The School Nurse performs professional nursing services in the maintenance of acceptable health standards, school health records, and the routine and emergency treatment of student and employee health problems. The School Nurse functions as a health care provider.
The School Nurse orders and maintains inventory, and oversee the storage of first aid and related health supplies and equipment; prepares and maintains health records for all students; assists with student physicals; administers first aid and routine and emergency treatment to students and employees as required; performs visual, auditory and other screening procedures as required; reports and verifies student attendance; prepares health records and reports as required; arranges for immunization and other health related clinics as needed; and serves as a member of the school’s health and wellness team developing the Ross School wellness programs.
The School Nurse oversees and manages communication with students’ families with regards to student health and wellbeing, including in emergencies, and coordinates closely with the Director of Student Support Services, the Leadership Team, and any and all Administrators on Duty. The School Nurse is available by phone to provide guidance for boarding student health issues that occur outside of the regular school day/week during the academic year, including evenings and weekends.
The School Nurse performs his or her duties in a manner consistent with professional standards, the New York State Practice Act, and other state and local statues and/or regulations applicable to school nursing practice and adheres to Ross School policies. The School Nurse participates in and provides training during August professional development and other professional development, faculty meetings, travel and special events. Duties and responsibilities may be modified from time to time and additional duties may be assigned.
Education and/or Experience:
Licensed Registered Nurse with School Nursing background.
About Ross School
Ross School’s mission is to change the way education meets the future; to foster interdisciplinary, integrated thinking and innovative leadership; to engage fully in the global community; and to facilitate lifelong learning. Ross School was founded in 1991 by Courtney Ross and Steven J. Ross. They recognized that preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century requires new paradigms to transform education. Aided by the research of educational pioneers and leading thinkers, they expanded upon some of the best practices in K–12 education, combining them with the notion that leadership in an increasingly connected and rapidly changing world demands a global perspective and an openness to technology and innovation.
Located in East Hampton, New York, Ross School serves 375 students pre-nursery to grade 12. Beginning in grade 7, the school hosts a growing number of domestic and international boarding students on the Upper School campus. The nonprofit Ross Institute, founded by Courtney Sale Ross in 1996, promotes understanding of globalization’s implications for precollegiate education and develops and provides curriculum resources and mentoring to schools around the wor...ld interested in adopting the Ross model. Ross School operates as Ross Institute’s lab school. www.ross.org
Positions for boarding house parents who live in boarding houses and supervise students are also available and may be combined with any position.