Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS), a K-12 College Prep Quaker School for students with learning disabilities, invites applications for the position of School Nurse beginning in August 2018.
The School Nurse will support the mission of the school by ensuring the health and wellness of the school community. The school nurse will provide daily and ongoing health care to the school community and communicate necessary information in a timely manner while overseeing and maintaining accurate and up-to- date health records for the school community. This position will work collaboratively with the health staff at our other locations.
Responsibilities and Duties
Promotes and protects the optimal health status of school age children
Provides health assessments
Obtains an annual health history and updates as necessary
Observes the child for development and health patterns in making nursing assessment
Identifies abnormal health findings
Develops and implements student health plans
Interprets the health status of students to parents and school personnel
Initiates referral to parents, school personnel or community health resources for intervention, remediation and follow through
Provides ongoing health counseling for students, parents, and school personnel
Utilizes existing health resources to provide appropriate care for students
Maintains, evaluates and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate individual needs of students
Develops procedures and provides for emergency nursing management for injuries/illnesses
Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases
Provides health education and anticipatory guidance
Provides direct health education as needed, and health counseling to assist students and families in making decisions on health and lifestyles that affect health
Participates in health education directly and indirectly for the improvement of health by teaching persons to become more assertive health consumers and to assume greater responsibility for their own health
Serves as a resource person to the school staff members in health instruction
Coordinates school and community health activities and serves as a liaison health professional between the home, school and community
Acts as a resource person in promoting health careers
Administers medication as prescribed by physician or designee
Monitors parameters and reports to parents, physicians and teachers as necessary
Accompanies students and faculty on day trips
Ensures first aid bags are prepared with appropriate supplies, emergency medications and medications needed for trips
Orders supplies for the nursing office as needed
Meets and communicates regularly with Senior School RN
Updates teh Administration regarding emerging health issues for emergencies
This position has no supervisory responsibilities
This job operates in a school office setting and is largely a sedentary role; however, some standing, lifting, and light filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a temp-to-perm part-time position working three days a week while school in in session. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a half hour paid lunch, exact schedule TBD. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand and will be scheduled in advance.
Travel between the three divisions is necessary on occasion, scheduled with advanced notice, and are within walking distance of each other.
We offer a rewarding work experience at our Brooklyn, NY location. The school has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the school's administration and faculty.
To apply, please upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references as a .pdf (preferable) or word document HERE. Our ideal candidate will be collaborative, flexible, diplomatic, confident, enthusiastic, patient and have a sense of fun. Inquiries about this position to email@example.com.
You will receive an acknowledgment when we receive your résumé. If your background and experience are appropriate for the position, you will be contacted directly by a member of our search committee. Visit our website for more information on our schools.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Employment at Mary McDowell Friends School is based solely on qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard to race, color, ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, familial status, or any other category protected by the law.
Required Education & Experience
Registered Nurse in New York State with all necessary documentation and certification including, but not limited to, CPR training, sexual abuse training, etc. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and G Suite applications. An ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, problem solving and achieve results. Willingness to learn and adapt to a new environment
Preferred Education & Experience
Experience in an independent school system a plus.