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Valence School

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Special School Night Nurse


Salary equivalent to NHS Band 6 (from £18.10 per hour)

Permanent - Term Time only (39 working weeks plus 6.8 weeks paid holiday)

2 nights (20 hours) per week - 21.00-07.30 on a set two nights per week (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Benefits include a generous pension (equally comparable LGPS pension) & life cover, retail discounts, training opportunities, well-being sessions, free on site parking.

Based in beautiful Westerham, Kent, Valence School is a local authority maintained school, supporting students aged from 4 to 19 with complex medical needs.

We are seeking a Special School Night Nurse to be the sole Health Care Professional working with the waking night staff of Valence School to be responsible for the health care of the students at Valence at night.  To provide leadership to the team and ensure the highest quality of service is delivered safely and effectively.

We require staff who are able to deliver individual programmes of care / care packages for Valence students.  This will include health related care and emergency situations and to be responsible for the health care of all residential students. 

We require staff who are confident in their understanding of evidence-based practice and who are able to prioritise their work to provide direct care, assessment and support required.

As part of a wider health team, we are keen to find an individual who enjoys working collaboratively to find solutions and who demonstrates empathy and understanding who is uncompromising in their desire to attain the best care for our students.

To meet the needs of our students, we are particularly interested in applicants with experience in respiratory care, tracheostomy care, suctioning, enteral feeds, jejunostomy and gastrostomy care.  In return, you will be provided with regular support and clinical supervision, support with revalidation, a bespoke induction/training programme and a rewarding and interesting post.

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form.

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

If you have any questions please contact the HR team :

We reserve the right to close this vacancy, interview and appoint earlier if we receive sufficient applications for this role

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We value diversity and promote equality for all.

References will be taken up before interview and online checks undertaken for shortlisted candidates.  The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check (this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act).