Nature of the work*
The principal and customary work of an employee in this class of employment consists in promoting the health and well-being of the students and staff of the school board by using preventive means to avoid illness and injuries of any nature; the nurse also looks after the sick and the injured as well as takes all the appropriate measures required in these circumstances.
In this class of employment, the employee must in his or her role of detection and prevention of diseases, perform perfunctory medical examinations, administer certain tests and use the equipment for this purpose, such as orthoraters and hemoglobinometers. He or she gives advice on hygiene, nutrition, venereal diseases and drugs. He or she participates in organizing various information, inoculation or other campaigns designed to prevent contagious diseases and accidents or to promote hygiene in general. He or she visits school premises to detect dangerous situations and, if necessary, reports to those concerned and sees that appropriate notices are posted. He or she also makes appropriate recommendations and suggestions to the administration.
In case of illness or injury, the employee administers first aid: application of bandages, distribution of medication, use of oxygen, injections prescribed or other appropriate care. Depending on the nature of the illness or injury, he or she may refer a patient to a doctor or a hospital.
If required, the employee may perform certain functions related to the rehabilitation of the handicapped according to medical prescriptions.
He or she must also open and update the required files, prepare the reports requested, keep an up-to-date inventory, maintain the material and equipment at his or her disposal and see to the cleanliness and orderliness of his or her office.
He or she may be required to train less experienced nurses as well as coordinate the work of support staff in performing duties related to the implementation of programs involving technical operations for which he or she is responsible.
If need be, he or she performs any other related duty.
Be a member of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec.
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