Senior Special Needs School Nurse (Term Time Only)

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc (pro rata)
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Community Children's Nursing Team is part of an Integrated Service for Disabled Children operating within a wider service system encompassing Acute and Community Services.

The team needs to evolve to take account of the need for greater integration to meet the challenging needs of local children in the borough.

The team provides care for children between the ages of 0-19 years who are in need of nursing care at home or in an education setting.

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a term time only, Band 6 Special School nurse. The post holder will be predominantly based at Stephen Hawking Special Needs school for pupils aged 5-11, but may need to rotate across the other 2 sites when necessary.

The hours are Mon-Fri 08:30 - 16:30 term time only.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical leadership to the nursing team within Beatrice Tate and Stephen Hawking Special Needs Schools, ensuring the delivery of the highest standard of individualised family centred care to children and their families in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.

The post holder is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the health care needs of children within the special needs schools.

They will lead in the supervision, education and assessments of students, junior members of the nursing team, teaching assistants, carers /family members.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • RSCN / RN Child with current registration
  • Preparation for mentorship course or equivalent


  • Educated to degree level or working towards it
  • Specialist Community Public Health qualification.
  • Non medical prescribing qualification



  • High standard of clinical expertise
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Adaptable and able to deal with changing workloads
  • Decision making skills
  • IT Literate
  • Ability to plan and deliver training sessions for parents/MDT with a range of different abilities and to assess and evaluate their learning through the use of competencies on a regular basis.



  • To be able to communicate with children and their parents/carers using verbal and non- verbal skills
  • To demonstrate effective interpersonal skills
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • To demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively by phone or e-mails
  • To be able to demonstrate the ability to sensitively communicate with distressed children/young people/parents/carers/staff
  • Maintain confidentiality consistent with Trust and Service policies.
  • To facilitate effective communication to children/young people their parents/carers who's first language is not English

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Mile End Hospital


E1 4DG

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