We are seeking an outstanding Special School Nurse to join our well-established Special School Nursing Service. At Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we provide nursing support to six special schools that sit within our trusts footprint and we have a vacancy for an enthusiastic forward thinking Special School Nurse.
We are looking for an experienced nurse, who has previously worked in a school environment or healthcare role with children and young people.
Main duties of the job
You will have responsibility for ensuring plans of care are maintained and reviewed, support consultant led clinics, work with children and families to help achieve maximum independence in health and wellbeing and develop best practice in line with the Child Health Strategy and health promotion. You will work closely with teachers and classroom assistants in meeting care needs and in teaching health interventions and health promotion skills. This busy role requires you to be flexible in a constantly changing environment and to respond to emergency needs as they arise.
Working for our organisation
We will offer you clinical supervision, regular appraisal, training and support in achieving your personal development plan as well as peer support from colleagues in similar roles. You will be taking an important role within the delivery of integrated children’s acute and community services. Child Health offers excellent development opportunities and a range of expertise for advice and support in your role.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
This is a rare opportunity to work between Limington House School and Saxonwood School, which are both located in Basingstoke where you would also have the opportunity to work closely with our well-established Community Children’s Nursing Team, colleagues at Firvale- our respite service, as well as our existing special schools and the wider child health multi-disciplinary team.
Your special skills will include nutritional management via gastrostomy, epilepsy care, medicines management, excellence in communication with children with learning disability and a sound understanding of the safeguarding agenda. You will be able to teach others in practice and be an advocate for the child.
Training and Qualifications
- Professional UK registration, e.g. RSCN, CH Dip
Experience and Knowledge
- Positive, optimistic attitude, enthusiastic and self-motivated.
Skills and Abilities
- Able to work flexibly and to be able to adapt to ensure achievement of objectives within constantly changing situations and environments.