School Nurse – Auxiliary

School Nurse – Auxiliary

  • Administration
  • Victoria

School Nurse – Auxiliary
Posting #2022077

External / Internal Posting
Today’s Date June 21, 2022 | Closing Date Open until Filled

Hours
This is an on-call position. The on-call schedule is Monday to Friday and may include evenings and weekends. This position works from mid-August to the end of June.

Salary
$40.00 per hour. This is a non-bargaining unit position.
2 positions being filled

Summary
St. Margaret’s School is looking for an energetic and motivated Auxiliary School Nurse to work collaboratively with other members of the SMS School staff. The School Nurse is responsible for the management of overall health care of boarding students and as well as providing health care guidance to the SMS School community.

The School Nurse is responsible for the collection and coordination of medical information for emergency care, medical alert, medical contact information, and on-going health care as required.

Duties & Responsibilities – include but are not limited to
• Consult, confer and collaborate with staff, parents, and outside health care providers to ensure excellence in health services and education at SMS
• Use sound and proper nursing techniques when treating patients in compliance the BC Standards for Nursing Practices
• Collect and share medical information (as needed) to appropriate personnel
• Liaise with students and their families, staff, and other health care professionals to make assessments and to implement plans to meet the specific needs of individuals students who have significant medical conditions requiring extra attention
• Maintain accurate documentation and medical records for all students and any staff or visitors who may require care by the nurse
• Provide assessments of “presenting problem” to determine appropriate medical intervention including immediate and on-going care within the Health Clinic; referral to and liaison with other health care providers; and first-aid
• With specific reference to boarding students:
     o Coordinate and manage overall care including referrals to outside health agencies
     o Arrange visits and transportation to dental care providers, other medical specialists, and other community agencies – Eating Disorders Clinic, Sexual Health Clinic…
     o Liaise with boarding staff daily regarding health concerns of students, determining treatment plans, and giving guidance to staff re. medical care
     o Be available to take calls for telephone consultation and advice during work hours
• Counseling of students, staff, or families on health and personal issues as requested
• Possess a knowledge base of topics relevant to youth, teens, school, and family health issues such as: healthy living, nutrition, infectious diseases, sexual health, emotional health…
• Act as a resource for health information as above and as time permits, deliver or assist with health education to student/staff groups
• Collect and display appropriate materials to promote wellness and health education in the Health Clinic
• Maintain confidentiality of information shared and stored in the Health Clinic
• Maintain active registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
• Recognize the need for, and participate in, on-going professional development and education
• Other duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements
• Qualified registered nurse with a minimum of 3-year experience
• CPR Level C Certification
• Experience in mental health is an asset
• BCCDC Immunization Competency
• Administer medications and provide instructions to others in the administration of medication or treatment such as Epi-Pen
• Eligibility for active registration with the College of Registered Nurses of BC and awareness of the Standards for Nursing practices
• Unrestricted Class 5 BC Driver’s License in good standing
• Submission of a current driver record (Driver Abstract from ICBC)
• Comprehensive knowledge of community resources and available health services within Victoria
• Comfortable working with youth including international students
• Ability to collaborate with and take a team approach to student health and wellness
• Strong commitment to service excellence
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
• Exceptional interpersonal skills
• Ability to set priorities, identify plans of action and meet deadlines
• Strong record-keeping with attention to details and organizational abilities
• Intermediate computer skills – Word, Excel, Data bases…
• Actively support the vision, mission, and values of our school

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application package, including a covering letter, curriculum vitae and professional references, quoting the Posting #2022077 in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of resumes to be reviewed on June 30, 2022:

Human Resources
St. Margaret’s School
1080 Lucas Avenue
Victoria, BC V8X 3P7
Email: [email protected]

To apply for this job email your details to careers@stmarg.ca.

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