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School Nurse

Employer
SURBITON HIGH SCHOOL
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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School Nurse

Start Date: ASAP during the Autumn term, ideally prior to January 2022

Tenure: Permanent; 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, 40 weeks of the year

Salary: In line with the Royal College of Nursing bands

Surbiton High School has an exciting opportunity for an experienced nursing professional to join our dedicating team. This permanent position is suited for a well qualified individual with previous experience in the education sector or practice.

Key Responsibilities:

Treatment
  • Assuming responsibility for and ensuring that proper provision is made for any pupil in the school who feels unwell. This will include the appropriate medical assessment of the situation and treatment as necessary, in a triage role, including contact with parents/guardians and teaching staff. The Nurse will be responsible for the supervision of the pupil until the parents can attend.
  • Dispensing and administering as needed all prescribed medicines brought into school as authorised by parents
  • Administering 'over the counter' medication as required and according to school policy
  • Specific Conditions: keeping up to date in the management and care of children with chronic conditions including asthma, diabetes, life threatening allergies, etc
  • Dealing with day to day incidents and pupil and staff accidents and administering First Aid, including providing treatment for minor injuries
  • Assessing the extent of more serious injuries and organising provision of medical treatment, including liaising with parents regarding referral to the Accident and Emergency unit if necessary
  • Providing a place of safety for both pupils and staff with emotional or mental health concerns where they can be listened to, advised and referred onwards for more appropriate help

Health Education

Contributing to the school's general programmes of health education across the year groups and advising pupils and staff accordingly, including:
  • Promotion of health throughout Surbiton High School
  • Visiting our Girls' and Boys' Preparatory Schools to give advice and training when required
  • Educating staff regarding medical conditions, first aid, infection control etc
  • Posting health-related information on the School's Management Information system (MIS) for parents to access

Medical Profiles and Supplies
  • Ensure proper implementation and awareness of individual pupil medical profiles, including allergies, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and other significant conditions
  • Review medical questionnaires of all new pupils - liaise with the pupil, parents or staff as appropriate regarding any concerns
  • Compile and maintain up to date lists of individual pupils' health problems and issue class lists to all staff via the School's MIS
  • Agree and manage the medical budget
  • Monitor and replenish first aid stock and any other necessary equipment throughout the School
  • Support staff who accompany pupils on day and residential trips by providing general and specific first aid supplies and advice
  • Maintain all First Aid boxes in the School
  • Maintain medical equipment and ensure there is an adequate stock of drugs and medical supplies, ensuring safe storage and administration of agreed medication

Administration
  • Maintain adequate written and computer records, including all visits and treatment given to pupils, on the pupil database/MIS
  • Completing ARMS reports in order to escalate any accidents covered within HSE/RIDDOR to the appropriate member of staff at United Learning Head Office
  • Maintain the Welfare Centre, ensuring that it is tidy and clean at all times
  • Attend meetings and training courses as required to update knowledge and skills in line with modern professional practice
  • Maintaining PREP (Post Registration Education and Practice)
  • To be familiar with and follow the school's policies, and compile and maintain all relevant health-related policies, booklets and information sheets

Safeguarding responsibilities
  • To be an Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead (ADSL)
  • To comply with safeguarding policies, procedures and the School's code of conduct
  • To demonstrate a personal commitment to safeguarding and student/colleague wellbeing
  • To ensure that any safeguarding concerns or incidents are reported appropriately in line with policy
  • To engage in safeguarding training when required
  • To work with the School Counselling Team and Senior Leaders to ensure appropriate care is given to pupils requiring additional support with regards ill mental health

General
  • Carrying out any such duties as may be reasonably requested

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:
  • RGN or RSCN/RN qualification or equivalent, and registration with the NMC
  • First Aid qualification and a sound knowledge of the latest first aid techniques
  • Membership of an advisory body would be preferred i.e. RCN
  • PCT School Nurse and/or Practice Nurse experience essential
  • Previous experience of working in education would be an advantage
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and ICT skills
  • Experience of working with young people with eating disorders and other such mental health needs would be an advantage but is not essential
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity and the ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents
  • Positive rapport with pupils
  • High standards of personal presence, presentation and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences
  • A healthy sense of humour
  • A team player with leadership qualities
  • A reflective and flexible approach
  • Organised and able to self-direct
  • Positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach to life, with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to think creatively and imaginatively
  • Committed to Surbiton High School's ethos
  • Committed to representing the strategic vision for the School
  • Ambitious and aspirational for oneself and for the School
  • Committed to professional development and show a willingness to undertake appropriate training for this role

Surbiton High School is culturally diverse and fully committed to celebrating, respecting and learning about inclusion and diversity throughout the community.

Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

To Apply:

To apply, please visit our website via the button below.

Closing date for application: 8:00am Tuesday 14 September 2021

Interviews to take place week commencing: 20 September 2021

Where support is better shared

United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.
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