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Special School Nurse

Employer
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Brent Special School Nursing team are looking for a flexible, motivated and highly skilled health care assistant to join us in supporting children and young people with health needs to attend school and achieve their potential. We are based at The Village school in Brent but also provide outreach services to Woodfield and Manor school.

You may be expected to travel between sites to support the nursing team with tasks such as heights and weights so will need excellent communication skills, administration and IT skills to support the team in delivering a high-quality service to the pupils and any professional partners. Working within the environment of special schools is extremely rewarding and our small friendly team look forward to welcoming you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an individual that has experience working with children with complex healthcare and additional needs. You will also demonstrate commitment to continued development and innovation within the team, have the ability to be flexible to the needs of the service and work as part of a team but also autonomously as required when attending the outreach schools.

The post holder will be supporting the registered nurses within the team, carrying out heights and weights, completing continence assessments and liaising with lots of other agencies. The Post holder will support the training of Learning Support Assistants/Teaching assistants to deliver the child's care plan whilst at school.

The post holder will be actively involved in participating with the development and implementation of practice within the special schools nursing team ensuring that evidenced based practice is being delivered. to carry out the care plans for the children that are within the special schools.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess the health needs of children and school community, agree individual and school health plans and deliver these through multidisciplinary partnerships
  • To organise the day-to-day Special School Nursing Service to children with complex health needs at the Special Needs Schools
  • To provide skilled, effective, evidenced based nursing care for children with complex care needs including technology dependent children
  • To participate in direct clinical input to ensure appropriate nursing and screening interventions. To promote the optimum use of available resources and to secure the highest standards of care to both primary and secondary age children.

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • RSCN or RN(Child) or LD
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Registration
  • Evidence of post registration education and training


Desirable

  • School Nursing or Community Nursing /Specialist Practitioner Qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Acute paediatric experience, caring for children with complex health needs
  • Acute paediatric experience, caring for children with complex health needs
  • Experience of working with students
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional team to safeguard children


Desirable

  • Experience of working within a Special Needs School
  • Experience of Health Promotion/Public Health
  • Experience of safeguarding children with special needs
  • Experience of immunisation
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Experience of working as a School Nurse or a Children's Community Nurse


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • High standard of clinical expertise
  • Leadership skills and the ability to motivate staff
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Decision making skills
  • Good communication skills
  • I.T. skills
  • Knowledge of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct
  • Knowledge of Personal Development Planning
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and its implementations
  • Knowledge of the purpose and value of Clinical Supervision and support of staff
  • Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities
  • Knowledge of political issues within the profession and NHS
  • Knowledge and understanding of Evidenced Based Care
  • Knowledge of the audit process


Desirable

  • Ability to communicate through Makaton or BSL


Other

Essential

  • Able to carry out the duties of the post with or without adaptations


Desirable

  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

The Village School

Grove Park, Harlesden

London

NW9 0JY

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824-ONW-6841-C

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