District Wide ( learn more )

Salem Public Schools

Salem, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2972635
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 10, 2018

Job Description


            Licensed by BORN as Registered Nurse

            Certified in CPR/AED

            Licensed or eligible for DESE school nurse certification

            Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

            Minimum two years of experience in pediatric or community health nursing


Nursing Services

  • Collects information about the health and developmental status of the student, his/her family in a systematic and continuous manner including health and social histories, screening results, physical assessment, emotional status, performance level and health goals;
  • Develops a nursing diagnosis and care plan with specific goals and interventions delineating nursing actions specific to student needs and coordinated with the efforts of other providers and school personnel and implements plans in a manner aimed at improving health and educational status;
  • Provides medically prescribed interventions, including medication administration (based on state regulations);
  • Responds to child neglect or abuse issues (as required by Massachusetts statute);
  • Assesses student response to nursing actions in order to revise the database, nursing diagnoses, and nursing care plan and to determine the progress made toward goal achievement; documents pertinent information in student records or confidential nursing notes;
  • Provides first aid to injured children and staff; provides everyday care of acutely ill children; manages children with communicable diseases
  • Administers CPR and responds promptly to emergencies;
  • Conducts mandated screening and immunization surveillance, referring and providing follow-up for students as indicated;
  • Assumes responsibilities for in-service programs for school personnel for first aid, emergency care ?protocols (including CPR and the use of the automatic external defibrillator), and current health ?issues;
  • Other duties as directed by the Director of Nursing.



  • Collaborates with other professionals, team members
  • Participates as a team member; with parental consent when indicated, shares information with other team members about children with special health care problems which affect their safety, learning and growth;
  • Acts as an advocate for the student and family when appropriate;
  • Attends Special Education Team meetings as needed;
  • Identifies health-related needs for inclusion in the individual education plan and works with school-based team toward the achievement of IEP related goals;
  • Assists students, families, and groups to achieve optimal levels of wellness through health education and promotion


Professional Practice

Applies appropriate nursing theory as the basis for decision making in the school setting while expanding

knowledge and skills in response to the student health needs:

  • Demonstrates current knowledge in such areas as (a) school and community health, (b) communicable disease control, (c) growth and development, (d) health assessment, (e) special health conditions, both chronic and acute, (f) injury prevention and emergency care, (g) health counseling, health education and promotion, and (h) current adolescent issues;
  • Assumes responsibility for continuing own education; obtains expert consultation, supervision, and peer review as needed;
  • Maintains comprehensive school health records;
  • Follows Policies and Procedures defined by Salem Public Schools.
  • The school nurse reports to the Director of Nursing and to the chief administrator of the school building.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
    Student Services > School Nurse
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Salem Public Schools 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.

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Liza Bento , Director of Human Capital
    • 29 Highland Avenue
    • Salem, Massachusetts 01970
    • Phone: 978-740-1115
    • Fax: 978-740-1279
    • Email: click here

    The content you submit, offer, contribute, attach, post, or display (each a “Submission”) will viewed by other users of the service who may or may not be accurately representing who they are or who they represent. Do not include any sensitive data in your submissions. Any submission or any use or reliance on any content or materials posted via the service or obtained by you through the use of the service is at your own risk. “Sensitive data” for purposes of this section means social security or other government-issued identification numbers, medical or health information, account security information, individual financial account information, credit/debit/gift or other payment card information, account passwords, individual credit and income information or any other sensitive personal data as defined under applicable laws.