Sanatorium Nurse


Sanatorium Nurse for Clifton Boarding House

Commencement Date: Negotiable

Clifton Nottingham Road invites applications for a Sanatorium Nurse for Clifton Boarding House.

Are you an experienced and compassionate nurse looking for an exciting opportunity to work with boarding school students? Clifton Nottingham Road is seeking a full-time Sanatorium Nurse to join our dynamic team.

As a Sanatorium Sister at Clifton, your contribution will be crucial to fostering the health and well-being of our students. You will provide compassionate care and support to children who may require medical attention during the school day, ensuring their safety and comfort at all times.

Clifton Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational school offering schooling from Grade 000 to Grade 7, with boarders from Grade 1 to Grade 7. Founded in 1942, Clifton is set on a 64-hectare estate in the KZN Midlands.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide basic and emergency healthcare to boarding pupils throughout the day.
  • Be available for after-hours emergency healthcare for boarding pupils.
  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment in the Sanatorium.
  • Identify and address actual or potential health issues, making referrals as necessary.
  • Collaborate with boarding staff, parents, and medical professionals to meet the needs of boarding students.
  • Ensure accurate record-keeping using the school’s software system (Ed-Admin).
  • Manage school insurance and WCA claims.
  • Order and manage medication, including on-billing when required.
  • Maintain first aid kits for all school trips.
  • Keep first aid training up to date and provide in-house training and health education as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Previous experience and a Primary Health Care qualification preferred.
  • SANC Registered Nurse.
  • BLS & First Aid Level 3 certified.
  • Proficient IT skills with meticulous record-keeping and administrative abilities.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and flexibly with colleagues.
  • Empathy and understanding of young people.
  • Commitment to confidentiality.

Important Conditions:

  • Availability for after-hours emergency call-outs.
  • Weekend availability for sports duties and occasional school events/festivals as needed.
  • Required residency on campus with provided accommodation

Should you be interested in the above vacancy, meet the following requirements and are passionate about providing quality healthcare to boarding students, please email your full CV and a letter of motivation, detailing your reasons for choosing Clifton Nottingham Road to

The closing date for applications is 30 May 2024.

The appointment of candidates is at Clifton’s sole discretion, an application does not entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment. Clifton will acknowledge the receipt of all CV’s received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Clifton Preparatory School, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information that will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

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Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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