School Nurse

Support Position

Closing Date: July 15, 2024

Job Term: Full Time

We are seeking an individual who is inspired by our mission and whose beliefs align with our core values of integrity, compassion, inquiry and courage, and reflects our core competencies to join Havergal College as a School Nurse. This is a full-time position.

Why Havergal is the Place to Be

Founded in 1894 and located on a beautiful 22-acre campus in midtown Toronto, Canada, Havergal College is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent schools for girls from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. At Havergal College, we believe that great schools are made up of great people. With a rich history spanning over 130 years, we are committed to offering a contemporary liberal arts education, which is rooted in the Anglican tradition. Our mission is to prepare young women to make a difference. Through our outstanding academic and cocurricular programs, and a cohesive and collegial team of faculty and administration staff, we nurture a culture of capability that fosters self-confidence, leadership, critical thinking and global-mindedness within our students.

We take pride in attracting and retaining highly-qualified faculty and administration staff to ensure that our school remains at the forefront of educational excellence. Join us in this transformative journey of education, working together to empower young women to make a positive difference in our world.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment fosters a culture of mutual respect, creativity and innovation, collaboration and accountability. To this end, we encourage applications from all qualified candidates with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) peoples, LGBTQ2S+, and persons with disabilities to join our thriving team.  We seek candidates who are committed to nurturing a community where integrity, compassion, inquiry and courage thrive. 

The Position

Reporting to the Manager of the Health Centre and Lead Nurse, the School Nurse is responsible for helping to support the physical and mental health of students. This role involves the provision of direct nursing care including assessing students, administering medication, maintaining current medical documentation, and suggesting service referrals. The work of health promotion with students is also a part of this role.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Provide nursing services at the Health Centre and on-campus (both Upper and Junior Schools) per the practices outlined by the College of Nurses.
  • Assess students for physical, social, emotional and psychological wellbeing, refer to appropriate medical services when necessary, and provide treatment and follow-up care where required.
  • Triage clients to the School Physician/Emergency Services/Social Work as required.
  • Remain up-to-date on healthcare issues through seminars, workshops and readings.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles and prevention through bulletin boards, health teaching and age-appropriate presentations for students JK- grade 12.
  • Communicate with faculty, parents and students through conversation and the distribution of written information and as per the limits of professional confidentiality.
  • Work with families of students with prevalent or serious medical conditions to ensure a safe school environment and school care plans. 
  • Actively partner with and report problems or concerns to the Manager of the Health Centre.
  • Arrange appropriate transportation to medical-related appointments; Accompany students to outside support services when required (hospital).
  • Maintain accurate, confidential, comprehensive and up-to-date records using Magnus Health Portal. Follow Health Centre protocol for documentation.
  • Liaise with the Public Health Department to maintain accurate immunization records for the Boarding Students
  • Administer immunizations as required, and promote flu shot clinics.     
  • Conduct monthly first aid kit, EpiPen, and safety equipment checks in the Health Centre and around campus to ensure the kits and safety equipment are stocked and functional.
  • Assess inventory in the Health Centre
  • Ensure students and families are adhering to the concussion protocol. Provide tracking forms, email and phone call for updates, following up with the appropriate staff on a need-to-know basis.  
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Maintain CPR and AED competency as per Havergal Policy.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Suite and Google applications.  Adaptable to learning new in-house database and record system
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Primary care or emergency or pediatric clinical experience is an asset
Demonstrated ability and commitment to the Core Competencies of:
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Learning Agility
  • Communication
  • Growth Mindset

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and express their interest to HC Careers no later than July 15, 2024.

Havergal College thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Havergal College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Cathy LeBlanc at 416-483-3519 ext. 6526 or by email at [email protected].