Shawnigan Lake School
Department: Health Centre
Reports to: Assistant Head, Student Life
Shawnigan Lake School is a leading independent co-educational boarding school for ages 13-18 on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Our diverse, inter-disciplinary and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.
Shawnigan provides academic ambition to develop a culture of curiosity, collaboration, independence and resilience in our students through educators and peers who inspire our students to embrace a love of learning by challenging them to solve problems critically and creatively.
We offer a competitive compensation package and a nurturing, family-friendly workplace.
HEAD OF HEALTH SERVICES
The Head of Health Services will plan, direct, and further develop health standards to promote high quality service and an excellent culture of care at Shawnigan Lake School. By working with students, house staff, teachers, parents, physicians and other professionals, The Head of Health Services will ensure the health team is supporting the physical and emotional health of the School’s students.
The Head of Health Services plays an advisory role to Heads and Student Life Offices, and ensures compliance of all student records, reviewing, developing and implementing policies and procedures, updating systems, managing relationships with the school physical and health professionals (internal and external), supervising nurses and administrative staff, and identifying areas of improvement to the care of students.
Furthermore, the Head of Health Services will provide care to staff (Administration, Education and Operations) of Shawnigan Lake School on an as needed basis
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Assistant Head, Student Life, the responsibilities of the Head of Health Services will include, but are not limited to,
Health Centre Development
- In partnership with the Heads and Student Life Offices, review, develop, and implement updated health care services, systems and process in line with current industry standards
- Build and maintain positive and trusting relationships with the student population including understanding and sensitivity to diverse and multicultural populations
- Maintain and build new relationships with the school physical and health professionals in the community at large
- Research, review and propose new IT systems to increase administrative and operational efficiency for the Health Centre
- Develop a department culture which models Shawinigan’s values and create an experience of student life unparalleled
- Review and ensure all Health Centre resources (capital and human) are utilized effectively
- Manage the Health Centre budget
- Assess symptoms, administer and manage medications, record dispensing of medication, assess and treat injuries, disease prevention, maintain safe storage, usage and disposal of medical supplies and medications
- Ensure Health Centre and counselling team provide seamless and continuous care and students are seen promptly while directing follow-up as needed
- Complete health risk assessments and crisis intervention for students (as needed)
- Support the School’s Substance Abuse Policy
- Provide training and advice to staff and students as needed regarding medical diagnoses, allergies, medications, diet, special emergency plans related to ongoing medical conditions, sharing information on a need-to-know basis within the school community in accordance with privacy law
- Oversee the Medication Administration Regulations and ensure compliance
- Manage staff hiring process (inclusive of contractors), assist with staff record maintenance, scheduling and payroll submission
- Contact and update parents, as needed, regarding significant medical concerns
- Administer first aid and care of all staff as needed
- Administer vaccinations, rapid testing and coordinate seasonal immunizations
- Lead and support education initiatives relating to metal health and other industry related professional development.
- Oversee management of students covered through international insurance
- Work with Public Health nurses to screen students who may require routine immunization updates
- Organize immunization clinics with Public Health to provide both routine immunizations and emergency clinics in the event of a community outbreak
- Communicate with Public Health regarding programs offered in the community that may be relevant to students, such as head lice outbreak management and childhood disease outbreaks
- Post-secondary degree in Nursing
- Must hold a current RN or LPN license in good standing with the BCCNP
- Valid CPR-C
- Minimum of ten (10) years of diverse nursing experience. Assets would include working in an educational setting or another setting working directly with adolescents, sports injuries training, counselling training and experience, and nursing experience in an emergency room (ER) setting
- Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory / management capacity with excellent leadership skills
- Demonstrated ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise, and professional manner
- A proven understanding of adolescents’ development particularly at 12 years to 18 years of age
- Experience working with adolescents in a boarding school environment is an asset
- Experience in Public Health is an asset
- Experience dealing with “crisis” type medical situations
- Strong interpersonal skills to establish rapport, build trust and develop key connections with students, parents, and staff
- Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to the attention of Matt Clinton-Baker, Assistant Head, Student Life, via email at email@example.com. Applications may also be mailed to the General Office at:
Attention: Human Resources
Shawnigan Lake School
1975 Renfrew Road
Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1
Competition closes when filled.