The Meadowbrook School of Weston School Nurse (Leave Coverage) in Weston, Massachusetts
The Meadowbrook School of Weston is currently looking for a School Nurse to assist in the Health Office on a temporary basis from January through mid-June. The School Nurse will work with the Director of Health Services as well as with the school administration in the implementation and management of a coordinated school health program, which is consistent with Meadowbrook Schools’ philosophy, goals and objectives as well as consistent with MA guidelines and regulations governing school health nursing. Daily responsibilities will include monitoring daily health screenings, triage and assessment of all students, as well as addressing staff medical needs as necessary. Exceptional clinical skills in nursing, excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills and data processing abilities needed. Hours for this position will vary depending on the needs of the school. Initial hours will be 8-4, M-F.
We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, or individuals from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools. We are committed to an inclusive school experience for all those who come to work at Meadowbrook.
Provides health care services to students and assists the Director of Health Services
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in the planning of school health program consistent with MA guidelines, regulations and statutes governing nursing and school health practices in cooperation with headmaster, school physician, school administrators and Director of Health Services.
Knowledge of and understanding of Meadowbrook’s Standing Orders as written by the school physician.
Manage student health needs, including, triage and assessment, as well as limited assessment and referral for adult staff.
Provide emergency services to and coordinate transportation for those who are sick or injured and in need of emergency treatment.
Administer prescribed and over the counter medications in accordance with Meadowbrook’s Medication Policy and in strict compliance with all state regulations.
Implement communicable disease prevention and infection control methods based on current guidelines for universal precautions of blood borne pathogen exposure.
Possess knowledge, understanding, and experience in the use of PPE and infection control.
Assist in maintaining accurate up-to-date physical and immunization records for all students.
Initiate referrals for routine and specialty care for students with suspected health concerns.
Properly document all treatment of students and administering of medication in daily logs as required, as well as maintain confidential student records.
Respond to child abuse or neglect as required by MA statute.
Serve as a resource to parents, students, faculty/staff and administration for issues pertaining to health.
Take on all duties of the Director of Health Services in their absence.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Valid MA R.N. license.
Valid CPR/AED certification
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, BSN.
Possesses a strong clinical background in pediatric and adolescent health care, and knowledge of public health laws and regulations that are specific to school health in MA.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Possess strong computer and database management skills.
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