School Nurse (SY 20-21)

  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Hiring Start Time: August 2020 Start

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 53 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.

Job Description

The Nurse plays a central role in ensuring that our students are healthy and the school in is full compliance with the state. In addition to treating students and maintaining health records, the Nurse functions as the primary contact person for all health-related issues. In this role, the Nurse must be able to communicate effectively with students, teachers, and families.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

  • Daily Student Health Needs:

  • Meets all health-related concerns for students
  • Provides daily, individual care to students with extensive physical needs
  • Manages daily medications required by students
  • Advises the Director of Operations and other school staff as needed regarding initiatives, processes, and systems necessary to ensure a healthy school community
  • Creates a comforting and nurturing environment for ill students
  • Drafts communications as needed for pertinent health concerns applicable to the school community
  • Immediately communicates suspicion of neglect or abuse to school leaders, including proposed plan of action
  • Provides regular updates to school leaders regarding any contact with child welfare agencies (DCF)
  • Provides regular updates to school leaders regarding conversations with outside doctors and insurance agents as it relates to ongoing and previous claims
  • Effectively maintains supply inventory with advance warning provided for items that need to be ordered
  • Maintains student health equipment
  • Keeps an organized work area
  • Participates in necessary student health events that may occur on non-school days, e.g., New Student Registration
  • Provides clear instructions and systems to Director of Operations, Office Manager, and Teachers for students who require medication
  • Conducts state mandated health screenings annually to all students according to state standard
  • Records Management:

  • Effectively and efficiently manages the systems for student health paperwork
  • Ensures 100% collection of student health documentation for incoming new students
  • Maintains physical student health files – organized and up-to-date
  • Ensures electronic medical records are up-to-date with student health alerts
  • Maintains the student health tracker spreadsheet indicating needed and missing documents
  • Audits student health files annually
  • Transfers all health materials and necessary information for student transfers between campuses
  • Maintains the security of confidential information
  • Collects and maintains student incident forms, ensuring that all applicable parties have documented all pertinent details
  • Completes all government reports related to health (including, but not limited to, immunization report, Tuberculosis Report, etc.)
  • Manages the collection and maintenance of health records for students and personnel information (e.g., receive forms and paperwork, track missing forms, manage databases, update emergency contact information, and keep records current).

Qualifications

  • Valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts
  • A bachelor's degree at minimum
  • Full-time experience as a Registered Nurse in a child health, community health, or other relevant clinical nursing setting preferred
  • Completion of an orientation program based on the requirements for delivery of school health services as defined by the Department of Public Health
  • Passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test (can be completed upon receipt of position)
  • Certification in CPR, including AED training
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Maturity and ability to work independently
  • Outstanding communication skills and strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues and community members
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities preferred

Additional Information

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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