Special School Nurse

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA (PLUS 5% HCAS) pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you passionate about working with children with learning disabilities and complex health needs? We are seeking a highly motivated Children's Nurse with clinical and community experience in the management of healthcare interventions for children with complex health needs, with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience.

Main duties of the job

The Special Schools Nursing Team cover five schools in Grays, Brentwood, Basildon and Wickford within the NELFT Essex and Kent Children`s Directorate. You will be working in a small team of children's community nurses and nursery nurses already established within the Special Schools Nursing Team and will report to the Band 7 team lead. The post holder will need to be a car driver able to travel between venues and for MDT meetings.

Working in partnership with education colleagues, parents and the wider multi professional teams, you will be responsible for ensuring children and young people's healthcare, development and safeguarding needs are met during the school day.

Our vision is to constantly strive to improve the healthcare provision within the Special Schools and you will be be an integral member of the team to enable vulnerable children to fully access education and so reach their full potential.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �1,192 and a maximum payment of �2,011 per annum pro rata).


Job description

Job responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the post are:
  • To carry out nursing clinical procedures in routine and emergency situations within the special school settings.
  • To provide specialist advice and support to children and families of children with complex health needs.
  • To plan, implement and evaluate nursing interventions and health promotional developments within the special school setting.
  • To identify and escalate safeguarding concerns and act as a lead health professional for safeguarding children on the Special School Nursing Team caseload including attendance at safeguarding meetings.
  • To assist in the provision, development and delivery of training of special school staff to enable them to provide care for children with complex health conditions in the education setting, supported by individualised school health care plans.

Person Specification



  • Holds current NMC UK registration
  • Registered Children's nurse


  • Degree in School nursing/Public Health/Community Health Course
  • Qualification in teaching/learning



  • 2 years minimum post-registration experience of acute Paediatrics
  • Evidence of Multi-disciplinary working and liaison related to children and young people


  • Working within the community setting, within a school nursing team and children's setting
  • Minimum of 1 years experience of working with children and young people who have complex health care needs.



  • Basic IT skills
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Knowledge of Systm 1



  • Aware of own abilities and boundaries and to be able to carry out the clinical role without continuous supervision
  • Demonstrates knowledge of care planning process

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


John Tallack Centre, Thurrock Community Hospital

Long Lane


RM16 2PX

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