School Nurse - York

Recruiter
Careerline
Location
Yorkshire and the Humber
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
SCHOOL NURSE - YORKCompetitive salary and benefitsOur client is a fully independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18, located in 75 acres of parkland, six miles south of the city of York. Established in 1901, the School is proud of its traditions and Anglican foundation, whilst being forward thinking. Excellent pastoral care, inclusion and opportunity are hallmarks of the education offered. A vacancy has arisen for a School Nurse forming part of a team of four nurses, led by the Senior Sister. The successful candidate will be working full time hours on a rotating roster to include overnight on call duty so as to provide a clinically effective, high quality service of nursing care to pupils and, with others to provide first aid care to all members of the School community. A competitive salary plus benefits are on offer commensurate with this key position.Main Duties and Responsibilities
•Support the Senior Sister in providing an excellent healthcare service to the students and staff
•Be familiar with Policies in particular Medical Policy A7 and Safeguarding Policy A6.
•Be responsible for the efficient running of the Health and Wellbeing Centre when on duty offering a kind and caring approach.
•Meticulously administer medicines, from 'over the counter' to prescribed medications, ensuring the School's policy on administration of medicines is adhered to.
•Be able to work within the nursing team to supervise the storage of medicines in House, assisting and guiding the House staff when needed.
•Have the expertise to care for acute sporting injuries alongside day to day common health issues.
•Provide excellent care and compassion for girls with emotional needs, directing and guiding them to get the right help when appropriate.
•Work closely with other healthcare professionals employed by the School, School GP, Clinical Psychologists, Physiotherapist and Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner, facilitating appointments as needed and maintaining confidentiality as appropriate.
•Be able to communicate well with every member of staff at Queen Margaret's, via email or direct conversation, being helpful at all times.
•Be involved in periodic checking of First Aid kits throughout the school, other emergency equipment, replenishing kits, checking in and out First Aid kits for School trips and managing regular stock takes when asked to do so.
•To take part in some aspects of the PSHE programme, showing an interest in teaching the girls and working enthusiastically within the PSHE teaching team.
•Maintain confidentiality at all times, record events as they happen, or when time allows, recording detailed notes onto the School's iSAMS system.
•Liaise with parents and carers when appropriate but being mindful of Gillick Competence, the wishes of the girls and the needs of the parents and carers.
•Act quickly in an emergency and make good, sound decisions.
•Assist House staff during the night as required, being flexible and approachable.
•Work professionally with the Designated Safeguarding Leads, Pastoral Team and House staff with open lines of communication, sharing information when appropriate and safe to do so.
•Work closely with other members of the Health and Wellbeing Centre team to ensure seamless and continuous care.
•Have an involvement and awareness of health and safety issues within the School affecting staff, girls or the environment.
•Use evidence based practice to provide excellent nursing care, drawing on previous experience and having the drive and ability to adapt to new styles of care giving.
•Keep up to date with current practice to maintain your professional development and registration within NMC guidelines, being organised with the necessary documentation to support your Revalidation process and be ready to submit this on time.
•Take on new ideas and projects with health promotion or developments in best practice.
•Be proactive with your own nurse education and share experiences within the nursing team.
•Participate in the School's Appraisal System.
•Work within the team to provide the NHS Immunisation and Vaccine Team with relevant information across the school to provide the girls with the correct care when Immunisations and Vaccines are planned.
•Provide the correct information and training for staff regarding potential exposure to Bodily Fluids and follow the correct procedure for the disposal of clinical waste and sharps.
•Work closely and patiently with all staff on the care of girls with Diabetes, Allergies and Asthma, providing relevant current information on a new diagnosis and provide reassurance and education to staff in immediate contact with these girls.
•Be flexible with hours, although rosters are fixed and rotate over a 3 week period, from time to time nursing staff are required to be on duty at special events.

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