The School Nurse is primarily responsible for ensuring student health and supports the learning experience of students by providing students and employees with first aid or evaluating their need for other forms of care and referring them to the appropriate resources. This position is responsible for developing and implementing health and safety policies and procedures in support of the school’s mission and in compliance with federal, state and local laws.
The School Nurse also consults with and provides advice to the administration, faculty, athletic staff, and others regarding students’ specific health issues which may impact their learning experience. This position also provides advice to senior administrators regarding health and safety issues as they relate to the school. The School Nurse is responsible for maintaining updated health records and files, communicating with parents as necessary and providing general health guidance to families as appropriate.
It is a full time exempt position, including a full benefits package, and with a salary commensurate with experience.
Minimum of three years of experience as a school nurse
Must have experience working with elementary aged children
Must have a valid license to practice as an LVN/RN by the state of California
Experience working with families and students regarding pediatric health needs
Knowledgeable of common pediatric illnesses and conditions such as asthma and allergies
Annually, participate in a minimum of 30 hours of state required health education
Commit to working one additional week during the month of August to prepare student health forms and coordinate follow-up with parents
Must maintain current certification in CPR and First Aid
Provide health services for children Preschool through Grade Six
Administer prescription drugs for children whose parents provide documentation for such services
Obtain and track all student health and immunization records though health management software Magnus Health
Serve as a member of the Safety Committee
In coordination with school administration and health teachers, plan an annual health fair devoted to health education and preventative care of common illnesses
Serve as the on-site health care consultant for school personnel and students
Coordinate and participate in the establishment, review, and implementation of school health services, policies, and procedures
After assessing the needs of a sick child, make the decision to send the child home as necessary
Review and update all standard forms for the school health program
Implement communicable disease control within the school, including monitoring, surveillance and participating disease prevention and outbreak management within the school
Provide professional health leadership to the administration and Head of School
Identify students with special health care needs
Serve as the liaison to parents for effectively communicating health concerns regarding their children
Write incident reports as necessary and inform administration of serious injuries or illnesses
Track the purchase of emergency student lunches and submit documentation to the business office
Manage daily attendance reports electronically via the use of the nurse’s reporting system
Other duties as assigned
About St. James’ Episcopal School
Celebrating fifty years of providing quality elementary school education to the children of Los Angeles, St. James’ Episcopal School is a community that values academic excellence, scholarship, inclusion, joyful teaching and learning and a strong belief that an elementary school’s primary purpose is to inculcate in children a lifelong love of learning, a commitment to community, a profound curiosity about people and the world, and gratitude for the opportunity to make our complex world more compassionate, empathetic and filled with joy.
Encompassing most of a block on St. Andrews Place, and a preschool on Gramercy Place, St. James’ is comprised of 365 students and over 73 employees, whom we refer to as “staffulty” due to the belief that everything at St. James’ is the curriculum and that all employees offer instruction and modeling to young people in some way.