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School Nurse

Halstead | | Community nurse,Practice nurse,Community childrens nurse

Recruiter: Gosfield School

School Nurse Term Time only Applicants will preferably be RGN or RSCN qualified, holding an active NMC Registration. A minimum of two years in full time practice is essential. Experience in A&E, practice or paediatric nursing would be an advantage. Experience in managing sports injuries being desirable for this role. MAIN DUTIES Nursing care To be on site from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday during term time. To carry a walkie talkie at all times during the working day in order to ensure immediate contact. To be located in the first aid room Monday to Thursday between 4.00 -5pm to provide medical cover for extracurricular activities. To carry out first aid and emergency assessment for any who require. This will normally cover pupils, staff and visitors. This may involve escorting pupils or staff to hospital if necessary and waiting for parents to arrive at the hospital. To deal with pupils and staff who become ill on site. Looking after pupils until their parents arrive and administering medicines and emergency treatments with appropriate consents. To provide health advice to pupils and staff as requested. To carry out Administration and Support for external staff carrying out vaccinations. To organise staff to be trained, including refresher training, as first aiders, and maintain the register of these first aiders at the School. To have responsibility for ensuring that the medical supplies in the first aid kits are replenished regularly and to ensure that the Sports Coaches first aid kits are up to date. Health checks and health education To be involved in Personal and Social Health Education (PSHE) lessons on subjects such as cancer, girls’ health education, HPV and eating. To supervise pupils with eating disorders and diabetes and to assist with dealing with pupils with depression and those with self-harm or eating problems. To be involved in the education of staff ahead of school trips on subjects such as diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis and asthma. To also assist with school trip preparation with parents, organising supplies, staff training and compiling medical details or emergency contact details for staff. To provide unofficial counselling in emergency situations e.g. friendship issues, low mood, sexual health and bereavement, to liaise with the school counsellor and the Pastoral Team as required. OTHER DUTIES To attend termly Health and Safety meetings, keep a record of all accidents and incidents at the school and outside on school related activities by entering these on a database and pass these records to the Health and Safety Officer. To attend in-service days. We wish to appoint for a September start. Interested applicants should contact Sara Bowles at [... Click Apply...] for further information Salary: according to experience - Based on a term time only contract To apply: Please complete the application form together with a covering letter outlining your experience, qualifications and suitability for the post to [... Click Apply...] Gosfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the DBS. More

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