Middle and Upper School Nurse
Job Type

Primary Objective:

To provide for the healthcare of our Middle and Upper School students and employees during the school day.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Administers basic health care and first aid to ill or injured students and employees with warmth, knowledge, skill, and compassion.
  • Informs parents of ill or injured students in a timely manner
  • Serves as a medical resource and health advocate for students and employees.
  • Works with parents to create Care Plans (Diabetic, Allergy, Asthma, and Sickle Cell Action Plans) for students with significant health issues. 
  • Supervises prescribed medical treatments and medication administration according to school policy (e.g., OTC medications, breathing treatments, prescription medications, diabetic pump maintenance, etc.); ensure medicines are properly labeled and stored adequately and securely.
  • Stays current with needed skills and certification related to school health care.
  • Maintains daily and monthly log of student/employee clinic visits and action taken. 
  • Maintains student health records (paper and computer based); annually obtain and file required health forms for each student.
  • Annually compile a confidential list of students with allergies and other significant health issues and disseminate information to the appropriate teachers/coaches. 
  • Maintains compliance with current state immunization and health assessment requirements.
  • Notifies the local health department and, if needed, the State Board of Health if an unusual health situation arises (e.g., tuberculosis).
  • Assemble first aid kits for all field trips and each division office.
  • Prepare documentation of students’ medical information and provide to trip chaperones.
  • Provide training on how to use students’ medical information and how to document medical information to trip chaperones.
  • When appropriate, attend grade-level trips and retreats to ensure students’ wellness.
  • Support the planning and facilitation of the Upper School drug testing program in partnership with the US Dean of Students and US Principal.
  • Maintain AED and CPR instruction/certification of staff. 
  • At in-service, present examples of classroom action/treatment for head injuries, asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetic, bloodborne pathogens, and other significant health issues.
  • Conduct lice checks as needed for students, family members, staff and faculty. 
  • Inform the students and their families of any medical condition that is contagious and prevalent on campus, (e.g., H1N1, strep throat, lice, etc.)
  • Files accident report form on any accident/incident where the doctor might be seen because of the injury and possible insurance claim involved.
  • Maintains clean infirmary (including bed linens, pillow covers, etc.)
  • Inventories and orders infirmary supplies
  • Adhere to the bylaws, policies and procedures, and to all laws that govern the school and its actions
  • Participates in continuing nursing education opportunities in the community to promote student health, wellness, and preventative care
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by administration

Professional and Personal Attributes, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Registered Nurse with a current license to practice nursing in Georgia
  • Certified in CPR
  • Considerable knowledge of medical disorders and treatment
  • Experience in school, pediatric, public, or community health nursing
  • Knowledge of current trends in nursing and of literature in the fields of school health
  • Knowledge of medicine, medical supplies, and equipment
  • Demonstrates appropriate, effective, and professional written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates computer literacy and proficiency

In addition, the person should:

  • Commit to living his/her life under the lordship of Christ
  • Model a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ, and be a Christian role model in speech, actions, and attitudes, which contributes to the spiritual atmosphere of the school
  • Believe and affirm the school’s Statement of Faith
  • Commit to exhibiting Whitefield’s core value for our students to experience diversity that reflects the body of Christ and support the school’s diversity vision that aims at unity in Christ
  • Demonstrate evidence of consistent spiritual activities such as worship at a local church, fellowship with the body of Christ, personal devotional time with the Lord, and individual study of scripture
  • Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in the nurturing of relationships with other staff members, students, families, and the community at large
  • Be actively involved in a local church

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A request for reasonable accommodations must be submitted to the HR department.

Work for this position will take place primarily in an office, and secondarily in a classroom. The physical demands of this position include lifting up to 25 pounds regularly, and up to 50 pounds intermittently; carrying up to 25 pounds regularly, and up to 50 pounds intermittently; crawling rarely; pushing/pulling, climbing/balancing, reaching, crouching, and kneeling intermittently; stooping regularly; sitting, walking, standing, and bending often. To perform this job the person must be able to work for extended periods of time at a computer/keyboard; must be able to talk, hear, stand, sit, and/or walk for extended periods of time; and must possess normal manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Conditions may exist that create exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Nothing in this job description restricts the School’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.

This full-time, 11-month position will begin July 1, 2024. To apply please go to www.whitefieldacademy.com under About Us/Employment. Whitefield Academy is an equal opportunity employer.