Reports to Director of Head’s Office & Board Relations
Begins June 1st, 2017 (or earlier if winning candidate is available)
Marin Country Day School is looking for a school nurse to function as part of the Front Office, a team member with excellent social skills, who displays cultural competence with a focus on customer service, can maintain calm under pressure, and is an adaptable, flexible, and willing team player. Other important qualities include excellent database, verbal and written communication skills, high attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast paced, high-traffic triage school environment. Experience with children, parents, volunteers and independent school culture is a bonus.
Our Statement of Community and Inclusion* highlights our mission:
Our school is a community that
Inspires children to develop a love of learning,
thoughtful perspectives and a diversity of skills;
Nurtures in each of them a deep sense of
respect, responsibility and compassion; and
Challenges them to envision and to work toward a better world.
*“Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion. As such, to realize successfully our mission and values, each of us must actively help build and cultivate our multifaceted community by developing cultural competency.”
MCDS School Nurse Duties
Triage: First Aid and Illness Care
Daily administration of first aid and treatment of any illnesses as presented by students
Per above, proper notification of/communication with parents, teachers, Division Heads regarding treatment, any injury or departure of student from school. Nurse will contact parent(s) in case of significant illness or regarding any type of injury.
Complete Incident Reports for all head and any other major injuries, scanning/ circulating to appropriate parties on campus
Student Chronic Disease Management (current student with Type 1 Diabetes)
Establish and monitor treatment plan with parents, communicating as needed during the school day
Minimum of 3 blood glucose checks per day
Work with teacher/support teacher to make sure they are confident in how to test and monitor student in the classroom and keep them informed of any treatment plan updates; be ready to administer checks in the event of a substitute teacher
Immunizations: Gather immunization and other records from parents in spring and through the summer before school begins / ongoing as needed. Record status of all immunizations in student database system.
Report of Health Examination on file with current (within this calendar year) physical exam date for Kindergarten (for school entry), 5th grade (for after school sports) and
6th grade (for after school sports, if new to the school)
Tdap (given prior to 7th grade entry)
Note any immunizations are that missing/not documented (record as non-compliant or existing Personal Belief Exemption)
State Reporting: Kindergarten and 7th Grade: due in the fall (due date varies)
“Blue Cards”: complete with immunization information for each student’s file, entering into database as needed, and contacting parents for any missing information.
Student Health Management
Manage database entries of Health Change Request (dental/medical insurance info, allergy or medications) and Over the Counter medication updates
Employee Flu Shots
September: promote to and sign up interested faculty and staff (Google doc)
Work with Receptionist to order flu vaccines for administration on selected date, communicate date/time to those who signed up for flu shots
Manage associated paperwork as needed
TB Test Administration for Students’ Service Learning
Performed in advance of 8th grade student service learning projects as needed
Manage BACKPACKS spreadsheet on the Google Drive to track field trips, science hikes, athletic games, service learning and major 3rd through 8th grade overnight trips each year.
Ensure proper medications are in each, making sure to record in and out dates, and that backpacks and medicines returned to Nurse’s office.
Manage Emergency Forms for athletics teams and service learning groups
Student Medical Concerns
Confirm that all student medication and required paperwork has been turned into the Nurse’s office by start of school and is located in the medicine cubicles with student information clearly labeled.
Pull data from Veracross in August and prepare a spreadsheet report for distribution before beginning of school year, including Allergy Action Plan information
Continually update Student Medical Concerns throughout the year, checking database for any health updates and/or new information from parents; reprint Emergency Forms accordingly, replacing older forms, in all applicable locations.
Re-run report at mid-year, noting new updates and redistributing as noted above
Present on administration of Epi pens to faculty and staff at opening meeting in August, and work with classroom teacher(s) as needed on training for diabetic students
Send medication home with parents in June of each year, and dispose of expired/unclaimed medication.
Manage First Aid/Nurse’s Room
Continually track inventory of first aid supplies for students and adults
Ordering and maintaining supplies: order in June or summer for the upcoming school year and quarterly for items as needed; place order with Office Manager
Keep First Aid/Nurse’s Room clean and welcoming to students
Manage student’s communications with parents in case of illness, monitoring their calls from the First Aid/Nurse’s Room (except in case of significant illness or injury, when the Nurse places the call).
MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the school community.
RN with an unrestricted license in California
Bachelor's degree in nursing or health-related field preferred
High-level proficiency working with database systems*, Windows PC and/or Mac OS environment including but not limited to the daily use of Google suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Calendars), web browsers, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel if needed).
Ability to multitask with frequent interruptions
Knowledge of/prefer experience with treatment of Diabetes Mellitus Type I and insulin pumps
Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 560 students at a 35-acre campus in Corte Madera, California. Our school's mission, underscored by our core values of respect, responsibility and compassion, asks children to become skilled learners and ethical human beings, motivated to make a difference in the world.
Founded in 1956 by an adventurous group of parents and... educators who believed that learning is a joyous and lifelong process, MCDS provides a distinguished education based on distinctive values, aspirations and practices. Students at MCDS enjoy the benefits of innovative teaching, enhanced understanding of how children learn, tools for clear and creative expression and an increasingly diverse student body.
Our rich and well-considered core curriculum includes a rigorous grounding in traditional academic disciplines: English, Spanish, mathematics, science and social studies. Art, athletics, drama, music and outdoor education are integral parts of the program. In addition, Aikido/Energy Time, developmental physical education and age-appropriate curricula covering nutrition, human sexuality and substance abuse promote health and wellness.
We strive as well to prepare our students to participate thoughtfully and meaningfully in the changing world of the 21st century, and to give them flexible skill sets that will serve them in a world that is more competitive and technologically integrated. Woven into the program are initiatives promoting ecoliteracy, global awareness and engagement and facility in the use of technology. Ongoing review of the core program assures that the curriculum is dynamic, incorporates current pedagogy and best practices, and is well-aligned through the nine grade levels.