A 10-month, school year position at 30 hours per week. The school nurse provides health care services to students. Working closely with our program directors and consulting RN, the school nurse ensures a safe and welcoming environment for all students, families, staff and visitors. This includes working closely with all staff and students to maintain a healthy environment and implements required COVID-19 protocols.
- Assist in the planning of school health program consistent with MA guidelines, regulations and statues in cooperation with Program Directors and consulting RN.
- Serve as health care liaison between the school, community and the Department of Public Health
- Coordinate with consulting RN on any needed staff trainings
- Assess and treat all illnesses and injuries
- Administer prescribed and over the counter medications in strict compliance with state regulations
- Properly document all treatment of students and administering of medication in daily logs as required, as well as maintain confidential student records
- Provide emergency services to and coordinate transportation of those who are sick or injured and in need of emergency treatment
- Implement communicable disease prevention 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
- Respond to child abuse or neglect as required by MA Statue
- Work with Program Directors to review, make needed adjustments, and implement health policies, procedures and trainings
- Provide guidance on health issues
- Maintain student and staff health records in compliance with state guidelines
- Maintain an inventory of first aid supplies
- In collaboration with consulting RN, train staff regarding illnesses experienced by students
- Collaborate with gym instructor to develop and teach aspects of health curriculum for grades K-8
- Serve as a resource to the Clarke community on COVID-19 related questions and concerns
- Provide individual classroom support to children as time allows
- Supervise lunch and recess periods as time allows
- Able to move throughout the building and respond to emergencies
- Able to lift up to fifty pounds
Education, licenses, certifications, skills and experience
- Valid MA, L.P.N. License
- Valid CPR/FA certification
- Experience in pediatric health care
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a diverse community
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
**Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
*** Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination: Clarke Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Clarke Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Chief Human Resource Officer, Karen Katsanos, MA, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke Schools may be referred to Karen Katsanos or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481.