Sandy Spring Friends School is seeking substitute nurses. The main focus of this position will be to provide coverage when either of the full-time nurses are not available. Supervised by the Health Center Director, this position is responsible for medication administration and providing preventive, acute, and follow-up care for day & boarding students in grades Pre-K3 through 12th grade during the academic year, as well as campers enrolled in our Summer at Sandy Spring day camp mid-June through mid-August. This position has no supervisory responsibilities and is not benefit eligible.
SSFS employs two school nurses year-round and a third during the summer months. Care for all students may be divided between positions as determined by the Director of the Health Center. The School Nurse is expected to be on campus daily when school or camp is in session from 7:45 am until 4:15 pm.
Sandy Spring Friends School is eager to consider candidates from underrepresented groups.
Essential Job Functions:
Preventive Care includes participating in hearing, vision, and other student screenings; health education/prevention efforts for students/campers; and communication as needed with administrators, faculty, staff, and parents promoting student health and well being.
Acute and Follow-up Care includes providing direct nursing care for sick or injured students such as assessment, triage, and referral to emergency services (“911”), urgent care, physicians, or other healthcare professionals; accompanying students to the hospital and remaining until parents arrive; complying with physician’s orders for student care.
Medication Administration includes distribution of prescription and non-prescription medications to students per doctor’s instructions; supporting the work of the medication technicians on campus; and implementing federal, state, and local health regulations.
Administrative Duties includemaintaining Maryland nursing licensure and CPR certification; assisting in the collection and maintenance of student health and medication records; carrying a school radio at all times when on campus; and maintaining strict professional confidentiality regarding health information and records.
Physical Requirements: Daily desk work including significant amounts of telephone and computer time; frequent walking both inside campus buildings and outside navigating a large campus with uneven pavement, as well as utilizing a golf cart; navigation of stairs as a part of daily routines; and the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to injury/illness incidents.
Knowledge and Skill Set Requirements: Licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Maryland; Bachelor’s degree in nursing or closely related field is preferred; detail oriented, meticulously organized, and able to work independently; computer literate, proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, and possessing some database experience; able to write effectively and juggle multiple demands including frequent questions and phone calls from staff, parents, and students. Experience with and knowledge of school nursing is preferred.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
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About Sandy Spring Friends School
Founded in 1961, Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, academically-rigorous day and boarding school serving approximately 600 students from age three through 12th grade. The campus is located on 140 acres in the historic Sandy Spring area of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the School is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education and accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools.
SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and p...eaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Friends School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.