School Nurse

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Salary
Open
Posted
Jul 09, 2019
Closes
Aug 13, 2019
Function
Nurse
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time

Title:                           School Nurse

Reports To:                Business Manager & CFO

Job Goal: The Nurse is responsible for all issues relating to the health and welfare of the students during their attendance at the school.  Serves as a liaison to parents on health and wellness issues and provides education/training on health issues to students, staff & families.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification  
  • Minimum of two years’ professional nursing experience, preferably in a school or pediatric setting

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of children’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development
  • Highly motivated with outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to create and maintain an environment conducive to learning
  • Demonstrates sensitivity, good judgment and confidentiality in working with students and parents
  • Strong organizational skills

Key Responsibilities:

The nurse is responsible for all issues relating to the health and well-being of Browne Academy students and staff during their attendance at the school.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists the Head of School and Administrative team with the development and maintenance of school health policies.
  • Provides nursing care to ill or injured students or staff during the school day.
  • Provides health information and in-service programs on health topics including blood borne pathogens to faculty and staff.
  • Provides health related classroom instruction.
  • Manages school health records in accordance with Virginia state and Department of Social Services regulations.
  • Maintains accurate medical records to assure compliance with state mandates including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions.
  • Initiates contact with, and acts as a liaison between home, school, community health agencies and the private medical sector to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
  • Maintains communication with administrators, teachers, staff, and school families to enhance cooperative action, which will meet the health and safety needs of the students.
  • Other projects and tasks as communicated by supervisor or Head of School.

Terms of employment:          

Staff Level Position

Monday through Friday (35 hours per week)

8:00am – 3:00pm

12 Month position

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