Our client - one of the UK's most prestigious schools - is looking for a permanent School Nurse. The school is situated not far from London and has a beautiful estate and grounds, which the Nurse can make full use of. The role of School Nurse is to be responsible for the assessment and treatment of minor illness and injuries to the Medical Centre patients, primarily to pupils and resident staff. Supported by the Lead Nurse and School Doctor in the Medical Centre, s/he will deliver care within the boundaries of the role, focusing on supporting the patients to be healthy, the monitoring of long-term conditions, health prevention and screening activities, and supporting the delivery of policies. Being confident in clinical assessment and the management of common illness and injury is an essential skillset. The School Nurse will be given the opportunity to spend time in clinic with the School Doctor to progress their clinical skills on a regular basis. As well as this direct clinical support from the Lead Nurse and School Doctor there is opportunity to attend a variety of courses throughout the year with funding for these available if appropriate.
There are many benefits of working at this school:
- Working only 33 weeks of the 52 week year
- Shift pattern means long periods of 'off time' during the working week
- Generous pension scheme
- Use of all the schools fitness facilities and subsidised membership that gives access to the swimming pool and Sports Centre
- Reduced fee membership to the schools golf club, angling club and tennis club
- Free meals whilst on duty
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Assess, plan and implement management plans appropriate to the health needs of those attending the Medical Centre
- Accept Named Nurse responsibilities as requested and implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for boys with complex or long-term conditions
- Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist boys and School staff in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care § Promote health education strategies that encourage them to live healthily and apply principles of self-care
- Delivery of opportunistic health promotion as appropriate § Implement and participate in immunisation programmes for the boys § Advise, support and, where appropriate, under guidance from the Lead Nurse, administer vaccines for patients travelling abroad
- Provide health information to Matrons, House Masters and Masters as appropriate
- Provide first-aid support at School sports events when required § Take an active role in audit and research to further improve the provision of healthcare at Harrow School Communication
- Demonstrate a sensitive communication style, ensuring that patients are fully informed and consent to treatment
- Liaise fully with colleagues at the beginning and end of each shift to ensure a full handover takes place
- Liaise with the Lead Nurse and School doctors on Medical Centre issues as required
- Recognise the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding and patient preferences
- Anticipate barriers to communication and take action to improve communication
- Maintain effective communication with colleagues, Matrons and House Masters
- Act with integrity – doing the right thing, even when it is difficult or when no one is watching.
- Respect and value our traditions whilst setting them in the context of today.
- Work hard to serve others within the School and across our wider communities where possible putting their interests before our own.
- Give and seek honest and appropriate feedback, reflect on our failures and learn from them.
- Support others through challenges and whatever the outcome, we celebrate those that took part.
- Respect each other and value our differences, knowing that we are more effective and more resilient
- Are a band 6/7 NMC registered nurse
- Have previous experience in either practice nursing or school nursing § Health education in at least two of the following areas: first aid sports injuries; minor trauma; problems of adolescence, Public Health immunisation programmes; and/or chronic disease management e.g. asthma, eczema, diabetes, epilepsy and allergies
- Have knowledge of child protection procedures and confidentiality issues § Knowledge of child growth and development § Experience of assessing and recommending treatments for minor ailments and knowing when to refer to the Lead Nurse or a doctor/specialist
- Able to work a mixture of day and night shifts, with the flexibility to work beyond those hours on occasion
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The successful applicant will undergo an enhanced DBS check
Salary: £28,798 - £30,122 GPA
Hours: An average of 40 hours per week, 8.5 and 12.5 hour shifts spread over 7 days of the week (36 weeks only during the year)
Responsible Consultant: Kelly Bothomley