School Nurse

Job posted: 10/03/2023
Applications close: 23/03/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 26/04/2023 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 1336221

Reference: 1336221

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

Demonstrated ability to: 

SC1    Assess and manage the first aid needs of student, staff, volunteers and contractors

SC2    Implement DET procedures and guidelines which ensure the effective and reliable management of student health records across the school

SC3    Use school based information management systems

SC4    Build and maintain effective relationships with staff, parents and students

SC5    Support school staff to confidently implement student healthcare management plans



The successful applicant will be a trained nurse who will be on duty each day during the hours of 10am - 2pm, principally managing the first aid room.  


Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely 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.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employeess position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


  • Administering first aid to students, staff, volunteers, and contractors as required
  • Maintain first aid records, student health support plans and medication records
  • Ensure appropriate confidentiality is upheld
  • Liaise with relevant staff regarding student health conditions as necessary.
  • Liaise with parents regarding a student’s immediate and ongoing health needs
  • Triage student health needs effectively and efficiently, engaging, and supervising support from colleagues when needed
  • Provide expert advice and recommendations to school staff about the health needs of students and recommend support strategies within the school
  • Maintain records on school information system
  • 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
  • Ensure the first aid facility is maintained to a high standard of hygiene
  • Liaise with the Occupational Health and Safety Management nominee where appropriate
  • Ensure first aid supplies and health equipment/resources are maintained
  • Assist in maintaining registers for students with specific health/health needs, such as asthma, anaphylaxis, health support plans following surgery,
  • Provide the required level of administrative/health support for school events, functions and projects.
  • Support relevant elements of induction for new staff, volunteers and other workers to the school
  • Other duties as allocated by the Business Manager and/or Principal

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position:

  • Nursing qualification and registration (RN)
  • Level 2 first aid, anaphylaxis and emergency Asthma Management to meet DET requirements.

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

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Footscray North Primary School is located in the municipal area of Maribyrnong.  Currently we have 550 students enrolled.  Our vision at Footscray North Primary School is to foster a community of life-long learners. We strive to develop articulate, socially responsible and resilient individuals who are working towards achieving their full potential. Footscray North Primary School’s central purpose is giving students a comprehensive education enabling all students to become literate, numerate and curious learners who have the capacity to contribute to society now and in the future as global citizens.

FNPS is a school that prides itself on the multicultural diversity of its students. We have developed a rich curriculum that takes on a global perspective and fosters our school values of excellence, responsibility, respect and inclusion. Our students have access to 21st Century learning and we enable further development of skills with digital technology. The school offers specialist programs in PE, Performing Arts, Visual Art and Spanish.

We pride ourselves on being a well-organized and well managed school that is strategic in its thinking, planning and implementation of curriculum programs.

School Nurse

Job type:

Part time / From 26/04/2023 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Ms Kay Willmott | 03 9317 9047

School Nurse