Title: Nurse Department: Health Center Job Status: Full-time academic year (10-months): work weekends and on-call hours Reports to: Director of Health Services
Miss Porter’s School seeks an experienced and empathetic health professional to serve as a full time nurse. This position reports to the Director of Health Services (APRN) and works in close collaboration with the part-time and per-diem nursing staff, Counseling Center, and Medical Director (as needed).
Provide nursing care to students in the Health Center according to standing orders and utilizing the nursing process for both acute and chronic conditions.
Perform health assessments and screenings for walk-in patients.
Work collaboratively with Director of Health Services, Director and Assistant Director of Counseling, and Athletic Trainer to coordinate care plans for students.
Observe and evaluate patient response to nursing care using clinical judgment and seek assistance for when patient is not responding well to treatment.
Follow Health Center policy and procedure guidelines for admitting and discharging students to and from the infirmary.
Assist APRN and/or Medical Director during office visits.
Properly maintain medical records and documents.
Collaborate with outside providers and consultants to coordinate patient care, including scheduling appointments and drivers as needed.
Communicate with parents and school staff regarding student care plans as required and appropriate.
Maintain confidentiality regarding the health information of students.
Work with Director of Health Services to promote campus-wide health and wellness initiatives.
Administer prescribed medications and vaccinations to students.
Provide bedside care, including light meal preparation.
Assist with linens and bedding changes between patients.
Perform administrative duties including but not limited to: attendance, clearance letters, formal notes, charges to student accounts, faxing, calling in medications, scanning documents, etc.
Assist with the coordination of school-sponsored trips, including class retreats and InterMission.
Assist the Director of Health Services and Medical Director with the ongoing development and review of policies and procedures.
Participate in weekend and overnight on-call rotation.
Attend meetings as required.
Engage fully in school and community life.
Associate Degree in Nursing required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
Minimum of three years of nursing experience, preferably in a school setting or pediatrics.
Currently licensed by the State of Connecticut.
Demonstrated commitment to serving a diverse student body and collaborating with a community that highly values equity and inclusion.
Eagerness to participate in ongoing professional development, especially as it relates to school health topics and issues of concern for adolescent girls.
Models appropriate behavior and a positive, resilient attitude for students.
Miss Porter's School provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants without regard to their race, creed, color, religion or national origin, age, gender, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. It is a non-smoking campus.
Porter's is a rigorous college preparatory school, committed to excellence in the classroom. The salary and benefits package is competitive with other NAIS schools and is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidates; housing may also be provided.
Interested candidates can obtain additional information on the school by visiting www.porters.org. Candidates should submit a statement of interest and resume to email@example.com with the job title in the subject line.
About Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens. We expect our graduates to shape a changing world.
In keeping with our founder's vision, Miss Porter's School joins tradition with innovation to provide an exemplary education to young women. Generation after generation, our leadership is defined by our ability to articulate how young women think, how young women learn, and why gender matters. Within our legacy lies our future.
Our Core Characteristics:
The Miss Porter's School community cultivates and commends the following core characteristics:
• Intellectual Curiosity
• Global Citizenship