School Nurse (Maternity Cover)

Careerline Ltd
Barnard Castle
£24000 - £26000/annum
07 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
SCHOOL NURSE - Full time (Maternity Cover)
Barnard Castle (County Durham)

Our client is a fully co-educational school for pupils aged 11-18. It has its own Preparatory School for boys and girls aged 4-11, situated on an adjacent site. There are 500 pupils in the Senior School and a further 200 in the Prep School. The School accepts both day pupils and boarders, the latter currently numbering 150.

The School is seeking to appoint an experienced School Nurse to work in the School Medical Centre to cover maternity leave for their current School Nurse. A suitably experienced candidate is therefore required to be responsible for the provision of the healthcare needs and to assist with the pastoral care of the pupils. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic experienced and flexible individual to join their dedicated and friendly professional team. A competitive pro rata salary is on offer commensurate with this important term-time only role


Specific Duties:

Medical Centre Administration
·Co-ordinating the operations of the Medical Centre
·Attending/assisting during daily GP surgeries
·Registering all new boarders with the local surgery
·Ensuring all new boarders have medicals at the earliest opportunity (within their first half term at the latest)
·Communicating with parents and house parents as necessary
·Comprehensive note taking/report writing in relation to incidents/accidents to be reported to the Director of Operations, Headmaster and the Health and Safety Executive.
·To maintain patient confidentiality at all times applying latest NMC guidance.
·Ensuring the security and delivery of controlled medicines.
·Maintaining stocks of 'over the counter' and prescribed medicines as directed by the School Medical Officer
·Supervision of medicines within the boarding house locations.

Clinical and First Aid
·Attending to pupils who take ill during the School day
·Co-ordinating the supervision and care of boarders who 'bed down'
·Maintaining communication with relevant external agencies as required; GP, Health Visitors, CAMHS, etc.
·Availability to provide out of hours 'over the phone' advice and in extremely rare circumstances provide 24-hour cover in the medical centre.
·Providing First Aid during at Home sports fixtures.

Training & Compliance
·Ensuring relevant training is provided to welfare staff in respect of the giving and storing of medicines
·Preparing and reviewing medical centre policies, ensuring compliant with regulatory requirements.
·Maintaining first aid equipment throughout the estate.
·Ensuring that all School 'First Aider' staff are competent and have undertaken training and that qualifications are valid.
·Attendance at and reporting to the Health and Safety Committee when required.

·Supporting the role of the School Counsellor
·Pro-active role within the safeguarding team