School Nurse Job in Kenya

Job Summary:

The school nurse is responsible for providing comprehensive health services to students promoting health and safety within the school environment, and supporting the physical, mental and emotional well being of students. The nurse will develop and implement health care plans, manage chronic conditions, administer medications, and respond to emergencies. This role involves collaboration with educators, parents and healthcare providers to ensure a healthy school community.

Key Responsibilities:

Health Services: Provide direct care to students, including first aid medication administration, and management of acute and chronic illnesses. Maintain accurate health records and documentation.

Emergency Response: Develop and implement emergency care plans for students with life threatening conditions. Respond to health emergencies and provide crisis intervention as needed.

Chronic Condition Management: Create individualized health care plans for students with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and allergies. Monitor and support students in managing their conditions.

Collaboration: Work with teachers, school counsellors and administrators to support student health and academic success. Liaise with parents, healthcare providers and community resources to coordinate care.

Compliance and Reporting: Ensure compliance with the local health regulations and school policies and prepare and submit health reports as required.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

Track the reduction in absenteeism due to health-related issues.

Monitor the effective management of students with chronic conditions (eg asthma, diabetes)

Average the time taken to respond to health emergencies or student visits and total number of student visits to the nurse office. Frequency of follow-ups with students after initial visit

Record Keeping and Accuracy: Accuracy and completeness of health records.

Compliance with regulations: Adherence to local and national health regulations and policies

Parent and student satisfaction: Results from surveys measuring student and parent satisfaction with school health services

Feedback implementation: Effectiveness in addressing feedback from students, parents and staff

Professional Development: Participation in professional development and continuing education opportunities

Qualifications and Requirements


Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience in an educational setting, preferably in an international school environment.

Educational and Professional Qualification:

Registered Nurse (RN) license required

Certification in school nursing

Strong clinical skills and knowledge of paediatric health

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

How To Apply

If you possess the required qualifications and are passionate about contributing to a vibrant educational community, we invite you to apply by submitting your resume indicating three(3) referees and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to by 20th June 2024 by 5.00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!