Nurse

Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Sep 20, 2017
Closes
Oct 25, 2017
Function
Nurse
Hours
Part Time

SUMMARY: Responsible for oversight and support of the medical needs for all Ivymount School students.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Nursing Interventions

  • Treat students and staff for illness and injury
  • Provide any medically necessary treatments during the school day for students (e.g., catheterizations, nebulizer treatments, wound care, trach care, tube feedings, blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration, injections, oxygen administration)

Student Medical Records

  • Maintain up to date student medical records including:
    • Health inventories
    • Immunization records
    • Medication orders
    • Any related medical records necessary for providing nursing care during the school day

Individual Health Care Plans (IHP)

  • Develop IHP for any students that:
    • Have chronic conditions and/or need medical monitoring
    • Receive medications during the school day

Medication Administration and Recordation

  • Administer student medication as prescribed
  • Keep accurate schedules of medication administration
  • Maintain MARs (medication administration records) in a frequently accessed binder used daily for counting and recording all medications
  • Develop a system allowing for quick access to any and all emergency medications that have been prescribed for individual students (e.g., Epipens, Diastat, injectable medications)

External Communication

  • Communicate with physicians, parents/guardians, other care providers on an ongoing basis to meet the students’ health and safety needs
  • Consult with local and state health department professionals regarding communicable disease concerns when issues arise
  • Monitor influenza surveillance programs when appropriate

Staff Training

  • Coordinate training of classroom and related staff on the proper administration of emergency medications for field trip days, community outings, and/or job sites
  • Train staff about student's IHP that have complex medical conditions
  • May be required to provide training for CMT licensure
  • May be required to coordinate renewal class for CMT license renewal bi-annually
  • Train designated staff to check blood glucose levels for diabetic students

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland
  • Pediatric nursing experience
  • Experience working with individuals with special needs preferred
  • Experience in a school setting preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Accepts direction/feedback and demonstrates ability to make changes accordingly
  • Computer skills related to common office tasks such as email, conducting internet searches, and using MSOffice (e.g., MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility with regard to daily routine and responsibilities
  • Support of school philosophy