School Nurse

Location Egham
Discipline: General Nursing
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £31,000 - £38,000
Contact name: Eivar Zand

Contact email: E.zand@t2healthcare.com
Job ref: EZ - 046
Published: 18 days ago

​Our client is looking for a School Nurse to join their Egham Campus. This will be a full time, permanent position.

Duties

  • First Aid Care of the Sick or Injured

  • Provides a high standard of service within NMC guidelines to students, faculty, staff and visitors while on campus in accordance with accepted principles of practice and established policies and procedures.

  • Determines whether a student needs to be excused or return to class when feeling unwell, with a strong emphasis on remaining in school. Contacts parents in a timely manner once a decision has been made to send a student home.

  • Informs and advises parents when a referral to a GP or other professional is required.

  • Provides continuing care for pupils with chronic medical conditions in consultation with their medical advisors.

  • Shares findings with the school counsellors in line with ACS Child Protection and Safeguarding policy.

  • Accompanies boarding students to hospital in an emergency and doctor appointments when necessary.

  • Provides a responsive ‘call out’ service for all emergencies on campus and request emergency services where appropriate.

  • Provides first aid and emergency care as necessary

  • Provides and maintain first aid kits on school premises

  • Provides appropriate first aid kits and trip medication kits for field trips, adjusting contents according to grade level, activity and length of time away from campus.

  • Arranges a schedule of vaccination dates and timetables.

  • Follows relevant procedures for safe disposal of clinical waste and safe storage, usage and disposal of medical supplies and drugs.

Administrative

  • Maintains medical records for staff and students accurately, confidentially and safely and ensure that other members of the nursing team are aware of and follow obligations in this regard.

  • Maintains accurate records of medications administered to students and staff.

  • Ensure health care plans are developed and written for students requiring them, in liaison with student, parents, counsellors and outside health professionals.

  • Compiles an accurate Student Serious Health Concerns list and ensures this is kept updated.

  • Sends out medical information to staff and parents as necessary.

  • Provides guidance on health history, medical needs, current practices and medication requirements of students in the classrooms and those participating in field trips.

  • Provides weekly health updates for school newsletter.

  • Undertakes Medical Risk Assessments as required.

  • Responsible for writing medical protocols, continuing reviews and assist with reviewing school health policies.

Ongoing Requirements

  • First Aid Teaching to Staff

  • Child Protection

  • Health & Safety

Requirements

  • A Registered General Nursing qualification RGN/RSCN

  • Current NMC registration

  • Minimum 3 years post registration experience in nursing preferably with experience of school nursing, health visiting or practice nursing.

  • Must be organised and be able to demonstrate that is able to work autonomously.

  • Understands and respects the school’s lines of communication.

  • Good inter-personal skills and professional confidence.

  • Works well as a team and independently.

  • Computer literate, excellent record keeping and good organisational skills are vital to this role.

If this role sounds like the perfect fit for you, then please apply and we will take care of the rest!