Employment Terms: Full-Time, 4-Month Contract
Start/End Date: October, 2019
Founded in 1829, Upper Canada College is a leading independent school for boys SK- Grade 12, located in the heart of Toronto. The College presents a rigorous, liberal education through the International Baccalaureate Programme and broad co-curricular opportunities to engage students, faculty and staff. Our students are motivated and supported by a well-resourced, exceptional faculty, who bring a diversity of experience to an exemplary professional learning community.
To provide nursing care to the student body, including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of student health and health care programs, direct nursing care, and counselling services, in accordance with the guidelines and requirements of the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Nursing Practice, and the Health Discipline Act. Students are invited to access health teaching, nursing assessment, advice and treatment, counselling, and general support in a confidential manner.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Nursing care and counselling:
- Carry out thorough nursing physical and/or mental health assessments of students that present feeling unwell, injured, or expressing concerns about their social-emotional wellbeing;
- Provide emergency first aid or health care to ill or injured students, and determine if additional care is required (e.g. doctor, emergency room care);
- Plan and implement individual care programs for students to address physical and socio-emotional health concerns, including administering over-the- counter medications and treatments in accordance with the policies and protocols or as prescribed;
- Provide counselling to students experiencing mental health problems, and refer forward if necessary to psychologist, counsellor or outside support;
- Partner with the school community, outside professionals and parents to identify general health needs;
- Complete incident reports and maintain student health records up to date;
- Coordinate individual health care plans with the athletic therapist where appropriate
- Collaborate with Centre For Learning regarding academic support plans where necessary;
- Communicate where appropriate with faculty regarding Care Plans;
- Collaborate with Residential team around boarding students’ health and Care Plans;
- Establish a presence in the boarding houses on some evenings (later start time);
- Collaborate with Prep Nurse to provide continuity of care to the whole school population;
- Collaborate with the Coordinator, Student Health Services to ensure coverage of both health centres and efficient communication of all Care Plans to administration and necessary faculty, Centre for Learning.
- Develop and deliver health promotion programs to support overall health and wellbeing, including programs on nutrition, physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, healthy relationships, substance use, suicide, self harm and other topics relevant to the student body or specific segments of the student body;
- Provide education for parents, caregivers and staff on health promotion, disease prevention, childhood illnesses, and the control of communicable diseases;
- Develop and deliver training programs for staff to support students with prevalent medical conditions such as anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes, and/or epilepsy, as per institutional policy and in accordance with the Ministry of Education PPM – 161;
- Provide yearly Influenza Immunization to boarding students and employees as per medical directive;
- Liaise with Toronto Public Health to organize and deliver immunization programs, adhere to the Medical Officer of Health’s recommendations regarding communicable diseases and students with incomplete immunizations;
- Ensure all policies are up to date and in accordance with the Ministry of Education requirements and the College of Nurses Standards and Guidelines.
- Manage the health centre operation, including ordering and maintaining supplies, and medications, establishing and verifying cleanliness standards, arranging for equipment maintenance and sharps disposal; and identifying new equipment needs;
- Complete and file insurance claims on behalf of boarding students;
- Maintain first aid kits across the school/college campus (prep school only);
- Provide health advice for school/college employees as appropriate.
Health and Safety Committee:
- Identify health and safety issues in the school/college environment, and contribute to their resolution as a member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee, to insure coordination and integration and of efforts;
- Plan and implement health and safety initiatives in the school/college.
Key Knowledge, Competencies and Experience:
- Completion of university, college or other registered nursing program, and current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. The nurse is accountable to the College of Nurses in maintaining registration and meeting professional standards of nursing care;
- 5 years of general nursing experience / nursing children and adolescents , preferably in an educational or similar setting;
- Certification in First Aid and CPR (HCP level);
- Knowledge of health care theory and best practices for health care delivery, particularly related to children and youth;
- Knowledge of emerging issues in healthcare affecting children and youth , and recommended solutions;
- Knowledge of counselling theory and techniques for recognizing and treating mental health issues in children and youth;
- Knowledge of health centre operation standards, including cleanliness and infection control;
- Full knowledge of the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Nursing Practice, including limitations on practice scope;
- Knowledge of standards , emerging issues and best practices for the development and delivery of health and safety and wellness programs;
- Knowledge of all relevant legislation and regulations (e.g. the Health Discipline Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, PHIPA);
- Ability to assess emergency situations of illness or injury and determine immediate appropriate action and follow-up requirements;
- Ability to assess individual health issues of students and develop a plan of care and/or refer forward for more specialized care;
- Ability to interact with students, staff and parents on highly sensitive issues, provide advice and guidance, and gain their confidence;
- Ability to determine when and how to contact other health care professionals regarding the care of individual students or the student body in general, and to determine the appropriate disclosure of information.
Please apply online by creating a “Management & Professionals” profile account by Monday 23, 2019. We thank all candidates in advance; however, contact only those selected for an interview.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity, encouraging applicants from all qualified individuals. If you are contacted by UCC regarding a job opportunity, please advise us if you require any accommodations.
To learn more about us please visit our site at www.ucc.on.ca