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Special Needs School Nurse- Outreach

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South Staffordshire,
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Paediatric or Learning Disability Nurse to join our Staffordshire Special Needs School Nursing Team.

The successful applicant will work in the South of Staffordshire providing support in the special schools covered by the team. The Schools covered by this post are in Litchfield, Burton, Tamworth, Cannock and Wombourne.

You will be required to support children within the school setting and undertake responsibility for the coordination of patient care. This includes being responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of care for all C& YP within the Special Schools with support from the Band 6 and Team Leader. You will also be supporting Team Leaders in projects and policy and procedure delivery.

Working as a member of a friendly, highly skilled team you will have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children and young people who have special needs and their families. You will be responsible for their healthcare needs during the school day and work in partnership with education colleagues in the school and with parents. You will also work collaboratively with the wider Multi Agency Teams to meet health, developmental and safeguarding needs of the children and young people.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Paediatric or Learning Disability Nurse to join our Staffordshire Special Needs School Nursing Team.

The team provides holistic nursing care for pupils with a wide range of learning disabilities, physical disabilities and neurological conditions as well as implementing the Staffordshire Children's and Young Peoples Health and Well Being Programme.

This role is ideal for someone who is able to work sensitively with children and young people with autism, learning disabilities and complex medical conditions and advocate for their needs.

You will work with education partners in addressing health needs in designated schools and contributing to the Education, Health and Care Plans.

You will be responsible for the training and updating of education, staff using evidence based training packs, to carry out procedures which include administration of medication and enteral feeds,

You will lead on the Initial Health Assessment and drawing up of care plans and work in partnership school staff, parents and carers in there implementation

Contribute to the public health agenda through Personal Health and Social Education and health promotion activities

Participate in report writing and attendance at Safeguarding Conferences, Reviews and Core Group meetings with support from the Band 6 Special Needs School Nurses

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential.

About us

At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working ( depending on the role )
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Job description

Job responsibilities

To act as outreach nurse for North and South Staffordshire Special School Nurses Teams providing cover for Special School Nurses as required

To work with Team Leaders in implementing policies and procedures

To assist Team Leaders in projects and research developments

To assess care needs, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care.

To carry out prescribed nursing interventions as per the care plan under the direction of Team Leaders and Band 6 Special School Nurse. Each care plan will identify:-
  • Existing clinical needs, how and by whom these will be met.
  • Monitoring the childs growth and development in line with Healthy Child Programme.
  • Progress against the care plan, expected outcomes.
  • Sit alongside and complement the childs individual Education Plan (IEP).

To prioritise daily care, responding to emergencies as required.

To work both autonomously and with the Team Leaders and Band 6 Special School Nurses to assess the needs of the school age population and promote healthy lifestyles within the Public Health Role of School Nursing.

To ensure safe custody and administration of prescribed medication where required in accordance with Trust and NMC guidelines.

To liaise appropriately and effectively with parents/carers, education staff and other agencies to achieve optimum health in school age children and young people.

To demonstrate, teach and supervise aspects of nursing care that can be delegated to support staff, education staff and pupils.

To contribute to the induction of new staff to the service.

Participate in the prevention, identification and protection of children at risk in accordance with Trust Safeguarding Procedures. Attend and participate in safeguarding meetings.

To facilitate and attend school medicals and undertake nurse led assessments where relevant.

To identify and participate in relevant meetings related to continuing care for pupils.

To provide advice to parents, pupils and school staff on preventative measures to limit outbreaks of infectious diseases

Observes own personal duty of care to equipment and resources.

Person Specification



  • childrens/learning disability nursing
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Teaching qualification



  • Assessment skills
  • Knowledge and application of NMC code of conduct
  • Good IT skills
  • time management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Staffordshire Special school Nursing South

South Staffordshire,

DE14 1JS

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