Substitute Registered Nurse



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Job Description

The American School of Dubai is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Registered Substitute Nurse. The ideal candidate is responsible for providing professional nursing services support to the ASD school community. The substitute nurse will contribute their professional expertise, in partnership with a proactive health office team, to promote positive health and safety practices within the school setting. The substitute nurse will report directly to the School Physician.

Primary Responsibilities:

?       Provide first aid to students, faculty and staff who are injured or ill while at school

?       Participate in case management for students with chronic health conditions under their physician’s supervision

?       Emergency assessment, care and referral to community professional resources and subsequent follow-up

?       Develop emergency action plans for students with chronic medical conditions

?       Practice in accordance with current child protection policies

?       Abide by ASD’s Code of Conduct

?       Communicable disease control through immunizations, screenings and health education

?       Participate in the identification of environmental health and safety hazards with recommended preventative measures

?       Maintain and update all student health files

?       Maintain strict confidentiality of all student health records

?       Liaise and provide in-service training/education for ASD faculty as pertinent to student’s health conditions

?       Participate in the medical preparation of off-campus trips, including travel with Week Without Walls trips and other overnight field trips

?       Review immunization records and enter data into the Dubai Health Authority’s online Hasana system

?       Administer vaccinations and provide counseling regarding potential adverse effects in accordance with Dubai Health Authority guidelines

?       Provide First Aid for major community events as requested by the school administration

?       Organize and prepare first aid kits for off-campus school field trips and sporting events

?       Maintain and order Health Office equipment, supplies and medications

?       Report and implement requirements as determined by the Dubai Health Authority, including school visits and the maintenance of monthly statistics

?       Maintain professional license and participate in professional development to ensure current scope of practice in nursing.

Schoolwide Responsibilities:

?      Openly support and abide by all school policies and procedures

?      Model ASD ‘Core Values’ in interactions with the school community

?      Represent the skills and attitudes of global citizenship, antiracism and intercultural sensitivity and proactivity

?      Eager and willing to work in a collaborative team environment

?      Demonstrate commitment to personal continuous professional growth and development

?      Represent ASD with students, parents, colleagues, and broader school community in a professional manner

?      Take on other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Required Qualifications:

?      Registered Nurse with a current license

?      May not have an employment gap of greater than 2 years

?      Must be able to obtain a license with the Dubai Health Authority

?      Current Basic Life Support certification

?      Able to work within a proactive team

?      Computer and software knowledge

?      Flexibility to work evening hours and some weekends

Terms of Employment

This position is classified as a non-sponsored position. The ideal candidate must have their own visa sponsorship and be able to provide an NOC to ASD. As this is a substitute position, there is no set working hours and work will be on an as-needed basis, however the position will be guaranteed 20 working days in an academic year.