Part-time School Nurse - Newbury

16 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Our client is an independent preparatory school for about 120 boys aged 7 to 13. The majority of the boys are boarders housed within 4 boarding houses, and around 20 day pupils from the local area also attend the school. The School is set in 75 acres of Berkshire common land close to Newbury, yet close to the M4 and only an hour from Heathrow airport. A vacancy has arisen for a Part-time School Nurse for an immediate start. A suitably experienced candidate is therefore required to be responsible for the provision of the healthcare needs, pastoral care of the 120 pupils for c. 25hrs per week including some overnight duty and weekend working. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic experienced and flexible individual to join their dedicated and friendly professional team. A competitive pro rata salary is on offer as well as on-duty overnight accommodation commensurate with this important term-time only role. Qualifications . RGN, valid NMC Pin with current re-validation Knowledge and Experience . Experience of School Nursing, A&E, Minor injuries, First Aid Experience or Practice Nurse Experience . Knowledge of 7 to 13 year old boys . Sound knowledge of childhood illness, minor injuries and assessment Skills and Abilities . Able to recognise and support Pupils with emotional and psychological issues . Clear Communicator, working as part of Multi-disciplinary Team . Excellent communication and interpersonal skills . Clear empathy and understanding of boys development and needs . Proficient IT skills . Accurate and efficient Record keeping . Excellent listening skills . Ability to recognise and support children with emotional and psychological issues When on duty . Responsible to the Headmaster (and Lead Nurse) for the physical and emotional and mental health of all pupils at the school. . Work under the direction of the Lead School Nurse . Ensuring the safety and well-being of children adhering to and complying with the Horris Hill School's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy at all times. . Administration, safe storage, recording and disposal of medicines 3 . Work closely with the school doctor, sports department, boarding house parents, teachers and tutors and parents in the interest of the pupils . Attending to ON CALL and first aid requests to anyone on the premises at home matches and if necessary, away . Taking duties in the boarding houses supervising healthcare needs . Attending to pupils in sick bay . Maintaining accurate records / medical notes . Accident / Incident reporting . Contributing to the delivery of health education including PSHE lessons Maintenance of first aid kits, undergoing regular first aid training . Ordering / stock control of medical supplies . Ensuring medical cover is maintained in the Health Centre . Maintaining professional competence and personal development through identifying and attending training courses . Participating and working towards school inspections . Regular health assessments, maintenance, improvement and evaluation of pupils' health . Liaise closely with parents on all matters concerning the health and welfare of their children . Attend school meals, taking table and supervise children . Ensure all necessary staff have access to specific health issues of individual pupils . Provide regular access to Health Centre 'surgery' during various times of the day . Giving all pupils the opportunity to discuss health or welfare issues in private . Maintaining pupil dignity and privacy . Provide first aid cover for parents and visitors as needed . Assist at match teas. . Oversee boys' showers and the collecting in of school games kit. Personal Skills . Confident in decision making . Kind, compassionate, calm and empathetic . Flexible, reliable and good communicator . Energetic . Problem solver . Organised . Disciplined, professional and hard working . Reliable and consistent . Fun and approachable with a willingness to help out

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