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School Nurse - Part Time Job Share 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

New Haven, CT

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Hiring Company

The Foote School

Positions Available

Part Time


Position Description

Position Summary:

The Foote School seeks a licensed Registered Nurse to serve the health and wellness needs of the school community. The School Nurse is called upon to manage existing student health needs as well as to provide first aid and preventive health services to students, addressing both physical and emotional health concerns as they arise during the school day and during our after school program. Initiating and promoting school-wide health initiatives is an important part of these positions and may involve some classroom teaching. The ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with students, parents, and all members of the school community is critical to the position, as is the ability to exercise thoughtful professional judgment and handle emergencies in a calm and professional manner. The School Nurse will be an active member of the Health Team, Crisis Team and Safety Committee.

Responsibilities:

  • Staff the Health Office, treating children and young adolescents with developmentally appropriate and kind care
  • Handle medical emergencies calmly and efficiently
  • Keep accurate records of all visits and dispensed medication
  • Communicate proactively with parents and faculty about injuries and illnesses
  • Work with teachers and parents of children regarding specific acute or chronic health needs such as allergies (food-based, environmental and/or medicine-based) or other conditions that may require medication or other interventions during the school day
  • Maintain and manage student health records
  • Monitor expiration dates for student medications stored in the Health Office as well as corresponding medication authorization forms and care plans
  • Organize and pack student medications for all off-campus field trips and sports
  • Develop, maintain, and update school health, wellness, and safety policies with the school administration; ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Keep inventory of health-related equipment and supplies, including AEDs, and replace/restock when necessary
  • Run flu vaccine program for faculty and staff
  • Perform random drug testing of faculty and staff members authorized to drive students
  • Execute hearing and vision screening as well as lice checks
  • Act as a resource to the school community on health-related issues and education
  • Serve on Health Team, Crisis Team and Safety Committee

Requirements:

  • Connecticut Licensed Registered Nurse
  • Current certification in CPR and AED from a recognized provider
  • Minimum of 5 years of nursing experience including responding to emergencies and managing medication
  • Experience working with children aged 5 – 15
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • A clear interest in being part of a community that seeks to challenge prejudice and is committed to diversity and inclusion

Please submit the following to apply for this position: 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two letters of recommendation (if available)
  • List of three references

Thank you for your interest in The Foote School!



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