School Nurse part time - Camden Town

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Location
Camden Town with Primrose Hill
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Mar 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
SCHOOL NURSE - Part Time HAMPSTEAD - NW LONDONCompetitive salary and benefitsOur client is an independent preparatory school for girls aged between 3 and 11 in the heart of Belsize Park in leafy Hampstead, north-west London. A vacancy has arisen for a part time School Nurse from April. A suitably experienced candidate is therefore required to be responsible for the provision of the healthcare needs and pastoral care of the girls and staff. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced and flexible individual to join their dedicated and friendly professional team. A competitive salary is on offer commensurate with this important term-time only role.General
•Act as the deputy Designated Person for child protection issues and work closely with the Headmistress in this capacity.
•Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact, with particular regard to e-safety policy and practice.
•Read the Staff Handbook and all relevant school policies.
•In addition to the following, you may also be required to undertake such other comparable duties as the Headmistress requires from time to time. School NurseSchool Policy and Procedure
•Implement and maintain arrangements for first-aid provision to comply with statutory, regulatory and school policy requirements, including risk assessment to determine sensibly and reasonably the total numbers of first-aiders required, the training of first-aiders, maintenance of records, accident reporting arrangements, statutory notices and first-aid boxes
•Maintain and develop specific School policies relating to medical needs, first aid, health and Healthy School status.
•Ensure these school policies and procedures are implemented and followed.
•Provide input and contribute to the development and management of the School's Crisis Management Plan.
•Maintain medical records accurately and safely while upholding medical confidentiality in line with legal (common law and statutory) duty of confidentiality.
•Manage the medical room.
•Ensure that parents/carers are provided with full updates on any changes to their daughter's health whilst at school.
•Prepare and maintain medical kits for the playground and school trips.
•Liaise with relevant staff regarding health, safety and hygiene matters (including toilets). General contact with all pupils and School community
•Review the health status of all children upon entry to school and complete the relevant medical forms.
•Perform Medical Health Checks and Residential Health Checks as required.
•Advise the school community on health issues affecting the whole School, including outbreaks of communicable diseases and head lice.
•Co-ordinate eye and hearing tests in school.Children with specific medical needs
•Provide day-to-day medical care for pupils, from bumps and bruises to administration of medication.
•Ensure that all dispensed treatment given and all supplies used are recorded; record the dispensing of drugs following drug protocols.
•Work with parents, carers, specialist health professionals and others to develop, implement and monitor in-school care plans for pupils with complex health needs and long-term conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, epilepsy etc.) to enable them to attend and benefit from school.
•Maintain and update individual medical plans.
•Undertake meetings with parents relating to their daughter's health as appropriate.
•Work with outside agencies including GP's/ Specialists etc. as appropriate.
•Identify and work with pupils and parents missing above-average number of school days due to illness.
•In consultation with the Headmistress provide or co-ordinate counselling for girls affected by bereavement, separation or health matters. Support for teachers
•Provide training and advice for teachers and other members of staff on specific health needs and issuesoFirst Aid INSEToTraining on Anaphylaxis management, diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, intimate care, etc.oCounselling
•Discuss any medical issues that may affect visits.
•Act as a resource for teachers who have concerns about a pupil's physical or emotional health.Teaching responsibilities
•Teach First Aid and PSHEE, including Sex & Relationships Education
•Liaise with SENCO on any issues concerning your pupils.Other Professional Responsibilities
•Attend staff meetings and INSET days.
•Keep abreast of best practice and developments relating to health and first aid by attending courses and reading relevant journals. Disseminate relevant information to staff on courses attended and current initiatives.
•Accept joint responsibility for discipline and behaviour throughout the School.
•Participate in arrangements to appraise performance.
•Ensure that Health and Safety at Work regulations are adhered to both personally and on behalf of the School.
•Update the risk assessment for your area(s) of the School on a regular basis.

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