Special School Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc HCAS pro rata as Term Time Only
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking to recruit a Special School Nurse (Band 6) to provide specialist health care support for children and young people with medical needs for the Harrow Special schools.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic staff who are able to work to work autonomously and provide support to special school staff . Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have the enthusiasm to join the well established team and support transformation?

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing an excellent, high quality service to the children of Harrow who have additional needs and support one or several of the special schools in Harrow. You will be required to work closely with children, their parent/carers and key partners to improve health outcomes and support children with special needs to achieve their full potential within all settings at home, community and at school. You will need to demonstrate experience working with children who have additional needs.

Good communication and working relationships with the school staff and school leadership team is an essential part of the role.

The Special School Nursing Team are based with the Children's Community Nursing Team , working in the special schools, Monday to Friday 8.00-16.00, Term Time only. The position is for part time between 22.5 hours to 30 hrs per week, term time.

About us

Together with job satisfaction, we can offer training, support and clinical supervision. If you want to join a team where your contribution is valued and where you have the opportunity to make a real difference in peoples lives, then we would like to hear from you.

Candidates are welcome to arrange informal visits to the special schools in by contacting Veronica Pandey below.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Special School Nurses work closely with the people who use our services and their families. Families, friends and carers and play an important contribution in how people experience our services. Special School Nurses are expected to be kind and responsive but professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services we provide by:
  • keeping the people who using our services as safe as possible through the use of sound clinical skills and effective risk assessments
  • ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence based policies and procedures
  • ensuring the people using our services have a good experience by respecting, empowering and working in partnership with people throughout the care planning process

We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working well together and in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care. Special School nurses work as part of a team and you will contribute to the success of the team by being an effective role model to healthcare assistants/ support workers/school staff and students to ensure they are working to the standards which the people using our services deserve.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • oRegistered nurse - RNChild / LD Nurse / Community Children's Nurse
  • oNumeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines
  • oEvidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development


  • oMentorship qualification
  • oEpilepsy PET 1 & 2 course
  • oIndependent & Supplementary Prescribing Course

Previous Experience


  • oPrevious experience as a Band 6 in children's services or a Band 5 nurse with significant experience in clinical setting catering for children.
  • oRecent experience with children's nursing within acute/community or school setting/ children nursing.


  • oPrevious experience working in Special school
  • oCommunity experience

Skills and Knowledge


  • oAble to communicate with the multi-disciplinary team, present cases, take note of actions, update others in the team and use handover effectively. Speaking face to face but also by telephone and writing letters and reports.
  • oAble to demonstrate partnership working with agencies
  • oMaintaining accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronic and handwritten which adhere to the CNWL policies
  • oAble to talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others assertively where necessary
  • oAble to maintain electronic patient records Use Microsoft Word for letter and report writing
  • oYou are expected to have the skills required to act as a professional, registered nurse and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.


  • oExpertise in particular skills and evidence of how you developed them and use them in your current role
  • oIntravenous Training (theory & practice)
  • oAwareness of the health needs of children and young people
  • oAn understanding of clinical governance framework in relation to practice
  • oSupervision, Line management and appraisal training

Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics


  • oCaring for the people who use our services, their families and carers, and other staff
  • oRespectful of others and genuinely treating them how you would want to be treated
  • oAble and willing to work with service users, family and carers, and other staff in a way which empowers and supports others and makes them feel better about themselves
  • oAble and willing to work in partnership with service users, their friends and family as well as other health care professionals



  • oAccess to Car or other motor vehicle for use for work purposes
  • oAbility to carry out the duties of the post with or without adaptions
  • oAble to work efficiently in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Caryl Thomas Clinic - Special Schools Harrow

Headstone Drive, Wealdstone



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