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Nurse Coordinator, School Health Programme

Date Posted
27th September 2016
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Port of Spain
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and Tobago for employment, on contract, for the position of Nurse Coordinator, School Health Programme for a period of three (3) years, in the Ministry of Health.

Job Description

Job Summary
The Nurse Co-ordinator provides nursing direction to the School Health Project Team within the framework of the Ministry of Health’s Action Plan for School.  The incumbent also serves as a liaison between the District Education Office, Student Support Services of the Ministry of Education, the school, the County Health Administration.


Length of Contract
Three (3) years


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Project Manager, School Health in co-ordinating the School Health Screening Project.
  • Assists the School Health Project Team in developing guidelines, forms, policies and procedures specific to school nursing services.
  • Assists the Project Manager in monitoring and evaluating the screening services to ensure quality assurance standards are met.
  • Liaises with District Health Visitor, District Nurse, School Nurse and Ministry of Education personnel to monitor the implementation of school screening programme.
  • Acts as liaison between the schools, home and community by communicating with parents, health and education personnel and other key stakeholders.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of training programmes and updates for nurses, school district staff and other stakeholders relevant to school health services.
  • Serves as an advocate for health education and health promotion particularly as it relates to current health issues among the school age population.
  • Provides indirect supervision to the School Health Screening Assistants.
  • Ensures that the School Health Screening Assistants work within established protocols, standards, quality assurance and infection control measures.
  • Completes monthly reports, relating to hearing screening conducted in each county.
  • Conducts monthly meetings with the School Health Screening Assistants.
  • Coordinates continued educational activities for the School Health Screening Assistants.
  • Maintains good working relationships with all stakeholders relevant to school health services by participating in meetings and other events.
  • All other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • A District Health Visitor or District Nurse with five (5) years of experience in Public Health.
  • Proven supervisory skills.
  • Previous training and experience in School Health or any other qualifications would be an asset.
  • Proficiency in the use of appropriate computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.


Terms and Conditions of Employment
Terms and conditions of employment for the positions are to be negotiated with/determined by the Chief Personnel Officer, Personnel Department.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.

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