Perkins School for the Blind

Watertown, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2972315
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 10, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Program Nurse
Schedule: 32 hours/week, flexible
Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff.
Under the general direction of the Director of Health Services. Provides nursing care to students, performing health assessments and participating in nursing diagnosis, planning, and monitoring in collaboration with the Nurse Practitioner and physician;
Responsibilities include:
Performs health assessments and participates in nursing diagnosis, planning, implementing, monitoring and coordinating healthcare in collaboration with the Nurse Practitioner, physician and other medical consultants and clinicians.

Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with educational, residential and clinical staff to ensure the healthcare needs of each student are appropriately managed.

Prepares comprehensive health histories for students referred for school admission; develops and implements educational programs focused on the specific medical needs of the students.

Participate in various interdisciplinary, clinical and admissions team meetings.

Provides direction, training and monitoring of designated residential staff in the administration of medications.

Serves as liaison in communicating and interacting with students, their families and others to assist with the coordination of healthcare for individual students.

Participates in the nursing on-call service covering evenings, weekends and holidays

Adheres to health services policies and procedures in accordance with applicable regulatory agencies; ensuring quality of services meets appropriate nursing standards of care.

Participates in professional growth and development through participation in continuing education programs.

Performs other related duties and task as assigned.

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > Hard of Hearing
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Special Education > Visually Impaired
  • Welcome to Perkins School for the Blind!

    About Us

    Perkins School for the Blind is an innovative leader in serving people with visual impairments. Strong leadership from both staff and the Board of Trustees has created a legacy of education and discovery. We are always questioning how to best serve our students in the classroom, in the community and around the world. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Perkins School for the Blind is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Minimum Requirements:
      Associates degree or Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university
      Valid registered nursing license required
      Two years of experience working with children with developmental disabilities; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience;
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Associate degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Daniel O'Connell , HR Specialist
    • 175 North Beacon Street
    • Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

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