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School Nurse

Craig Y Parc School
Cardiff (Caerdydd) (GB)
£31,000 - £33,500
Closing date
15 Dec 2022

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Nursing Children
Full Time

Job Description and Person Specification

Craig Y Parc school are looking to employ a highly skilled, dynamic and caring nurse to join our multidisciplinary team providing education and therapy to children with complex physical and neurological disabilities. 

Job Purpose


The post holder will provide nursing care to children and young people who have additional / complex needs with Craig y Parc Special School. 

The post holder will:


  • Provide nursing advice of a high quality which is child and family centred within the special school setting to all who engage with the child on a day-to-day basis.   Provide nursing care / advice, which is flexible and responsive to the needs of the child within the school environment. Be responsible for writing the health care plans for the children and young people liaising with specialists and consultants where appropriate. Work in collaboration and partnership with other agencies who deliver services to children and young people – Local Education Authority and Social Services working within agreed procedures and protocols. Possess the ability to delegate appropriately to school staff in line with delegation guidelines. Adhere to Welsh Government, Salutem and School policies in relation to Medicines Management, whilst providing guidance and support to staff where appropriate. Be accountable for own professional actions and maintain clear, concise, and accurate documentation in line with NMC record keeping standards. Support the assessment and management of an acutely unwell child / young person whilst liaising with education staff and parent / carer. Participate in the planning and delivery of training packages for all staff within the school environment Provision emotional and nursing support for children with life limiting conditions, seeking specialist advice, information and support from specialist nurses and required. Attend clinical supervisions to ensure own personal and professional development is planned and achieved in line with NMC revalidation requirements. Provide input and support to Health and MDT clinics within the school environment, providing reports as necessary. Adhere to All Wales and Craig Y Parc Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide information in a way that is suitable for the child/young person, their family including the manner in which the information is disseminated, complexity of language used and timing of its giving. Maintain open communication with families, in challenging circumstances eg. families who are not accepting of decisions relating to their child’s care, reporting any issues or incidents to the Senior Leadership Team. Work in partnership with the community teams to deliver public health interventions eg. disease outbreaks, immunisation programmes. Communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with health and other professionals to ensure the delivery of a safe co-ordinated multi-disciplinary package of care within the school environment. Collect, collate, evaluate and report on any clinical information maintaining accurate patient records and documentation. This is in accordance with the Nursing Midwifery Council Standards for Records and Record Keeping, Salutem’s Record Policy and in compliance with the Data Protection Act. Provide training, education and supervision for Pre and Post-Registration Students in the Special School setting.

Resources – Analytical and Judgement


  • Implement programmes and plans of care following initial holistic and continuous assessment of the child’s needs, in partnership with the child/young person and their family. Ensure any relevant risk assessments are undertaken, reporting findings to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Alert the SLT to any difficulties in working conditions, equipment or procedures which may constitute a hazard to children/young people and staff working within the school environment, to ensure adequate precautions are instituted. Ensure any clinical incidents are reported via the reporting platform Nourish. Have the ability to assess and manage unpredictable situations that could arise in the area of work.

Planning and Organisational Skills


  • Be responsible for organising own work on a daily basis.  Have a robust process in place regarding Health Care plans. Manage and maintain a diary of all work activities/children’s records, making it available for audit as necessary. Adhere to policies and procedures in own role and assist with the development of specific service projects and/or operational policies, providing written updates as necessary.

Patient/Client Care Responsibilities


  • Be accountable and responsible for the assessment of the child/young person’s complex health care needs within the school environment, and contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the associated programmes or plans of care. Be accountable for the day to day care provided for children and young people with additional/complex health care needs within the Special School setting. Act as a key worker for children/young people with complex health care needs and life limiting conditions within a Special School setting. Follow specialised and appropriate plans to enable the smooth transition of school aged children from one setting to another. Be accountable for the day to day maintenance of nursing records and caseload management. Consider any legal and ethical issues when planning and delivering programmes of treatment/care. Adhere to the All-Wales Child Protection Core Groups and Case Conferences as required. Always work within limits of own professional competency.



  • Ensure effective and economical use of resources. Be responsible for the safe use of equipment and security of materials writing risk assessments where necessary.

Information and Research


  • Be responsible for the maintenance of accurate, comprehensive, and up to date documentation in accordance with Professional and Health Board Standards of Practice. Be responsible for personally generated information, including data entry, storage and retrieval including sensitive information. Use keyboard skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office to compile reports regarding patient care and produce management reports as required. Participate in clinical supervision, using appraisal and reflective practice to ensure clinical practice is evidence based.

Human Resources


  • Allocate tasks to unqualified staff in the school environment and provide advice and instruction as required. Provide day to day supervision and support for unregistered staff, along with student nurses on placement. Adhere to Salutem’s Human Resource policies and procedures. Ensure own personal practice and professional development is planned and achieved in line with the NMC revalidation requirements. Record and report accidents, incidents or any untoward events involving patients, staff or self in accordance with Salutem’s policy – Nourish. Adhere to the Sickness and Absence Policy. In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act, conform to all regulations to take reasonable care of own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.



  • Values:  All employees of Salutem are required to demonstrate and embed the Values and Behaviour Statements in order for them to become an integral part of the post holder’s working life and to embed the principles into the culture of the organisation. Registered Health Professional:  All employees who are required to register with a professional body, to enable them to practice within their profession, are required to comply with their code of conduct and requirements of their professional registration. Competence:  At no time should the post holder work outside their defined level of competence.  If there are concerns regarding this, the post holder should immediately discuss them with their Manager/Supervisor.  Employees have a responsibility to inform their Manager/Supervisor if they doubt their own competence to perform a duty. Learning and Development: All staff must undertake induction/orientation programmes and must ensure that any statutory/mandatory training requirements are current and up to date.  Where considered appropriate, staff are required to demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development. Performance Appraisal: We are committed to developing our staff and you are responsible for participating in an Annual Performance Development Review of the post.  Health & Safety:  All employees of the organisation have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.  The post holder is required to co-operate with management to enable the organisation to meet its own legal duties and to report any hazardous situations or defective equipment.  The post holder must adhere to the organisation’s Risk Management, Health and Safety and associate policies. Risk Management:  It is a standard element of the role and responsibility of all staff of the organisation that they fulfil a proactive role towards the management of risk in all of their actions.  This entails the risk assessment of all situations, the taking of appropriate actions and reporting of all incidents, near misses and hazards. Records Management:  As an employee of this organisation, the post holder is legally responsible for all records that they gather, create or use as part of their work within the organisation (including patient health, staff health or injury, financial, personal and administrative), whether paper based or on computer.  All such records are considered public records and the post holder has a legal duty of confidence to service users (even after an employee has left the organisation).  The post holder should consult their manager if they have any doubt as to the correct management of records with which they work. Confidentiality of Information:  The post holder must at all times be aware of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and security of information gained during the course of their duties.  This will in many cases include access to personal information relating to service users.  The post holder must treat all information, whether corporate, staff or patient information, in a discreet and confidential manner in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and Organisational Policy.  Any breach of such confidentiality is considered a serious disciplinary offence, which is liable to dismissal and / or prosecution under current statutory legislation (Data Protection Act) and Salutem’s Disciplinary Policy. Equality and Human Rights:  There are nine protected characteristics: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex and sexual orientation.  The company is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment of any of the above grounds.  To this end, the organisation has an Equality Policy and it is for each employee to contribute to its success. Dignity at Work:  The organisation condemns all forms of bullying and harassment and is actively seeking to promote a workplace where employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect without bias.   All staff are requested to report and form of bullying and harassment to their Line Manager or to any Director of the organisation.  Any inappropriate behaviour inside the workplace will not be tolerated and will be treated as a serious matter under the Disciplinary Policy. Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults: The organisation is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.  All staff must therefore attend Safeguarding Children training and be aware of their responsibility under the Adult Protection Policy. Infection Control: The organisation is committed to meet its obligations to minimise infections. All staff are responsible for protecting and safeguarding patients, service users, visitors and employees against the risk of acquiring healthcare associated infections.  This responsibility includes being aware of the content of and consistently observing Salutem’s Infection Prevention & Control Policies and Procedures.

DBS Disclosure Check: In this role you will have * direct / indirect contact with* patients / service users / children / vulnerable adults in the course of your normal duties.  You will therefore be required to apply for a Enhance Disclosure Check as part of the Salutem’s pre-employment check procedure.


No Smoking: To give all patients, visitors and staff the best chance to be healthy, all Salutem’s sites, including buildings and grounds, are smoke free.


Flexibility Statement:  The duties of the post are outlined in this Job Description and Person Specification and may be changed by mutual agreement from time to time.


  • To complete mandatory training by the end of probation period.



All offers of employment are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS, in line with our stringent safer recruitment policy.


To undertake such other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade as may be reasonably required by the Headteacher or as a mutually agreed development opportunity. The contents of this document will be subject to an annual review in consultation with the post holder. Job descriptions may be amended to reflect and record such changes and be Job


The successful applicant will join a strong, caring and well-established team. Craig Y Parc is a forward thinking, exciting, vibrant and rewarding place to work. We are committed to high standards and have a strong sense of community.


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