Position – College Nurse – Private - Reading
Ref – ZACOLLEGE
Location- Reading - Berkshire
Salary – £18.38ph
Hours – Part Time 16hrs - 25 hrs per week – Term Time (34 weeks)
My client is currently looking to recruit a Registered General Nurse to work up to 16-25 hours per week (including Saturdays) within their College Medical Centre, with room to be flexible as and when required.
You will have a Practice Nurse background or experience within an Accident and Emergency setting.
Experience of treating male adolescents is highly desirable.
To assist the existing nursing team (team of 6) to provide first class medical nursing care and treat minor illnesses, minor injuries, and sport-related injuries to the male pupils at the College’s Medical Centre.
To assist the College Doctors to provide Immunisations and diagnostic procedures to pupils.
To be part of a team that provides qualified nursing cover for the College 24/7 during term time.
Assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating pupils health care needs that effect their education potential and social well-being while promoting their cultural diversity and rights.
Providing a confidential service to pupils within the guidance applied to health care professionals (Gillick ,Fraser, Caldicott)
Referring to Doctors, specialists and emergency services as necessary.
Liaise and communicate treatment and care plans to Matrons, Parents and Housemasters as necessary.
Monitoring pupils vital signs, performing observations and monitoring condition as necessary.
Administration of prescribed medications, homely remedies and analgesia to pupils when necessary.
Preparing meals for in-patients when necessary.
Completing admin tasks such as filing, office work, emailing and booking G.P. and physiotherapy appointments as necessary.
Performing new pupils nurse medicals.
Health promotion to Pupils.
Providing sexual health advice and contraception counselling.
Administration of vaccinations in accordance with NMC guidance.
Checking and refilling First Aid boxes as directed. Preparation of stock orders requested by College staff.
Providing telephone advice to College staff and parents on health care matters.
Attending and giving First Aid treatment on site during emergencies.
Ensuring the department is clean, organised and tidy including the kitchen. Maintaining infection control standards and cleaning up body fluids spills according to policy.
Restocking of treatment room sundries and making up any discharge beds if necessary.
Adherence to policies, protocols and procedures including Health and Safety, risk management and Child protection policy.
Ensuring that legible medical records are maintained and filed appropriately
First Aid and annual CPR and Anaphylaxis response training /updates are mandatory.
Other relevant related skills and knowledge/ updates in accordance with NMC prep requirements will be facilitated by the College.
RGN level 1 with current NMC registration and recent experience working in a primary care setting such as Accident and Emergency, General practice or a community clinic. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they have been committed to keeping up to date by maintaining adequate extra study/training in line with NMC revalidation requirements. School nursing or post registration experience working with adolescents from 13 to 18 years of age is desirable.
Applicants should be enthusiastic, approachable and committed to providing excellent standards of care. High standards of clinical ability are fundamental. Reliability, punctuality and the ability to deal with minor ailments and injuries are essential as well as a proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Applicants must enjoy working with young people. Good verbal and written communication skills are very important. Skilled knowledge of the EMIS computer notes system is desirable.
A flexible approach to working as part of a team is essential as well as the flexibility to adapt shift working times to enable the Medical Centre to be staffed 24/7 during term time.
Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.