SCHOOL NURSE

Cathedral High School

Boston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3546055
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 26, 2021
  • Starting Date: August 1, 2021

Job Description

Job Title: School Nurse
Reports to: Director of School and Community Engagement
Position: Full-time

GENERAL SUMMARY
The nurse attends to the daily medical needs of the student population, grades 7-12, serves as liaison to the Department of Health, community and government agencies and executes the required by law HIPAA privacy and documentation mandates. The nurse educates and advises the school on all relevant health issues. The nurse is a member of the school’s wellness team, acts as over-all health educator for the school and evidences a commitment to the school’s Mission.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
•Develops and maintains a confidential and comprehensive health record for each student
•Communicates with parents of newly entering students to obtain required health data including an up-to-date physical/mental health exams and immunization record
•Maintains a paper health record and enters a computerized record for each student which includes immunizations, physical and mental health exams, doctor’s orders and letters, screenings and parent notes
•Obtains and maintains health records, physical and mental health exams, immunization documentation on international students
•Conducts all required health screenings
•Enters, administers and maintains records for all scheduled PRN medication orders into the School Health Software
•Transfers records with parental permission to schools in the event of a student withdrawal
•Reports cases of suspected abuse by filing a 51A
•Provides necessary planned care
•Contacts parents immediately in case of a medical emergency
•Obtains and reviews past medical history and health records for each student in grades 7-12
•Develops, implements and notifies school personnel of care of student with individual health concerns as indicated in an individualized health care plan
•Implements protocols for students with chronic health problems, including assessment and the administration of medication
•Obtains information for ordering eye- glasses for students in need; orders new eyeglasses for students, as warranted
•Communicates with parents and medical providers to obtain medication/treatment orders
•Refers students, parents, and school personnel to outside health care resources as needed
•Provides episodic care, exercising necessary protocols and appropriate treatments
•Records all activity, student and staff interactions and treatments daily on paper and into software program
•Offers in- person/on-line education in conjunction with the athletic department for all school staff regarding the risks, treatments and follow-up procedures surrounding concussions
•Organizes and oversees required defibrillator and CPR training for all school personnel
•Collects, maintains updates, and records all health data for each student for the next school year
•Attends school activities as required

Required Qualifications
•Massachusetts RN License
•Desire to work in a Catholic institution
•Minimum BS Degree from an accredited School of Nursing
•Minimum 5 years of Nursing experience
•Excellent documenting and recording skills including software entry systems
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Location Description

    Cathedral 7-12 High School is a philanthropy-based, urban, independent, Catholic, STEAM-based, applied learning school in Boston’s historic South End serving boys and girls of all faiths from grades 7 through 12. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Archdiocese of Boston does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices (consistent with those religious exemptions provided in statutory and constitutional law) on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job Requirements

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

    Contact Information

    • Dan Carmody , Head of School
    • 74 Union Park St.
    • Boston, Massachusetts 02118
    • Phone: 617-542-2325
    • Fax: 617-542-1745
    • Email: click here

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