SCHOOL NURSE (.5 FTE)

Sizer School ( learn more )

Fitchburg, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3256413
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 6, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 15, 2020

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY
The school nurse actively promotes and models holistic health and wellness for the Sizer School community. They provide nursing care and collaborate with teachers and staff, as well as outside agencies to promote positive health and wellness outcomes for all students and staff of Sizer School.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide consultation on school health issues, both clinical and management, to the students, staff, and parents of Sizer School.
  • Conduct physical assessments and interventions.
  • Provide health counseling and information to the student population.
  • Manage the School Based Medication Administration Program, including administration of scheduled medications to students and PRN “as needed” medications to both students and staff.
  • Maintain student health records.
  • Ensure immunization compliance of incoming and current students of Sizer School.
  • Provide first aid response and care to staff and students.
  • Ensure compliance with state mandated health requirements (vision, hearing, BMI, and postural screenings).
  • Collaborate with school physician and community resources.
  • Educate teachers and staff on Provide CPR, AED, First Aid, Epi-pen training for staff.
  • Manage medical emergencies and respond to emergent crisis situations.
  • Advise teaching staff on health and wellness programs, as well train staff on yearly mandatory health trainings (i.e Universal Precautions and Epi-Pen administration).
  • Lead the Sizer School Wellness Committee.
  • Precept nursing students from local colleges and universities to educate in the area of community health nursing and help promote Sizer School, as needed.
  • Assist students in accessing Health Care if needed.
  • Collaborate with the Athletic Director to ensure all students have current physical examinations and all coaches are certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED use

    Position Overview
    Sizer School, a North Central Charter Essential School, is seeking a dynamic and experienced School Nurse to be part of our Student Support Team. This team brings a passion for supporting and implementing best practices, wrap around student support services, a love for all students, and a commitment to further promote a collaborative environment. Seeking a Candidate with a deep passion for the Sizer School mission and ready to teach in and be a part of an exemplary, innovative public middle/high school.

    About The School
    Sizer School, now in its 18th year, is located in Fitchburg, MA in a new facility and draws from cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts, chartered to serve 400 students in grades 7-12. The school’s faculty and staff are some of the most dedicated professionals in Massachusetts public schools and do whatever it takes to ensure student achievement. The school has recently been renamed in honor of Ted Sizer, and we are known for our commitment to the ten common principles of the Essential School movement. The school boasts small class sizes, a safe and supportive learning environment, and students who outperform their peers from other area public schools. Sizer prides itself on creating a personalized learning plan for each student. Students enter Sizer as early as 7th grade and graduate well prepared for college or furthering their job training skills.

    Mission
    We are a public school where students are known personally, challenged intellectually, and participate actively. Guided by its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, the school seeks to send graduates into the world who THINK for themselves, CARE about others, and ACT creatively and responsibly.

    What is the Coalition of Essential Schools?
    Essential Schools follow ten common principles that describe core beliefs, characteristics and a guiding philosophy. There is no one replicable model for essential schools. Essential Schools “are characterized by personalization, democracy, equity, intellectual vitality and excellence. CES practice is exemplified by small, personalized learning communities where teachers and students know each other well in a climate of trust, decency and high expectations for all. Modeling democratic practices with a strong commitment to equity, Essential schools work to create academic success for every student by sharing decision-making with all those affected by the school and explicitly confronting all forms of inequity. Essential schools focus on helping all students use their minds well through standards-aligned interdisciplinary studies, community-based “real-world” learning and performance-based assessment.” (essentialschools.org)


    “I cannot teach a student well whom I do not know.”
    ~ Ted Sizer, Founder, Essential Schools Coalition

    • Position Type: Part-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Sizer School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Job Requirements

    • * Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). * Current license from the Massachusetts Board of Registered Nurse * Current BLS certification in CPR and AED Use. * Strong interpersonal skills. * Experience working with adolescents and proven effectiveness in relating with students. * Strong collaboration and communication skills with people of all ages and backgrounds. * Familiarity with the 10 Common Principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools * Must pass CORI and National Fingerprinting Review PREFERRED • Certification by the National Board For Certification of School Nurses (NCSN) or Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) • CPR Instructor’s Certificate * Three years experience as a school nurse or related pediatric nursing experience. * Current Initial or Professional License in School Nursing from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) The Sizer School has moved to a paperless application process and appreciates your support in this effort. Please submit all required documentation via School Spring and do not send follow up / additional paperwork or emails. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted. Once all materials have been reviewed, applicants selected for interviews will be contacted directly by the hiring manager.
    • At least 5 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

    • Lyndsie Currallo
    • 500 Rindge Road
    • Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420
    • Phone: (978) 345-2701
    • Fax: (978) 345-9127
    • Email: click here

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