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Staff Nurse (Band 6) (Part-time/maternity cover)

THE ROLE An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Nurse to join our medical centre team on a part time basis (maternity cover). The medical centre cares for the health and wellbeing of approximately 760 pupils aged 7-18 and staff in a boarding school environment twenty-four hours a day. Patient attendance is around forty each day with an extra twenty – forty pupils/staff per day during vaccination programmes.

The attendees range from those with minor illnesses to those of a more serious nature. In addition there is a high level of sports injuries particularly during rugby season. Routine vaccines and travel vaccines are prevalent on a daily basis as part of child wellbeing and preventative health care. The area has twelve beds for in-patient care divided into male and female as required. The team consists of four medical officers, six nurses and one administration assistant. Physiotherapy and podiatry are available on a private basis with regular clinics each week. Counselling service is available once a week. As part of a multi-disciplinary team the post holder will have responsibility for individual assessment, implementation and evaluation of high quality care and meeting the health and wellbeing of individuals according to their needs. In the absence of the Charge Nurse the post holder will have responsibility for the running and administration of the medical centre. The post holder will be responsible for opportunistic one to one health education where appropriate.

Key result areas Professional  Practice at all times within the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct  Adhere to GIRFEC guidelines  Develop the role by using evidence based practice and continuously improve own knowledge, following NMC revalidation guidelines Clinical  Ensure effective communication processes are in place to meet the needs of pupils, parents, staff and other members of the multi-disciplinary team and referring to colleagues when appropriate  Work within and monitor standards of care within the defined policies, procedures, standards and protocols of the medical centre and school to ensure adherence to a delivery of a high standard of service  Take responsibility for prescribing and administering nonprescription drugs according to the procedures and policies of the medical centre  Administer travel and routine vaccination  Assist medical officers where and when required  Ensure prevention of infection and correct disposal of waste materials  Ensure welfare of any pupil who is staying in the medical centre and administration of prescription drugs

Managerial  Ensure non-prescription medicines and clinical stock is ordered, maintained and managed within the available financial resources  In the absence of the charge nurse assume responsibility for the management of daily operational procedures within the medical centre  Recognise the importance of resolving complaints and/or issues quickly at local level. Support the charge nurse in day to day operations  Ensure rigid documentation at all times

Assignment and review The Post holder will be responsible to the Charge Nurse and Medical Officer who will provide clinical guidance and professional management, work review and appraisal of performance. Workload is mainly self-directed under the leadership of the Charge Nurse.

Decisions and judgement  Analysis and assessment of the pupils condition to establish continuing care, making autonomous decisions with appropriate referral, and providing advice to both pupil and house staff  Provide clinical and professional advice to pupils, parents and other members of the team and teaching staff where required  Assess any change in pupils’ condition and ensure appropriate action is taken. Knowing when and if there is reason to break confidentiality, pass on information following GIRFEC guidelines which is proportionate, reasonable and appropriate

Challenges of role  Achieving a balance between patient demands and expectations in a highly academic and sporting environment  Maintaining good communication with staff members and parents. Existing resources  Demanding hours with overnight stays


Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills Professional manner and approach Confidence in their ability Ability to care for children of all ages Adaptable to various daily demands and pressures Able to prioritise work effectively and delegate as required Committed to providing a high level of service to the school Works well within a team and independently

Hours of work The hours of work will be 105 hours over a 4-week cycle including weekends/nightshift to provide 24 hour cover during term time only. BENEFITS The salary scale will be Band 6 and salary will, to an extent, depend on the experience of the successful candidate. You are entitled to take holiday during standard school holidays, except that you are to remain in College for as long as is necessary to close down the Medical Centre for the school holidays and to return to College in sufficient time to ensure that the Medical Centre is ready for the start of each term. You will be opted in to the Fettes Trust Non-Teaching Staff Pension Scheme after 3 months service. This scheme is a money purchase one and full details of it and your options will be made available to you prior to your opt-in date. The Fettes Trust will contribute to the scheme and your contribution will be subject to the minimum overall combined employer and employee contribution limits set by the Pensions Regulator. Further details will be outlined in the contract of employment. Meals may be taken in the School dining hall free of charge during term time when catering is provided and you are on duty. Parking is free of charge within the campus grounds. Gym membership at Westwoods Health Club is also available. New staff at Fettes join a friendly and supportive team with a vibrant mixture of age and experience. We value every member of staff’s contribution to the life of the School.

APPLICATION PROCESS Applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae and supporting covering letter. All completed applications should be emailed to If you would like further information prior to applying for this role, please call 0131 241 1005 or the job description and person specification can be found on the Fettes website: An offer of employment will be subject to two satisfactory references being obtained from your referees and a clean report being obtained on you from the Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme in view of the contact you will have with children during your normal duties. Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 27th March 2019. Interviews will take place during week commencing Monday, 15th April 2019.

ABOUT FETTES Fettes College is a leading HMC co-educational boarding and day school close to the heart of Edinburgh. It has a strong tradition of academic, sporting and cultural excellence underpinned by outstanding pastoral care. Fettes opened its doors in 1870 and became fully co-educational in 1980: it is now an Independent school of some 760 boys and girls. There are 550 pupils in the Senior School (13-18 years) and 210 pupils in the Preparatory School (7-13 years). The academic staff in the College consists of the Headmaster and 80 full-time members of the Common Room. Our Prep School shares the same site and consists of a further 25 full-time teaching staff. The School stands on a magnificent site of approximately 100 acres, but still within walking distance of Edinburgh’s city centre. The historic main building holds the Chapel, Library, the English, Classics and History Departments as well as the Medical Centre and two boarding houses. A large newly built teaching block (the Spens Building) houses Art, Modern Languages, Mathematics, Economics, Geography, and Music. The Theatre, Science Laboratories and Dining Hall are adjacent. The Preparatory School and seven further boarding houses (including a purpose-built U6th House) are also on the campus. Our sports facilities (including extensive playing fields, two all-weather pitches and a private Health Club) are excellent. As well as our teaching staff we employ over 220 Non-Teaching Staff across the many departments, including; Estates, Security, Housekeeping, Accounts, Admissions and Marketing with a pervading sense of community amongst staff, pupils and parents alike.

The Aims of the College Fettes College aims to nurture the individual while fostering a happy, wellordered and caring community with strong family values at its core. To this end, we will do our utmost to ensure our students:  Receive the highest possible quality of education within a boarding environment;  Feel safe, valued, have a sense of personal worth and are thoughtful and considerate of the needs of others, possessing a willingness to take on responsibility.  Develop their self-confidence, integrity, emotional resilience, loyalty, good manners and humour, leadership skills and team-work;  Value a sense of community and service, and develop a clear sense of right and wrong, equipping them for life beyond Fettes;  Are provided with equal opportunities regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnic origin or religion;  Are encouraged to stretch and challenge themselves in everything they undertake.

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Staff Nurse (Band 6) (Part-time/maternity cover)  

Staff Nurse (Band 6) (Part-time/maternity cover)