Head School Nurse

Head School Nurse

  • Support Staff
  • Victoria

St. Margaret’s School is looking for an energetic, motivated and caring Head School Nurse to work collaboratively with other members of school community.  The Head School Nurse is responsible for the management of overall health care of boarding students and for providing health care guidance to the SMS School community.

The Head 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. 

Hours – Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week. This position works from mid-August to the end of June.

Responsibilities include

  • Use sound and proper nursing techniques when treating patients in compliance the BC Standards for Nursing Practices
  • Maintain awareness of community, provincial, national, and global health issues that might impact the School and its members
  • Coordinate with Island Health to facilitate school immunizations
  • Develop and maintain student medical alert plans that include information such as allergies and other medical concerns; appropriate protocols to follow; and emergency contact information
  • Collect and display appropriate materials to promote wellness and health education in the Health and Wellness Centre
  • Other duties as required

With specific reference to boarding students:

  • Consult and collaborate with staff, parents and outside health care providers to support the delivery of exceptional health care
  • Maintain accurate documentation and medical records
  • Collect and share medical information (as needed) to appropriate personnel
  • Coordinate and manage overall care including referrals to outside health agencies
  • Liaise with boarding team and School Counsellors daily regarding health concerns of students, determining treatment plans, and giving guidance on medical care needs
  • Be available for telephone consultation and advice during work hours and some weekends
  • Apply for, and maintain MSP coverage and temporary health insurance
  • Track and monitor health care records as they relate to MSP coverage
  • Manage resources and supplies needed in the Health and Wellness Centre

Requirements and Qualifications include

  • Qualified registered nurse with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience
  • CPR Level C Certification
  • Experience in mental health is an asset
  • Comprehensive knowledge of community resources and available health services within Victoria is an asset
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of students
  • Ability to collaborate with and take a team approach to student health and wellness
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to set priorities, identify plans of action and meet deadlines
  • Strong record-keeping with attention to details and organizational abilities
  • Basic 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, which includes a covering letter, curriculum vitae and professional references, quoting the Posting #2021042, to:

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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