain a working knowledge of statutory guidance and legislation pertaining to Safeguarding children in education
·Provide support and assistance in the handling of any Safeguarding issues which may arise; attend multidisciplinary meetings or case-conferences if and when required to do so by the relevant authorities
·Attend quarterly forums run by the Designated Safeguarding Nurses for Children from Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group
·Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development by undertaking suitable training and self-directed learning as appropriate, and taking part in clinical supervision groups
·Contribute to the development, implementation and review of policies relevant to the health and welfare of pupils
·Maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the school at all times
·Attend staff training days at the beginning of each term (4)

The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following:

§Registered Nurse with at least 2 years' post registered experience
§Experience in A&E/Paediatrics/Practice Nursing desirable
§Experience of sports injuries will be advantageous as well as working in a school setting
§Flexible, adaptable approach to work
§Caring and considerate approach to pupils and staff
§Confident working alone
§Accuracy and attention to detail and to deadlines
§Ability to cope under pressure and to prioritise
§Excellent inter-personal skills including rapport with students
§Good basic keyboard and IT skills

Terms and Conditions
§Competitive salary
§Full-time post working term-time only, 8.00am-4.00pm (+ some flexibility during the holiday when requested)
§Contribution to Stakeholder Pension Scheme
§Accountable to Head of Junior School