School Nurse

Expiring today

Bright Sparks Education
Richmond, Surrey
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job summary - School Nurse

Location: Richmond

Hours: Full Time

School Nurse Salary: £22,000 - £41,000 (depending on qualifications & experience)

Our client, a well-regarded Independent Prep School are seeking to recruit a caring and conscientious School Nurse to support students and staff medical needs. The ideal School Nurse candidate will be confident, organised and be able to work well in all situations in a calm and reassuring manner. The School Nurse appointed will play a significant part in the schools strong and committed pastoral programme. They will be line managed by the Head of Pastoral Care and they will work closely and professionally together for the well- being of the school’s students and staff.

This exciting new role requires setting up a Medical Room to support boys' health and well-being to ensure they can participate fully in an active school life.

School Nurse about The Role

The School Nurse appointed will be experienced, computer literate, medically fit, have the ability to understand school protocols and policies, and be willing to make a full contribution to school life. S/he must have a good working knowledge of child protection issues and safeguarding and will be offered the appropriate training as s/he will be working with the Designated Safeguarding Lead on related matters.

The School Nurse must be friendly, approachable, discrete and supportive. It is a new role which requires excellent communication skills and a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.


The School Nurse will provide medical care for boys and staff

  • Ensuring the best possible medical care if an accident occurs or in an emergency
  • Treating ailments and administering medication in line with the School's policy
  • Making arrangements for students and members of staff to be taken to hospital or sent home safely if necessary
  • Conducting health checks
  • Liaising with parents/staff in accordance with the School's policies on medical and mental health matters


  • Stocking and equipping the Medical Room and ensuring safe storage, usage and appropriate supplies
  • Providing first aid kits around the school and keeping them appropriately stocked
  • Updating and timely maintenance of confidential files and records


  • Forming good relationships with the local health authority in the organisation of immunisation programmes
  • Maintaining appropriate records
  • Developing health care plans if required by the Head of Pastoral Care
  • Providing advice and training for staff to address boys' special medical needs
  • Creating contacts in the community to visit and speak on a range of key health issues
  • Organising a list of health experts to assist in the delivery of the pastoral programme
  • Arranging meetings for parents on health-related topics


  • Liaising with the Head of Pastoral Care on appropriate topics to teach in the PSHEE programme from Y3 -Y8 and writing the necessary planning documents
  • Working closely on curricular development as required
  • Contributing to assemblies if asked to speak on a medical or mental health topic
  • Providing In Service Training for staff on a given medical or mental health topic

Health & Safety

  • Serving on the termly Health & Safety Committee
  • Completing accident reports in a timely manner and submitting RIDDOR reports if necessary


  • Ensuring all medical parent consent forms are obtained and updated
  • Maintaining on SIMS electronic records of daily visits to the Medical Room, accidents, treatment and advice given
  • Providing support to the Head of Pastoral Care and working closely together in the writing of formal reports