Immunization compliance of student body as legislated by the State of Maine. Oversee the proper immunizations of the employees of Washington Academy as deemed necessary by Washington Academy and OSHA.
To conduct annual vision screening on all freshmen, and any other screenings as mandated by the State of Maine and the Department of Education.
To operate an on-site Infirmary for boarding and day students, in cooperation with the Washington Academy Administration and the designated school physician. To be responsible for operating, stocking, developing an annual budget, and adhering to it.
To be on call on a 24-hour basis during the school year for medical emergencies or train staff as to what to do in an emergency when the nurse is not available.
To dispense all medications needed by all students during the school day, and to be responsible for designating, and supervising the administration of medications in the dormitory at times other than in the normal school day. To be responsible for training staff in regards to the medications they are dispensing.
To act as the guardian and the advocate for the boarding students in regard to their health.
To assess and evaluate medical problems, make appropriate referrals, appointments, arrange transportation, and oversee prescribed interventions and treatments.
To work closely with the school physician and his staff, as well as, adhering to the policies and procedures developed jointly by the nurse, administration, and physician.
To abide by the laws governing mandatory reporting of abuse issues.
To work closely with the Special Education department and attend meetings with this department as necessary.
To work closely with the counseling staff to prevent and promote good mental health among the students and the staff.
To work closely with the Athletic Director, helping to maintain files on student athletes.
To work closely with the business office to insure that all boarding students have active health insurance, keep current records, and be in charge of filing claims and overseeing the payment of medical bills acquired by boarding students during the school year. The school nurse is also responsible for compiling and maintaining accident and incident reports that occur on campus for students.
To be an active health resource and referral agent for the Washington Academy community, the health community, and the communities served by Washington Academy.
The School Nurse will also be expected to teach a Certified Nurses Aid course.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform these essential duties. This list is intended to be illustrative, but not exhaustive. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, unless those accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the school.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: BSN, minimum of RN with one year of ER or Critical Care experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must hold current license in the State of Maine, CPR certified, and Hep. B and DT immunizations current and a valid residential driver’s license with a safe driving record.
Washington Academy is an independent secondary school committed to the success of each of our local, national, and international students. Offering a comprehensive program of academics, athletics, and the arts, we strive to create opportunities that will equip students socially and intellectually for their future endeavors and prepare them to become productive members of society.