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Senior Special School Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a dynamic team within Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, the Special School Nursing Team are looking to recruit into Senior Special School Nurse post.

The Special School Nursing Team is a county wide service consisting of nurses and healthcare assistants who are based within the Special Schools. We work within the primary and secondary schools in Northamptonshire and deliver the healthy child programme alongside contributing to the Education Health care plan to ensure children and young people with additional healthcare needs can access their full educational curriculum. We work closely with our colleagues in the community, acute, social and education settings. We delivery competency based training programme to the Special School teams, working in partnership with schools to meet the needs of the children and young people.

Applications will be considered for full year roles or term time only.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be lone working in other settings and we want to recruit a forward thinking, dynamic nurse into this permanent position. The post holder will be part of a developing and progressing service working with colleagues who present with enthusiasm for innovative and high standards of practice and be able to work autonomously. As a registered nurse the post holder will be responsible for managing allocated school caseloads, develop care plans for individualized care, complete risk assessment of clinical needs, safeguard children and young people through local procedures in line with Northamptonshire Safeguarding Board, provide leadership and mentoring of others, lead on immunisation clinics, work in collaboration with other agencies. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring they maintain their registration through continued professional development, ensuring high standards of practice.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification

NMC registration


  • Band 5 nursing and above


  • Additional qualifications relevant to role

Working with 0-19 age range


  • Experience of working with young people age 4 to 19
  • Experience of supporting children with medical needs
  • Experience of supporting children with disability


  • Experience of public health objectives
  • Leadership and Team working skills

Knowledge of safeguarding


  • Understanding of safeguarding children and young people


  • Experience of working across agencies

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust




NN15 7PW

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