HawleyHurst School requires a Welfare Assistant are to provide the first port-of-call medical and emotional assistance for pupils.
1. Medical Responsibilities
• Administer medical and emotional first aid to pupils on site, displaying care, compassion and courtesy.
• To care for pupils who are unwell and liaise with the parents/guardians of these pupils.
• To administer medication to pupils, as prescribed by the pupils’ GP/Consultant.
• To keep records of medication given to pupils.
• To make her/himself aware of, and familiar with, the school’s various medical and first aid policies and to carry out duties in line with such policies.
• Oversee the Medical Room ensuring that it is kept tidy and fully stocked with the necessary equipment and medical supplies.
• To provide staff with lists of students who are known to be asthmatic, anaphylactic, diabetic, or epileptic, or have any other serious illness.
• Provide the school with correct and regularly stocked first-aid containers, which are green and marked with a white cross.
• Provide travelling first-aid kits for school outings.
• Ensure that there are Accident Books that comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, and they are used correctly.
• Keep a written and signed record of those attended to, the date, time, and the nature of the injury or ailment, and any treatment given.
• Maintain strict hygiene at all times; using gloves readily available; ensure the safe disposal of contaminated waste in yellow bags and bins.
• Monitor the pupils’ epipens and inhalers across the school and ensure that all medication kept on site is both stored in an orderly and labeled manner and is in date. It will be the responsibility of the Welfare Assistant to notify parents of any out-of-date medication and to ask for it both to be removed and replaced.
2. Administrative Responsibilities
• Ensure that all Medical Folders are up to date and communicate to staff where these are kept and what information can be found in each.
• To ensure that Individual Health Care Plans are in place for those pupils that need them, and to check the validity of them annually.
• To ensure that the Medical Register is up to date and that is circulated to all staff.
• To ensure that Asthma Cards are up to date and to check the validity of them on an annual basis.
• To identify any recurring problems and to make recommendations for any appropriate remedial action to the School’s Health and Safety Committee.
3. General Support for the School
• To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding, Child Protection, Confidentiality and Data Protection – reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.