Job Vacancy For School Nurse At Morgan International Community School (Central Region)



Purpose of Job

•   The School Nurse reports directly to the Student Support Services Coordinator.
•   The School Nurse works collaboratively with team members from the academic and business and operations structure of the school (the Boarding Manager and his/her staff) in the best interests of students.
•   The School Nurse identifies and treats health disorders among students and provides instruction in the maintenance of good health and disease prevention. The School Nurse must evaluate the physical conditions of students and refer students to appropriate resources as needed. Decisions made by this employee require discretionary judgment and analysis.
•   Errors may not be easily discernible and may result in serious impact on the individual child and others.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Diploma or Degree in General Nursing

Experience

•   experience working in a school an asset
•   working with children/adolescent is a must
•   At least 3 years post basic experience

Special Requirements

This employee must be certified by GMNC
Potential candidates must provide evidence that a criminal history check has been conducted and clearance has been given.

Key Outputs

•   develops policies, procedures and work standards for school health program
•   monitors compliance of school health program with country laws and initiates program changes as needed
•   manages program allotment efficiently
•   prepares health reports for supervisor and health department (if applicable)
•   negotiates professional and medical services essential to the school health program
•   provides first aid care and medically prescribed services
•   maintains security of school health supplies
•   serves as a resource person on health issues
•   provides staff development on health-related topics for school staff and volunteers
•   screens and conducts health appraisals for students and staff
•   recommends corrective action where problems are identified
•   corresponds with parents on health needs of children
•   recommends immunizations, health findings and other relevant health data
•   gives first aid workshops/lessons to staff and students
•   ensure that there is adequate coverage 24/7 on the school campus
•   The professional school nurse applies nursing theory as the basis for decision-making in the school setting while expanding knowledge and skills in response to student health needs
•   administers medication and/or treatment as authorized by the student's health care provider and/or in consultation with medical doctor.
•   observes, monitors and cares for sick and injured students
•   assists with secures, maintains health records and forms, including immunization, physicals, primary care provider authorization forms, vision exams, etc. and prepares necessary forms and reports to programme standards.

Key Competencies

Knowledge

•   Considerable knowledge of medical disorders and treatment
•   Considerable knowledge of child growth and development
•   Working knowledge of public health problems and procedures for treatment in coordination with other health and social service agencies
•   Working knowledge of Ghana laws and regulations affecting delivery of school health services
•   Some knowledge of the school organization and the community served
•   Have basic accounting and secretarial experiences (to make budget, patient profiles, audit clinic expenditures, etc.)
•   Ability to identify abnormal growth and development and symptoms of disease

Skills

•   Ability to coordinate and facilitate services between the school, local health agency, and other community services
•   Ability to develop and maintain health records on students
•   Ability to develop positive working relationships
•   Ability to work collaboratively
•   Ability to counsel adolescents

Attitudes

•   Customer-service oriented
•   Respectful
•   Pro-active to healthy lifestyles
•   Uses initiative
•   Adaptable

Location: Central Region

How To Apply For The Job

Kindly send your resume to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 30 September, 2015
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