Hatherly Elementary School

Scituate Public Schools

Scituate, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079378
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 27, 2019

Job Description

Job Summary

School Nursing is a specialized practice of Professional Nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. The purpose of school nursing is to enhance the educational process by the modification or removal of health-related barriers to learning by the promotion of an optimal level of wellness.

The registered, certified, school nurse has the unique distinction of being the only medical professional on the educational team and is a specialist in the health and care of children. The nurse is a valuable member of the school based community.

The nurse works within the scope of the Nurse Practice Acts according to the Massachusetts Board of Nursing Registration.

Responsibilities and Duties

• Responsible for conducting all necessary student and faculty health screenings as required by the Massachusetts Department of Education.
• Maintenance of confidential student health records.
• Maintenance of accurate records of student visits including reason and duration.
• Maintenance of confidential faculty health records.
• Responsible for coordination of student health modifications and documentation of individual health plans.
• Responsible for identification and assessment of student medical issues and coordination of necessary additional agencies for resolution and/or management.
• Responsible for home visits when necessary.
• Collaborate with the school physician, school psychologist and other school personnel when necessary
• Responsible for administration of medications in accordance with guidelines from the Board of
• Registration in Nursing, Massachusetts' laws, and protocols for Scituate Public Schools.
• Responsible for exclusion and readmission of students in connection with any student infections and contagious diseases and those lacking state-mandated immunizations and physical examinations.
• Collaborate with health education teachers and co-teaching when appropriate.
• Serve on Student Instructional Support, Individualized Education Plan and/or 504 teams, as needed.
• Communicates with parents, staff and administration.
• Participation in the School Health Advisory meetings.
• Collaborate with dietary staff for student nutrition and allergy issues.
• Performs other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.


• A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
• Valid state registered nursing license.
• Current state and/or national school nurse certification as required by state regulation.
• Two years nursing experience in child health (Discretion of the Superintendent of Schools).
• Current Certification in CPR and First Aid from recognized provider.
• Employment based on successful completion of a CORI background check and Fingerprint
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Welcome to Hatherly Elementary School!

    The mission of the Hatherly School is to foster serious learning in a safe and nurturing environment.

    This learning results in the development of literacy and communication skills which enable students to express and share thoughts.Our math curriculum blends the development of strong computational skills with the ability to apply these skills to problem solving situations.Through the science and social science curriculum, Hatherly students are encouraged to investigate and understand their physical and social environment.Character education encourages students to be a contributing member of their community, while helping them develop the values and conflict resolution skills required by our global society.In addition, the Hatherly community embraces the integration of technology, the arts and physical activity as a part of the core curriculum to enhance the development and education of the whole child.

    Hatherly Elementary School
    Together We Make Our School A Success

    Hatherly is a vibrant learning community serving students in kindergarten through grade six. At Hatherly, we treasure the belief that wonder is the beginning of wisdom. We understand that our purpose is to cultivate this belief in all students through a comprehensive curriculum that promotes individual growth and success in both the academic and social realms. Further, we value the importance of a solid partnership between home and school in which success is realized when open communication between students, teachers, and parents is embraced.

    Hatherly maintains high-quality teaching and learning through a strong interdisciplinary curriculum in which subjects and skills are integrated and embedded through hands-on activities, inquiry-based instructions, and rich and multi-faceted projects. We offer an academically rigorous curriculum aligned with Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, which focuses on achieving competence in all the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts.

    Hatherly supports an inclusive philosophy of learning, offering heterogeneous classes, flexible instructional groups, and support services which are designed to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles. Classroom teachers collaborate in grade level teams to develop curriculum, share instruction strategies, plan assessments, and review current research. Additionally, specialists work closely with classroom teachers to provide related services in Special Education, Remedial Reading, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational and Physical Therapy and Adaptive Physical Education. Students also receive specialized instruction in Art, Music, and Physical Education on a weekly basis. As well, Hatherly prides itself in preparing technologically proficient students who are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in the 21st century. Our Curriculum Lab houses a total of 32 computers, which all students have access to during their scheduled classroom times and throughout the week. Every classroom also has one or two student computers which offer opportunities for further practice, integration and advancement with our technology curriculum. Hatherly recognizes our responsibility in preparing students who are ready for the challenges of an ever-changing pluralistic society. Therefore, Character Education is strongly emphasized through the socio-emotional curriculum of the Open Circle School Competency Program and our Positive Behavior Interventions and Suppots Program. These core values are reinforced throughout the daily life at Hatherly.

    Hatherly benefits from an active parental community involved in our Parent Teacher Organization and School Council. These groups meet monthly to plan special events, organize fundraisers and develop school improvement goals. They are a vital and essential asset to our continued success. Some longtime activities and traditions at Hatherly School include: Family Pizza or Ice Cream Nights, Hatherly Holiday Breakfast, Hatherly Hoopla Fair, and Ship Shape Day.

    Hatherly Elementary School is a nurturing, child-centered environment in which all of its members contribute to lifelong learning. We have a school community of students, parents, faculty and staff who all are part of our theme Together We Make Our School A Success! Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Scituate Public Schools have a commitment to maintaining an educational environment and workplace where bigotry and intolerance, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, homeless status or disability are not tolerated and where any form of intimidation, threat, coercion and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others and interferes with their freedom to learn or work is unacceptable.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Julie McKillop
    • 72 Ann Vinal Rd
    • Scituate, Massachusetts 02066

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