School Health Nursing Substitute

Position/Title:  School Health Nursing Substitute 

Appointment:  School Year 2023/2024

Reports To:  School Nurse 

Laurel School seeks talented faculty and staff who will put our students first and strive to make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our community and are committed to anti-racist education and the development of young women as authentic learners and leaders. The most successful candidates are solutions-driven, are willing to listen to learn, embrace iteration and practice as a necessary part of the product, see opportunities before problems, and thrive in a fast-paced, forward-thinking educational environment. Laurel lives our mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world. 

Position Summary

The Substitute Nurse provides back-up coverage for Laurel’s full time School Nurse when not available, and as needed.  When present, the Substitute Nurse is the primary contact for student (ages 18 months to 18 years), faculty, and staff health concerns. The nurse is a liaison between education and health care, linking school, home, and community to assure that students are in school, ready, and able to learn to their highest levels. The school nurse provides health education, health promotion, preventive health services, health assessment, and referral services in accordance with Laurel School guidelines. The substitute Nurse takes direction and works in conjunction with the full time School Nurse.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • The ability to be a autonomous practitioner with initiative and ability to work without close supervision independently and with confidence 
  • Implementation and execution of the Laurel School’s student health program
  • Providing direct care in clinic and on Laurel campus, utilizing professional assessment skills and judgment calls, the nursing process and established school health protocols
  • Flexibility in scheduling work opportunities 
  • Providing emergency intervention for illness, injury, and other urgent situations as needed
  • Communicating with parents and faculty regarding health concerns of the student
  • Implementation of existing student Individual Health Plans and Emergency Action Plans 
  • Maintaining consistency and quality in delivery of health services 
  • Promotion for the well-being and safety of the student and the greater school community in mind 
  • Utilization of Frontline Education School Health Management Electronic health records
  • Performing or assisting with Annual state mandated screenings, including vision and hearing.
  • Documentation of screenings, including follow up and referral letters.
  • Sharing information, as needed, with appropriate faculty/staff as needed for the safety and health of the student/student body
  • Tracking of health trends like COVID-19, flu, or other outbreaks; including management of said outbreaks and collaboration with local health departments when needed/required
  • Observation of absenteeism
  • Wellness Promotion
  • Daily availability for illness and injury and emotional visits to the nurse by students, teachers, staff, parents
  • Field Trip preparations for first aid and medication management
  • Other medically related duties as assigned

The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.   A valid Ohio Department of Education School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure Certificate preferred.   Additional qualifications should include:

  • Experienced in Pediatric, Public Health or School Nursing and certified in CPR/AED
  • Must be of good moral character, possess a positive attitude, and have excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and be highly organized in all aspects of the nursing profession 
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIPAA laws and ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and use sound judgment 


The nurse sub is paid an hourly rate.

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Work Environment

Laurel School is a dynamic, forward-thinking, K-12 girls’ school with a co-ed early childhood division, where every child is well known. As a Facing History and Ourselves School, Laurel is fully committed to equity and inclusion.

Laurel enjoys an outstanding local and national reputation and is home to the Laurel Center for Research on Girls. In a highly competitive school landscape, Laurel is fortunate to be a school of choice in Cleveland. Our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in the teaching of girls set us apart. Located in Shaker Heights, OH (15 minutes from downtown Cleveland) with an additional rural campus 17 minutes away, the school has a suburban/rural advantage. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practice are key to pedagogy at Laurel. The school is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

Laurel School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; gender identity; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.