Night Nurse - St Christopher's School

Essential Criteria: Relevant Nursing Qualification

Location: Bristol

Contract Type: Full-time, Nights, Permanent

Hours: Part time 18 Hours Per Week

Salary: £12,622.00 and £14,399.00 (actual salary) depending on experience

Night Nurse - St Christopher's School

Location: Westbury Park, Bristol

Salary:   £12,622.00 and £14,399.00 (actual salary) depending on experience

Hours:  Part Time (18 hours per week)

The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities. Established in 2015, we set out to create outstanding services across the country and have invested significantly to achieve this.  Aurora offers an exciting career opportunity to enthusiastic and committed people wanting to play a part in our rapidly developing company.

Due to the continued expansion of the school, we are seeking additional nurses to join the team. A successful candidate will be an autonomous practitioner with 2-3 years postgraduate experience. An innovative and creative professional with excellent clinical and communication skills who is passionate and committed to supporting the health, wellbeing and skills development of the children and young people at the school.

Aurora St Christopher’s supports children and young people aged 5 to 19 years with severe and complex communication difficulties including those on the autistic spectrum and with physical and sensory needs.

We have one aim to empower children and young people to develop and grow in their own unique and inspiring way.

The site in Bristol has recently undergone a multimillion-pound redevelopment which has completely modernised the living and learning environment at St Christopher’s. Located in 6 acres of grounds overlooking Westbury Park, our school provides a wonderful working environment, supportive and friendly teams and training – all of which offers a fantastic and rewarding career opportunity for those wanting to make a real difference to others.

Our passionate and committed team are looking for like-minded people to join them.  If you’re someone who believes in giving children and young people with disabilities the best opportunities to succeed in life, we’d like to hear from you.

The Role:

To ensure ongoing health, safety and wellbeing of children and young adults learning and living at the school through the provision of high quality evidence-based healthcare support, that promotes and supports healthy living and lifestyles, and offers continuous monitoring of pre-existing conditions to maintain optimum health.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Continually assess, plan, implement and evaluate healthcare needs, supporting participation of the child or young person to contribute to the planning of their healthcare support where appropriate
  • Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team ensuring practice is integrated and embedded across the school and residences providing consistent and effective support is maintained
  • Respond quickly to any variance or deterioration in a child or young person's health, applying knowledge and skills to manage symptoms and seeking advice when required, ensuring the best evidence-based healthcare support is provided
  • Write clear, explicit and personalised healthcare support plans
  • Maintain accurate, clear and contemporaneous records and documentation that meets both Aurora group quality standards and regulatory requirements
  • Facilitate nurse led health clinics at the school to include; Child development, Epilepsy, Continence, Nutrition etc.
  • Support visiting clinicians attending the school, providing up to date clinical information and reports as required.
  • Administer medication safely and effectively, ensuring delivery meets the quality standards expected.
  • To participate in standard setting, audit, data collection and quality review. Routinely promote and model best practice and contribute, as required, to the training and mentoring of non-clinical staff at the school, ensuring practice quality standards are met

Qualifications:

  • Current NMC Registration in one or more of the following disciplines; LD, RNMH, General Adult, Paediatrics at Diploma or Degree level
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification is desirable
  • First Aid qualification is desirable

Requirements of the role:

  • Eligibility to work within the UK
  • Undergo an enhanced DBS with barred list checks
  • Be able to work within a rota pattern including unsocial hours and weekends
  • A minimum of 2 – 3 years post qualification experience in a relevent setting
  • Experience of working with children and young people with special education needs and high level support needs including behaviours that challenge
  • Experience of working with ASD, PMLD and SLD
  • Specialist clinical knowledge E.G. Epilepsy, PEG/JEJ management, Sensory and complex, Childhood development needs
  • Experience at safe medicines management

Benefits:

Be part of our successful team and benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • High street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Paid holiday
  • Training and Development

Enquiries:

For more information or to request a job description please call Aurora St. Christopher’s on 01179733301 or email STC-Recruitment@the-aurora-group.com.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care.

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