Nurse Practitioner

  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Nov 01, 2020

Job Description

Nurse Practitioner - Head of Health Centre

If you are a health professional who is interested in leading a top tier health centre and shaping the lives of young people, we have a role for you!

Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is a Kindergarten to Grade 12 co-educational day and boarding school with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Our students from over 30 countries all over the world have opportunities in athletics, arts, leadership, service, experiential and outdoor education, and are inspired by an extraordinary staff committed to character growth and preparing students for what lies ahead in life. The school’s Mission shapes these endeavours:

Our school seeks the excellence in all of us, with passion and compassion. We are a community shaped by the pursuit of truth and goodness, providing outstanding preparation for life.

In addition to our breathtaking setting, we offer a comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits package.

Reporting to the Director of Boarding and Student Life, the Nurse Practitioner – Head of Health Centre manages the day-to-day operation of the Health Centre and attends to the clinical care of our boarding community. This is a 12-month position with workload and hours heaviest when school is in session.

This position will ensure high standards of clinical care, which includes maintaining Policy and Procedures manuals, hiring, training and supervising nursing and support staff and maintaining clinical hours to support the health needs of the 320 staff and students in our boarding community.

This role operates at its peak during the school year (September to June) with quieter times through the summer months. The Health Centre operates seven days a week therefore some weekend, evening and on-call hours will be required.

Qualifications
  • This position requires a post-secondary degree in Nursing with classification as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Current certification/licensing with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
  • Five year of nursing experience preferably in an environment working with youth
  • A sensitive and empathic approach to communicating with students, family members and boarding staff
  • Has a high level of attention to detail as well as the capacity to be a proactive and analytical problem solver
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Organized with the ability to work under deadlines with conflicting demands from various departments
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, a self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to be tactful, demonstrate excellent judgment, and work as a positive and collaborative team member
  • Commitment to maintaining highest of professional standards through education and a commitment to maintaining policies and procedures at current best practices
  • Experience with medical records software such as Juno an asset
Key Responsibilities and Expectations
  • Diagnose student health conditions, both physical and mental health
  • Treat and manage a wide range of health issues, from the simple to the complex
  • Order diagnostic and screening tests
  • Refer students to other healthcare professionals, as appropriate
  • Working with the Health Authority, assist with the immunization program
  • Maintain medical records accurately and confidentially
  • Adhere to school policies with respect to reporting of accidents or injuries
  • Administer medication and maintain records of medication administered
  • Develop and maintain Health Centre Policy and Procedures manual to current federal and provincial legislation
  • Manage the operating budget for the Health Centre
  • Assess and manage the performance and train Health Centre nursing and other staff
  • Ensure required certifications are maintained by all staff
  • Create and maintain the staff schedule of Health Centre, ensuring appropriate level of on-call nursing staff
  • Act as key medical professional advisor to the school to ensure our standards are maintained to reflect changes to health-related legislation
  • While working with boarding staff, school counsellors and other medical professions always maintain the privacy of student information
  • Provide education and training to students and boarding staff regularly, at least annually

Applicants are requested to supply a résumé with references and cover letter in a single document. Pease contact Jennifer Kayal if you have any questions.

Please submit your application by 4 pm, Friday, November 6, 2020 to:

St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC V8P 4P5

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted; no phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest in our school.

St. Michaels University School is one of Canada’s leading co-educational, independent day and boarding schools.

Our boarding population is recruited nationally and internationally to form a rich and diverse community. Our students come from over 30 different countries and our school community represents over 40 different ethnic backgrounds. Our graduates attend the top universities in the world, many of them on scholarships. The faculty culture of excellence is supported by healthy professional development resources and a dynamic program of professional growth, which has earned them national and international recognition, including several Prime Minister’s Teaching Awards.

The school pursues academic success in an environment where the character and the self also grow.

For more information about St. Michaels University School, please refer to the rest of our website.

Take a virtual guided tour of the SMUS residences, Senior, Middle and Junior schools.

St. Michaels University School is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school of 1000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Victoria, BC, Canada.