Vacancy Details

1942 - School Nurse

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 30-Jun-2022
About the Role


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse
  • Department of Health Authority Dubai Nursing license
  • At least 2 years of experience in Dubai, preferably at a school clinic
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to multi-task

REPORTS TO: School Doctor.

INTERFACES WITH:  Students, Parents, School Staff, Ministry of Health officials and School Health Services staff.  

 Job Goal: To support the school and assist in providing optimal learning opportunities by supplying the services needed to identify health related barriers to education and addressing each student's health needs thereby improving their ability to learn.

Performance Responsibilities:

Models and encourages a culture of kindness in support of the GEMS/CIS core values.

Provides health assessments

Obtains a health history

Screens and evaluates findings of deficit in vision, hearing, scoliosis, etc.

Observes the child for development (growth, height, weight) and health patterns in making nursing assessment

Identifies abnormal health findings

Develops and implements a student health plan

  • Interprets the health status of students to parents and school personnel
  • Initiates referral to parents, school personnel for intervention, remediation and follow through
  • Provides ongoing health counselling with students, parents, school personnel or health agencies
  • Utilizes existing health resources to provide appropriate care of students
  • Files medical forms such as medical consent form, immunization record and documentation of other health condition
  • Develops procedures and provides for emergency nursing management for injuries/ illnesses (giving oral ,IV ,IM medication as per Doctor’s order)
  • Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases
  • Provides health education and anticipatory guidance
  • Provides direct health education, and health counselling to assist students and families in making decisions on health and lifestyles that affect health
  • Ensures health office operation opens for students and personnel on campus during after school hour scheduled functions
  • Maintains supply and medical needs for effective operation
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding health issues
  • Cooperates with Ministry of Health regulations


About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including: Competitive tax-free salary, tuition fee concession for children, private medical insurance, bi-annual airfares to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity.
About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School

We are always looking for great teachers. My name is Lachlan MacKinnon the CEO/Principal of Cambridge International School. Before any school can become great you need to put in the necessary work to build a world-class culture. We pride ourselves in having a school where staff and students come to school and feel safe, have a sense of belonging, are treated with respect and have the right to learn and flourish. They are in a school where we build people that care, where we are united in purpose, were everyone matters, where everyone succeeds and no one is left behind. We are a learning organisation where everybody sees the common purpose in creating a vision together of a better school that is infinite in its thinking. We are a community of collaborative professionals who are committed to learning from each other in order to improve student outcomes. Where our collective professionalism creates deep dialogue or even heated debate about the best ways to support our students. There are some outstanding schools that you could apply to. However, besides having an outstanding culture, let me outline a few other points of interest. Cambridge International School is one of the oldest schools trusted since 1983, years of stability and a strong track record of outstanding results, being one of the oldest schools in Dubai and the GEMS organisation. We have on average an extremely low turnover of staff, 5% on average compared the UAE school average of 25%. We produce the highest number of teacher leaders in the GEMS network that go on to leading their own departments or schools. If you want to be an outstanding practioner or have aspirations to be a leader, this is the place it will happen. However, I am not going to sugar coat it for you, we do not accept medocracy. It involves hard work, passion, commitment and perseverance. If you want to be an outstanding teacher, if you want to be an outstanding leader in a safe environment where staff efficacy and staff voice is our guide and inspiration. This is the place for you. If this is what you are looking for then Cambridge is the school for you, so contact us and let us know you are there.

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About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.