School Nurse

Not Specified

Kedleston Group Ltd is an independent provider of SEMH day and residential schools as well as children’s homes across England. We look for people who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support. We offer staff a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training to ensure everyone is provided with the best possible start to their employment. Kedleston welcome and nurture staff through the organisation’s training provision and seek staff and leaders who are motivated and focused in their delivery of the best education and care support. We have vacancies across England for management, teaching, care, support, administration and ancillary roles within this rapidly developing organisation.

Kedleston Group Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to act in the best interests of our pupils at all times. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please Note that this role is NOT term time only.

Responsibilities and Professional Duties

1. General Care and Support

(a) Providing levels of care and support appropriate to the general needs of the children and those as outlined in their Statements of Special Educational Needs and their Care Plans

(b) Maintaining good order and discipline among the children in accordance with Wings ‘Management of Behaviour Policy’ and safeguarding their health and safety.

(c) Establishing appropriate professional relationships with the children in his / her care.

(d) Displaying levels of personal behaviour which will provide an appropriate model for the children in his / her care.

(e) Providing a stimulating environment, conducive to the educational, personal and social development of the children.

2. Health and Welfare

(a) Ensuring all the medical needs of young people are catered for and routine appointments and check ups are maintained.

(b) Ensuring young people’s health records are up to date, including routine check up’s such as Dental and Optician are facilitated. Also ensuring any outstanding vaccinations or other health issues are followed up with the relevant school vaccine service.

(c) Act as Designated Medication Lead for the site. Ensuring that all current legislation is followed in relation to the handling, recording, safekeeping, administering and disposal of medication, including the oversight/ training and ongoing observations of staff authorised to administer medication.

(d) Ensuring medication is appropriately prepared for young people going home, and ensure a regular supply is sourced in line with the prescriber’s local policy.

(e) Lead on the first aid concerns as appropriate for the Site Nurse, ensuring a good supply and audit of the sites first aid supplies. Oversee that all medical supplies and First Aid boxes are well maintained.

(f) Keeping relevant staff informed of individual health needs.

(g) Participating in the safeguarding of all the children and ensuring that Wings Education Ltd Child Protection Policy is adhered to.

(h) Promoting and ensuring the general health, safety and welfare of the children adheres to Wings Education Ltd; Health and Safety Policy, contributing to the Wings Education Ltd. Risk Assessment programme. Promoting health education throughout the school.

(i) Offer support and guidance and where requested lead health projects around areas such as smoking cessation, drug and alcohol misuse, healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. Via key work, resources and class sessions.

(j) Offer sexual health advice, preferably obtain a C- Card registration and comply with the C Card programme in line with Nottinghamshire County Council.

(k) Where required act as Designated Safeguarding Person and/or Lead in the absence of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

(l) Offer guidance and support to staff when setting Health Objectives in relation to Key Work.

(m) Liaise with third party MDT as required such as Community Paediatrics, CAMHS, GP, local hospitals keeping/maintaining strong and transparent relationships.

(n) Work to support the development and implementation of Dialectical Behaviour Theory across the setting; supporting and coaching staff to develop skills and practice; and as part of the clinical team supporting the delivery of DBT to the children and young people within the setting.

(o) Perform ‘Looked After Children’ medicals at the request of the placing authority.

(p) Complete the ligature knife audit ensuring the local policy is adhered to.

3. Assessments and Reports

1. Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and reviews relating

to individual children including School Reviews and ‘Looked After Children’ Reviews.

1. Work with local Looked After Children health teams and LAC nurses to ensure the

routine and Initial health assessments take place.

1. Analyse figures and produce reports on aspects such as self-harm and hospital


1. Work with the Clinical Team to implement the Wings Pathways for ASD and ADHD

4. Buildings, Equipment and Facilities

(a) Ensuring the fabric of buildings is safeguarded and maintained to high standards.

1. Ensuring equipment is used properly and safely and stored in appropriate ways.

1. Reporting faults and repairs whenever necessary.

5. Administration

(a) Participating in administrative and organisational tasks related to the above dutie

(b) Attending meetings of staff and pupils under the direction of senior staff.

6. Other Duties

(a) Participating in the development of whole School policies.

(b) Undertaking other such duties of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Leadership Team.

(c) To adhere at all times to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics set down in ‘The Code’ published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Including being current with an active PIN number and in date with Revalidation.

7. Training and Development

(a) Participating in arrangements for his / her induction, supervision, training and development.

(b) Undertaking appropriate training/learning activities in order to maintain registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), this is to include Revalidation. Ensure adequate number of training hours are completed to support CPD module of Revalidation.

(c) Reviewing his / her own methods of care and support.

1. Providing training and advice for Wings School staff to support children with healthcare needs, such as first aid awareness, administration of medication, asthma and epilepsy. Within clinical boundaries and knowledge.

1. Support the development of the setting by completing a regular late shift to support health and well-being of the children within their home environment.

8. Appraisal

1. Participating in his / her own Appraisal arrangements and those of others, as appropriate. Work with Line manager to complete Performance Management Targets.

1. Work with Kedleston group nurses to ensure standardised practice is occurring.

9. Transport

Participating in the transportation of the children as a driver and / or escort to medical appointments, as directed by senior staff.

Interview Date:

W/C 7th September

Employment Type Permanent

Advertiser Type Agency