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Falcon British Nursery

Posted on September 11, 2018

1 - 2 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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• Aware of and willing to promote the school s health and safety policies and practices.
• Purpose of School nursing
• Facilitate positive student responses to normal development
• Promote health and safety
• Intervene with actual and potential health problems
• Provide case management services
• Collaborate with others to build student and family for adaptation, self management, self advocacy and learning
• Able to lead a team of nurses and support staff.
• Provide training for staff.
• Accuracy in medicine provision and record keeping.
• Able to be prepared for doctors visits /prepare for health authority inspections.
• Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Tablet
Experience working with student or in a school environment.
Reporting to the deputy/supervisor, principal, HR manager
HAAD Responsibilities and Roles of the School Nurse :
• General responsibilities
• Provides direct healthcare to student & staf
• Provides leadership for the provision of health service
• Provides screening and referral for health conditions
• Promotes a healthy school environment
• Promotes health
• Leadership role for health policies and programs
• Liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers
• The role of the school nurse encompasses both health and educational needs.
Direct care Responsibilities
• Performs comprehensive & systematic health assessment
• Analyzes data to identify health problems
• Develops individualized healthcare plan and refers for further follow up (children with chronic conditions or special needs)
• Manages and updates plan and communicates it to concerned personnel
• Provides ongoing health information to students, parents and school authorities
• Plans, implements and supervises school health screening programs
• Directs immunization program
• Administers medications as per HAAD guidelines
• Documents care & maintains records
• Reports school health data (identifies health issues)
Leadership Responsibilities:
• Development of plans and training staff in emergencies and disasters
• Maintain confidentiality in communication and documentation
• Appropriate delegation of care (initial assessment, training, competency validation, supervision, and evaluation)
Screening and referral Responsibilities:
• Screening: vision, hearing, posture, body mass index, etc
• Refer in timely manner
• Recognize any deviation from normal growth development and behavior
Promote healthy school environment Responsibilities
• Provides physical and emotional safety Implement precaution against blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases
• Implement precaution against blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases Monitors immunization
• Monitors immunization Assures appropriate exclusion and re-entry into school
• Assures appropriate exclusion and re-entry into school Promote healthy school environment
• Promote healthy school environment
• Reports communicable diseases
• Assesses the physical environment (playground, indoor air quality, review illness or injury)
• Participates in developing a plan for prevention and management of hazards
• Assesses emotional environment of school (bullying, violence)
Promotes Health Responsibilities
• Provides health education to students, parents, teachers & communities
• Assists in development of health education curriculum
• Promotes health in school health councils
• Collaborates with staff, students, parents and other professionals to assess health needs and develop a school health plan
• Prepares statistical reports on health promotion
• Promotes Health activities for HAAD and ADEC and other government entities
Acts as role model in promoting a healthy lifestyle
Leadership for health policies and programs Responsibilities
• Health expert within school system
• Leader in development and evaluation of school health policies, procedures including Health promotion and protection
• Coordinates school health program
• School wellness policies
• Crisis / disaster management
• Emergency medical condition management
• Mental health protection and intervention
• Acute illness management
• Infectious disease prevention and management
• Documents and prepares report (legal, regulatory and policy requirements)
• Utilizes critical thinking, time management, problem solving skills in management of care
• Adapts leadership and management style to changing circumstances
• Engages in research and evaluation of school health services
• Acts as change agent for school health programs and school nursing practices.
• Serves as liaison between school, home and community
• establish working relationship with pediatricians to ensure individualized health plans are executed
• communicates with family through phone written communication
• communicates with community health providers and agencies ensuring confidentiality
• Develops community partnerships to promote health of community
Coordinate and collaborate responsibilities
• Act as resource person in promoting health
• Maintains supplies and equipment in the school clinic according to HAAD requirements for nursery schools
• Ensures accessibility of school health services to all student and staff
• Keeps daily log (DC app or paper) to list students who visit the nurses office or needs special attention
Accountability Responsibilities
• Accepts accountability for own actions and decision making
• Practices within the scope of practice
• Maintains competency
• Seeks guidance in situations beyond scope of practice
• Practices within the legal framework of UAE.
• Maintains current license to practice
• Practices in accordance with national, jurisdictional legislations
• Demonstrates knowledge and follows the policies and procedures
• Follows the UAE nursing code of conduct
• Advocates protection of human rights and reports any violation in accordance with jurisdiction and code of conduct
Maintains confidentiality
Demonstrates sensitivity to diversity in culture and religion.
• Assumes responsibility for professional development
• Ensures continuing competency (BLS, PALS)
• Maintains record of learning and professional development activities
• Promotes and maintains a positive image of nursing
• Uses nursing research and best practice guideline
• Represents nursing profession in relevant committees, taskforce, board or forums.

Education / Training / Teaching / Academics


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