Bellingham Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SCHOOL NURSE (#57)


Keough Memorial Academy
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3915812 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 6, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description
BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BELLINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
VACANCY # 57

DATE: June 6, 2022
TITLE:1.0 FTE School Nurse for Keough Memorial School
SALARY:Per BTA Contract

FUNCTION:To assist in providing the fullest possible educational opportunity for each
student by minimizing absence due to illness and creating a climate of
health and well being in all schools. The School Nurse is directly
responsible to the School Principal.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Verifies incoming student immunization records and health files.
2. Conducts State Mandated screenings; vision, hearing etc.
3. Observes students on a regular basis to detect health needs.
4. Maintains up-to-date cumulative health records on all students.
5. Reports and makes recommendations to parents, school personnel, physicians, clinics and other agencies on student health
matters.
6. Assumes authority, in the absence of a physician, for the care of a student or staff member who has suffered and injury or
emergency illness.
7. Administers first aid in accordance with established first aid procedures.
8. Implements policy on exclusion and readmission of students in connection with infectious and contagious diseases.
9. Collaborates with teachers on health issues and health related curriculum.
10. Attends Staff Meetings and presents to staff instruction around allergies, epi-pen administration, seizure protocol,
head trauma etc….
11. Participates in inservice programs.
12. Assists school personnel in maintaining sanitary standards in schools.
13. Assumes other general related responsibilities as may be assigned, which may include temporary fill-in duties in other buildings.
14. Adheres to the adopted policies of the Bellingham School committee.
15. Student home visit when necessary.
16. Attends 504/IEP meetings as necessary
17. Creates IHPs as necessary
18. Oversees the immunization and healthcare status of Pre-school staff in accordance with DESE requirements

EXPERIENCE:
1.A minimum of two years of child health, community health, or other relevant clinical nursing experience.
2.Previous experience working with students with social emotional disabilities preferred.
3.Such alternatives to the above requirements as the School Committee may find appropriate and acceptable.


EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
1.The applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
2.Registered Nurse with valid license to practice in Massachusetts
3.MA DESE School Nurse License Required.
4.With regard to orientation the applicant needs to attend a new school nurse orientation offered by the Department of Public
Health School Health Unit.
5.Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid from a recognized provider.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1.Good health – willing to submit to a medical exam.
2.Ability to relate with all students and establish a good rapport.
3.Must be a person of professional and personal integrity.
4.Possess good organizational skills.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Keough Memorial Academy!

OUR MISSION The Keough Memorial Academy is a welcoming community. We recognize and accept student’s unique learning and emotional needs. We provide pathways to personal growth in a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment. The Keough Memorial Academy (formally The Paul J. Primavera Jr./Sr. High School) began in 1989 as an alternative school for students who were not making progress in a traditional general educational setting. We continue that mission to this day. Our goal is to help students become successful and productive members of society by coupling high academic rigor and a focus on each student’s strengths to ensure a truly individualized educational experience. Keough Memorial Academy graduates have met all MCAS, NECAP, and credit requirements for a Massachusetts or Rhode Island High School Diploma in hopes that they may continue on with their post secondary education. Keough Memorial Academy is an alternative high school serving Special Education students from Bellingham and surrounding communities. We adhere to Massachusetts and Rhode Island Curriculum Standards. MCAS, NECAP and R.I. portfolio requirements. KEOUGH PROVIDES An educational setting, which includes Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS). Based on 37H 3Ž4-IAES (Interim Alternative Educational Setting). Primavera provides evaluative services for districts. Small class sizes with individualized instruction and support. Accommodations and curriculum modifications per the student’s Individualized Education Plan. Physical Education, Health, and Art Electives. Work Study is also available. School Adjustment Counselor and School Guidance Counselor provide individual/group counseling, guidance, and transitional assistance. Daily Social Skills/ Character Education instruction for all students. KMA’s Three Guiding Principles: Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Safe
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bellingham 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
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. Applicants should apply, via SchoolSpring, attention Mr. Marano, Superintendent of Schools. 2. Applicants must be willing to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information release upon application and have no recorded serious violations that would prevent hiring for this position. Your appointment is pending suitable fingerprint results in accordance with Fingerprinting Requirements for Public School Employees: Implementation of MGL Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013. 3. This position is open until filled. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The Bellingham Public Schools does not discriminate in its admissions and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, housing status, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability, in accordance with state and federal law. Additionally, the District does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of homelessness, consistent with the McKinney-Vento Act. The District prohibits retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination, harassment and/or who participate in an Equal Opportunity Commission investigation. If you have any questions, please contact the District’s Title IX Coordinator at 4 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019, Phone Number: 508-883-1706.
  • At least 3 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
    Maureen Loftus, Lead Nurse for Bellingham Public Schools
    60 Blackstone Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-2330
    Fax: 508-883-2037
    Email: mloftus@bpsdk12.org