Our private independent school is seeking a School Nurse/Health Specialist to care for our students, employees, and guests and manage campus health and safety. We seek a caring, compassionate, experienced professional who has excellent listening skills, prioritizes communication and engagement, and can manage campus health services. The position requires administrative work as well as one-on-one time with students and employees. We are looking for an individual who truly cares about making our school a better place. This job has two primary focuses 1) to coordinate services to manage, prevent, and/or reduce health issues and 2) respond to and treat illnesses and injuries as they arise. We currently serve approximately 180 students and 55 employees during the school year.
The ideal candidate will:
Be an exceptional, caring health professional who is up-to-date on best practices in pediatric nursing and child development
Have exceptional organizational skills and follow through
Be excited to work with young children
Have exceptional social emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
Be excited to work in partnership with parents to support student wellbeing and developmental growth
Have strong written and oral communication skills
Be an independent problem-solver
Take initiative and possess the ability to implement action
Be a reflective and empathetic practitioner with strong listening skills
Be an exemplary role model to students and faculty alike
Have a positive attitude and an enthusiastic outlook and possess a growth mindset
Duties and Responsibilities
Collect, update, and maintain health information on students, faculty, and staff in Magnus
Liaise with local department of health when there are suspected or confirmed cases of communicable
Provide first aid to students, employees, parents, and guests as needed. Refer to clinics or other facilities
Communicate calmly and efficiently with parent/guardians regarding health related issues
Evaluate employees with work related injuries or illnesses, refer them to the Business Office if outside
care is required.
Conduct daily attendance tracking of students and staff to monitor trends
Coordinate with counselors and therapists regarding behavioral health needs of students
Coordinate the acquisition of supplies and materials necessary to run the Health Office and quarantine room
Insure AED is properly maintained and calibrated
Coordinate with the student’s family and health care team on an alternate asthma medication delivery
system in the event of acute respiratory distress
Advocate as needed for remote instruction for medically fragile students
Collaborate with leadership, faculty, and staff on creating school-wide protocols that prevent, minimize,
and control communicable diseases
Coordinate health and safety certifications for employees (CPR/First Aid, Concussion, etc.)
Review and modify emergency plans (shelter in place, evacuations, etc.) so they reflect considerations
applicable to injuries and communicable diseases
Insure students meet current immunization requirements
Consult with leadership on communication to the various constituents about safety protocols and
Insure student medication is properly authorized, stored, and dispensed
*Other duties as assigned by the Head of School and CFO
Four (4) years of pediatric nursing experience in a hospital, clinic, or school environment preferred, EMT or Paramedic license will be considered
Bachelor's Degree and CA registered nurse license preferred
Valid School Nurse Services Credential preferred
Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not
limited to, faculty, staff, students and parents) via strong communication skills.
Proficiency in the English language required.
Computer proficiency required.
Current certifications in CPR with AED and first aid.