This position requires a registered professional school nurse, who will serve as the leader in the school community to oversee school health policies and programs. The school nurse provides expertise and oversight for school health services and promotion of health education serving all three divisions; lower, middle and upper school. Using clinical knowledge and judgment, the school nurse provides healthcare to students and staff, while also serving as the liaison between school personnel, family and healthcare providers.
Provides care to Students:
Provides emergency care in the event of an illness or injury;
Provide health assessment of students;
Develops individual student health and emergency care plans for students with special health needs;
Provides care to students with chronic illnesses (diabetes, asthma, allergies);
Initiates referrals and follow-up for students with health problems;
Collaborates with parents, teachers, staff, and healthcare providers to promote and secure student health services complying with legal requirements;
Supervises prescribed treatments from healthcare providers;
Oversees student electronic health record system.
Provides Support to Parents:
Maintains communication with parents for the purpose of advising them of changes in student health or recommending further medical intervention;
Maintains student’s confidential health files as required by legal and professional standards.
Provides Support to St. David’s School:
Administers screenings (hearing) in coordination with other school personnel;
Developing and implementing school health policies;
Serve as leader in the school for communicable disease control;
Orders supplies and materials as needed for the daily functioning of the health office;
Provides training on a variety of health related subjects (CPR, disaster preparedness, food allergies, OSHA, etc) to students and staff;
Coordinate an annual flu shot clinic for school personnel and their families;
Serves as a member of the Crisis Team;
Obtain and maintain certification as a CPR Instructor for the purpose of certifying staff and students in CPR and AED use;
Report health and safety issues to appropriate Division Principal and/or Administrator;
Leads the First Responder Team through identifying and training team members from current faculty and staff. Establishes communication protocols for First Responder Team and School Resource Officer.
Candidate must be licensed as a registered nurse, experience in a school setting preferred.
About St.David's School
St. David's School is an independent Episcopal school in Raleigh, NC that prepares young men and women for college and life by providing challenging opportunities to excel in the vital areas of faith, virtue and knowledge. www.sdsw.org