Peace Dale Elementary School
South Kingstown Public Schools
Peace Dale, Rhode Island

Job Details
Job ID: 3673723 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: November 17, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
TITLE: School Nurse Teacher
REPORTS TO: Building Principal/Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Under direction of the school principal and/or appropriate supervisor, provides health and wellness services to students in individual and classroom settings. Communicates and interacts with students, families, staff and community. Develops, selects and modifies instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students. Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices. Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.

Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university.

Certificate required by the Rhode Island State Department of Education. Current Rhode Island Teacher Certificates in the appropriate subject area and level. School Nurse Teacher PK-12.

1. Coordinates with parents and staff regarding students with medical needs that must be addressed in the school setting.
2. Serves as a resource to advisors and faculty.
3. Consults with teachers regarding individual and classroom behavior issues, as requested.
4. Participates in MTSS, IEP and 504 meetings.
5. Interprets medical results and school records of students for parents and other faculty and staff members and provides training as appropriate, e.g.: Epi-pen, health-related screenings.
6. Coordinates the administration of testing and screening, as necessary.
7. Counsels students regarding educational and health related concerns in concert with the administration and other appropriate professionals.
8. Counsels students with health and wellness issues and refers them to appropriate school personnel and/or community agencies.
9. Helps to de-escalate emotional/medical situations.
10. Meets with parents and appropriate staff to discuss health issues, records, and pertinent transition information.
11. Meets with parents and assists with referring to community health agencies, as needed.
12. Serves as a resource to parents (e.g., information sharing) and an advocate for students.
13. Confers with State and community agencies regarding health and medical needs.
14. Forms strong working relationships with the other district nursing staff.
15. Submits reports as directed in a timely fashion-both electronically and paper.
16. Uses student information system and online systems effectively and efficiently.
17. Assists in registration process when needed.
18. Adheres to the Rhode Island Educator Code of Professional Responsibility.
19. Works collaboratively with peers at the school and district level to improve teaching, learning and educational programming for students.
20. Performs other duties as designated by the building Principal.

Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, Google Suite, Microsoft Office applications, e-mail, Web applications, and industry-specific technology or willingness to learn in a timely fashion.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
South Kingstown 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
-Current RIDE All Grades School Nurse Teacher Certification -Current National Fingerprint-based BCI
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    South Kingstown School Department actively seeks applications from the most capable, professional candidates. In order to be considered, you must submit a COMPLETE SchoolSpring application. Incomplete SchoolSpring applications will NOT be considered. If selected for hire, you will be required to provide the following items in person: 1. W-4 2. Federal BCI (Done through your local police department or State Attorney General's Office). Please note that this is a national finger print check. 3. I-9 (Must be filled out in person) Please bring appropriate documentation. Please also include a copy of your RIDE certificate with your application or your certificate number. Verified transcripts are preferable- if not possible we ask that you bring paper copies of all schooling to your interview. For hiring purposes, selected candidates will need to provide official documentation of any post secondary schooling and teaching experience (if applicable) for salary determination.

    Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Please indicate the grade level(s) you wish to teach.
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - PK-5
    - 6-8
    - 9-12

    2. This application is for RI certified teachers only. Please indicate your area(s) of RI certification, your certification number(s), and expiration date(s).
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3. Are you currently a RI retiree receiving a pension from the State of RI?

    4. Are you a Highly Qualified teacher?

    5. If you are not a Highly Qualified teacher, do you have a plan to achieve HQ status?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    6. Have you achieved tenure in another RI district? If so which district?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    7. Under South Kingstown School Committee policy, no person may be appointed to a position when evaluation of the person holding that position is customarily the responsibility of a close relative of the appointee. Close relative shall be understood to mean spouse, parent, son or daughter, sister or brother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law. Are any persons related to you, within the relative categories reflected in this policy, employed by South Kingstown School Department? If yes, in what position(s) are they employed?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Charity Shea, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
    307 Curtis Corner Road
    Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879
    Phone: 401-360-1300