School Nurse

Careerline Ltd
High Wycombe
£10,000 - £14,999
11 Feb 2018
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Up to 30 hours per week plus at least one night per week. Term-time only.

Set in magnificent conservation listed grounds spanning over more than 160 acres, our client offers its pupils a country lifestyle, whilst being located in the town of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The School offers a very special blend of excellence in pastoral and academic development for girls underpinned by committed and highly professional Staff

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a RGN, RN (Child) or RM to join their dedicated Health Centre Team. The Health Centre plays a key role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the girls and staff, and the nurses work particularly closely with boarding staff and parents. This is an excellent opportunity to consolidate a variety of nursing skills, whilst developing knowledge in managing chronic medical conditions and specific needs of adolescent girls. There is a generous training budget to allow for the professional development of nursing staff. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with teenagers and will have a positive and flexible approach. Previous experience in a school role is desirable but not essential, as full training will be given.

Benefits include:
·Competitive, pro-rata salary
·Free meals in term time
·Glorious grounds to enjoy with easy access to the town and excellent transport links
·School holidays
·Use of the school's excellent sporting facilities

Areas of Responsibility:

Pupils & Staff

·Respond to individual girls who visit the Health Centre.
·Liaise closely with parents, Housemistresses and Pastoral assistants, ensuring the Health Centre has an accurate record of each girl's medical history and needs.
·Attend accidents on site in the school as required, including pitch side cover for home sporting events.
·Assist the Healthcare Manager to ensure health checks are organised for all new girls.
·Assist the Healthcare Manager to inform staff as necessary of any special medical needs of any girl, especially allergies, and ensure that photographs of girls with severe allergies/conditions are distributed in key areas around the school.
·Assist the Healthcare Manager to manage medical emergencies, including epidemics, effectively, liaising closely with all relevant staff and ensuring appropriate treatment for those affected.
·Ensure privacy and confidentiality to pupils and staff when consulting Health Centre staff.
·Provide support and reassurance for House staff and recognise that the Health Centre can support an isolated member of House staff by looking after a girl who might otherwise remain in the House where necessary.
·Being the "Named Nurse" for one or more boarding house.
·Visit house dispensaries, where requested by the Healthcare Manager, advising Matrons (and Housemistresses as appropriate) about medical welfare issues including safe stock holding.
·Participate in whole staff INSET training etc demonstrating the use of epipens, administration of medication and emergency procedures etc, if required.


·Keep records, both hard copy and electronically, up to date and readily accessible including the Girls' Medical Card, addresses and contact number of parents, medical reports/ letters, doctors' notes, vaccinations, telephone call log, Health Centre attendance and record of all medication given.


·To take an active part in the induction of all new staff and girls, explaining the role of the Health Centre.
·Order, keep and issue all medicines as required
·Actively promote health and safety issues within the School including supporting House staff as they are often in the first line for girls seeking medical advice.
·Assist to arrange and prepare the doctors' surgeries, triaging as appropriate.

Person Specification

Specialist Knowledge and Experience
·The post holder must be a RGN, RN (child), RM and must ensure that registration with the NMC is current.
·Previous experience with children is desirable, as is experience of working in a school setting, but not essential as full training will be given.
·Good IT skills. Confident user of Microsoft Word and Outlook.

Interpersonal Sensitivity
·Interacts with others in a sensitive and effective way.
·Proven ability to develop effective and supportive relationships with colleagues, both internal and external, in terms of social interaction and positive support with team workload.
·Able to build rapport easily, especially with young people.
·Flexibility with a good sense of humour
·Be able to work independently

·Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, adapting style to suit the audience and situation.
·Able to maintain strict confidentiality.

·Ability to organise time effectively, prioritising workload and adapting to the changing needs of a busy department.

·Proven ability to remain calm and self-controlled under pressure and to keep difficulties in perspective. Willingly tackles demanding tasks.

Special Conditions.

Post holder will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check.

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