School Nurse Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: School Nurse

Job Code: SN/RS/170420

Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Head Teacher

Location:  Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Purpose: To create an environment that promotes healthy living, improves wellbeing and is responsive to the health needs of individual children and the Community at large.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records and submit termly reports.
  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions
  • Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, vaccinations or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in the school.
  • Prescribe or recommend drugs, medical devices, or other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
  • Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients/ students en route to hospitals.
  • Provide training for school based staff and support students with special needs like diabetes, asthma, HIV etc.
  • Make individual health plans for students with disabilities or long term health conditions.
  • Coordinate emergency evacuation for sick persons to hospitals and update the parents accordingly.
  • Share public awareness information and provide advice for parents, carers and school staff on childhood illnesses and the management and control of infectious diseases.
  • Order drugs and related stock.
  • Provide confidential health advice to students and staff.
  • Assess the health needs of the whole school community and develop a health plan.
  • Raise awareness of threats to health issues like smoking, drugs and alcohol abuse
  • Promote healthy living, including abstinence campaigns
  • Train teachers and all staff  on healthcare issues
  • Provide advice on school health policy that encompasses mental health and wellbeing, including dealing with depression and bullying.
  • Support children with medical needs like asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or mental health issues and eating disorders.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Providing health care and first aid services to the school community.
  • Maintain accurate records of the sick room
  • Promote a healthy living lifestyle

Key Performance Measures:

  • Students and staff have adequate health care when needed
  • Sick room has up to date medication and equipment

Qualifications, Training and Experience:

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Diploma Nursing, preferably Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing
  • Licensed by the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Other short courses in HIV/AIDS, Drugs and Substance abuse prevention an added advantage

Technical knowledge, skills and competencies

  • Knowledge of the information and techniques used to treat and diagnose injuries
  • First aid competence
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counselling and guidance.
  • Fluency in both English and Swahili languages.
  • Knowledge of human behaviour and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders.
  • Computer literacy and basic computer skills

Experience Required

  • Over 5 years of relevant work experience

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • The ability to win the trust of children and encourage them to talk about their problems
  • The ability to explore sensitive issues with tact, understanding and patience
  • The ability to stay calm in an emergency
  • Record-keeping and organisational skills
  • Results-oriented

How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on: School Nurse

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.

Health and Medical
Updated: April 20, 2017 — 7:50 pm