College Nurse (Band 5) Pro rata salary will be based within a range of a full time equivalent of £27,500 – £30,000 (RCN Band 5 Point 21-23)
Job Ref: M043
College Nurse
Independent School
UK – Hertfordshire

Frequent Contact With: Headmaster, Deputy Head, Assistant Heads, Head of

Prep and Prep Leadership Team, Heads of

Houses, Senior School Leadership Team, Bursar, sports coaches, students (4-18 years), parents, Reception teams

The College Nurse is part of an essential team which provides a clinically effective, high-quality service of nursing care to students and first aid care to all members of the College community.


  • To provide a high standard of service within NMC guidelines to students, members of staff and any visitors while on the site
  • work autonomously, providing expert advice and demonstrating excellence in clinical practice
  • provide first aid and emergency care to students and staff as necessary – this includes maintaining stock of all first aid kits
  • assist in ensuring care plans are developed and written for students requiring them in liaison with students and parents
  • provide confidential counselling and health advice service as appropriate
  • carry out child and adolescent surveillance programmes in conjunction with the College Nurse Manager
  • follow good practice and specific directives on immunisation procedures relevant to the school population and individuals
  • operate procedures for control of infectious diseases
  • follow procedures for the safe disposal of clinical waste
  • contribute to discussions on service, policy development and provide comments on proposals as required
  • be aware of recommended safe storage, usage and disposal of medical supplies and drugs
  • maintain medical room stock, hygiene and tidiness
  • attend open days, new parents evenings and other significant events as required over the campus
  • attend sports days over the whole campus, and extra-curricular activities on/off site when requested

Health Education

This will include to:

  • Promote health education throughout the College
  • Take part in health education programmes supporting teaching staff as appropriate
  • Keep up-to-date with current health promotion initiatives


  • Support the Nurse Manager in obtaining all medical related admissions data from the Registrar for new students by entering into SIMS as required ensuring compliance with the College’s policy on data protection.
  • Maintain medical records accurately, confidentially and safely
  • To be aware of the requirements of GDPR 2019 and follow codes of practice to ensure safeguarding of confidential information
  • Keep nursing records to a high standard ensuring the accurate and rapid retrieval of information
  • Record dispensing of drugs following drug protocols
  • Work within codes of practice and professional guidelines
  • Maintain general office procedures

Safeguarding Children

The appointee’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the appointee becomes aware of any actual or potential risk to the safety or welfare of children in the School s/he must report any concerns to the Designated Senior Leader.


Knowledge/qualifications Registered Nurse with valid NMC PIN

Communication: clear, concise, timely and appropriate oral and written communication.

Sensitivity: listens well and understands other’s needs.

Self-motivation: meets objectives on own initiative; committed to continuous self-development; willingness to attend appropriate ongoing training/updating.

Teamwork: ability to work alone and as part of a team with a flexible approach to working hours.

Technical skill: good basic keyboard skills.

Physical: able to undertake all the physical requirements of the post and use equipment according to health and safety guidelines.


  • The appointment is term time only + 3.2 weeks i.e. 193 working days which includes 1 week at the end of the academic year, 1 week prior to the start of the new academic year, all INSET days + other key College events
  • There is a shift pattern worked one week at a time of: 8 am to 2 pm (extended to 4 pm on Wednesday only TBC) and 11.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday
  • The actual pro rata salary will be based on qualifications and experience within a range of a full time equivalent of £27,500 – £30,000 (RCN Band 5 Point 21-23)
  • Free lunches during term time
  • Free use of the College gym facilities before/after School hours
  • Contributory pension scheme into which the College contributes 6%

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