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Special School Nurse

Band 6

Main area
School Nurse
Band 6
Fixed term: 6 months (FTC 6 Months)
Full time - 1 session per week (37.5 hours per week plus HCAS)
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Riverside Special School
£32,306 - £45,839 Per Annum Plus HCAS
Salary period
Today at 23:59

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Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join the specialist school nursing team in Haringey. The cover is fixed term due to long term sickness within the team.

As a highly motivated and dynamic nurse, you will work with the team to provide excellent nursing care to the children attending Special Schools. You will carry a personal clinical caseload at Riverside school providing direct nursing support to children/young people with a range of highly complex medical needs. You will ensure that staff and parent/carers receive appropriate training on the management of medical issues such as PEG feeding, gastrostomy buttons, epilepsy, respiratory and medication management.

Main duties of the job

You will work in partnership with the school paediatrician and therapy team in reviewing and meeting the needs of children attending the school. You will work closely with the school staff to ensure appropriate care and support is provided for the children while in school. You will advise and train school staff on nursing skills to enable them meets the children’s needs at school. You will ensure that all children have an up to date medical care plan and will attend multi agency meetings to assist in the identification and appropriate referral of children and young people to other health and social care service.

You will be well supported directly by a senior paediatric nurse within the team and will work receive in-service training and attend team meetings

Working for our organisation

Working for your organisation (‘About Us’)
Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust  believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role. If you are unable to access the PDF, the details of the job description can also be found in the 'Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities' section.

You will manage a caseload of children attending special schools in Haringey as part of the Special School Nursing Team.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Qualified Paediatric or Learning Disability trained Nurse – Registered General Nurse or Registered Sick Children’s Nurse, Project 2000 or diploma/degree in nursing.
  • Evidence of successful completion of a range of courses relating to health promotion and specialist areas in children and young people
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of working with acute Paediatric Service.

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex information clearly, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage own time and a clinical caseload, and to describe ways of prioritising work
  • Understanding of issues involved in working in a diverse community, and of practical ways to ensure SN practice is culturally appropriate and accessible
  • Understanding of the role of and process of clinical supervision
  • Ability to identify professional training needs, and evidence of updating clinical skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multi disciplinary team
  • Ability to work in partnership with schools and parents
  • Ability to make presentations
  • Understanding of clinical audit
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and be flexible
  • Evidence of understanding the needs of children with disabilities and their families/carers, and to explain the role of the SN to them
  • Understanding of relevant legislation related to children e.g. child protection
  • Evidence of understanding of the roles of the SN working within a school environment
  • Understanding of clinical audit
  • Knowledge of issues related to consent


Essential criteria
  • Post registration experience, some of which may have been in hospital or complex community paediatrics
  • Experience of advising on the management and replacement of feeding devices
  • Experience of advising on the management of enuresis and continence.
  • Experience of training others
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Laura Hills
Job title
Lead for SLT and Special School Nursing
Email address
Additional information

Meriem Chakal, Senior Special School Nurse m.chakal@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 3241