School Nurse, Oxford

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Band 5 of the Royal College of Nursing pay scale (£22,128 – 28,746)
Contract term: Permanent

Role overview

This is a brand new position, starting in September 2018. The primary role of the school nurse in the Medical Department is to provide medical and psychological care to boarding and day pupils, and first aid care to all members of the school community and visitors to d’Overbroeck’s.

The school nurse will use research based practice in the planning, evaluation and delivery of nursing interventions throughout the whole school. Continued strategic development of the Medical Department is carried out in line with best practice guidelines from the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council), Boarding Schools Association (BSA) and OFSTED.

Hours of work

This position is term-time only, in the first instance working from 09.00-16.00, five days a week. We anticipate that this will be term-time only including additional weeks as required to support Oxford International Summer programmes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please note that the below is indicative rather than exhaustive. For a full list of expected job duties, please see the candidate brief attached to this advert. 

Administrative Duties

  • Ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Medical Department, ensuring effective operating systems are in place.
  • Assisting with appropriate development and continual application of protocols.
  • Maintaining medical records accurately, confidentially and safely.
  • Keeping nursing records to the standard required by the NMC, ensuring the accurate and rapid retrieval of information.

Clinical Duties

  • The successful applicant will provide appropriate medical services, to pupils, all members of staff and visitors. This will include:
  • Organisation and running of surgery times where pupils attend for routine medication and simple nursing needs.
  • Organisation of new boarders’ medicals.
  • Arranging for boarding pupils to attend any medical, dental or other health appointments as necessary.
  • Assessment, implementation and evaluation of in-patient care of pupils admitted to the sick bays in the Medical Department.
  • Managing pupils with chronic illness i.e. diabetes and implementing plans with regard to their long term care. Informing Catering Staff of dietary intolerances or allergies.

Internal liaison

  • Keep in close contact with boarding, day, support and administrative staff as necessary.
  • Meet with the Deputy Principal and liaise appropriately to ensure the highest possible standards of medical and pastoral care in the school.

External liaison

  • Maintain a close working relationship with the local GP surgery and pharmacy.
  • Deal as required with external agencies.
  • Maintain an open and confidential relationship with parents as required.

Hours of work

This position is term-time only, in the first instance working from 09.00-16.00, five days a week.

Further information

If you would like any further information at this stage, please feel free to telephone Jonathan Cuff, Deputy Principal Pastoral, on the main school number 01865 688600.


Application forms should be submitted electronically, along with a full CV and covering letter. Hard, signed copies should also be sent to:

Helena Barron


333 Banbury Road



Please apply as soon as possible, but no later than 11th June 2018.

Job location

More about d’Overbroeck’s
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Independent Sixth Form, The Swan Building, 333 Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7PL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 688600
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