The Buckley School values and supports diversity in the workplace and in the classroom.
The School Nurse supports the learning experience of students by providing students and employees with first aid or evaluating their need for other forms of care and referring them to the appropriate resources. This position reports to the Plant Operations Supervisor and is responsible for developing and implementing health policies and procedures in support of the school’s mission and in compliance with federal, state and local laws. The School Nurse also consults with and provides advice to the principals, teachers and others regarding students’ specific health issues which may impact their learning experience. This position also provides advice to senior administrators regarding health issues as they relate to the school, directs the activities of the Health Office and supervises the Health Office Assistant. This position also supports the school’s summer school, summer camp and summer sports activities.
Supervise the Health Office Assistant
Obtain, maintain and update all student health records and histories in Magnus Health®.
Meet with students, parents, teachers and administrators regarding health issues and concerns
Review and approve all Field Trip online request forms; ensure chaperones have all necessary medications, kits and training a minimum of two days prior to trip
Screen students for basic medical data and status
Provide major or minor first aid to students and employees and refer students to community agencies and clinics as required.
Counsel students with special health needs (physical, mental or emotional) to ensure best possible personal and social adjustment, and refer them to the school counselor or other services or agencies as appropriate.
Evaluate students or employees with contagious and/or infectious diseases.
Supervise and update the school medication policy, administering medication of various sorts including insulin (via pump), inhalers and oral medication in accordance with RN licensure.
Support the needs of students in the Middle and Upper school summer school and summer sports programs as they arise.
Establish reasonable measures to prevent, minimize and control communicable diseases on campus.
Meet with teachers and Principals to review student's specific health issues that may impact the learning process or provide for student's safety and wellbeing (this includes weekly meetings with the Lower School child study team).
Enforce and provide necessary training for the School's protocol on blood-borne pathogens.
Grant temporary exemptions from PE to ill or injured students and monitor long-term medical exemptions and/or restrictions.
Serve as health education resource contact for students, parents and employees.
Document student and employee illnesses and submit incident reports for
Report to local police authority and Children's Protective Services any suspected instances of child abuse and counsel other employees when making child abuse reports.
Evaluate employees who incur work-related illnesses or injuries, refer employees to outside medical provider and follow-up on injuries and claims in conjunction with the Human Resources office.
Head the First Aid team in relation to emergency preparedness, under advisement of the Plant Ops Supervisor.
Chair the school’s Health Committee and conduct periodic meetings, minimum of once every two months.
Attend weekly meetings with the Lower School child study team.
Attend Middle & Upper School administrative team meetings regarding student health, as needed.
File required state reports.
Complete and file Workers Compensation paperwork.
Collaborate with Athletic Trainer regarding student health issues.
Assist Human Resource department with tracking completion of TB assessment for new employees and ensure current employees meet state and school requirements for TB testing.
In collaboration with Plant Ops Supervisor, ensure all employees are recertified for CPR and First Aid every two years.
Take students or employees to the hospital or clinic if absolutely necessary.
Assist faculty in providing information and resource material for classroom health education.
Educate and train employees on relevant health issues and related school policies.
Attend health and school related conferences in and out of state as necessary.
Participate on a team in support of the school’s accreditation process.
From time to time assume responsibility for other projects, serve on project teams, committees or other duties.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
RN or LVN licensed in California,
First Aid and CPR certification
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Must hold a valid Class C driver license
School Nurse Certificate and Public Health Certificate are desirable.
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Demonstrated ability to solve problems and work independently or in a group setting.
Demonstrated competency in diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, equity and social justice.
Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer)
Very strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation includes full benefits; 100% match on contributions to retirement plan up to 5% of earnings.
About The Buckley School
The Buckley School, a K-12 college preparatory school with 830 students, is one of the most respected independent schools in the Los Angeles. Buckley is known for its unique educational philosophy, the 4-Fold Plan of Education, which melds a whole-child approach with elements of structure, as well as for its warm, intimate educational environment.
The school’s curriculum balances academics, the arts, physical development and moral education. Its creative, personalized approach to education emphasizes high academic standards for all students, and includes traditional touches that develop the character and discipline that unlock students’ full potential.