The main job of School Nurse was established for the purpose of assessing the health needs of children; developing emergency care plans and individual health plans, incorporating input from parent and/or physician; complying with the laws relating to children’s health, including parental and guardian consent; providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children; providing health information and serving as a resource to parents, teachers, staff, and administrators; and identifying health problems for referral for proper treatment.
Position Responsibilities and Functions:
Administers first aid to students, medication and specialized medicaltreatments for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children in accordance with DHA regulations.
Administers mandated screenings (e.g. vision, dental, hearing, etc.) for the purpose of referring medical conditions and/or providing appropriate care for children.
Assesses situations involving students’ safety, abuse and other health related issues for the purpose of identifying problems, referring for proper treatment and complying with legal requirements.
Collaborates with agencies and other school safety team members to conduct site assessments (e.g. health issues, student health records, emergency preparedness, building/grounds environments, building facilities, etc.) for the purpose of identifying issues and/or providing recommendations for improving safety and accessibility.
Collaborates with parents, students, teachers, staff, health care providers, and/or public agencies for the purpose of promoting and/or securing student health services, providing information and complying with legal requirements.
Counsels families on health conditions and lifestyle issues for the purpose of facilitating a healthier children.
Develops individual student health care and emergency care plans and implements them for children for the purpose of providing direction to site personnel and/or implementing directions provided by parents and/or physicians.
Maintains contact with parents for the purpose of advising them of changes in student health and/or recommending further medical and/or emotional intervention.
Maintains student’s confidential files and records (e.g. health care plans, agency referrals, accident reports, immunization records, etc.) for the purpose of providing information required by legal requirements and professional standards.
Monitors students referred for illness and/or injury for the purpose of attending to their immediate health care concerns and initiating follow-up care.
Orders supplies and materials as needed for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and seminars, Individual Educational Plan meetings, and interdisciplinary teams.
Provides care to students with chronic illnesses and extremely high-risk students (e.g. allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizures, medically fragile, etc.) if the need arises.
Provides training on a variety of health related subjects for the purpose of promoting a healthy lifestyle and/or acting as a resource to children, parents, teachers and staff.
Refers students requiring additional medical attention for the purpose of providing required follow-up treatment and services.
Reports health and safety issues to assigned Director and appropriate agencies (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, contagious diseases, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students’ personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
Researches a variety of topics relating to health and medical care (e.g. wellness, nutrition, treatment protocols, childhood diseases, etc.) for the purpose of providing information to staff, students, parents, and the public.
Responds to emergency medical situations (e.g. severe falls, seizures, prescription reactions, bleeding, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring appropriate immediate medical attention and related follow-up action.
Adhering to safety practices; administering first aid; handling hazardous materials/waste; operating equipment used in clinical setting; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
Maintain health standards and hazards; safety practices and procedures; stages of child development; paediatric and family nursing practices; community health concepts; and pertinent policies, codes, regulations and/or laws.
Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; and working with detailed information/data.
Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse licensed by the UAE
CPR/First Aid Certificate
3-4 years’ experience working in an ELC setting
If you feel you are suitable for this role, please forward your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org