School Nurse

The Dean Close FoundationGloucestershire

Dean Close is a co-educational, day and boarding school, set in a beautiful 50-acre site on the edge of Cheltenham town and currently has 500 pupils between the ages of 13-18. Founded in 1886, the School has a strong Christian ethos and greatly values its positive environment and good relations between staff and pupils. Situated on the site are the Senior, Preparatory and Pre-Preparatory schools which share many of the fantastic facilities on offer, including a £3m Sports Hall, purpose-built Music and Art Schools, water-based astro pitches and a 550-seat professional theatre.

Reporting to: Deputy Head Pastoral

The Role

Following a major restructuring of health care provision within the Foundation, a nurse (with school nursing experience) is required to assist the Lead Nurse in caring for pupils.

To be one of two nurses based at the Foundation Health Centre serving a community of nearly 1,000 pupils many of whom are boarders. The post holder will required to be registered with the NMC and the Royal College of Nursing. A paediatric, school nurse or SCPHN qualification is preferred. The main duties will include the assessment, diagnosis, care planning and treatment of pupils. The nurse will be expected to deliver a clinically effective, high quality service of nursing care to pupils and other members of the Foundation community.

There will also be an on call requirement in the evenings and at weekend, to be discussed on appointment.

For further details please see the attached job description.

Closing Date: 24th February 2021.

The Dean Close Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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