Wilmington High School
Wilmington Public Schools
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3655557 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 25, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Identifies students, during their initial entry into WPS and in collaboration with other school staff, who may not be achieving their optimal level of health or academic success due to a chronic health condition that is limiting their potential, and who could benefit from more intensive care coordination. Assessments could include medical diagnoses, physical and emotional accommodations, transportation concerns, and other factors that place students at risk for high rates of absenteeism. Care Coordinator uses multiple strategies and takes an interdisciplinary approach involving students, family, school personnel, and primary care providers to develop a care plan to help the student succeed in school.

• Provide care coordination (case management) services for students with chronic health conditions and students returning to school after an extended absence
• Works with Director of Nursing Services, nursing staff & Bridge Program Coordinator to identify students in need of intensive case management services
• With parent/guardian approval, contacts health professionals and service providers working with students to gather comprehensive understanding of students' needs
• Develops a nursing diagnosis and care plan with specific goals and interventions for students receiving care coordination services, and communicates diagnosis and develops care plan in collaboration with School Nurse(s) working with student. Includes identified medical related transportation and medical equipment needs
• Collaborates with parent/guardian and student to develop and implement an individualized health care plan for the student
• Works with Coordinator of Behavioral Health & Social Emotional Learning, school site staff, and special education team, as needed, to prepare for student return to school after extended absence. Contributes to team meetings in advance of return, provides detailed information to School Nurse(s)
• Serves as resource for District staff, parents, and students to facilitate a smooth transition back into the classroom.
• Responds to child neglect or abuse issues (as required by Massachusetts statute).
• Prepares regular written reports for school officials and MDPH and other agencies.
• Establishes a process to identify students at risk for physical and psychosocial problems, communicates health needs to other school personnel as appropriate and establishes a referral system using both internal and community resources.
• Participates as a team member; with parental consent when indicated, shares information with other team members about children with special health care problems which affect learning and growth.
• Acts as an advocate for the student and family when appropriate.
• Attends Special Education Team meetings when needed.
• Identifies health-related needs for inclusion in the individual education plan.
• Uses community resources for referral of students with unmet health needs, including the need for a primary care provider.
• Participates in the planning and implementation of new services.
• Interprets school health service needs and the role of the school nurse to the school and community.
• May serve as acting School Nurse, as assigned, in the absence of school nursing staff.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Interim Coordinator of Nursing Services

Reports to Interim Coordinator of Nursing Services
Work year - 75 days

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Notice of Non-Discrimination
All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements
DEGREE PREFERRED: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: •1-3 years of experience in pediatrics, community health or related field •Some experience in supervision, and/or leadership preferred ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: •Must hold Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Licensing as a School Nurse •CPR certification and Malpractice insurance •Graduate of a Professional Nursing Program approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing •Current license as a Registered Professional Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts *This is a grant funded position that is available through the duration of the grant.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Rebecca Brown, Interim Coordinator of Nursing Services
    159 Church Street
    Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
    Phone: 978-694-6060
    Fax: 978-694-6074