School Nurse, Leeds

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Leeds East AcademyLeeds

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Job Title: School Nurse

Grade: NHS Band 5, term time only, plus 10 days

Role: The overall purpose of the post is to provide first aid and medical assistance to students and staff at Leeds East Academy. The person appointed will also play a key role in promoting the on-going health and welfare of the community through home visits to students who are reported absent due to illness.


General Duties and Responsibilities: 

To attend to the medical needs of students and staff

To receive medication from students for safe keeping and administration as directed

To liaise with School Health to administer an annual health programme of medical and dental inspections, eye tests, hearing tests and injections

To arrange for students to go to hospital/home/doctors/dentist etc and take them when necessary

To ensure accident reports and Risk Assessment forms are completed in accordance with the Health & Safety policy and that statistics are produced

To provide first aid training for students and staff

To work with the attendance and pastoral teams, to help to improve attendance to the academy

To work closely with families and students, promoting healthy lifestyles, meeting with families, and doing home visits to support the attendance team where relevant

To assist with the provision of the Healthy Schools programme through the academy’s Value Curriculum

To take an active role in supporting healthy eating and be available to work with groups of students across the school

To ensure First Aid boxes in school are equipped, checked and re-filled

To attend meetings as required

To liaise with feeder primary schools prior to the beginning of each academic year, and at other relevant times, in order to ensure the smooth transfer of medical information for the new intake students

To keep records of daily incidents

To keep students’ medical records up to date

To complete required medical support plans and risk assessments for staff and students

To keep stock of equipment and materials and order as required, within an allocated budget, ensuring deliveries are accurate and invoices are correct

To operate computer to input/retrieve data and to produce reports etc

To comply with security requirements of the position ensuring keys and medicines are kept secure and that data protection requirements are met

To ensure medical training and approach is up to date and in line with current medical advice and practice

To provide the student information desk with support in terms of student welfare

To carry out any other duties appropriate to the post which may be required

any other duties commensurate with the post

Leeds East Academy – Soaring to Success 

Leeds East Academy is an 11-16 school, flourishing in a state of the art new building which provides a fantastic learning environment for students. We are a vibrant and expanding school which thrives at the heart of a diverse and dynamic community. We provide an exceptional education and life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society. Our vision at Leeds East Academy is clear: we will be Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.  

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students. The Trust employs over 300 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Working in partnership with Gorse Academies Trust, we are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.

We are sponsored by Leeds City College, who provides expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

If you would like to apply for this role please visit the careers page on our website at  to download an application form.  Once completed please return to 

Advert live date: ASAP (today if possible)

Closing date: Monday 31st July 2017 12 noon

Interviews: W/C 7th August 2017

Start date: As soon as possible

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More about Leeds East Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: South Parkway, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 6TY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 2731964
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