Lead Nurse

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
13 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School Medical Centre Lead Nurse

Cambridge (Full time, term-time only). Excellent salary and benefits, accommodation available.

The Leys is an independent co-educational boarding school for pupils aged 11 to 18. The School has its own Medical Centre, which has beds that allow sick pupils to be cared for, for short periods of time, in comfortable surroundings by professional staff 24 hours a day

This is an exciting opportunity for a Lead Nurse to lead and develop a small team to deliver an outstanding health service to all pupils. You will:

  • have proven leadership experience and experience in School Nursing, Minor Injuries Nursing or Practice Nursing alongside strong organisational skills,
  • be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly the ability to relate to young people, parents and colleagues and undertake line management responsibility for all Medical Centre Nurses and Medical Centre Assistants,
  • be accountable for all aspects of Medical Centre care, including pupil in-patients, • be responsible for the strategic development of the Medical Centre in line with recommended best practice,
  • be computer literate to at least an intermediate standard and have experience of using medical databases.

The Leys is a thriving school with a particularly friendly and supportive staff and pupil community. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Though in essence the Lead Nurse is supernumerary to the rota he/ she will be expected to fulfil a minimum of 2 shifts/week and provide additional clinical resource as needed.

The Medical Centre is embedded in the wider school community and opportunity exists, should that be desired, for the post holder to contribute to the broader life of the school.

An enhanced DBS check and workplace references will be required, a probationary period will also apply. Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK required as applicable. Charity no: 1144035. This school welcomes diversity.