Senior Special School Nurse

Solent NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced nurse to join our Special School Nursing Team. We provide Specialist School Nursing to nine Special Schools across the Southampton, Hampshire, IOW and Portsmouth and we are looking to recruit a Special School Nurse to work at Henry Tyndale School, Farnborough.

The schools we work with provide education to children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and complex health conditions. The Special School Nursing team works collaboratively with children, families, school staff and the wider multi-disciplinary team within the education setting to ensure a supportive and caring learning environment. The nursing team are responsible for ensuring the health needs of the children are met using a family centered approach to assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the health needs of the children within a specialist education provision. The role will include teaching and training of school staff, creating care plans and supervision of delegated skills including children and young people with a range of complex care, epilepsy and seizure management, enteral feeding, tracheostomy care, caseload management and line management of a small specialist team.

The candidate must hold either a registration as a Children's or Learning Disability Nurse with recent experience of working with children and people with learning disabilities. Previous experience of special school nursing would be desirable.

Main duties of the job

*Assess patients/clients, plan develop/implement/evaluate programmes of care and carry out nursing procedures.

*Ensures use of nursing knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patients/clients/family/health needs as well as actively promote health and wellbeing.

*Evaluate clinical outcomes and reports variance to clinical pathway, protocols, or best practice guidelines.

*Contributes to effective discharge planning and/or referral processes to health care providers and support agencies to meet identified health needs.

*Applies diagnostic reasoning and professional judgement to nursing practice issues/decisions.

*Manage care of patients/clients on a day to day basis and when required manage care of all patients/clients in the absence of senior colleagues.

*Fosters inquiry and critical thinking amongst colleagues to advance nursing practice and patient/client care to ensure the provision of positive patient/client outcomes and person-centred care.

*Accurately documents assessments of patients/client's health status, diagnosis and response to nursing and other interventions and treatments on the Trust Clinical Records System.

*Effectively manage the clinical care and clinical area through the implementation of clearly defined policies and procedures

*Identifies when a child may be at risk and knows how to refer to the local multi- agency safeguarding hub (MASH) when appropriate.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • BSc Nursing or RN in Child or Learning Disability Nursing and currently registered with NMC
  • Post registration, specialist training relevant to speciality
  • Teaching Qualification, e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Practice assessor/supervisor



  • Experienced in assessing and developing patient care plans
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision/assessing junior staff and students
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Aldershot Centre for Health

Hospital Hill



GU11 1AY

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