Special School Nurse

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Salary : £31,365 - £37,890 Term Time ONLY
Location : Chiltern Wood School, High Wycombe

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have lots to be proud of:

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have lots to be proud of:

  • We are an integral member of the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) providing both acute and community services, and at the forefront in developing ICP systems and new models of care.
  • The Trust’s latest CQC inspection report, rated the Trust as “Good” overall, “Outstanding” for caring with an “Outstanding” end of life service and a range of “Outstanding ”practices in areas such as the Emergency department, adult community services and outpatients.We have been ranked as one of the UK's top hospitals by health intelligence specialists CHKS.
  • Our Stroke Unit has maintained the ‘A grade’ in the latest Royal College of Physicians’ Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) audit
  • We are the home for the National Spinal Injuries centre, the birthplace of the Paralympics.

Special School Nurse for Chiltern Wood School,

13.5 hours per week Term Time only.

This is a permanent contract available from November 2020.

Based at the Downley site, (formerly Maplewood School) Faulkner Way, Downley,

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5HB.

This is a term time ONLY contract.


The post is part of a job share. You will be based at the main site in Downley but will be expected to work across to the other site on the Cressex road. You will be a member of a wider dedicated and enthusiastic team of special school nurses working across the county in Buckinghamshire. The Downley site is a day school for pupils with severe, complex and profound learning disabilities (SLD/PMLD), some of who may have associated physical, sensory, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The school is co-educational and caters for pupils between the ages of 2 and 19 years.

The Cressex site provides special education for pupils with Communication and Interaction difficulties at primary age (4-11 years). These difficulties include Moderate Learning Disabilities (MLD), Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and some associated behaviour difficulties.

The nurse will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the health needs of the children. There is a strong multidisciplinary team at both sites and the nurse would be expected to play a strong role within this team. The role will involve teaching and supporting the school staff in meeting and maintaining the health needs of the children for example by providing school staff with high quality training in epilepsy management, management of medication, gastrostomy or naso-gastric feeding, suctioning etc.

You must be an experienced Children’s and or Learning Disability trained nurse with current NMC Registration. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the needs of children with learning disabilities and their families. We would welcome a team player who enjoys a challenge and is well used to lone working. Self development is encouraged and mentoring support and supervision are available. The post holder will need to be a car driver and be able to travel around the county.