The Director of Health Services is responsible for coordinating the overall healthcare needs of Besant Hill School students. This includes evaluation, management, and treatment of illnesses and/or injuries and the education of students on health related matters. The Director of Health Services is responsible for all student health care administration in consultation with the Assistant Head of School and local physicians/providers.
Education and Certification:
-RN required, BSN prefered
-Current CPR/AED for the professional rescuer certification (CPR instructor certification preferred)
-Possesses strong oral and written communication skills
-Demonstrates interpersonal skills required to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration
-Demonstrates professionalism required to maintain appropriate communication and relationships with local physicians, health care providers, hospitals, and Emergency Medical personnel
-Supervises and coordinate care for all ill or injured students both during the regular academic year and the school’s summer programs
-Reports status of ill/injured students to parents and the Assistant Head of School in a timely manner
-Schedules and coordinates all student health related appointments and corresponding transportation
-Orders and maintains, inventory supplies and clinical equipment
-Keeps health services area clean, safe, organized, and in compliance with OSHA regulations
-Maintains online student medical records and submits injury reports as required, and in compliance with, HIPPA. Maintains medical records which document all aspects of a students health care while a student at Besant Hill School. This includes notes or actions from medical appointments, prescription administration and communication with parents or guardians
-Establishes and enforces key components of the school’s Emergency Action Plan as directed by the Assistant Head of School
-Secures, organizes and maintains student health, insurance, and permission to treat forms in the Health Center in conjunction with the Student Affairs office
-Determines (in consultation with physician) a student’s ability to participate in school activities such as athletics
-With the Director of Athletics, coordinates appropriate medical coverage for all home athletic games.
-Expectation that the Director of Health Services will be involved in dormitory supervision and/or any other duties expected in a boarding school environment.
-Attend all required school commitments such as meetings, meals, performances, and activities.