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Special School Nurse

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Special School Nurse.

We would welcome applications from enthusiastic committed children's nurses or learning disability nurses with proven clinical experience to work in the special schools that form The Vale Federation in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

We would therefore welcome applications from nurses who have excellent communication skills and are able to manage their time effectively. An understanding of the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) and additional health problems is essential.

The children are aged from 11-19 years and have a wide range of learning disabilities and some have complex health needs. The successful candidate will be based within Stocklake Park School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The nurse will work closely with education and other agencies to ensure the children achieve their full potential in school.

This is a permanent special school nurse contract. The post is available from April 2024, the hours are up to 37.5 hours per week term time only.You would be working as a member of a wider dedicated and enthusiastic team of special school nurses working across the county of Buckinghamshire.

Main duties of the job

The special school nurse will be responsiblefor ensuring that all children with complex health needs have detailed health care plans and that these are reviewed and evaluated on a yearly basis.

There is a Multidisciplinary team at the school and a real ethos of working together for the benefit of the children, in order to help them reach their potential. The role will very much involve teaching and supporting the school staff in meeting and maintaining the health needs of the children for example by providing training in management of medication, epilepsy management, and gastrostomy feeding etc.

Full training and support will be given.

An Enhanced DBS will be required for this post.

The aim of the Trust is to provide a high quality standard of healthcare to the population we serve. We value our staff and can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development, flexible working, a final salary pension scheme and childcare facilities.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Learning Disability or
  • Registered Child branch/RSCN
  • Car Driver/current License
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Relevant experience of working with children and families with complex health needs
  • Relevant experience of Multi agency working
  • Experience of training and monitoring staff around: gastrostomy care, administering medication, epilepsy etc
  • Safeguarding training



  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care plans
  • Ability to teach others around children's complex health needs
  • Excellent communication skills, written & oral and telephone.
  • Has knowledge of the requirements stated within the NMC Code of Conduct (2018).
  • Good organisation/time management skills
  • Initiative: the ability to deal with issues as they arise
  • Relationships: the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships with children and young people
  • Emotional resilience to working with some challenging behaviours and occasionally life limiting conditions
  • IT Literate
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Ability to create empathy and demonstrate sensitivity to others
  • Teamwork: ability to work as a team member



  • Ability to supervise student nurses on placement
  • Must be able to travel from one site to another withing the Buckinghamshire area
  • Car Driver/current License

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Vale Federation of schools - Stocklake Park School



HP20 1DP

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