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Valence School

School Nursing Team

NURSE MANAGER (Band 7)

DEPUTY LEAD NURSE (Band 6)

SPECIAL SCHOOL NURSE (Band 5)

Nurse Manager (Band 7) and Deputy Lead Nurse (Band 6) working hours will be 1.0 WTE compressed to term time working plus 2 weeks during the school holidays.

School Nurse (Band 5) from 0.5 t 1.0 WTE compressed to term time working.

Based in beautiful Westerham, Kent, Valence School is a local authority maintained school, supporting students 4-19 years with complex medical needs.  Following a recent change in provision, the school is looking to recruit its own team of nurses to meet the needs of both day and boarding students.

We are seeking Band 7, Band 6 and Band 5 Nurses who would welcome the opportunity to be part of a new and exciting venture, helping to shape a revised model of practice delivery within our school.  As part of a wider health team, we are keen to find individuals who enjoy working collaboratively to find solutions and who demonstrate empathy and understanding and who are uncompromising in their desire to attain the best care for our students.

Supported by a team of Health Care Assistants, our nurses will deliver staff training, which is evidence-based on a range of nursing interventions and will assess levels of staff competence, developing a robust programme of teaching and training.  Nurses will contribute to the assessment of students on admission and following any change in needs, will work with external agencies to facilitate specialist clinics and immunisation programmes, will support the development and review of student care plans, will manage medication within the school and maintain student’s emergency protocols.

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 when required. As the role will involve training and mentoring to develop staff competencies, we are looking for staff who have the mentorship qualification as this would be desirable, or nurses with an interest in training others.

At Valence School, we celebrate diversity and recognise the benefit of having a multidisciplinary team.  We therefore welcome applications from nurses within Adult, Children or Learning Disability fields.  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 validation, a bespoke induction and a rewarding and interesting post.

Please see the application pack for further details and then complete our online application form to apply.  For any further information please contact HR on 01959 567841 email vacancies@valence.kent.sch.uk

Closing date for applications 31 May 2021

Interviews week commencing 14 June 2021

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. References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check.