School Nurse

Expiring today

Location
England, Kent, Tunbridge Wells
Salary
£21909.00 - £28462.00 per annum
Posted
24 Feb 2017
Closes
24 Mar 2017
Ref
SEJ 146
Contact
Medical Team
Field of practice
School nursing
Contract Type
Permanent
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time

SCHOOL NURSE - TUNBRIDGE WELLS
NHS Band 5 equivalent - Term-time only

Our client is a highly regarded, co-educational preparatory school for boys and girls aged 3-13, located in Langton Green, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Due to a retirement the school are looking to appoint an experienced Nurse to join their medical team as soon as possible, 36 hours per week, term time only, on a flexible rota basis including some Saturdays. Experience of dealing with young children and with a keen interest in health care promotion are essential to this role. Previous experience of working in A&E, with minor injuries or in a school environment would be an advantage. Candidates should be confident working independently and as part of a team as the school nurse plays a vital role in the healthcare of all members of the school community.

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 Healthcare policy and follows NMC drug protocols
·Monitor the expiration dates of any prescribed 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, termly, 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
·Coordinate and arrange staff first aid training to ensure sufficient trained personnel are in place at all times
·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 basic vision tests and influenza vaccinations on an annual basis, in accordance with national guidelines and in conjunction with appropriate external agencies
·Work with parents, carers, specialist health professionals and others to develop, implement and monitor Individual Health Care Plans for pupils with complex health needs and long-term conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, severe allergies ) to enable them to attend and benefit from school
·Be aware of the National Minimum Standards for Boarding

Communication

·Inform the Estates Manager and Senior Management Team in the event of more serious accidents or incidents involving pupils, staff members or visitors which occur on school premises so that appropriate action may be taken as necessary
·Inform parents in a timely manner of any accident or illness involving a pupil which causes concern
·Inform the Catering Manager of pupils with food allergies and specific dietary requirements on a termly basis and also upon receipt of any new information
·Inform teaching staff of relevant medical history regarding pupils in their charge at any time, and provide advice or information as appropriate
·Liaise with members of the pastoral team in relation to any concerns regarding the health or wellbeing of any pupil, consulting the pupil's parent(s) where appropriate
·Participate in termly Health and Safety meetings, advising and reporting on any matters or issues of concern within school
·Uphold medical confidentiality in line with legal (common law and statutory) duty of confidentiality to pupils and maintain medical records accurately, confidentially and safely. Share medical information with teaching staff on a need to know basis with parental permission


Professional

·Maintain a working knowledge of statutory guidance and legislation pertaining to Safeguarding children in education
·The Nurse is required to maintain his/her registration with the relevant professional body (NMC) as a Registered Nurse as a condition of this employment
·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
·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 (6)