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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3908168
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 31, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description




Job Goal: 

School Nurses perform school nursing services, which include but are not limited to responding to episodic or emergency health concerns of students, areas indicated for chronic disease management, communicable disease prevention and control and immunization of school children as necessary.


Somerville Public Schools strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.


We welcome and value different perspectives and experiences in our staff, recognizing the powerful impact that a diverse workforce has on all students. We are committed to supporting educators through a strong induction and mentorship program, educator-driven professional development, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.


As a district, we are also committed to supporting the whole child by promoting a trusting, mutually respectful and inspiring culture that values the individuality of our students and the professionalism of the field.



  • Active/Current Registration as registered nurse with Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or Masters in Nursing or Master of Education
  • Currently certified or eligible for Department of Education’s School Nurse Certification (if not certified must take and successfully obtain certification within 2 years). 
  • Failure to obtain certification may result in terminatio
  • Current Mass CPR with AED
  • Ability to work with people and communicate effectively with diverse populations.
  • Experience caring for children with special health care needs preferred.
  • Bilingual or multilingual skills preferred (Spanish, Portuguese or French)
  • Failure to obtain certification may result in termination


  • Plans, organizes and coordinates health education programs.
  • Prepares and distributes health information.
  • Consults with teachers and other school department personnel on health issues and
  • Facilitates in-service education as needed.
  • Collects and maintains public health/school health data using the electronic health record and prepares reports concerning public health/school health activities as required by Somerville Health & Human Services Department.
  • Facilitates and contributes in communication related to student health.
  • Develop Health Care Plans for students with chronic medical conditions and share information with school personnel as needed and allowed.
  • Provide emergency care for students and staff on school premises in the event of injury or sudden illness.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

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 position’s essential functions.


Physical Skills

Few physical demands are required to perform the work.  Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing.  There may also be some occasional lifting of objects such a office equipment and computer paper (up to 30lbs).  Ability to respond to emergency situations.


Motor Skills

Duties are largely mental rather than physical but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone, personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, filing, and sorting of papers.


Visual Skills

Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.


Position Reports to:  School Nurse Manager under the coordination of Director of Special Education and Health Services.


The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.                                                                                                          

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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