Riverdale Country School is a preK - 12 day school in New York City that combines both traditional and innovative practices to provide an excellent Liberal Arts learning environment. This position is housed on the school’s Hill Campus, which serves grades 6-12 as well as an Infant Toddler Center. Through our guiding principles - developing minds, building character and creating community - we aim to shape disciplined and flexible individuals who will change global and local communities for the good.
Riverdale Country School is seeking to hire a full time school nurse. The ideal candidate has a strong background with at least three years of experience in pediatrics or school nursing and possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills. Generally, the nurse consults with the school on health policies as well as assessing and caring for students with acute and chronic illnesses.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Collaborate and communicate with Middle and Upper School Division Heads, Grade Deans, Counseling department, the Health department, the Lower School nurse, and the school’s medical consultant. This collaboration may be about physical health as well around mental health.
Assess injuries and implement appropriate first aid, calling 911 and parents when appropriate.
Communicate professionally and proactively with parents and follow up for ongoing health concerns.
Comply with NYS Department of Health mandated immunization requirements for students and faculty/staff and adhere to communicable disease control rules and regulations.
Administer daily medications and monitor students with serious medical conditions.
Maintain the infirmary in all ways, including budgeting, ordering supplies, using the infirmary database.
Liaise with and educate faculty regarding school trips, relevant health alerts, and required education such as bloodborne pathogens.
Stay current on epidemiologic events and subsequent school response.
Teach one section of Health.
All candidates for Riverdale positions should demonstrate interest in engaging students in an environment that is both supportive and rigorous. A Bachelor's degree is required as well as a NYS Registered Nurse license, a minimum of three years experience in Pediatrics/School Nursing, and current CPR/AED/First Aid certification.
Riverdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national and ethnic origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital or partnership status, caregiver status, predisposing genetic characteristics, disability, active military or veteran status, actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
In order to apply, please use the Job Openings tab under Careers on our website.
About Riverdale Country School
Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. Riverdale seeks to reflect the diversity of the New York metropolitan area in its students, faculty, and staff. The school enrolls about 1,100 students who collectively reside in 104 different zip codes. Approximately 37% of our student body are students of color. The school spans two separate campuses that comprise 27.5 acres in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.
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