School Nurse (EN)

Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2030

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1336746

Reference: 1336746

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4    Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5    Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


An education support class position at this range will perform tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice, and
school policy under supervision and direction. This may include coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or
educational program
¿ Supports the first aid facilities and assists in delivering first aid to
¿ Undertakes administrative procedures associated with:
¿ delivery of various health, counselling, wellbeing and
therapeutic services to a school(s)
¿ health assessments
¿ delivery of health and wellbeing education and promotion
programs in collaboration with school community
¿ provision of follow-up service for students
An enrolled nurse may be employed directly by a school, to assist a
registered nurse to promote the optimal health, wellbeing and
development of students in a school setting.
(1) An enrolled nurse must at all times practice under the
delegation and supervision of a registered nurse. The
enrolled nurse may:
(a) Assist the registered nurse to provide
delegated activities of nursing care, according
to the student’s plan of care, professional
standards, workplace polices and procedural
(b) Recognise when the health and wellbeing of a
student is deteriorating and escalate in a
timely way to the registered nurse.
(c) Contribute as a member of the student health
and wellbeing team under the delegation and
supervision of a registered nurse.
(d) Communicate effectively with students, their
families, the school community and with other
health practitioners and service providers.


¿ Provide quality First Aid treatment to students and staff, plus any other persons
requiring general/first aid assistance. Contact parents, as necessary to arrange
transport home, to the doctors or to hospital if necessary. This includes the
administration of oxygen if necessary.
¿ Give input when necessary about the maintenance and updating of First Aide Centre
policies and procedures
¿ Assist and advise students with personal hygiene issues - allowing students to
wash/shower if necessary.
¿ Attend emergency call outs when necessary and organise emergency transport if
required (eg: Ambulance), then immediately notify Sickbay SEO (Registered Nurse), if
not available notify Principal Class Member.
¿ Be proactive in school student welfare initiatives and liaise with school welfare staff
where student welfare support is required.
¿ Provide education in relation to common health conditions eg: Anaphylaxis/allergy
management/asthma as required, mental and sexual health.
¿ Practice in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC)
National competency standards for an Enrolled Nurse.
¿ Provide quality student/patient care within an evidence based approach
¿ Administer asthma medication as per Asthma Victoria School’s Policy.
¿ Administer medications strictly in line with the NWS P-12 Medications Policy.
¿ Schedule 4 Medication or any other addictive medication (eg: Clonazepam) to be
securely locked away and keys to be kept on the person of Division 1 and/or Division
2 Registered Nurse only and daily documentation recorded regarding the dispensing
of such medications.
¿ Keep up to date records of student medications. Ensure all medications and supplies
kept in the first aid room and around the college in designated first aid boxes are in
date and stocked each term.
¿ Maintain up to date medical information of all students at the College. Ensure
designated year level coordinators have copies of medical information so they can be
distributed to staff.
¿ Assist in keeping up to date Anaphylaxis Action Plans, Allergy Management Plans and
Asthma Management Plans in the college. Ensure student photos are current. Yard
Duty blue bum bags to be re-stocked periodically and keep student health alerts and
photos current.
¿ Provide factual medical and health information to students on request. Ensure
students are aware they must seek parent/doctor discussion regarding their specific
health issue/s
¿ Distribution of medical information to students and families when specific contagious
illnesses are detected in the college.
¿ Assist in organising and maintaining affiliations with organisations such as Asthma
Foundation, Sun Smart and Anaphylaxis Australia
¿ Participate where appropriate in meetings relating to health and safety issues (Eg:
OH&S, Leadership, Education Support Team, WEST Meetings.)
¿ Advise OH&S committee of any serious concerns resulting in injury or possible injury.
¿ Maintain AHPRA Nursing Registration and complete 20 hours CPD. Update First Aid
qualification, CPR and working with children’s check.
¿ Clean and maintain the First Aid area on a daily/weekly basis to ensure a high
standard of cleanliness is maintained-keeping in line with infection control
regulations. Laundering of all linen on a weekly basis.
¿ Ensure blood spills and vomit kits are provided and maintained to be placed in
specific areas within the school for use when the need arises as per infection control
regulations and OH&S requirements.
¿ Maintain replacement clothing stocks for use by students that need a change of
clothing. Contact parents advising of a uniform loan with a request for laundering
and returning of clothing loans.
¿ Conduct Head Lice checks for both classes and/or individuals as requested by
teachers. This must be done with strict confidentiality.
¿ Record and file copies of all certificates for Level 2 First Aid and CPR trained Staff in
the school. Monitor expiry dates and keep relevant staff informed prior to
qualification expiry.
¿ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, leaders,
students and the general public.
¿ Perform duties in an efficient, professional and courteous manner in accordance with
the College Values, the Victorian Public Sector Code of Conduct and all local policies
and codes of conduct.
¿ Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal
appearance, and adherence to relevant health and safety procedures and staff
policies and protocols.
¿ Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective
performance of the role.
¿ Other duties as requested by the Principal

Who May Apply

Applicants with the followuing qualifications - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Division 2 Nursing)

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

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.

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


Narre Warren South P-12 College strives to develop young people so they can become fulfilled, positive members and leaders of our society. By recognising and celebrating diversity, high aspirations and positive relations, we create a harmonious school that has a positive sense of purpose and a commitment to each and every person.

Narre Warren South P-12 College is on one campus consisting of two sub schools - Prep to Year 6 and Year 7 to 12. (2,700 students) The school has 350 staff, principal class, teachers and education support staff, including administration, student support and inclusion staff. The school is a welcoming place where students from many cultures learn together in excellent facilities.

  • The College is categorized as “low” compared to other State schools in socio-economic terms.
  • The school family occupation and education (SFOE) index is 0.5954
  • Many students have not attended Kindergarten or day care prior to commencing school.
  • Nearly all our students from Year 6 stay on to do their secondary education.
  • The College experienced significant change over of students over the 13 years of schooling.
  • Cultural diversity is a feature of the College community with at least 50 ethnic groups being represented speaking 64 languages.
  • Approximately 50% of the Year 7 enrolments originate from the primary school.
  • Approximately 40% of our senior students undertake a VCAL pathway (trade/vocational focus)
  • More than half of the College’s student population comes from families where the language background is other than English, and around 50% qualify for the EAL program.
  • Attendance rates at both Primary and Secondary levels are better than the state benchmarks.
  • Wellbeing support is provided across the College with two counsellors, a number of youth workers, Psychologists and other professionals available
  • ‘Compass’ is the main communication system for the College. Compass is available to parents and students to assist with attendance, learning tasks, payments, permissions, reporting etc.
  • Careers
  • Many community groups access a variety of the College’s facilities for sport and the College is a central facility within the community.

We take great pride in all our students working hard at school and getting excellent results. Our VCE median study score has been stable at 30- 31 for the past seven years, placing us well above the state average. Coupled with our outstanding VCAL and VET results, we are a College that meets the pathway needs of all of our students. This is an outstanding achievement and has gained the school recognition far and wide, including 20 State Awards since 2006 for staff and students in our VCAL program and two Premiers Awards for VCE (perfect study scores). Further to this, we were recognised at the Victorian Education Excellence Awards in 2018 with the team award for Outstanding School Improvement, as well as the overall Lindsay Thompson Award.  In 2020 our efforts were recognised in the Age Schools That Excel awards.  The foundations for these results are found in our exemplary programs in the Primary and early Secondary sections of the College, where our focus on academic achievement and strong civic participation are evident. Student Attitudes to School reflect a strong sense of connectedness to school in both the Primary and Secondary areas of the College. Parent opinion well above state benchmarks is also indicative of a happy and harmonious College community.



School Nurse (EN)

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2030

Job classification:

Not provided


Ursula Guerin | 03 9704 3383

School Nurse (EN)