Are you an experienced School Nurse looking for a new challenge? Are you a paediatric specialist nurse desperate for a change? Then please consider an application to Randstad Education to become our new School Nurse! We are working with a group of schools in North Liverpool who need a School Nurse to work across multiple sites. This is a full-time (not term-time) long-term supply booking starting as soon as possible for 2 months in the first instance but this will be reviewed and probably extended. This cover is for a permanent post so for the right person there could be an opportunity to transfer onto a contract with the schools eventually.
Our staff have a well-deserved reputation as being the best in Merseyside and as a reward for your hard work and commitment as our new School Nurse you will benefit from:
- A school with excellent facilities, on-site parking, and a friendly, supportive leadership team, with free lunch daily in the school canteens and access to gym.
- A dedicated, professional and friendly consultant to support you and a branch with 24 hour on-call facility.
- Competitive rates of pay paid weekly, which are fully compliant under the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR, 2011).
- Access to Randstad's benefits package including discounted cinema and holiday vouchers, high street discounts and more.
- Commitment to your continuing professional development through free training including safeguarding, prevent duty, and 'Team Teach'.
- 'Recommend a friend' bonus worth up to £300.
- Being part of a highly respected supply team and developing your own reputation within it, especially through various rewards like 'Candidate of the Term'.
Your responsibilities as a School Nurse will be to:
- Provide daily clinical care for all pupils and staff, evaluating and responding to medical needs and emergencies, administering appropriate first aid, and liaising with emergency services as required.
- Administer medicines according to agreed protocols and school policies.
- Maintain accident books and sickness reports, compile accident/sickness statistics and liaise with the Health and Safety Advisor.
- Maintain confidential working documents/records appropriate to the well being of pupils and staff, review school medical and health policies and write new policies as required.
- Assist with the control of infectious diseases and infestations in the schools in partnership with the Health Protection Agency.
- Source and maintain the stock of medical supplies and equipment, and the safe storage in locked cabinets; maintain first aid kits around the schools, keeping them up to date and appropriately stocked.
- Assist in the risk management process with the Health & Safety Advisor by reviewing clinical risk and quality issues, including the reporting of incidents and sickness.
- Act as a 'listening ear' and offer appropriate advice to pupils, staff and parents, and provide confidential 'drop in' clinics within each school.
- Construct individual health care plans for pupils with special medical needs, liaising with parents and informing staff in school.
- Undertake health-related initiatives within the schools, promoting healthy living within the school community.
- Liaise with, and assist, the local PCT school nurses when arranging Year 10 immunisations, Year 8 HPV vaccinations, Reception screening and other health programmes.
- Coordinate and monitor first aid training within the schools and, provide inset training days for the staff.
- Be involved in health education within the schools, through PSHE lessons.
- Be part of the Schools' 'Safeguarding Children' team.
- Attend meetings, parent's evenings, sports days and in-service training days as required by the schools, helping them in all areas to the best of your ability.
- Clinical expertise.
- A recognised nursing qualification.
- Knowledge of the Public Health Agenda relevant to School Nursing.
- Understanding of Healthy Schools Initiative.
- Ability to prioritise and organise own work load.
- Effective communication both verbal and written.
- A strong work ethic and a professional attitude.
Randstad Education is the UK market leader for recruitment within education. We have been helping teachers and support staff to find temporary and permanent roles in schools, colleges and nurseries for nearly twenty years. Working with over 2500 schools each week, our staff support over 135,000 children every day across the country, so we can find the right match for your skills. The Liverpool branch is one of the oldest and busiest in the country and has a dedicated team of consultants working across primary, secondary and SEN. We now also have a dedicated section looking after school support roles such as technicians, administration and finance.
We are proud to support a diverse portfolio of schools across Merseyside, so even if this job or location is not suitable, we would still like to hear from you regarding your relevant experience, as we may have other roles available in schools, temporary or permanent, short-or long-term, full or part-time, which may be a better match.
If your application is deemed suitable for this position a telephone interview will be offered immediately, instead of the normal face to face meeting, to observe current social distancing measures. Documents will be submitted and checked online and our consultants will guide you through how to do this. You could start in the schools soon after as preparation is required over the summer holidays for September. All candidates will be required to undergo child protection and UK eligibility checks, and be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Randstad Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and require all applicants to share this commitment.
To discuss this in more detail, please contact Catherine Stockford, your specialist School Support Consultant, via email on email@example.com. Apply now, don't delay!