School Nurse (Female) Job in Kenya

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School Nurse (Female) Job in Kenya

JOB TITLE:  SCHOOL NURSE (FEMALE)

JOB REF: SN/01/2023

LINE MANAGER:CLINICAL OFFICER

CONTRACT TERMS: PERMANENT

Overall role purpose:

The School Nurse is charged with the responsibility of maintaining and operating the Academy clinic, provision of direct healthcare to students and promoting good health.

Key Responsibilities

Provision of Direct healthcare to students

  • Provide basic medical services and First Aid to students and organize referrals to specialists when necessary.
  • Administer and monitor student medication as prescribed by the medical
  • Offer customized nursing care plan for special cases that need special care e.g newly diagnosed chronic illnesses.
  • Issue Medical drugs and care and monitor adherence to students with long-term medical conditions.

  • Respond to medical emergency situations for the purpose of addressing immediate safety concerns.
  • Accompany students to medical appointments off campus and follow up and visiting of students admitted at the partner hospital(s).
  • Organizing for students’ treatment at the approved hospital by the Academy.

Provides screening and referral for health conditions

  • Carry out regular surveillance checks on the students to ensure their continued health e.g., regular testing and annual medical check-up.
  • Organizing medical examination of existing scholars on boarding of new scholars at Admission.

Provides leadership for the provision of health services

  • Ensures that Academy policies and procedures adhere to legal and regulatory statutes and ethical standards of nursing practice.
  • Liaise with the local health authorities to keep abreast of any updates on regulatory changes and public health alerts.
  • Report students with reportable contagious disease to the line manager and Academy administration where necessary.
  • Provides leadership in the development and evaluation of Academy health policies, programs and the promotion of a healthy school environment.
  • Maintain clinic equipment and assess and ensure the supply of consumable supplies on an ongoing basis.
  • Order, Record, Store drugs in line with the Academy Policy

Serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and health care providers.

  • Liaise with parents/guardians regarding medical issues affecting their children and being part of case management teams with other relevant academy staff and external stakeholders on cases.

Promotes health

  • Provides health education information directly to individual students, groups of students, or classes or by providing guidance and consultation about health education.
  • Promotes health awareness activities such fairs for students in consultation with internal stakeholders, i.e., food service personnel or physical education teachers, regarding healthy lifestyles and wellness programs
  • Serves as a member of the coordinated school health team that promotes the health and well-being at the Academy.
  • Giving health talks and raising awareness on relevant health issues affecting students
  • School Nurse is expected to be flexible, from time to time he/she may be added task in line with their role by their direct manager.
  • The nurse will reside in the academy

Person Specification

  • Bachelor of Nursing Degree or Diploma in Nursing from a recognized medical training institution
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in inventory management to ensure that there are no stock outs.

How to Apply

Send your application letter and CV to recruitment@mpesafoundationacademy.ac.ke

as one document by Tuesday 24th January 2023 stating clearly on the email subject line the job title and reference of the position you are applying for. E.g., SCHOOL NURSE – SN/01/2023.

Please note, only soft copy/ email applications to the address provided will be accepted.

 Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: MPESA FOUNDATION ACADEMY DOES NOT CHARGE RECRUITMENT FEES

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