Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare Assistant Buckingham, England

Stowe School
Full Time Buckingham, England 15662 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Contract type: Part Time, Term-Time (32 weeks per year)

Hours of work: 24 hours per week

Salary: £15,662

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Closing date: 14th June 2023

Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Job Overview

We are looking to recruit a Healthcare Assistant to join our school nursing team in supporting the delivery of care to our Pupils. You will be patient, empathetic and promote effective working relationships with colleagues, parents and Pupils alike.

You will carry out observations and basic care needs, screen and escalate to the Nursing team as necessary. You will contribute to projects, PSHE and early health interventions as well as immunisation session support. You will also carry out administration tasks so attention to detail and effective note taking is vitally important.

About You:

You will need to have a level 2 qualification in functional skills Maths and English or equivalent and have the ability to work under your own initiative and as part of a team. You will have the ability to remain calm under pressure and have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). Safeguarding will be at the heart of everything you do.

Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment

Purpose of the job:

To provide general and specific care as specified for children in the Health Centre. To maintain at all times a kind, caring and professional attitude towards children and families as well as colleagues within the clinical setting, taking into consideration dignity, privacy confidentiality, cultural and religious needs.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilties

  • Supporting registered nurses in the delivery of nursing care
  • To promote effective working relationships with colleagues, respecting their contribution to holistic care being planned and provided.

Key Tasks

  • Observations and basic care needs of students
  • Screening, escalation, liaison and care record administration
  • Venepuncture, chaperone and care plan review
  • Support the duty nurse to focus on the clinical nursing responsibilities
  • Contribute to projects, PSHE and early health interventions
  • Immunisation session support
  • Support House with telephone advice and support strategies
  • Administration tasks including communication with parents
  • Urgent medication collection from pharmacy as needed

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post and as duties and responsibilities change/develop, the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder

Date agreed: November 2021

Person Specification

The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form:





  • Level 2 qualification in functional skills Maths and Englis
  • Higher Professional Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (NVQ/QCF – Level 3)

Specialist Skills & Experience

  • Able to work under the direction of a registered practitioner
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Ability to recognise own limitation and to effectively utilise supervision and support systems to ensure safe and effective delivery of services
  • Demonstrates an ability to act calmly in emergencies and to respond in a professional manner in occasionally stressful and challenging situations.
  • Understanding of Confidentiality & Data Protection
  • To be able to motivate and persuade children/ parents through communication skills, utilising verbal and non-verbal skills

  • Experience of working in a school setting
  • Knowledge of the childhood immunisation schedule
  • Venepuncture or willingness to undertake training
  • Experience of working with 13-19 year olds

Personal Skills

  • Willingness to be flexible and part of a team
  • Ability to cope with uncertainty and change
  • Proactive and innovative
  • Effective interpersonal negotiating and influencing skill

Healthcare Assistant
Stowe School
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
201 to 500 Employees
School / School District
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