Secondary School Nurse
Doha College is one of the oldest British curriculum schools in Qatar providing a world class education for 1914 students between the ages of 3 and 18, who represent over 72 nationalities. Established in 1980, the college was originally opened to meet the demand for a British-style education, and continues to operate under the sponsorship of the British Embassy on a not-for-profit basis.
Primary Objective of Role
The School Nurse will maintain the Nurse's Room within Secondary School to ensure that pupils and staff receive appropriate health care and advice in order to maximise their ability to learn and develop physically, socially and emotionally.
Accountability and Responsibilities
§ Plan, develop and 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. Create a care plan as necessary.
§ 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.
§ Refer pupils as appropriate for further support, counseling and guidance.
§ Update pupil medical lists as necessary.
§ Maintain hygiene standards within the School.
§ Review the Health Policy annually.
§ Provide education for pupils on health issues.
§ Formulate letters and correspondence with parents.
§ Create a medical report using SIMS programme for all school trips and sporting tournaments.
§ Follow directives from Ministry of Public Health such as vision testing, growth monitoring and occasional vaccination programmes.
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.
§ Willing to undertake further training as required.
§ Administrative background.
Education and Training
§ Recognised nursing qualification:
§ Registered General Nurse (RGN) - Essential.
§ Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN) – Desirable.
§ Currently registered with a recognised nursing body in home country.
§ It is essential that the holder of the position is caring, supportive and sensitive to children with specific needs.
§ Prepared to obtain license as a Registered Nurse with Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health, if not already.
Only candidates with a family sponsorship, currently residing in Qatar will be considered.
Instructions to Apply:
Candidates must download the Doha College application form and submit the same through our website. The completed form will have to be uploaded as an attachment.
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.