Job Status: Full-time academic year (10-months): rotating schedule between days
and evenings, weekends, and on-call hours. Anticipated start date, August 15, 2019.
Reports to: Director of Nursing
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 Nursing and works in close collaboration with the part-time and per-diem nursing staff, APRN, Counseling Center, and Medical Director (as needed).
Provides nursing care to students in the Health Center according to standing orders and utilizing the nursing process for both acute and chronic conditions.
Performs health assessments and screenings for walk-in patients; independently triages patients by acuity.
Works collaboratively with the Director of Nursing, Medical Director, APRN, Director and Assistant Director of Counseling, and Athletic Trainer to coordinate care plans for students.
Observes and evaluates patient response to nursing care using clinical judgment and seeks assistance when a patient is not responding well to treatment.
Follows Health Center policy and procedure guidelines for admitting and discharging students to and from the infirmary.
Assists APRN and/or Medical Director during office visits.
Properly maintains medical records and documents.
Collaborates with outside providers and consultants to coordinate patient care, including scheduling appointments and drivers as needed.
Communicates with parents and school staff regarding student care plans as required and appropriate.
Maintains confidentiality regarding the health information of students.
Works with the Director of Nursing to promote campus-wide health and wellness initiatives.
Administers prescribed medications and vaccinations to students.
Provides bedside care, including light meal preparation.
Updates documentation using electronic medical records.
Assists with linens and bedding changes between patients.
Performs administrative duties including, but not limited to: attendance, clearance letters, formal notes, charges to student accounts, faxing, calling in medications, scanning documents, etc.
Assists with the coordination of school-sponsored trips, including class retreats, international travel, and InterMission initiatives.
Assists the Director of Nursing and Medical Director with the ongoing development and review of policies and procedures.
Participates in weekend and overnight on-call rotation.
Attends meetings as required.
Engages fully in school and community life.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut. Out-of-state licensure will be considered, contingent on applicant’s ability to obtain a Connecticut RN license.
Minimum of three years of nursing experience, preferably in a school setting, emergency department, or urgent care setting.
Proficiency with technology, including, but not limited to, use of: electronic medical records, Google Suite applications, Excel, email communication.
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.
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
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.
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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