Washington International School is a Preschool through grade 12 independent, international school located in Washington, DC. We have two campuses located about 3 miles apart - Preschool through grade 5 and 6 through 12. We have over 900 students, evenly divided between the two campuses, and approximately 220 faculty and staff, and about 90 countries represented between students, staff and parents. Our mission is to be an exemplary learning community - enriched by differences, informed through inquiry, global in reach. We walk the talk. You will find much more information on our website; http://www.wis.edu.
The ideal start date will be November 27 to train with the retiring Coordinator, a paid three week winter break and the assumption of the role on January 8. If you are a professional school nurse with supervisory experience and are keen for a change and a challenge, read on:
Reporting to the Associate Head of School, the Coordinator of Health Services is responsible for managing the health related aspects of and for the school community. The COHS will work with Division leadership and other student support members to ensure that student health needs are met in an effective and timely manner.
This is an exempt, full-time, 12-month position (with accrued vacation).
Major functions and responsibilities
The Coordinator of Health Services will:
Act as a first responder in instances of student illness or injury.
Assess and evaluate all acute illnesses and injuries for students.
Review and revise all health related policies to be in line with DC law and best practices.
Monitor illness trends in school and out and provide information to the community as needed.
Provide limited ongoing health monitoring for staff in addition to assessing and evaluating situations of acute illness.
Provide health information to all members of the community as needed.
Provide information and explanations to families regarding health issues as well as offering referrals to families for health care providers and reviewing all aut.
Manage the Magnus Health Care Portal by maintaining records, archiving student records on an annual basis, coordinating any WIS specific changes with the company.
Respond to all summer inquiries from parents regarding Magnus, forms, health requirements.
Collect and review all health care forms for student compliance with DC health requirements.
Submit all immunizations to DC Department of Immunizations.
Compile and share, as needed, with faculty a list of students with health issues including food allergies, medication allergies, and medical issues.
Coordinate with Athletic trainer for all needed health training for auxiliary program staff, coaches and students.
Maintain a list of CPR certified personnel.
Create, as needed, individualized plans of reentry for recovering students.
Prepare and manage health office budget.
Manage and oversee health offices, ordering of supplies and equipment upkeep.
Serve as member of the Middle (MS) and Upper School (US) Student Support Team (SST) meetings and act in collaboration with team members to manage student case load.
Manage all forms of community communications including handbook revisions, community emails, and website development.
Supervise and support hiring of additional nurses, including Primary Nurse, Summer Camp Nurse and others.
Teach health related lessons as needed in advisory classes in MS and US.
In collaboration with division leadership, support teacher chaperones and students attending local, national or international trips.
Current RN licensure in DC, or eligible for reciprocity
Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree
Current certifications in Adult and Child CPR, First Aid, and AED
Minimum 5 years nursing experience; school nursing, Pediatrics or Medical-Surgical preferred
Training or teaching experience
Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to speak French or Spanish helpful
Please send a cover letter, resume, copy of DC RN license or proof of reciprocity and three professional references.
Additional Salary Information: We offer excellent benefits - generous subsidy for health and dental, immediate vesting for retirement and much more.
Founded in 1966, Washington International School is a private, non-profit, Preschool-12 school profoundly committed to its mission: to provide a demanding international education that will challenge students to become responsible and effective world citizens. Serving its full community of 900 plus students on two campuses, the school is multinational, multicultural, and multilingual.
The schoo...l’s challenging international program draws on classroom-based research on pedagogical practices and curriculum design from renowned organizations such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Project Zero, based in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. From Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 students follow the inquiry-based IB Primary Years Program; in Grades 6-10 they continue with a multidisciplinary and inquiry-based approach designed to enhance understanding and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the prestigious IB Diploma Program (DP). All students in Grades 11 and 12 are enrolled in the DP, which prepares them to take exams to receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma in addition to a WIS diploma. IB Diploma results are well above the worldwide pass rate, and WIS graduates attend highly selective colleges and universities in both the United States (about two-thirds in a typical year) and abroad.
Commitment to the intensive study of a second language is a core principle, with Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes taught entirely in French or Spanish. All instruction in Grades 1-5 is “dual language” in English and either French or Spanish. Chinese is an option beginning in Grade 6. Typically, one half to three-quarters of WIS graduates earn the Bilingual IB Diploma, demonstrating fluency in two languages.
The entire school community – alumni, parents, students, teachers, administrators and staff – are ardent advocates for international education. WIS has played a prominent role in setting a standard for a global perspective that many schools now emulate.
The school culture is highly egalitarian, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and understanding differing points of view. There is no typical WIS family: some households consist only of U.S. passport holders, others are all non-U.S. passport holders and many are a mix of nationalities. In addition to this global diversity, WIS also strives to achieve economic diversity: 14% of the students receive financial assistance.