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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2021.

Band 5 - Special School Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 074-A-21-13473

CSH Surrey
Farnham Surrey
£25,655 - £31,534 + 5% HCA pro rata per annum

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Band 5 Registered Nurse /Teaching Assistant

Whether you are currently working in an educational setting or keen to explore a new career path, this is an exciting opportunity to support a young person with a learning disability with additional health needs by enabling them to access secondary education.

Hours: Monday – Friday,8.15am – 4.15pm (Term time only)

Location: Abbey School, Farnham (for children aged between 11-16 years who have learning difficulties and additional needs). The location to the start and finish of each working day is Guildford.

The young person you will be supporting has additional health needs and also requires support with their learning and social activities in the school environment. Current health needs are ever changing and presently include times when full ventilation via tracheostomy is required along with feeding via gastrostomy.

The young person can walk unaided and also uses an electric wheelchair as loves to keep as fully independent as possible. The student is happy, engaging and independent within the classroom environment requiring some supervision throughout the school day to maintain stability and safety regarding health, social and educational needs.

This role includes responsibility for escorting the student to and from school via their arranged transport.

On school training days and when the student is unable to attend school the role offers opportunities to work with our dedicated and highly motivated team of Special School Nurses/Assistant Practitioners in other schools across Surrey.

Clinical needs include:

  • Oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Suction to tracheostomy
  • Administration of nebuliser
  • Changing of O2 cylinders (maintaining daily inventory of oxygen cylinders)
  • Setting up/taking down PEG feed
  • Occasional administration of medication via PEG
  • Occasional re-cannulation of tracheostomy
  • Monitoring ventilation via an astral 150 ventilator

Social needs include:

  • Some occasional assistance with toileting (mostly independent) and handwashing/personal hygiene
  • Supervision and monitoring of age-appropriate play/interaction with friends
  • Encouragement to negotiate regarding games/activities when playing with friends
  • Encouragement to pace all activities in order to preserve stamina/avoid tachycardia


  • Full training is provided by our nursing team - our specially designed training room has all the equipment needed to teach our staff how to care for the student, including ventilators, suction machine and mannequins to enable demonstration and practical skills training in tracheostomy care.
  • The induction training period includes Clinical Skills training and shadowing.
  • You will undergo all necessary training required by the school

To find out more please contact Avril Bembridge on 07970 939105 or to apply click “apply for this job” and complete the application form

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