SCHOOL NURSE

Codman Academy Charter Public School ( learn more )

Dorchester, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3012724
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : October 5, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Supervisor: Principal K1-8

Description: The school nurse provides health services for students at Codman Academy Charter Public School.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Provide high quality nursing services to students in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Collect, maintain and review student health records for medical issues requiring school support, and ensure immunizations are current.
  • In cases in which a medical issue is specifically identified in a student’s IEP, meet with the Student Support Team to track student’s progress.
  • Maintain health records and addresses gaps in primary care.
  • Assess and evaluate students health pertinent family history and home factors; counsel students, parents and school.
  • Assist in preparing reports for MDPH and relevant agencies.
  • Assist in the development of individualized care plans as needed; with input from provider, educators and student.
  • Perform mandated screenings (i.e. vision, hearing, scoliosis, TB testing)
  • Act as a resource for education on health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of community health programs to promote health.
  • Acts as a first responder during critical events offering appropriate care and coordinating further responses.
Secondary Responsibilities include:
  • In other cases in which a medical issue has been identified as a possible barrier to classroom engagement, but is not specifically identified in a student’s IEP, meet with the Student Support Team to track student’s progress.
  • In conjunction with school administration, review all handbooks and materials to ensure all health related issues are up to date and compliant.
  • Assist in integrating health solutions into educational setting.
School and Health Center Partnership Functions and Responsibilities:
  • The school nurse will support “the partnership mission, vision and goals” and will work closely with the CSHC-CACPS Partnership Director.
  • Coordinate with the Wellness Committee to develop health promotion services for students and identify needed training for staff.
  • Assist in communication and coordination between the school and the health center for preventive services for all students.
  • Assist with scheduling of various health education sessions both during the assigned wellness classes and other partnership projects and activities.
Qualifications:
We are looking for a Codman team member who has....
  • A valid license to practice as an Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse (preferred) in Massachusetts.
  • A valid School Nurse license (preferred).
  • A bachelor's or master's degree in nursing or willingness to obtain the credentials within the timespan offered under DESE guidance.
  • A minimum of two full years of employment as a nurse in a child health, community health, or other relevant clinical nursing setting.
  • School Nurse experience preferred.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Codman Academy Charter Public School 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

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Jobs at Codman Academy
    • 637 Washington Street
    • Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124

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