Saturday, April 28, 2012

Primary School Nurse - Doha College - Qatar

Reference: THW/12/043912/025

Start Date: September 2012 (temporary maternity cover position until end February 2013)

Local candidates only. This is a non-sponsored position that requires all applicants to already have family based sponsorship to live and work in Qatar.

Primary School Nurse (with Admin Duties)
Working Times: Sunday to Thursday 7.00 am to 2.00pm. Term time only.

Nursing Duties
-Maintain a Nurse Room offering a comprehensive range of advice and support for pupils.
-Maintain a high standard of care in accordance with professional guidelines and appropriate ethical code.
-Promote a holistic approach to health care, including preventative advice.
-Coordinate First Aid training for staff and First Aid boxes.
-Ensure pupils have the necessary nursing care to maximise the ability to learn effectively and stay safe.
-Promote healthy lifestyles so that pupils can make informed choices concerning physical, social and psychological health.
-Give first aid during sporting events, after accidents or when sudden illness occurs; arrange transport and referral to suitable medical facility as necessary.
-Liaise with parents of pupils to plan nursing care needed during the day to help support the student with medical problems whether short or long term.
-Enable pupils with permanent or temporary disability to access lessons with minimal disruption to the pupils’ education.
-Support pupils who may be having difficulties of any kind while at school.
-Attend to pupils problems as they occur during the school day and during after school activities.
-Liaise with teaching staff to ensure that pupils receive the most appropriate nursing care to support learning.
-Keep accurate records of nursing care in the form of a nursing log and individual notes for pupils with specific on-going needs. To keep an incident record for serious incidents.

Administrative Duties
- Liaise with pupils, parents and visitors and deal with all enquiries and messages as appropriate.
- General office duties including filing, registers, updating address cards, etc.
- Photocopying, laminating and faxing.
- Ordering and distribution of stock and supplies.
- Coordinate parent evenings, and parents meeting appointment.
- Supervise late pupils until they are collected.
- Ensure the fire registers are done daily.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills
-Working with children / young people, preferably in an educational setting.
-Valid nursing experience in a hospital or other environment.

Sensitive, caring and responsive to the needs of children / young people.
-Fluent in English.
-Knowledge of computer applications such as MS Word, Excel etc.
-Ability to support, advise and council.
-Good communication skills.

Education and Training
Recognised and valid nursing qualification:
-Registered General Nurse (RGN).
-Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN).

Doha College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced criminal record check.

If you have questions about this role, please contact: Tracy Shaw, HR Manager,
Tel: 00974 4468 7379,
Fax: 00974 4468 5720,
Email: recruitment@dohacollege.com

For more information on the college please visit www.dohacollege.com
Closing date: 10 May 2012