Primary School Nurse (Nured 3b)

Department of Education and Training

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 1/13/2021

Primary School Nurse, 0.5 FTE, Ongoing part-time position, SEVR, Outer GippslandThe South Eastern Victorian Region, Outer Gippsland Nursing Program has a ongoing, part-time 0.5 FTE Visiting Primary School Nurse position available. This is an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified and highly motivated team players to join a team of dynamic health professionals.

Visiting Primary School Nurse

The primary responsibility of this role is to offer a universal health screening service to children in their first year of primary school in Government, Catholic, Independent schools and newly arrived in Australia children enrolled in English Language Centres. This includes responding to parent's concerns and observations collected through the School Entrant Health Questionnaire (SEHQ), conducting follow-up health and wellbeing assessments, providing advice to teachers and families and appropriate referral of issues to internal and external agencies.

The Primary School Nurse also provides assessment and support for children in years one to six where a concern is identified. The Nurse will also have a role in health promotion and building the capacity of schools to respond to health, wellbeing and learning concerns in children. This may include the development, implementation and evaluation of appropriate health education in response to identified health priorities in schools.

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To be successful in this role you will work well in a multidisciplinary team, establish and maintain good working relationships with teachers and principals in the school setting and network effectively with health and allied health professionals, child and family services in the community.

Candidates are advised that applications need to address the 5 Key Selection Criteria in the advertised position description and be registered on AHPRA as a registered Nurse division 1.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions or contact Kerryn Foat, Manager School Nursing Program, SEVR, OG on 0448 891569.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability. People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email: [email protected]

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Applications close 27/1/2021

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