SCHOOL NURSE

Rupert A. Nock Middle School ( learn more )

Newburyport Public Schools

Newburyport, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3426397
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 11, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Description
Scope of Responsibilities
Unique Opportunity to be One of Two Full Time School Nurses in the Building
The Nock Middle School Nurse is part of a strong district nursing team that has been together for years and all of the school buildings in the district have 2 full time nurses in each building as well a full time nursing director. The Nursing Health Suite houses both full time nurses and their offices sit side by side so that they can collaboratively manage the health needs in the building.

The middle school nurse is responsible for developing, implementing and managing a school health program for students in grades 6 through 8. Responsibilities include program management, nursing services, collaboration, health education, community health and emergency planning, and professional practice. The Nock Middle school shares a school building with the Molin Elementary School (grades 4 and 5) and they work and support each other. The Newburyport Health Services department not only has excellent school nurses but is part of the Comprehensive School Health Services (CSHS) Grant from the Department of Public Health (DPH) that supports the nursing team with additional care coordination nursing staff, additional hours of educational training, as well as support for programs which enhance the mental and physical well -being of our students.

In summary, this position has a long history of excellence in childhood health and wellness and this is an opportunity to become one of two full time registered nurses that serve the Molin/Nock school building. In addition, the school nurse will collaborate with the full time registered nurse assigned to the special needs classrooms in the Molin/Nock school building as well as part-time CSHS grant nurses. This is a unique and very supportive environment for a school nurse to oversee and develop a robust school health program. A robust orientation program is also part of the onboarding plan for this position. Come be a part of a fun and progressive nursing team!

Key Skills
We are looking for our new school nurse to have strong digital and computer skills as well as a sense of humor. We look for nurses who enjoy being with and serving children!

- As a nurse registered through the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN), the nurse must adhere to the Nurse Practice Act for Registered Nurses, pertinent regulations governing nursing practice and standards of care established by the professional organizations.

- Required Qualifications include current licensure as a registered nurse by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and as a school nurse by the Massachusetts Department of Education with either initial or professional licensure.

Responsibilities:
- Nursing
Using the nursing process, collaborates with the parent/guardian and student, where appropriate, to develop and implement an individualized health care plan for the student:
• Collects information about the health and developmental status of the student, his/her family, and significant others, in a systematic and continuous manner including health and social histories, screening results, physical assessment, emotional status, performance level and health goals; makes home visits as needed;
• Develops a nursing diagnosis and care plan with specific goals and interventions delineating school nursing actions specific to student needs and coordinated with the efforts of other providers and school personnel; implements plans in a manner aimed at improving health and educational status.
• Provides medically prescribed interventions, including medication administration (based on state regulations), and provides care to ill children on a daily basis;
• Responds to frequently encountered health issues, providing counseling and crisis intervention when required, e.g., diabetes management, substance abuse, death of a family member, responds to child neglect or abuse issues (as required by Massachusetts statute);
• Assesses student response to nursing actions in order to revise the data base, 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 disease. Administers CPR and responds to emergencies promptly.
• Serves as a member of pertinent committees and teams, e.g., crisis intervention team, support groups for grieving students, etc.;

- Program Management
• Consults with the Nurse Leader, school physician, school administrators and others to establish, review and revise policies, protocols and specific programs for comprehensive school health education and services;
• Ensures the orientation, training, supervision and evaluation of paraprofessionals as needed to comply with the Nurse Practice Act and other relevant statutes and regulations;
• Organizes and implements state-mandated programs such as immunization surveillance and screening programs;
• Maintains comprehensive school health records;
• Uses population-based data to plan and evaluate the school health program; completes continuous quality improvement programs as needed to improve practice and outcomes;
• Prepares regular written reports for school officials, the school committee and DPH and other agencies describing the services provided by the program, numbers of students served, etc., interprets school health service needs and the role of the school nurse to the school and community;
• Implements communicable disease prevention and infection control based on current guidelines for universal precautions, prevention of blood-borne pathogens exposure and hazardous medical waste disposal; coordinates activities with the local board of health.
- Other duties as assigned by the principal and/or superintendent or his designee.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Job Category:
Student Services > School Nurse
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
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    Job Requirements

    • Equal Opportunity Employer
      Newburyport 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.

      Job Requirements

      - Required Qualifications include current licensure as a registered nurse by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing;
      - And as a school nurse by the Massachusetts Department of Education with either initial or professional licensure.
      •At least 2 years of medical-surgical experience strongly preferred
      •At least 2 years of experience in a public health role, preferably school health also preferred
      •Bachelor of Nursing degree required
      •Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

      Contact Information
      Cathy Riccio, Nurse Leader
      70 Low Street
      Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950
      Phone: 978-465-4447

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

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    Contact Information

    • Cathy Riccio , Nurse Leader
    • 70 Low Street
    • Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

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