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School Nurse

Asia Pacific Schools
Selangor, Malaysia
Date Added: Jun 21, 2024

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Asia Pacific Schools is one of the most renowned schools in the Klang Valley, serving about 1,800children across the International Curriculum and Malaysian National Curriculum. Our approach to children’s education and growth encompasses academic rigor, pastoral care, and genuine relationships, with appropriate tools and technology seamlessly binding it all together. In doing so, we are developing well-rounded, confident individuals who are ready for the challenges of the world.
Asia Pacific Schools (APS) is extremely pleased to be part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), a dynamic network of 60+ schools in 16 different countries committed to an organisational learning culture of ‘getting better’.  
The Asia Pacific Schools promotes equality and is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, as well as providing employees with a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

Key benefits:  
• A culture of engagement and trust, where staff contributions are recognized and valued
• A passionate and motivated team of professionals who put children at the heart of decision-making
• An embedded whole campus commitment to professional development and a commitment to serving others
• A peer network of like-minded teaching colleagues and support from non-academic staff
• Access to expertise, best practices sharing and learning opportunities across countries and cultures
• A commitment to employee well-being 
 
We offer:
•Competitive salary
•Pension fund contribution to an Employee Provident Fund
•Fee discount for children of employees
•Outpatient and inpatient medical benefits
•Training opportunities
•Paid leaves (e.g., medical, hospitalization, paternity, compassionate, marriage, etc.)

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ASIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 
We are seeking to hire a School Nurse with experience in an international and national school for commencement August 2024. Reporting to: Designated Safeguarding Lead
Purpose of Role  
School Nurse is responsible for providing health, illness and injury assessment, intervention, and documentation within the nursing scope of practice to students, and staff within the school.  
 
ISP Principles
Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.
 
Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.
 
Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.
 
Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.
 
Key Responsibilities   
  • Provide care for injured and ill students and staff using the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and document care.
  • Provide emergency care and facilitate transfer to outside medical facilities as appropriate.
  • Liaise with line manager and school principals concerning health and safety of students, and report as appropriate.
  • Administer medications and treatments as per policies and as ordered by health care providers and/or as advised by parents.
  • Maintain first aid kits on campus, and for sports programs, including approved field trips.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential logs of student visits and treatment and communicate pertinent information directly to the line manager and/or school principals or school leadership as appropriate 
  • Be responsible for updating student information in Engage and update 360 in a timely manner.
  • Assist with student admission and withdrawal health forms, filing and computer entry for student health records, if any.
  • Stock and inventory expendable supplies and maintain capital equipment for the infirmary.
  • Maintain strict security and confidentiality on all matters concerning student, employee, and family health issues.
  • Always maintain a valid Malaysian Board of Nursing registration/license.
  • Continually seek self-improvement through professional development in the field of nursing. 
  • Liaises with relevant health authority such as PKD, MOH, etc pertaining to health issue and health programme.
  • Coordinate health programme for students and staff.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the line manager and/or school leadership taking into account that student health and safety comes first.
 
OTHER EXPECTATIONS
  • Fully and positively participate in the school’s performance appraisal scheme in order to develop and enhance personal and service performance
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties requested/assigned as required by SLT or Line Manager, especially with regard to the school’s administrative function
  • Ensure that school policies including those relating to Safeguarding, Race Equality, Equal Opportunities, Code of Conduct and Health & Safety are adhered to.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience
  • Possess a degree in nursing or its equivalent;
  • Minimum three (3) years’ full-time nursing experience either in a clinic, hospital and/or any other approved health care providers;
  • Possess a valid nursing registration with the National Nursing Board of Malaysia;
  • Computer literate with good interpersonal communication skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Bahasa Malaysia.
 
Person specification
  • Patient, responsible, and passionate about teaching
  • A team player and flexible to meet the needs of the department
  • Must be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people they are responsible for or come into contact with
 
ISP Leadership Competencies 
You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.
  • Collaboration. Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximise opportunities.
  • Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback; supporting others in their continual learning, development and growth.
  • Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and is able to motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion. 
  • Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.
  • Resilience. Can deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively.
  • Community Focus. Is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our students and their families.
  • Integrity & Ethical Management. Has the ability to work ethically and with integrity; helps others feel valued; upholds and models the ISP Vision, Purpose and Principles.
  • Leading & Inspiring Others. Supports, encourages and inspires students, colleagues and teams so that they give their best.
  • Understanding People. Is a very good judge of talent, can objectively articulate the strengths and motivations of people inside or outside the organization.
  • Influencing & Communication. Consistently informs, influences and inspires students, parents and colleagues through timely and effective communication. 
  • Agile. Responds and adapts to changing circumstances; manages and solves problems by providing solutions in a climate of ambiguity.
  • Strategic, Commercial & Financial Awareness. Has the ability to apply understanding of the business and industry to improve effectiveness and profitability. 
  • Planning & Decision Making. Makes decisions on the best course of action and then plans, organises, prioritises and balances resources to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Diversity & Equity. Has the sensitivity, awareness and skill to understand the values, behaviours, attitudes and practices across cultures that supports all children and adults to learn and work effectively. 
 
ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles
ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.  
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying together with a comprehensive CV, a recent passport-size photograph and contact details of two referees (one of which must be from your current employer) to email [email protected]

Early application is encouraged as we reserve the right to appoint as soon as a suitable candidate has been identified. 
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