Lakefield College School

Health Services Leader

Position: Health Services Leader
Start: 2018-09-01
SchoolLakefield College School Profile
City: Lakefield, Ontario

Posting Date: 2018-05-25

Lakefield College School

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Health Services Leader

Founded in 1879, Lakefield College School is a leader among Ontario’s independent boarding and day schools and prides itself on its reputation for innovative teaching and academic excellence. LCS is a co-educational high school committed to bringing out the best in each of its members and offers a boarding school experience designed to maximize the education of the whole student – academically, socially, emotionally and physically.

A rigorous academic program prepares our high school students for University. Our spectacular campus located just 1.5 hours northeast of Toronto, allows students to enjoy a variety of sports, an enriching co-curricular program and allows our faculty to offer experiential learning opportunities across the curriculum. Lakefield College School has a proud 139-year history of educating some of Canada’s finest young men and women. Our graduates go on to successful careers in all aspects of business, politics, social services, academia, and the arts. We are particularly proud to have been the alma mater for His Royal Highness The Duke of York, The Crown Prince of Spain and, in the past 10 years, four Rhodes Scholars.


The Director of Health Services is a leadership position, both for the Health Centre and for the entire Lakefield College School community.  Working within Health Services, the incumbent provides expert support for the development of a strong health services team who seek consistent excellence in the servicing of our adolescent population.  Within the school community, the Director of Health Services is the community’s strongest advocate for creating and maintaining a school culture that supports physical, mental and emotional well-being.

The Director of Health Services reports directly to the Assistant Head:  School Life, and consults with/advises other faculty, especially Heads of Houses, frequently on matters of student health and safety in the residential houses.


The Director of Health Services is responsible for:

Health Centre Administration & personnel, including counselling services staff:

  • Providing supervision and direction for health centre staff in order to ensure on-going support. Regular staff meetings and meetings with individual staff members will include the following:
    • o   Discussing goals – personal and departmental
    • o   Ensuring professional certifications and standards for nursing, etc., are maintained by individual staff members
    • o   Addressing issues and concerns; developing and implementing action plans and strategies
    • o   Reviewing and recommending policies and procedures
    • o   Identifying needs (both individual and departmental) and how best to meet those needs
    • o   Ensuring follow-up from previous action(s)
    • o   Discussing specific student concerns
    • o   Promoting team-building/cohesiveness
    • o   Addressing professional development needs/requests
  • Acting routinely as second-opinion consultant for nursing staff re: nursing/medical decisions
  • Developing and administering Health Centre budget
  • Planning for capital expenditures and supply replacements for Health Centre
  • Initiating and overseeing development and implementation of policies and procedures, information systems, wellness/health education programs with the Health Centre staff and other LCS staff (including but not limited to Associate Faculty, Team Leader – Association Faculty, Safe Space coordinators, etc.
  • Providing required information for general school mailings and overseeing any publications from Health Services
  • Ensuring that all students have appropriate health insurance at the time of their arrival each fall on the LCS campus, and that LCS has all relevant medical information for each student’s file
  • Overseeing a critical response plan (crisis management team and plan), including in-service training to staff
  • Representing concerns to the Assistant Head:  School Life
  • Creating and managing nursing shift schedules
  • Supervising the Health Centre Admin Assistant in the maintenance of annual statistics and in seeking and analyzing student feedback


Students and student service: 

  • Ensuring that the goals of the Health Centre, to promote overall health and wellness and to provide primary and emergency health care and follow-up for the students are met
  • Ensuring the strong and visible presence of the Health Centre within the school community, including ensuring the clear and timely communication to all students of services available and how to access those services
  • Providing and communicating a system for providing confidential counselling services for students and referrals to community agencies as appropriate
  • Make appropriate recommendations to the Assistant Head:  School Life with regards to assessment including testing, counselling, medical leaves, and follow-up Supportive Care Plans and strategies for students as required
  • Regular attendance at Complex Care Management Team meetings and Student Support Grade Team meetings


 Clinical nursing duties:

  • Work actively in capacity as nurse (position is 80% administrative/20% Registered Nurse)


School community at large:

  • Communicating and liaising with parents, Heads of House, Assistant Heads of House, curriculum leaders, school physicians, Director of Athletics, Head of School, health teachers, community health resources, professional associations and networks and health professionals in other schools
  • Being a member of the School Life Team (to represent Health & Counselling Services, bringing forward issues/concerns/recommendations and sharing information both with the committee and with the Health Care staff.)
  • Attending school life functions as required (specifically, Opening, Orientation, Fall Fair, Parents’ Interview Day, Alumni Days, Regatta Day, Closing)
  • Adapting and advancing communications and other administrative functions of the Health Centre with the rest of the school through the use of information technology, such as electronic mail


Professional Development: 

  • Oversee requests and needs for professional development for Health Centre staff including allocation of funds, based on needs and goals identified by the staff


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) or Nurse Practitioners of Ontario (NPAO)
  • In good standing with Ontario College of Nurses or current Membership with the Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario
  • Previous experience within a primary care clinic, hospital or emergency room setting
  • Must have demonstrated interpersonal, team, communication, leadership and public relations skills
  • Mental Health experience an asset
  • Proficient computer skills to include but not limited to: MS Word and email
  • Effective problem-solving and conflict management skills
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing
  • Previous experience working with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system
  • Experience with program planning and / or group facilitation considered an asset
  • Current clear criminal background check including vulnerable sector check required
  • Current First Aid/CPR will be required
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License



  • September 1, 2018 (June Orientation)


How to apply: 

Please complete your profile and submit your resume information through the Careers Section of our website before June 9, 2018. 

Please Note:  LCS is committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. Please visit our Accessibility page for further details or contact our Human Resources department,, for any information in an alternate format.

While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interviews.  LCS is an equal opportunity employer.

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