Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS), a K-12 College Prep Quaker School for students with learning disabilities, invites applications for the position of School Nurse beginning in December 2019.
The School Nurse will support the mission of the school by ensuring the health and wellness of the school community. The school nurse provides a high degree of individualized attention and intervention and works collaboratively with occupational and speech & language therapists, psychologists, and social workers to provide the highest level of care.
Responsibilities and Duties
Provide Direct Care to students - Provides care for injuries and acute illness for all students and long-term management of students with special health care needs.
Responsibilities include assessment and treatment within the scope of professional nursing practice, communication with parents, referral to physicians, and provision or supervision of prescribed nursing care.
Assessment of health complaints, medication administration and care for students with special health care needs
An individualized health care plan is developed for students with chronic conditions, and when appropriate, an emergency plan is developed to manage potential emergent events in the school setting (eg, diabetes, asthma). The school nurse ensures that the student's individualized health care plan is part of the individualized education plan (IEP), when appropriate, and that both plans are developed and implemented with full team participation, which includes the student, family, and pediatrician.
The school nurse provides leadership for the provision of health services, policies, and programs
Manage the system for emergencies and urgent situations
The school nurse provides screening and referral for health conditions
Mandated health screenings, verification of immunizations and infectious disease reporting for DOH inspection and review
The school nurse promotes overall health as well as a healthy school environment
The school nurse will provide assistance with student daily routines
The school nurse is a liaison between school personnel, family, health care professionals, and the community
The school nurse accompanies students and faculty on day trips; ensures first aid bags are prepared with appropriate supplies, emergency medications and medications needed for trips
Order supplies for the nursing office as needed
Participate cooperatively in a program of school health nursing.
Exercise professional judgment in making decisions.
Communicate appropriately, collaboratively, and effectively with students, parents, administrators, other school personnel, health care providers, and community agencies.
Demonstrate a genuine interest in the student population and its health needs.
Organize a health office and manage time.
Be a self-starter or self-motivated.
Use a computer and various software applications.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
The work environment is in a school that combines standard office setting including standard office equipment (copier, phone, computer, etc.) with the standard school setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate and occasionally high. The employee may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb stairs or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a part-time position, three days a week while school in session. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a half-hour paid lunch, exact schedule TBD. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand and will be scheduled in advance.
Travel between the three divisions is necessary on occasion, scheduled with advanced notice, and are within walking distance of each other.
We offer rewarding work experience at our Brooklyn, NY location. The school has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the school's administration and faculty.
To apply, please upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references as a .pdf (preferable) or word document. Our ideal candidate will be collaborative, flexible, diplomatic, confident, enthusiastic, patient and have a sense of humor.
If your background and experience are appropriate for the position, you will be contacted directly by a member of our search committee. Visit our website for more information on our schools.
Registered Nurse in New York State with all necessary documentation and certification including, but not limited to, CPR training, sexual abuse training, etc. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and G Suite applications. An ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, problem-solving and achieve results. Willingness to learn and adapt to a new environment and technologies.
Preferred Education & Experience
Experience in a public or independent school system a plus.