Job Advertisement – School Nurse
Ballymena Academy, established in 1828, is a successful and forward-looking, co-educational, non-denominational Voluntary Grammar School with an enrolment of 1200 pupils, including more than 300 pupils in Sixth Form.
We are currently seeking a School Nurse who will provide a high-quality nursing and health education service within school to meet the needs of the pupils and, where appropriate, members of staff.
The person appointed to this post must demonstrate by means of their application form, how they meet the following criteria. These criteria may be further enhanced for shortlisting purposes.
- Possess EN qualifications and be recognised on the NMC register.
- Minimum GCSE A*-C in Mathematics and English Language or level 2 equivalent.
- Ensure nursing validation and relevant qualifications and training are up to date to meet NMC guidelines on mandatory training.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to interact with people at all levels, combining confidence and assertiveness in a calm, courteous and professional manner.
- Excellent organisational and time-management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritise effectively.
- Competent IT skills, including good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Hold a current driving licence and provide own transport.
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy in record-keeping and data management.
- Good record of punctuality and attendance.
- Professional manner and the ability to work effectively with children and adults.
- Qualified to RGN/RSCN standard.
- Three years post registration experience.
- A counselling qualification and/or experience.
- Knowledge of school safeguarding, data protection and health and safety regulations.
- At least 2 years’ experience in Occupational Health or Accident and Emergency Nursing.
- Previous experience of working in the education sector.
- Demonstrate excellent personal skills in a pleasant, friendly and competent manner and be able to welcome, help or reassure all visitors by telephone and personally to the school medical room.
- Confidentiality, tact and discretion in dealing with all matters.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, demonstrating an adaptable and proactive attitude.
- Confident and adaptable in liaising with the wider pastoral team and, where necessary, external agencies
Hours of work:
35 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., times may be negotiated.
NJC pts 12– 17; £24,496 – £26,845 per annum pro rata.
Friday 25th August, 2023 at 12.00 noon.
Further information on this role and an application pack are available below.
The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Access NI check. The successful applicant will not be able to commence employment until this check has been successfully completed.
We reserve the right to enhance the aforementioned criteria in the event of an unprecedented response in order to facilitate shortlisting.