Rocky Hill School is seeking a full time Registered Nurse (RN) to provide clinical nurse services for the PK-12 population. A nurse experienced with children and adolescents, preferably within a school setting, is desired. Day to day operation includes diabetes care management; a nurse with insulin pump experience will be preferred.
The RN is responsible for assessment, triage, treatment, referrals, and consultation for the school community. Helping students advance their health management and collaborating with teachers and parents to improve student outcomes are part of the daily routine. Additionally, the RN designs plans of care and training programs for students with life threatening medical conditions.
A successful School Nurse will exhibit the following QUALITIES:
An ability to effectively communicate with multiple constituencies-face-to-face, in writing, and within the online environment
An understanding of child development in order to provide appropriate nursing practices in a pre K-12 setting
A familiarity with and knowledge of best practices and trends in nursing in an educational setting
An aptitude for listening, patience, and flexibility in order to engage and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders
Strength in organization and attention to detail while serving as a model of confidentiality, collegiality, respect, and integrity
In enacting the following DUTIES:
Collect and review all parental health forms including for international students
Manage daily visits with treatment and documentation, medicine administration, processing forms, constant communication, and diabetes care
Maintain stock of equipment and supplies, including check AED and the emergency bag monthly
Process medication orders, immunizations, physicals, and other health forms in Magnus software
Create/Update Emergency Care Plans and Individualized Healthcare Plans
Create medicine & treatment documentation records in Magnus
Transfer student health records
Create diabetic log; meet with parents of diabetic students to review orders and plan of care
Arrange for site based events such as hearing screening, flu clinics, and bloodborne pathogen training
Schedule Staff training – anaphylaxis, seizures, diabetes, asthma, food restrictions or needs
Prepare medical information for school trips
Supervise concussion protocol
Assess staff medical needs
Learn emergency response plans
Create and manage the health office budget
Serve as back up for school attendance procedures
Update health services webpage
Collaborate with dietary services about allergies
Attend wellness team meetings, divisional meetings, and Critical Friends Group meetings
Practice emergency drills which includes bringing emergency bag/meds
Create and maintain school communications with families
Submit Immunization audit to the state
Perform health screening audit
Complete an annual school health audit
A B.S. in Nursing required, Masters preferred, and an ability to speak Mandarin helpful. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Diane Rich, Dean of Studies, Faculty, and Academics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
Founded in 1934, Rocky Hill School is a private, independent, country day school for grades preschool through 12. Located on 84 acres overlooking Narragansett Bay, Rocky Hill School provides a challenging college preparatory foundation and diverse opportunities for students to explore and pursue their intellectual, athletic and artistic passions.