School Nurse

The Sterling Hall School (SHS), founded in 1987, is a leading independent school that specializes in educating boys during their formative years of Kindergarten to Grade 8. We are known for delivering innovative, proven and boy-focused programming that includes an exceptional academic curriculum and outstanding character education. Sterling Hall is a small, supportive environment with an actively engaged community of boys, faculty, staff, parents and alumni.

Summary of Position

The School Nurse is responsible for the health and well-being of students and members of the school community. This includes the provision of nursing care and first aid as well as the education of faculty and staff in health matters. The School Nurse maintains health records, manages health centre supplies and medications, and coordinates the allergy control and epipen program. The School Nurse is the primary communicator with the school community and Toronto Public Health on all health-related matters, and also monitors and responds to health and safety concerns and assists in the development and implementation of related policies and procedures.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide nursing care, first aid and emotional support to those who are ill or injured or otherwise in need, in accordance with current nursing best practices and also school policies
  • Manage health centre supplies and medications of students and employees
  • Ensure health records of students and employees are kept up-to-date, confidential and secure. Provide student health summaries for teachers. Prepare detailed incident reports for all injuries.
  • Manage training of employees in CPR and First Aid and provide regular information updates in respect of allergies, epipens, AEDs, emergency response and general health and safety matters  
  • Lead in promoting, improving and sustaining health and safety throughout the school. This includes a leadership role on the Health & Safety Committee and the Emergency Response team, and also a coordinator role in the administration of the risk management system.
  • Review, update and help to implement best policies and practices for a healthy school community, both at school and for offsite school activities
  • Liaise with Toronto Public Health on immunization and any reportable communicable diseases
  • Communicate clearly and promptly with parents and employees in respect of any student health concerns, and provide regular email and website updates. Report and follow up on any health and safety matters raised by employees, students or parents

Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Member of CNO and RNAO in good standing and able to practice with no restrictions
  • Minimum of 5 years of nursing experience, preferably with paediatric and/or emergency background
  • Knowledge, skills and experience to work independently in an elementary school setting
  • Knowledge of TPH Communicable Disease classifications, Canadian Immunization schedule, childhood disease, stages of adolescent growth and development
  • Good problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills

Additional Information

This position is open to applicants seeking a full-time or a part-time position. 

All résumés and cover letters should be forwarded by email to careers@sterlinghall.com. The deadline for admissions is August 31, 2019.

The Sterling Hall School is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Upon request, accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information on The Sterling Hall School, please visit www.sterlinghall.com