The Foote School seeks a licensed Registered Nurse to serve the health and wellness needs of the school community. The School Nurse is called upon to manage existing student health needs as well as to provide first aid and preventive health services to students, addressing both physical and emotional health concerns as they arise during the school day and during our after school program. Initiating and promoting school-wide health initiatives is an important part of these positions and may involve some classroom teaching. The ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with students, parents, and all members of the school community is critical to the position, as is the ability to exercise thoughtful professional judgment and handle emergencies in a calm and professional manner. The School Nurse will be an active member of the Health Team, Crisis Team and Safety Committee.
Staff the Health Office, treating children and young adolescents with developmentally appropriate and kind care
Handle medical emergencies calmly and efficiently
Keep accurate records of all visits and dispensed medication
Communicate proactively with parents and faculty about injuries and illnesses
Work with teachers and parents of children regarding specific acute or chronic health needs such as allergies (food-based, environmental and/or medicine-based) or other conditions that may require medication or other interventions during the school day
Maintain and manage student health records
Monitor expiration dates for student medications stored in the Health Office as well as corresponding medication authorization forms and care plans
Organize and pack student medications for all off-campus field trips and sports
Develop, maintain, and update school health, wellness, and safety policies with the school administration; ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to
Keep inventory of health-related equipment and supplies, including AEDs, and replace/restock when necessary
Run flu vaccine program for faculty and staff
Perform random drug testing of faculty and staff members authorized to drive students
Execute hearing and vision screening as well as lice checks
Act as a resource to the school community on health-related issues and education
Serve on Health Team, Crisis Team and Safety Committee
Connecticut Licensed Registered Nurse
Current certification in CPR and AED from a recognized provider
Minimum of 5 years nursing experience including responding to emergencies and managing medication
Experience working with children aged 5 – 15
Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
A clear interest in being part of a community that seeks to challenge prejudice and is committed to diversity and inclusion
Please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Two letters of recommendation (if available)
List of three references
Thank you for your interest in The Foote School!
About The Foote School
A coeducational school for students in Kindergarten - Grade 9 that reflects its motto, "Gladly will I learn and gladly teach" throughout its strong and varied curriculum. Seventeen-acre campus near downtown New Haven and Yale University.
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