School Nurses at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School play a strategic leadership role in advancing the mission of the school:
We are a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all student to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.
Faculty and staff at Mount Vernon are inquisitive, nurturing, flexible, and creative. They model lifelong learning for their colleagues and students. They involve themselves in areas of the School beyond their classroom walls. The Middle School and Upper School Nurse is responsible for fulfilling all of his/her responsibilities in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the School and plays a key role in the collaborative care of our students.
Report directly to Chief Integration Officer.
Provide acute, chronic, episodic, and emergency health care for all students and staff.
Collaborate and communicate with parents, faculty, and staff as needed regarding specific students or issues.
Refer athletic injuries to Athletic Trainer as needed for follow up.
Work closely with division deans and school counselor, referring students as needed and assisting deans and counselor with tracking and follow-up of students with known concerns.
Order and maintain clinic supplies.
Maintain a list of qualified clinic substitutes, RNs or LPNs. Clinic substitutes must be interviewed and pass a background check.
Secure coverage of clinic for any absence.
Track and maintain an unexpired immunization certificate for each student and make certificates readily available for annual audits.
Administer medication daily, as needed, and emergency medication to students as prescribed or as appropriate for age and weight.
Maintain Authorization for Medication forms.
Maintain students’ medications, including tracking of expiration dates.
Assist with duties and chaperone needs as needed such as morning courtyard, front desk, classroom, exam, carpool, assigned by School Leadership.
Coordinate staff flu shot administration each fall.
Assist staff, students and parents with activities that will promote wellness.
Document potential Workman’s Compensation cases and coordinate with the Business Office for referrals.
Provide first aid kits, student health information, and emergency contacts to chaperones for all field trips.
Order special boxed lunches as needed before each field trip for students with dietary restrictions.
Confidential Student Health Concerns and Chronic Illness
Print, review and maintain health information forms completed online annually by parents, and consult with parents as needed to collect additional information about student health issues.
Produce Confidential Health Concerns Lists for each grade and disseminate information to necessary staff.
Request and maintain Care Plans for students with specific health issues, as needed.
Train staff and coordinate care for students with specific health issues to ensure that students will be safe and health needs will be met. Maintain a working relationship with all parties involved, welcoming feedback, to ensure that needs are being met and plans are adapted as needed.
Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Communicate with parents of affected students to make them aware of the School’s food policies, invite them to leave special snacks in Clinics or Classrooms, and explain how to use filters on the School’s online lunch menu.
Inform teachers of students’ food allergies and sensitivities.
Ensure that the School Chef keeps an updated list of all food sensitivities and allergies.
Introduce affected students to cafeteria point person for assistance with navigating choices in the cafeteria.
Evaluate any injury to the head for a concussion and refer for care as needed.
Inform parents of any injury to the head and send parents the concussion information.
Collaborate and communicate with Concussion Response Team regarding affected students.
Serve as a resource for parents, affected students, and staff in managing concussion recovery and return to learn protocols.
Provide annual CPR, EpiPen, and first aid training to faculty and staff.
Maintain American Heart Association CPR, AED, and First Aid instructor certification.
Assist with CPR, AED and First Aid training in US health classes.
Maintain emergency EpiPens and AEDs at multiple locations on campus.
Order and maintain emergency supplies in clinic.
Prepare and distribute mini first aid kits to all classrooms in August.
Provide first aid coverage for school events, i.e. Mustang Rally, Graduation, etc.
Serve as a member of MVPS Emergency Crisis Management Team and assist in the implementation of the MVPS Emergency Crisis Management Plan.
Serve as campus first responder to medical emergencies and provide emergency medical officials with proper medical information.
Maintain current Georgia nursing license including 30 hours professional development every 2 years.
Maintain American Heart Association CPR, AED and First Aid instructor certification.
Complete relevant professional development.
Attend regular meetings of AAAIS School Nurses.
Registered nurse with current Georgia nursing license
Certified American Heart Association CPR, AED and First Aid instructor (or willing to obtain)
Experience in school nursing or a related field such as pediatrics; adolescent experience preferred
Technical proficiency in utilizing online medical platforms, Google apps such as email, calendar, docs, and spreadsheets
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with community stakeholders of all ages
About Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Established in 1972, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, serving students in preschool through grade 12, is located in the heart of Sandy Springs within the metropolitan Atlanta area on a 37-acre campus. Throughout the School's rich history, MVPS remains committed to offering an innovative educational experience for students to lead the future with confidence as they confront a fast-paced digitally based global marketplace. Mastering 21st century skills, driven by a vigorous college preparatory environment, reflects the world-class education received by students at Mount Vernon. The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).