Nurse

Position Title:

Nurse

Reports to:
ELC Director
Position Overview:

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.
Minimum skills:
  • 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.
Preferred Education:
  • Bachelor Degree
  • 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 hr@creakids.ae 

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