Terms of Employment: Washington International School shall hire a School Nurse Substitute on an on-call as needed basis.
Primary Function: To provide optimal health services for all students when the School Nurse is absent.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitor and manage health issues for students with chronic diseases/disabilities
Capacity to work autonomously, using nursing practices to make sound independent decisions
Review school heath records to assess the healthcare needs of all students within assigned school(s) to assess, develop and implement healthcare plans
Communicates, collaborates and consults with school staff, parents and students regarding health issues
Act as liaison between school, physicians, and other health agencies to coordinate care for students
Provide emergency crisis nursing care for ill or injured students and staff
Provide care for students with acute health concerns during the day
Provide health education and counsel students, parents and staff regarding medical concerns
Coordinate with school health program staff to support wellness initiatives
Manage and administer medication to students as needed
Maintain complete and accurate records
Follow any instructions and perform any duties identified by School Nurse
Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities: Students in the nursing office
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: RN and current DC nursing license is required. Also, CPR, AED and First AID certification with a minimum of 3 years of nursing experience is preferred.
Physical Demands: To perform the duties of this job, the employee must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 75 pounds; and to bend, stoop climb stairs and reach overhead.
Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment.
About Washington International School
Founded in 1966, Washington International School is a private, non-profit, Preschool-12 school profoundly committed to its mission: to be an exemplary learning community—enriched by differences, informed through inquiry, global in reach. Serving its full community of 900 plus students on two campuses, the school is multinational, multicultural, and multilingual.
The school’s challenging international program draws on classroom-based research on pedagogical practices and curriculum design from renowned organizations such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Project Zero, based in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. From Preschool through Grade 5 students follow the inquiry-based IB Primary Years Program; in Grades 6-10 they continue with a multidisciplinary and inquiry-based approach designed to enhance understanding and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the prestigious IB Diploma Program (DP). All students in Grades 11 and 12 are enrolled in the DP, which prepares them to take exams to receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma in addition to a WIS diploma. IB Diploma results are well above the worldwide pass rate, and WIS gra...duates attend highly selective colleges and universities in both the United States (about two-thirds in a typical year) and abroad.
Commitment to the intensive study of a second language is a core principle, with Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes taught entirely in French or Spanish. All instruction in Grades 1-5 is “dual language” in English and either French or Spanish. Chinese is an option beginning in Grade 6. Typically, one half to three-quarters of WIS graduates earn the Bilingual IB Diploma, demonstrating fluency in two languages.
The entire school community – alumni, parents, students, teachers, administrators and staff – are ardent advocates for international education. WIS has played a prominent role in setting a standard for a global perspective that many schools now emulate.
The school culture is highly egalitarian, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and understanding differing points of view. There is no typical WIS family: some households consist only of U.S. passport holders, others are all non-U.S. passport holders and many are a mix of nationalities. In addition to this global diversity, WIS also strives to achieve economic diversity: 14% of the students receive financial assistance.