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School Nurse

The Grange School
Cheshire (GB)
£14,267 pro-rata (Full year - £23,778 FTE)
Closing date
17 Nov 2022

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Nursing Children

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School Nurse

22 ½ hours per week – Term time only Wednesday – Friday in addition Saturday mornings on 5 occasions per term, each occasion being approx. 2 hours to support First Aid during fixtures.

Reporting: Reporting to the Deputy Head (Pastoral)


Qualifications – ideally a professional Paediatric Nursing qualification resulting in the applicant being a Registered Children’s Nurse, either on part 8 or 15 of the NMC register, or with relevant nursing experience that would be appropriate to supporting a school environment, with at least two years post registration experience.

Ideally the applicant will possess an HSE approved first aid at work certificate and appropriate child protection training, or be willing to obtain these qualifications.

Salary: £14,267 pro-rata (Full year - £23,778 FTE)

This job description should be seen as enabling rather than restrictive and will be subject to regular review. To provide a high standard of service within NMC guidelines to pupils. This will include:

  • Organising and running nurse drop-in health and welfare clinics for pupils.
  • Providing first aid and emergency care as necessary.
  • Providing a confidential advice service as appropriate in conjunction with the Deputy Head (Pastoral) and other pastoral staff.
  • Ensuring care plans are developed and written for pupils requiring them, e.g. in cases of asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and anaphylaxis.
  • Organising and administering any immunisation procedures as requested by the local Health Authority.
  • Under the direction of the school’s leadership carryout operating procedures for the control of infectious diseases, including emergency planning and liaising with the local Health Authority as appropriate.
  • Administering pre-prescribed medications and routine medications under protocol and keeping accurate dispensing records.
  • Maintaining the stock in the treatment rooms and being responsible for the hygiene and tidiness of the area.
  • Promoting health education in conjunction with the Head of PSHE.
  • Ensuring the provision of and access to a range of appropriate publicity materials on student health issues.
  • Teaching top up first aid to other staff and pupils as appropriate once the necessary FAW training has been completed.
  • Organising the provision of nursing to cover weekend sports fixtures in conjunction with the Sports Department.
  • Maintaining the stock of all School first aid kits.
  • Providing health information to staff organising school trips, in particular for residential and overseas visits.
  • Maintaining all School medical records accurately, confidentially and safely.
  • Involvement in child protection as applicable issues for which the necessary training will be provided.
  • Maintaining appropriate control of the Medical Centre budget for first aid supplies.
  • Keeping up-to-date with professional developments through the Royal College of Nursing, and the Independent Schools Nurses Special Interest Group.
  • Providing teaching staff with general training about the initial care of pupils with medical needs.
  • Adhering to the NMC code of professional conduct and being conversant with the scope of professional practice and other NMC advisory papers.

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Working at The Grange School is an opportunity for motivated, determined and caring individuals committed to supporting the young people we serve.

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