School Nurse

OVERVIEW OF THE POST

 

To contribute to the school’s mission of preparing citizens for the worlds of today and the future through the provision of health care.  To be part of the school’s pastoral care team and to deal with students in an appropriate and effective manner in the context of medical care and the development of positive attitudes to health matters. 

To liaise with and assist other members of staff to enable the school to fulfil these objectives.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

  • To provide medical services to residential students and first aid care to day pupils and all members of the school community.
  • Engage in a programme of preventative health care including an involvement in Health and Safety issues.
  • Play an active part in the School’s Health Education programme.
  • Manage the administrative procedures of the Medical Department.
  • To communicate on medical matters with both internal and external agencies.
  • To ensure that LVS Oxford meets all its statutory requirements and obligations and works within the national standards and legal frameworks.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work within the NMC’s code for professional conduct in order to provide nursing care and advice for pupils.
  • Hold daily nurse led surgeries and drop in clinics
  • Administer prescription medication as prescribed and monitor effects
  • Administer ‘Over the Counter Medications’ according to agreed protocols.
  • Manage the care of pupils with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, anaphylaxis and epilepsy.  Ensure that there are care plans and protocols in place for safe management of these pupils.
  • Organise doctor’s surgeries on a regular basis, as necessary, including advising students to attend and referring to the school doctor/GP as appropriate.
  • Arrange for residential students to attend any medical, dental or other health appointments as necessary.
  • Provision of first aid and emergency care and treatment as necessary.  This includes maintaining stock of all school first aid kits.
  • Provision of confidential ‘counselling’ and health advice service as appropriate.
  • Follow good practice and specific directives on immunisation procedures relevant to the school population and individuals.
  • Operate procedures for infectious diseases control.
  • Follow procedures for the safe disposal of clinical waste.
  • Be aware of recommended safe storage, usage and disposal of medical supplies and drugs.
  • Maintain treatment room stock, hygiene and tidiness.
  • Promote health education throughout the school population.
  • Take part in the delivery of PSHE and Citizenship programmes.
  • Keep up to date with current health promotion initiatives.
  • Teach first aid as necessary.
  • Have an involvement and awareness of Health and Safety issues within the school affecting staff, students or the environment.
  • Maintain medical records accurately, confidentially and safely.
  • Keep nursing records to a high standard ensuring the accurate and rapid retrieval of information.
  • Keep records of reported accidents.
  • Record dispensing of drugs following drug protocols.
  • Maintenance of general office procedures.
  • Set up and organise school medical examinations and other surveillance audits, as directed by the Residential Manager.
  • Work closely with other members of staff for continuous care.
  • Communicate with parents.
  • Communicate with Life Skills Tutors.
  • Communicate with other staff and departments.
  • Communicate with external agencies.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and the School Nurse will be expected to be flexible to meet the medical needs of the school community.

Any other reasonable duties at the discretion of the Head Teacher

GENERAL

  • Support all school events
  • Policies and procedures are current and in compliance with statutory regulations
  • This job description identifies the main duties and responsibilities of the post, but as the role and nature of functions develop, these may change.  LVS Oxford is day and residential provision and a flexible approach is therefore required in undertaking the duties of the post.

 

To apply for this position please download the application form and, once complete return it to liz.abraham-molloy@ltcharity.org.uk.

 

 

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