We are seeking an experienced School Nurse to join our faculty and staff community starting in mid-August. This is a full-time position responsible for the day-to-day management of student health and student medical records. The School Nurse serves as a liaison to the community on health and wellness issues providing resources and education on health issues to students, families and staff.
The typical schedule for this role is: School Year: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm Summer hours: reduced summer hours appx 30 hours per week
Generous time off provided
Provide direct nursing care to ill or injured students during the school year and summer camp
Assess students physically and emotionally and take appropriate steps to address student health needs, working in concert with the student wellness team and other faculty/staff members
Maintain health office in clean, orderly and safe condition with special attention to confidential information, inventory management, and safe disposal procedures
Administer medications and manage chronic illness in coordination with individually developed care plans
Track student absence and illness, notifying appropriate parties of communicable diseases
Assist with the development and maintenance of school health policies and develop/maintain a log to record information regarding visits to the nurse’s office
Manage school health records in accordance with Illinois School Students Records Act
Maintain accurate medical records to assure compliance with state mandates including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions
Prepare all necessary medical information, material and forms for camps; set up medical personnel at camps for children with pre-existing medical conditions
Provide health and wellness information and programs to faculty and staff
Registered Nurse (RN) licensed to practice in Illinois
Professional nursing experience, preferably in a school or pediatric setting
Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, and developing skills to support a diverse student population
Knowledge of children’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development
Highly motivated with outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills
Demonstrates sensitivity, good judgment, and confidentiality in working with students and parents
Additional Salary Information: Background and experience will be taken into account; comprehensive benefits package available with a generous amount of paid time off.
About Near North Montessori School
Near North Montessori School is an independent, urban Montessori school in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Ours is a powerful education experience - over 50 years strong - serving families and students from preK to 8th grade, with over 120 faculty and staff members. We are a community. A community where NNM faculty, staff and parents work together to challenge students to think for themselves, pursue ideas and become real learners for the real world.