School Nurse - High Wycombe

High Wycombe
02 Dec 2017
13 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
SCHOOL NURSE (JOB SHARE) - HIGH WYCOMBECompetitive pay and benefitsOur client is an independent day school offering an excellent all-round education for girls aged 4 - 18. All girls are supported and challenged to achieve their full potential. Their nurturing and encouraging environment enables the girls to grow into mature, confident and independent individuals. Set in 96 acres of beautiful Chiltern countryside, the School is four miles north of High Wycombe and two miles from Great Missenden. They are looking to appoint an experienced School Nurse on a job share basis Monday to Friday 1200-1630, with the flexibility to cover the odd morning shift where necessary. Experience of dealing with 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 is a vital role in the school community. A competitive rate of pay is on offer plus benefits. Duties and Responsibilities Medical - with due regard for confidentiality at all times
• caring for pupils who are injured or who become ill during the school day, and administering medicine when required/appropriate
• keeping records of care administered in the event of these injuries or illnesses, and recording and reporting major incidents in accordance with guidelines
• administering medicines, authorised in writing by parents, during the school day
• contacting parents/guardians if a pupil needs to go home or to hospital and, if necessary, take pupils to hospital/doctor's surgery/dentist/optician.
• liaising with parents with regard to pupils' specific medical conditions and requirements, including dietary needs, and monitor specific conditions when required
• recording any known long term specific health care allergies or conditions and alerting and training colleagues regarding these, ensuring that they are aware of any care plans that might be required
• responsibility for ensuring action plans/emergency procedures are in place for pupils with specific health risks; this will involve drawing up Individual Health Care Plans for a number of girls and reviewing these regularly, annually as a minimum, consulting with Parents GPs and Consultants re these, and informing staff about them
• inform the Headmistress of any health problems/concerns which arise
• ensuring Emergency drugs are made available and kept up to date by parents
• ensuring that medical details of all pupils are entered on the school medical database and that paperwork regarding medical issues is dealt with promptly and stored securely for data protection purposes. Providing Reports regarding health issues in the school to the Headmistress, Bursar and staff, where applicable
• be prepared to take a lead role if medical Pandemic announced.
• organising and conducting immunisation and vaccination programmes both for whole year groups and individual students as necessary.
• maintaining a list of trained First Aiders and arranging First Aid training courses.
• ordering medical supplies and keeping all first aid kits replenished, as required but at least every term. Ensuring safe disposal of expired medication.
• ensuring safe disposal of sharps and any bodily fluids
• keeping the treatment room clean and tidy Health and Safety
• sitting on the Health and Safety Committee and acting as the school's representative as far as Health matters are concerned
• keeping the relevant Health and Safety Policy up to date in line with current guidelines
• proactively assisting the Bursar in matters relating to the Risk Assessment of school specific health issues Pastoral/ PSHCE
• sitting on the Pastoral Care Committee which meets biweekly and is responsible for the pastoral welfare of pupils
• updating the Heads of Pastoral Care with relevant medical / pastoral details of specific pupils
• liaising with the teaching staff regarding health items included in the curriculum e.g. drug awareness and hygiene
• liaising with the school counsellor regarding specific pupils, when required Any other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time by the Headmistress or Bursar Staff are responsible for their own professional development and together with their line manager are encouraged to identify courses which might address any areas for future growth. Experience and Skills
• A relevant Nursing qualification
• Valid NMC PIN
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Clinical track record ideally 6 months of which spent in A&E or as Practice Nurse
• Experience and knowledge of educational environment desirable
• Clear empathy and understanding of girls' development and needs