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School Nurse (Special School)

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Due to service development, we are now recruiting for Band 5 Registered nurses to join our well-established Special School Nursing team within Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.

The posts are term-time plus two weeks and we have a range of hours available. It is essential that the successful candidate has recent clinical skills and experience in caring for children/young people with complex health needs. It would also be desirable to have recent experience of working in a community setting.

The service is Countywide and covers 7 Special schools across Worcestershire.

We have posts available in the North and South locality.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to work independently but support is available through the wider team.

This post requires excellent communication skills, flexibility, motivation, innovation, the ability to work effectively in planning and prioritising workload which is varied and very busy. You must be able to plan and evaluate care needs, have excellent clinical skills and assessment skills, deliver teaching sessions in school and assess staff for competencies to undertake health interventions.

The successful applicant must also have a good understanding of IT as this is a requirement of the role. e.g. ESR, Care notes, Excel but this list of requirements is not exclusive.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Do you have experience working with children with additional or complex health needs? Are you dedicated to providing help, care, and support to those who most need it?

We are looking for a dynamic nurse to work within the school environment with our dedicated Special school nursing team. This role is vital in supporting the Healthcare needs of children and young people attending Special schools.

This is an opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their family by supporting training and assessment of Education staff to deliver clinical care within the school environment.

By joining our team, you will be providing valuable opportunity for a child, young person, and family to meet their full potential and achieve their chosen life outcomes.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Paediatric care
  • Working with children with special needs


  • Working in a school environment
  • Multi-disciplinary team working



  • NMC Code of conduct.
  • Child Health related topics


  • Recent education and health related initiatives

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour.
  • Role modelling good behaviour.
  • A positive attitude and being able to act on feedback.
  • Ability to praise and to be supportive to others.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Reflective practitioner.
  • Proven ability to motivate others.
  • Able to work competently without supervision.
  • Responsible for own professional development.


  • Health Promotion



  • Registered Childrens, Adult or Learning Disability Nurse
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • Mentor/assessor qualification

Additional Criteria


  • Friendly and approachable for children and their parents.
  • Working on own initiative.
  • Adaptable, well-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Princess of Wales Community Hospital

Stourbridge Road


B61 0BB

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