School Nurse

Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak is a Catholic Independent School that aims to be the leading girls’ school in Australia. Highly regarded for our pastoral care, academic, sporting, music and cultural programs, we educate women who will work towards positive social change.

Our vision, to offer a Catholic education that liberates, empowers and motivates students, is supported by a strategic direction that incorporates the belief that staff are the most valuable and critical asset of the School.

The position

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join the school as a School Nurse and play an integral role. Your primary responsibilities will be for ensuring the wellbeing of school students from ELC through to Year 12 and more broadly, supporting and educating the school community.

Your key tasks & responsibilities will include:
  • Provide primary and emergency nursing care for sick or injured students or staff
  • Provide accurate clinical assessment of students with ongoing health concerns to ensure effective management, development of care plans and referral where required
  • Plan and implement management plans for those with chronic health concerns and for those returning to the School after illness/injury
  • Assist in the planning of camps, excursions and overseas trips by providing information on the health and wellbeing of students. While also being available to attend, should the need arise. 
  • As the Principal’s nominee, manage the care of students at risk of anaphylaxis including contact with parent/s, staff education, student education and compliance with Government regulations and guidelines
  • To organise and coordinate relevant staff education and health promotion programs
  • Assist with review of School policies regarding health and wellbeing. i.e. Child Safety Policy
  • Develop an annual outcome Action Plan that identifies a strategic approach to health promotion in accordance with the School Improvement Plan and Annual Action Plan
  • Consult with and advise school leadership on the development of health policies and practices that promote positive health outcomes and reduce risk taking behaviour amongst young people.
  • Support the school community in addressing contemporary health and social issues facing young people and families
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant State, Federal and professional legislation and regulations, e.g. Ministerial Order 706 (Anaphylaxis) and Ministerial Order 870 (Child Safe Standards)
  • Practice in accordance with legislation related to school nursing practice and child and adolescent healthcare
About you

To be successful in this position, not only is it essential that you have skills and expertise, you must also have the willingness to immerse yourself within the school community and truly become part of the team.

In addition, you will have;
  • Appropriate Division 1 Nursing Qualifications, Registration and Experience
  • Current Occupational Health and Safety Level 3 first aid certificate
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of school nursing incorporating child and adolescent health and development
  • Practice in accordance with legislation related to school nursing practice and child and adolescent healthcare
A National Criminal Record Check and Working With Children's Check are essential requirements for this role.

If this sounds like the role for you then don’t hesitate, apply online now by clicking the ‘apply’ button.

Applications close on Tuesday 28 May 2019

Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak is a child safe employer and is committed to the welfare of children and their protection. All potential employees and volunteers will be required to comply with the School's Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct. Applicants will be required to undergo police and background checks in accordance with this policy.

CLOSING DATE 28-May-2019