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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3661523
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 14, 2022

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: School Nurse Float One Year Position

LOCATION:  Districtwide




  • Licensed RN, 2 years of acute care experience         
  • Must have current healthcare provider CPR certificate
  • DESE school license preferred
  • Valid CORI


  • Fingerprints Required



 Identifies the health needs of individual students within the school setting. The nurse is responsible for developing, implementing and managing an individual health care plan for a defined population.  Responsibilities include nursing services, collaboration with physicians, families and community agencies, health resources and maintenance of standards of professional care.



    • Support COVID-19 efforts on-campus, includingtesting, implementation of safety protocols and tracking of staff and students with symptoms of COVID-19
    • Assist with protocols and policies related to WPS responses to COVID-19


  • Responsible for emergency care and first aid
  • Prepares and completes reports for any accident occurring to pupils while under the jurisdiction of the School Department
  • Acts as a resource person concerning health issues of individual students
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive school health program consistent with Massachusetts guidelines, regulations and statutes governing nursing and school health.
  • Utilize the nursing process, and collaborate with the parent/guardian, student, and supportive services, where appropriate, to develop and implement an individualized health care plan for a student aimed at improving health and educational status
  • Respond to frequently encountered health issues, providing counseling and crisis intervention when required, including assessment, treatment and referral
  • Act as the designated medical assessors, for individual students
  •  Communicate the health status of pupils to the appropriate school personnel
  • Attend team meetings for the development of IEP or 504 plans that require a medical component


    • Assume responsibility for continuing own education and obtain consultation, supervision and peer review as needed


  • Conducts those functions and activities as directed by the Superintendent of Schools



Physical Demands: the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, or hear.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to bend, squat, kneel, crouch, crawl, stoop, or lift and/or move weights that at times may be in excess of 40 pounds such as when moving furniture, moving cleaning materials and equipment, or receiving deliveries.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Wakefield 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

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Karen Fitzpatrick , Admin. Asst. to the Superintendent
    • 60 Farm Street
    • Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880

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