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First Aid and Sickbay Manager (Nurse qualifications desirable)

Job posted: 26/07/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 31/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1267734

Reference: 1267734

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to assume responsibility for ensuring the school adheres to the Department's First Aid for Students and Staff Policy and Guidelines.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively and utilise high level interpersonal and communication skills with key stakeholders from a range of cultural backgrounds – appropriate to a school First Aid facility and school office.

SC3    Demonstrated capacity to manage competing demands, including supervising individual and groups of students in a clinical environment or school First Aid facility.

SC4    Demonstrated experience in effective record keeping, information management, clinical assessment, and care planning. 

SC5    Demonstrated capacity to assume management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of services, with the ability to direct and supervise the work of other staff members.

SC6    Qualifications/certification relevant to the role of a First Aid and Sickbay Manager. Nurse qualifications desirable (RN or EN). Minimum requirements include current certification/training in First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis. Diabetes training desirable.

Role

The First Aid and Sickbay Manager will assume responsibility for ensuring the school adheres to the Department's First Aid for Students and Staff Policy and Guidelines, as outlined on the Policy, Guidance and Resources tabs here: https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/first-aid-students-and-staff/policy.

This manager will need to work cooperatively and utilise high level interpersonal and communication skills with key stakeholders from a range of cultural backgrounds – appropriate to both the school First Aid facility and school office.

There will be a degree of professional autonomy for the new First Aid and Sickbay Manager to establish and refine processes and have input into the redesign or enhancement of the First Aid facilities at the school. While this will be the only dedicated First Aid role, Education Support staff such as fellow administration team members will provide support and relief as required. (Existing admin team members have been ensuring students are attended to in First Aid facility up until this newly created role.) The First Aid Manager will need to direct and supervise support staff when required.

This role will require the management of competing demands, including supervising individual and groups of students in the First Aid facility, effective record keeping, information management, clinical assessment, and care planning such as working with parents, staff and health practitioners to ensure that Student Health Support Plans are implemented and communicated as required, and health management plans such as asthma and anaphylaxis plans are kept up to date, with processes in place to ensure related procedures and staff training are maintained to support student health and safety, including support staff with relevant preparations for sports, excursions and camps.

The First Aid Manager will be considered part of the school administration team, reporting directly to the Business Manager. The First Aid Manager will provide administrative support as required, including support with front office enquiries and answering the phone in times of high demand.

Education support class Level 1 Range 3

In accordance with the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2022, an education support class role at this range is distinguished by the introduction of:

- management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of services.  At this level, an employee may direct and supervise the work of other staff members to achieve specific objectives in school administration, operations or educational programs; or

- professional student support positions where standard professional services are delivered.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a required qualification of AQF 7 level or equivalent (or in the case of Registered Nurses an equivalent qualification leading to registration).

A role at this range may include:

- Some degree of professional autonomy to determine how targets and goals are achieved within clearly established directions or framework. Professional autonomy will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy. Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from a senior manager. 

- Management of the expected outcomes is a key responsibility in some areas such as school administration, operations, technical, or educational programs. Senior management will be provided with reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision, or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

- Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility in some areas, such as school administration, operations, or educational programs. Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to a senior manager, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.

- Professional support positions such as registered nurses (performing the role of Registered Nurse range 3 as described in schedule 3), speech pathologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and social workers. Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from a manager or senior practitioner where relevant.

Responsibilities

  • Administering first aid to students as required, and occasionally to staff.

  • Maintain records of health support plans, medication and treatment.

  • Ensure appropriate confidentiality is upheld.

  • Liaise with relevant staff regarding student wellbeing/medical conditions as necessary.

  • Liaise with parents regarding a student’s ongoing and immediate medical needs.

  • Triage student medical needs effectively and efficiently, engaging and supervising support from colleagues when required.

  • Provide expert advice and recommendations to school staff about the medical needs of students and recommend support strategies within the school.

  • Maintain records on school information systems as required, such as Compass and/or CASES21. Training can be provided for portal processes.

  • Maintain own professional development relevant to the role and support relevant professional development for school staff, such as anaphylaxis refresher training.

  • Organising first aid supplies for excursions, camps and whole-school activities.

  • Support emergency procedures when cases arise.

  • Ensure the first aid facility is maintained to a high standard of hygiene.

  • Liaise with the Occupational Health and Safety Management nominee when appropriate.

  • Ensure first aid supplies and medical equipment/resources are maintained.

  • Assist in maintaining registers for students with specific medical/health needs, such as asthma, anaphylaxis, health support plans following surgery, etc.

  • Other duties as allocated by the Business Manager and/or Principal

  • Provide administrative support to external service providers as required.

  • Provide the required level of administrative/health support for school events, functions and projects.

  • Support relevant induction for new staff, volunteers and other workers to the school.

Who May Apply

Nurse qualifications desirable (RN or EN) or individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

Current hours of attendance for school administration team members is 8:15am – 4:15pm Monday to Friday, with an earlier finish by agreement on Fridays.

Attendance is not typically required in school vacation periods, with the exception of an early return in the days preceding Term 1 of each school year. Please refer to the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2022 for full details of leave entitlements for education support class employees.

As this is a newly created role, the start date may be negotiated for the right applicant.

Hours may be negotiated to part-time by mutual agreement, e.g., 8:30am start or earlier finish (e.g., 2:30pm), if the right applicant is seeking this, however 8:15am-4:15pm is preferred.

The role is predominantly managing the delivery of First Aid services, however will include general office support as required, such as assisting existing admin staff with answering calls and attending to front counter enquiries during busy periods.

This position includes delegated responsibility for ensuring the school is following DET’s “First Aid for Students and Staff Guidelines” - to identify first aid requirements and implement appropriate arrangements to ensure all injured staff and students are provided with immediate and adequate treatment of injury and illness on school sites or at school approved activities.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Seabrook Primary School is an internationally minded community that provides a supportive, nurturing and challenging environment that encourages high expectations for success. Our aim is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are lifelong learners by providing for individual differences and learning styles. We are committed to providing a safe, secure and harmonious school, where each student’s self-esteem is fostered by positive relationships with students, staff and the wider community. We share our cultural diversity to nurture growth, responsibility, and productivity within a positive school-wide atmosphere. We promote sportsmanship, school spirit, and pride in ourselves through our academic, physical, social and emotional accomplishments.

Seabrook Primary School has over 950 children, approximately 100 staff (teaching and non-teaching). Seabrook is a multicultural community where we value and promote international mindedness throughout our school programs that value a positive climate for learning.

Great emphasis is placed on creating a caring environment for students, staff and parents by:

  • encouraging open communication
  • building links between home and school
  • developing a school culture that promotes equity for all members
  • fostering mutual respect
  • promoting self-esteem
  • seeking community opinion
  • promoting personal qualities of honesty, thoughtfulness, politeness and consideration for others  

Our staff offers a wide range of expertise and a diversity of skills in curriculum. Specialist programs include Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Italian.

We aim to build strong relationships amongst students, staff, parents and the wider community. We respond to the diverse learning needs of students by encouraging continuous improvement across our learning community and regular evaluation of our school programs.

First Aid and Sickbay Manager (Nurse qualifications desirable)

Job type:

Full time / From 31/08/2022

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Tania Hunt | 03 9395 1758

First Aid and Sickbay Manager (Nurse qualifications desirable)