10 Jan 2023

School Nurse at Anazak Pre and Primary School

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Job Description

School Nurse Post-1

Anazak Pre and Primary School is a private owned English medium school established to provide high quality educational services to children aged 2 to 12 years old. The school is located at Kimara Temboni, Saranga Ward in Ubungo District, Dar es Salaam Region. It is a school with modern facilities to enable effective teaching and learning process. Children are monitored closely on their growth and development in the learning process. They sharpen their potentials and update their knowledge and skills to meet the fast-growing technology and the changing world.

Job purpose

A primary role is to ensure that the patient receives the direct and proper care they need, and they go about doing this in a number of ways. Assess and identify patients’ needs, then implement and monitor the patient’s medical plan and further treatment.

Duties and responsibilities

Assessing, observing, and speaking to patients
Recording details and symptoms of patient medical history and current health
Preparing patients for exams and treatment
Administering medications and treatments, then monitoring patients for side effects and reactions
Creating, implementing, and evaluating patient care
Performing wound care, such as cleaning and bandaging the patient
Assisting in medical procedures as needed
Operating and monitoring medical equipment in the school dispensing room
Educating patients and family members where necessary on treatment and care, as well as answering their questions during medication.

Knowledge and skills
1. Effective Communication

On a daily basis, school nurses must communicate with their patients, patients’ family members where necessary, boarding master and higher authority of the school. In addition, nurses need to be able to clearly articulate any instructions for patients, such as how to take a medication or change a bandage.

Critical Thinking
Speaking of critical, critical thinking is another essential nursing skill. No day is the same in the life of a nurse. Nurses are constantly encountering new patients, new conditions, and new symptoms. Not to mention, health conditions change all the time. Existing patients may develop different symptoms, or react poorly to a treatment or medication. Nurses must know how to think on their feet to approach all that comes their way.

Attention to Detail
Nurses must be detail-oriented, as many of the situations they handle can be a matter of life or death. Nurses must be precise in ensuring that patients are given the correct treatments, in the right dosages and at the right times. In addition, they must pay attention to seemingly small details (like minor patient symptoms, or allergies), and ask questions to ensure nothing is missed.

Flexibility and Adaptability
A nurse must be able to adapt to all that comes your way, you must know how to manage, stay flexible, and keep pressing forward.

Commitment to Learning
Nursing is a field of constant learning. This is common in the healthcare field, as things are always changing. New technology is coming forth, and new treatments are being established. In order to stay current, you must be committed to learning and developing your career. You can also stay up-to-date simply by asking questions from different sources.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

Holder of Certificate/Diploma in Nursing or equivalent qualifications from recognized institutions in Tanzania.
Experience in a similar job at least 3 years
Good interpersonal skills, adaptability, flexibility and ability to prioritize tasks
Excellent knowledge in communication skills
Good planning and organizational skills
Age 30-40 years
Terms of service: Full time

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Method of Application

Applicants must attach an up to date CV and copies of academic certificates and other trainings

Applicants must attach a cover letter written in English or Swahili language

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

Applicants should submit all application to:

Anazak Pre-and primary school

P.o.Box 71306

Dar es Salaam

[email protected]

Deadline for submitting application is:  13rd January 2022.

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