School nursing is a highly specialised field of nursing involving caring for the medical needs of students. A school nurse treats a wide array of medical problems ranging from acute illnesses to medical emergencies. Working as a school nurse requires thorough training and experience in treating various conditions and determining when you need to transfer the patient to a hospital.
Specialist knowledge is highly valued in this field, like nurses specialising in mental health and oncology. Finding the right nurse with the right set of skills in every instance is critical. At Practical Nursing Agency, we have a team of school nurses, well-trained, experienced and specialised in various areas of medicine ready for deployment at any time.
Whether you’re looking for an ad hoc nurse or a long-term option that will follow regulations and complete their duties to high standards, we have just the nurse you’re looking for.
What Are The Responsibilities of School Nurses?
School nursing has a broad scope. It requires the nurse to have a deep understanding of medicine and vast experience in managing different conditions. Even for specialised nurses, some instances might require you to provide additional assistance to the rest of the team.
Because of the diversity of conditions and illnesses that the nurse has to tend to, the responsibilities vary depending on the case. Some of the common conditions that nurses might attend to in school include:
- Minor injury and illness
- Palliative care/end of life care
- Substance misuse
- Health assessment
- Emergency and unscheduled care
- Mental health
- Nurse consultation clinics
Some of the responsibilities include:
- Caring for patients with chronic health conditions like hypertension and diabetes.
- Monitoring the patient’s vitals.
- Administering medications.
- Documenting medical histories for new inmates.
- Performing wound dressing changes.
- Providing mental health assessments and referrals.
- Collaborating with other healthcare providers.
- Performing drug screens.
- Collect biological samples for testing.
- Referring patients to specialists for further specialist training
- Reviewing patient’s medical records.
- Overseeing ancillary staff, including LPNs and CNAs.
The scope of school nurses goes beyond what is mentioned. Besides these responsibilities, school nurses are also expected to maintain the proper protocols and safety procedures while working in schools as indicated by the government.
Our School Nursing Services
The school nursing profession requires additional training and requires additional clearance to prepare you for the sensitive school environment. Practical Nursing Agency has qualified school nurses vetted, background checked and have the relevant clearance certificates to work in schools. We provide bespoke staffing packages for various facilities.
Professional school nursing staff – Our team of school nurses is handpicked. It comprises the most experienced and enthusiastic nursing staff in the UK. The nurses already have extensive experience providing quality healthcare in the criminal justice system and bring a wealth of knowledge to any facility they are assigned in the UK.
Flexible scheduling – Addressing staffing shortfalls in school is challenging. We make the process easier by having a team of qualified nurses with all the necessary clearances ready to fill any vacancies within the shortest time. The nurses are prepared to be deployed to custodial institutions anywhere in the UK.
Specialist substance abuse care – Every school needs to have school nurses with extensive training to provide support to inmates suffering from substance abuse-related conditions. The nurses can offer treatment plans and offer support for people who want to get clean and healthy.
Mental health support – Being part of the school system as an inmate can affect your mental health. Our school nurses have the training and experience to support and provide mental healthcare to students suffering from various mental conditions and those in the rehabilitation program. Practical Nursing Agency also provides ongoing development training and support for nurses under our agency to equip them with the latest information and procedures in the healthcare industry to ensure they are competent and ready to deliver the best healthcare regardless of the situation or the facilities there are working in.
School Nursing Jobs
We are always looking to expand our professional team of school nurses, and welcome prospective applications from skilled candidates who are adept at working under pressure. With a range of great benefits and extremely competitive rates of pay, we would love to welcome you to our team.
Contact us today to continue your journey of professional development as part of the UK’s most supportive nursing agency network.