Barrie School seeks candidates for the 2018-2019 school year for the position of School and Camp Nurse, with employment beginning in July 30, 2018. Established in 1932, Barrie School cultivates intrinsic motivation for 300 students through a progressive and collaborative approach to education.
The school is also the home to the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, a nationally recognized training institute for teachers throughout the region, and Barrie Camp, a day program that serves more than 500 families each summer.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Barrie is a Toddler through 12th Grade progressive school located on 45 acres of rolling fields, forests, streams, ponds, and horse stables. This wide-open green space provides an unparalleled opportunity for learning, play, and exploration. Barrie encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on, experiential education, which promotes 21st-century outcomes. Barrie is located in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. and within one mile of the Metro subway.
DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SCHOOL
Barrie enjoys the benefits of an experienced faculty dedicated to the growth and development of each student. Barrie boasts one of the most the diverse cohorts of independent school students in the United States.
Barrie Montessori (18-months to 5th grade) embraces multi-aged, diverse classrooms; prepared environments designed to facilitate choices for children; teachers acting as role models and facilitators; and an atmosphere of respect, grace, and courtesy. Barrie Prep (grades 6-12) empowers middle and high school students to excel through an innovative curriculum, engaging project-based learning experiences, and consistent faculty mentorship. The school culture is based on empowering teachers through collaboration and professional development and an abiding institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As an educational leader in the region, the school hosts annual conferences in both Montessori education and in project-based learning.
ABOUT THE POSITION & QUALIFICATIONS
The school and camp nurse is a leader in the Barrie community that oversees all school health policies and programs and serves as an important member of the Administrative Leadership Team. The school nurse provides expertise and oversight of school health services and promotes health education to the students, campers and staff. Because healthy children are successful learners, Barrie’s nurse advocates for the physical, emotional, mental, and social health of students.
Routine Duties: Using clinical knowledge and judgment, the school nurse routinely performs the following on a daily or weekly basis:
Provides healthcare to students, campers and staff, and develops plans for student care based on assessment, interventions, and identification of outcomes, and the evaluation of care
Navigates Barrie’s campus on a daily basis in the Nurse Mobile (golf cart) attending to the medical needs of students of all ages and enjoying full membership in our community
Serves as liaison between school personnel, families, and community healthcare providers; and coordinates referrals to healthcare providers
Administers medication, performs health care procedures, and develops healthcare plans for acute and chronic conditions
Monitors immunizations, manages communicable diseases and provides appropriate communication about illnesses to the Barrie School community, keeping student confidentiality at the forefront
Provides health advice to school educational teams, such as the Student Support Service team
Oversees infection control measures
Participates in school events such as the Fall Festival and Spring Carnival; prepares a first aid table and oversee the safety of participants
Completes incident and medical reports as necessary
Ensures School and Camp health forms are reviewed and complete
Oversees the camp health office, coordinates staffing, oversees safety, health and medication management of on and off campus activities
Keeps inventory of Epipens, Narcan and AED’s located throughout the school
Long-Term Planning: Using extensive professional expertise, the school nurse leads the following preventative initiatives:
Performs appropriate health screenings on an annual basis
Provides health-related education to students and staff in both individual and group settings; and works with Prep and Montessori on Health classes and curriculum, and when appropriate is involved in direct teaching of Health issues
Assesses the school environment as to prevent injuries and ensure safety
Serves as an integral part of Emergency Response Team (ERT), and actively participates in school safety plans that address school violence, bullying, and emergencies that may occur at school
Oversees Certified Medication Technicians (CMT’s) in the school setting and delegates medication administration and healthcare tasks as directed by state laws and professional practice guidance
Works with Students and Family Services Director to ensure students health and safety
Serves as a consultant with other school professionals, such as Extended Day, physical education teachers, coaches, and counselors to assure appropriate health services support and continuity of care
Schedules and ensures that all Barrie employees are CPR and AED certified, and maintains an up to date database of these certifications
Conducts annual training of Bloodborne Pathogens and Food Allergies/Anaphylaxis and keep training records as required
Manages and train teachers on medication administration for students on and off campus, including field trips, overnight trips, and international trips.
THE SCHOOL AND CAMP NURSE WILL BE AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL WHO:
Can respond with a steady hand and strong bedside manner during an emergency and is equally adept at-long term planning to support a vibrant and healthy community. Flexibility, adaptability, and a can-do attitude are essential.
Genuinely enjoys working with students and fostering a healthy school climate, and is equally skilled at setting appropriate professional boundaries and maintaining patient confidentiality.
Can build strong working partnerships with parents, students, and colleagues to build a culture of health and wellness throughout the school. Warmth, approachability, strong organizational skills, humility, keen emotional intelligence, and strong work ethic are essential for success.
Is committed to a diverse and inclusive school so that we can continue to foster a culture where everyone in the community can thrive.
Enjoys teamwork and collaboration by being energetic and hard working, warm, optimistic, and relentlessly committed to supporting healthy children and families.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience, and will include an robust vacation
package and generous tuition remission for school age children at Barrie.
Barrie School fosters and supports a diverse and inclusive culture and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability status.
The start date in the range of August 15, 2018 to September 1, 2018 is negotiable based on mutual agreement with the school and the candidate.
About Barrie School
Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.
Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.
At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.