Primary School Nurse

Working as part of the School Nursing Team, the primary responsibility of this role is to offer a universal health screening service to children in their first year of primary school in Government, Catholic, Independent schools and English Language Centers. This includes responding to parent's concerns and observations collected through the School Entrant Health Questionnaire (SEHQ), conducting follow-up health and wellbeing assessments, providing advice to teachers and families and appropriate referral of issues to internal and external agencies.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: NurED 3B
Work Location: Western - Ballarat
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/NWVR1302733
Closing Date: 27-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $82,097 - $84,943
Job Duration: Commence 20/12/2017
Attachments: NUR 3B Primary School Nurse.doc (Word, 127KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kym Ludbrook
0438 528 464

Position Details


Primary School Nurse

Ongoing - Part Time (0.4 FTE)

The Primary School Nurse also provides assessment and support for children in years one to six where a concern is identified.  The Nurse will also have a role in health promotion and building the capacity of schools to respond to health, wellbeing and learning concerns in children. 

This may include the development, implementation and evaluation of appropriate health education in response to identified health priorities in schools. 

  • Implement nursing interventions including referral as appropriate via the child's parent or guardian to health professionals/agencies
  • Provide a follow-up service, which ensures children with health-related problems receive appropriate assistance
  • Carry out health promotion/education within program guidelines and act as a health resource to the school community
  • Act as an advocate for children and promote child health as a member of an inter-disciplinary team, liaising effectively with parents teachers, health, welfare and education personnel
  • Maintain accurate electronic records for assessment, referral, planning and implementation.
  • Liaise with the Secondary School Nurse where appropriate, to support the transition of students from primary to secondary school, particularly for those students identified as having special needs, or at risk.
  • Observe safe working practices and protect own and others' health and safety

The incumbent is required to practice in accordance with Department of Education and Training policy and procedure as well as the various Professional Codes, Guidelines and Registration Standards set by Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following and

Applications close: 27 October 2017

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