Center Elementary School
Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4176686 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 13, 2023 Starting Date: August 29, 2023

Job Description
Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Vacancy for the 2023/2024 School Year

The Chelmsford Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following anticipated vacancy. The district reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

General Description: The School Nurse will provide first aid to students and staff, including, administering medications, performing ordered treatments, caring for illness and documenting in accordance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts laws and the policies and procedures of the School District.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Assess student’s daily visits, evaluate health status and provides care according to Chelmsford Public Schools Standing orders.
Administers first-aid and emergency care.
Ensures confidentiality and protects privacy.
Dispenses medications according to standard nursing practice to students at school with proper documentation of prescriber authorization and parental request.
Collaborate with teachers, and/or parents regarding students identified for exclusion due to medical reasons.
Communicate with school personnel in identifying and meeting social, emotional, and physical needs of school children in English. Documents health care in electronic student data management system.
Assist in maintaining a healthy, safe, learning environment by promoting Universal Precautions.
Attend Field Trips
Assist toileting as needed.

Possession of a valid Commonwealth of Massachusetts license to practice as a Registered Nurses (RN).
Valid and current certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and AED from a recognized provider (e.g., American Heart Association).
Nursing experience in community or child health. Experience in pediatrics is preferred.
Understanding of child growth and development
Ability to think critically and react decisively in emergency situations.
>Demonstrated ability to be an effective communicator with students, staff members, and parents and able to maintain confidentiality.

Abilities and Skills:
Understands governmental regulations, Standards of Nursing Practice & Universal precautions.
Familiarity with various insulin pumps and EpiPen administration.
Must be able to multitask, triage and stay organized.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, kneel and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Center Elementary School!

Welcome to the Center School. As a community we are very proud of our school. So many people are responsible for making it the warm and nurturing learning environment that it is. We have a talented, caring and dedicated teaching staff that is always working in the best interest of the students. Great support staff of instructional assistants, playground and lunch supervisors, cafeteria personnel, secretary, office clerks, nurse and custodians who give teachers and students support, while contributing to the smooth operation and cleanliness of our building. And last but not least, the children who work so hard, are polite and courteous in the Center School tradition.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Chelmsford 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
Possession of a valid Commonwealth of Massachusetts license to practice as a Registered Nurses (RN). Valid and current certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and AED from a recognized provider (e.g., American Heart Association). DESE School Nurse licensure required.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Peggy McGowan-Gump, Coordinator of Nursing Services
    200 Richardson Road
    North Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01863
    Phone: 978-341-5521