School Nurse (part-time)
PART-TIME SCHOOL NURSE - GODALMING, SURREY
Competitive rate of pay and benefits
Our client is a wonderful school with four centuries of history behind it, but also one committed to being at the forefront of educational progress in the twenty-first century. Founded in 1611, the School moved to its present magnificent 250 acre site near Godalming, Surrey in 1872.
A vacancy exists for a School Staff Nurse to work as part of a rota'd team of nurses to provide clinically effective, high quality service nursing care to boarding/day pupils and staff registered with The Mill Medical Practice; and first aid care to all members of the School community. The hours will include one overnight shift per week and one weekend in six. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic experienced and flexible individual to join their dedicated and friendly professional team. A competitive pro-rata rate of pay is on offer commensurate with this important term-time only role.
2 - Main Duties
Provide a high standard of service within NMC guidelines to pupils, members of staff and any visitors while on site. This will include:
organisation and running of daily surgeries during space of duty
provision of first aid and emergency care and treatment as necessary
management of the immediate care of pupils with sports injuries
provision of a confidential listening and health advice service as appropriate
following good practice and specific directives on immunization procedures relevant to the School population and individuals
deliver routine booster and travel vaccination clinics
operation of procedures for control of infectious diseases
following procedures for the safe disposal of clinical waste
be aware of and following recommended procedures for safe storage, usage and disposal of medical supplies and drugs
maintaining treatment room stocks, hygiene and tidiness
organisation of doctor's surgeries, including advising pupils to attend and referring to the School's Medical Officer as appropriate
arranging for boarding pupils to attend any emergency medical, dental or other health appointments as necessary
assessment, implementation and evaluation of in-patient care admitted to Hunt Health Centre.
supporting health education throughout the School population
keeping up to date with current health promotion initiatives
contributing to the programme of first aid and clinical development for boarding house matrons.
maintenance of medical records - accurately, confidentially and safely
keeping nursing records to a high standard enabling the accurate and rapid retrieval of information
recording dispensing of drugs following drugs protocols
maintaining general office procedures.
Health and Safety
being involved and aware of health and safety issues within the School affecting staff, pupils or the environment
keeping records of reported accidents.
working closely with other members of Hunt Health Centre to ensure seamless and continuous care, and with parents, Housemasters and Matrons, other academic and support staff as necessary.
liaising with nominated boarding house matrons (up to 2) as their primary point of contact for the pupils in those houses.
3 - Supervisory and Managerial Responsibilities
When on duty, supervision and support of on-duty Health Centre Assistant. Responsible for the overall functioning of Hunt Health Centre when Senior Nurse is absent.
4 - Other Responsibilities - money, equipment, materials etc
Purchase of medical and general supplies within a pre-agreed budget.
5 - Knowledge and Skills Required
Relevant Experience/Knowledge & Technical Competencies
Evidence of continuous professional development
IT literate, with a willingness to develop using new technology (we are on a computer link to the main surgery EMIS system; a large part of the communication around the school happens by email on the school intranet)
Sound organizational and administrative skills
A track record of working within Accident & Emergency, School Nursing and/or Primary Health Care, and/or Mental Health
Expertise in dealing with sports injuries, minor trauma, problems of adolescence and chronic disease management (eg. asthma, eczema, diabetes, epilepsy, allergies)
Experience of working with teenagers
Expertise in administering vaccinations, or a willingness to undertake training to do so
Evidence of professional development in First Aid/CPR etc
Registered nurse on the NMC register with relevant post-registration experience
Able to read, speak and write English accurately and clearly
Current First Aid certificate
Personal Competencies / Skills
Friendly, caring, approachable manner
Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels
Flexible approach to changing circumstances
Able to use initiative and work without direction
Willing to attend appropriate ongoing training
Calm and reassuring, especially in an emergency situation
Utterly discrete and capable of handling confidentiality appropriately
Willing, polite and professionally welcoming
Team player who is able to work in harmony with others
Intuitive for sensitive situations
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