Band 6 Special School Nurse at MacIntyre School (Visa Sponsorship) – UK

MacIntyre School is actively seeking a dedicated and experienced Special School Nurse to join our team. If you are passionate about providing specialized care to students with diverse needs and making a difference in their lives, this is an opportunity you would not want to miss.

Macintyre School and Children’s Homes is a leading independent special school with six residential children’s homes, providing specialist 52-week placements, catering to young people aged between 10-19 with severe learning difficulties and complex behavioural needs providing personalised support for these individuals. MacIntyre believes in fostering a supportive environment that empowers young people to overcome barriers to learning and engagement, ultimately enabling them to lead fulfilling lives.

Position

  • Band 5/6/7 Special School Nurse

Salary

  • £35,393-£42,618 per annum pro rata

Job Schedule

  • Part Time

Location

  • Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK.

About the Role

This post would suit an experienced Band 7 nurse (15-22.5 hours per week); however, depending on skill and experience, it is also a developmental opportunity for an enthusiastic Band 5 nurse (up to 30 hours per week) or Band 6 nurse (15-25 hours per week), who is looking for professional development and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with learning disabilities, autism, and complex behavioural needs.

Responsibilities

  1. Alongside the Band 7 Specialist Nurse Advisor provide a high-quality service to meet the Healthcare and welfare issues of all the young people at the school and children’s homes, From the point of referral advising on suitability of admission, during placement meeting Health needs both proactively and reactively and supporting onward transition to future Services, including discharge planning, and identifying continuing care needs.
  • You will be expected to contribute to developing health related initiatives e.g. Improving Health outcomes, deliver training such as epilepsy and infection control, identify and support the promotion of resources and health initiatives across the School and Children’s Homes and participate in the MacIntyre Health Special Interest Group.
  • Identify and maintain the assessment of health and well-being needs of each child in school.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care to children and young people in school respecting the dignity, rights and autonomy of the individual children and young people and in the context of the standards and philosophies of MacIntyre Charity, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and NMC code of conduct – 2018.
  • Advise school and residential staff on all health and medication matters for the children and on related policies within the school, ensuring staff are appropriately trained and supported, seeking support and guidance from the Band 7 nurse, as required for areas of professional development.
  • Within your experience, identify the range of overall health and medication needs of the children and young people with school and residential staff, families, and other health professionals and plan an agreed programme of nursing support, which should be continually updated.
  • To organise, plan, attend and outcome, twice monthly clinics for two visiting consultant psychiatrists, and twice- yearly neurology clinics held in conjunction with visiting specialist from the Epilepsy Society/UCLH, managing caseload based on routine and emergency need.
  • Liaising with consultants between clinics in response to crisis.
  • Carry out relevant nursing care to children and young people who may have health/ mental health needs.
  • The post holder will help to promote the Public Health Agenda by undertaking health assessments of school age children, support immunization programmes and undertake healthy lifestyles teaching with children/young people, their parents/carers, school staff and other professionals as need arises.
  • To be flexible to the demands of the environment and clients, including unpredictable work patterns, and sudden change in client need. Providing support in response to crisis and emergency situations, liaising with and taking part in multi-agency intervention as required.
  • Network with the local Primary Care trust and partner organisations.
  • To liaise and work with all appropriate professionals as indicated by the child’s care needs e.g., GP, Dentist, Opticians, Looked After Child Team, Child in Need etc.
  • To carry out Review Health Assessments as required for the Children Looked After Team.
  • To support MacIntyre colleagues and participate in completing Continuing Healthcare Assessments.
  • Undertake other work, as negotiated with MacIntyre Charity, and as agreed with manager/ Band 7/ Head of Therapy
  • To always practice compliance with Trust and Professional Code of Conduct regarding confidentiality.
  • To work with the wider therapy team to promote the health care needs of the young people.

Requirements

  • Relevant experience of working with children and families with complex health needs
  • Relevant experience of Multi agency working
  • Experience of training and monitoring staff around administering medication, epilepsy etc
  • Safeguarding training
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care plans
  • Ability to teach others around children’s complex health needs
  • Excellent communication skills written, oral and telephone.
  • Has knowledge of the requirements stated within the NMC Code of Conduct (2018)
  • Good organisation/time management skills
  • Initiative: the ability to deal with issues as they arise
  • Relationships: the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships with children and young people
  • Emotional resilience to working with some challenging behaviours and occasionally life limiting conditions
  • Ability to supervise student nurses on placement
  • Must be able to travel to between school sites
  • Car driver/current license
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
  • IT Literate
  • COVID-19 and Flu vaccinations

Benefits

  1. Visa Sponsorship
  2. Full support and training
  3. Company pension

How to Apply

Interested candidates should kindly CLICK HERE to proceed to the official website and begin his/her application.

Application deadline

February 19, 2024 (11:59 pm)

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