The Nurse is charged with documenting, attending to, and educating for the health and well being of the students, faculty and families at Bennett Day School. The Nurse’s Office is a space for care and compassion, as well as record keeping and Band Aid application. The Nurse is charged with assessing daily the health needs of students, developing emergency care plans and individual health plans. As a new school, the Nurse will be integral to ensuring compliance with the laws and school best practices relating to student health. Essential work will also include building and maintaining confidential student and faculty health records using an integrated software system. The Nurse will provide health information and serve as a resource to students, parents, faculty, and administrators.
This is a year-round position
Provide healthcare, and administer first aid, to students and faculty when necessary
Research and develop or modify new and existing health policies.
Dispense medications, develop medication protocol to safely store, administer, document, and monitor the effectiveness of medication given at school.
Promote healthy living on campus
Communicate health updates, bulletins, and information with faculty and families
Prepare and maintain health records of students and faculty
Train faculty on pertinent subjects
Partner with parents and faculty to help meet the health needs of individual students
Oversee the administration of mandated screenings (e.g. vision, dental, hearing, etc.) for the purpose of referring medical conditions and/or providing appropriate care
Member of the Wellness Committee
Attend summer and school year PD, including New Faculty Orientation August 9-10, All Faculty PD August 13-24, end of year PD dates (TBD), and on and off campus PD.
3+ years nursing experience
Knowledge and expertise in pediatric allergies and chronic illnesses, including the creation and implementation of treatment plans in a school setting
Experience in operating equipment used in clinical settings
Experience in operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications
Experience preparing and maintaining accurate records
Personable, warm, and approachable demeanor a must
Professional and school teaching experience preferred
First Aid, CPR and AED certified (qualification to train faculty a plus)
Nurse’s License from the State of Illinois; RN or APN required
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Nursing and minimum of three year’s experience as a nurse and/or school nurse.
Physical strength to independently lift up to 50 lbs
Fluency in written and oral language in English
Ability to oversee and ensure the safety and well being of children in the nurse’s office and the school
About Bennett Day School
Bennett Day School is a new PreK-12 independent school in the heart of Chicago. Currently operating grades PreK, JK, SK, and First, Bennett Day School is founded with progressive roots. A fundamental and driving force behind our Reggio Emilia-inspired program is the belief that children of all ages learn through questioning, exploring and discovering. We are committed to advancing creativity, leadership and a love of learning for students and teachers.