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Senior Special School Nurse

Job Reference: 449-CS1127

Solent NHS Trust
Children and Family IOW
Isle of WIght
£32,306 - £39,027 p.a pro rata

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If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and forward-thinking Senior Special School Nurse to join our Special School Nursing team.

As part of Solent NHS Trust’s Community Children’s Nursing Service within the West locality, we provide Specialist School Nursing to eight Special Schools across the Southampton, Hampshire and the IOW and we are looking to recruit a Senior Special School Nurse to work across Medina School and St Georges School on the, IOW.

Medina School provides for approximately 100 children and young people (CYP) aged 2-11 years and St Georges School provides for approximately 185 CYP aged 11-19 years. The Schools caters for children and young people who have complex learning difficulties. It provides outstanding quality education and care of its pupils and caters for a range of Special Educational Needs as well as CYP with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, language disorders and autistic spectrum disorders.

The Special School Nursing team works collaboratively with children, families, carers, school staff and the wider multi-disciplinary team within the education setting to ensure a supportive and caring learning environment. The nurse will be responsible for providing clinical skills and ensuring a holistic, family centered approach to assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the health needs of the children within specialist education. This opportunity will provide excellent experience of working with children within the special school setting. The role will include teaching/training, representation at meetings and maintaining the health needs of the children. This will involve a range of complex care, such as epilepsy management, enteral feeding, and tracheostomy care.

The candidate must either be an experienced Children’s Nurse or experienced Learning Disability Nurse with recent experience of working with children. Previous experience of special school nursing would be desirable and the ability to lead a small team of nurses. As a Senior SSN you will have the opportunity to shape and lead our responsive service as it continually adapts to the ever-changing needs of the families we care for. You will have a key role in leading care planning, training, and multi-disciplinary liaison for CYP with a range of needs within their school and wider community settings.

This opportunity will provide experience of working with CYP and families and schools in the community setting as well as the chance to transfer a wide range of clinical skills. This role will also enable you to further develop your leadership and management skills within a supportive and experienced team. You will have good organisational skills and evidence of continued professional development.

We welcome you to contact us prior to interview to discuss this post further and to arrange a suitable time to come along for an informal visit.

For more information please contact;Marina Crail telephone 07747 757679 orVicki Pennal telephone 07920 457783


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Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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