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Special School Staff Nurse

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
The role is to support Band 6 nurses in the Dudley Special schools and the Community Children's nursing team. The team works as part of the Community Children's Nurse Team (CCN Team) at Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre The nurse will support in managing the health needs of children and young people with complex health and profound learning disabilities.

Main duties of the job

The nurse will support in managing the health needs of children and young people with complex health and profound learning disabilities.

Working closely with the MDT to ensure that Education, Health and Care Plans are implemented. Some home visits and other community visits will be carried out as part of a holistic case management.

Provide clinical skills and ensuring a holistic, family centered approach to assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the health needs of the children.

Teaching/training and supporting the team as well as the school staff to ensure the health needs of the children are met,

Implementing strategies to support the care of children with learning disabilities.

The nurse will require the experience and ability to be able to manage emergency health situations in the school

About us

Black Country Health care NHS foundation trust is a mental health and learning disability trust that also provides health services for children in Dudley

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties/Responsibilities

Demonstrate empathetic communication skills when dealing with patients and carers along the patient pathway.

Provide specialist nursing advice and support to families of children with significant medical needs under the direction of the band 6 in the special schools

Complete home visits as required supporting the families and children and assess the childs clinical condition

Undertake specific clinical tasks and skills for which the nurse has received

training and is deemed competent in all clinical settings. This will include, suctioning, oxygen management, tracheostomy care, care of central lines and vascuports and other clinical procedures

Encourage children and families to participate in their care by providing training and support on a range of clinical procedures to meet the health needs of the child within

scope of expertise

Working in conjunction with the band 6 and other agencies, implement agreed transition of care processes ensuring it takes place in a timely fashion and meets the ongoing needs of the child/young person

Have knowledge of the SEND agenda and EHCPs and contribute to EHCPs and the

reviews to ensure that the optimum support and care is provided for the child and family

Clinically assess the child or young person and ensure that actions are taken to promote safety

Support the safe administration of medications within the school and support staff to be trained adequately and that their competencies are assessed.

Provide and maintain a high standard of skilled nursing care /skills for children with additional health needs. Facilitate care at home for a children with short term/complex health conditions including children who are palliative

Provide reports, as appropriate for CYPs EHCP reviews

Demonstrate knowledge, skills, competency and innovative practice in paediatric nursing Care

Demonstrate continual evaluation of clinical practice and recommend changes

Assist in the completion of detailed holistic assessments of children and families, while giving consideration to cultural differences.

Ensuring that the changing needs of individual children and families are identified

and that adjustments are made to the childs care plan.

To establish or maintain relationships with the child and family where relevant whilst the child is an inpatient in hospital to help facilitate smooth discharge.

Completing accurate and timely recordings of involvement with the child and family and reporting any changes affecting the child and family appropriately.

To support in the development of integrated care pathways.

Work in conjunction wither other nurses in the team and provide cover as required depending on scope of practice


To maintain an electronic portfolio of evidence that offers assurance against CQC

essential standards and revalidation.

Line Manage unregistered staff in the school if required- supported by band 6

If required take responsibility for the management of the school in the absence of the band 6

To work under the overall direction of the Band 6, but maintains accountability and responsibility for own work.

Inform line managers of any issues affecting safe and effective service delivery at the time an issue is highlighted.

Actively demonstrate commitment to clinical supervision

Participate in the development of policies, pathways and clinical guidelines

Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and manage time effectively

Budgetary awareness in line with the trust financial plan.

If the child has equipment being provided by the Team to ensure that it is

regularly serviced and maintained. To ensure that families are using the equipment correctly and safely.

Ensure that home visits are co-ordinated alongside other team members to ensure time effectiveness and therefore increasing availability of community nursing services

for children and families

Demonstrate an ability to work across organisational and professional boundaries as

directed by the line manager


Under the direction of the band 6 provide training for the schools about complex medical needs/disabilities and the support services available for these children. This will include information about individual childrens conditions, and general training about medical needs.

To facilitate training and implement teaching plans for parents, school staff to

empower them to manage a child/young persons condition

These may be formal or informal educational initiatives

Assess the competencies of school staff and delegate care tasks as appropriate to education staff

Maintain knowledge and competence in computer skills, in order to access drives,

databases, email and approved internet resources and critically appraise sources of information and their evidence base.

To maintain clinical skills and practice in order to offer support and direction to clinical teams and other multi-disciplinary teams.

To maintain professional registration and revalidation

Review clinical and practice standards against guidelines produced by regulatory bodies

Participate in training needs analysis

Act as a clinical resource


Demonstrate knowledge of clinical trials relevant to specialist area

Identify areas of research/audit with the team, sources of funding and in conjunction with the Team Leader initiate research and audit projects

Person Specification

Childrens Nursing degree


  • Achieved grade

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Special Schools Dudley



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