Are you organized, efficient and energized by the opportunity to work in an educational environment that values integrity and community? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where advancing the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement and health of students is pivotal to their success? Do you have an educator’s mindset and an interest in helping build medical capacity in student leaders? Are you authentic, kind, engaging and ready to make a difference?
The School Nurse serves in a pivotal role that bridges health care and education and will manage and coordinate many responsibilities in order to ensure the well-being of our student body. You will join a high functioning team of thoughtful and experienced administrators, faculty, and staff and collaborate deeply with the community to ensure consistency of our mission and values throughout the school. You will also be on the forefront of the education and support of our famous student medical reserve corps (MRC) and get to wear both school nurse and nurse educator hats.
Collect and maintain all health records before and during the school year and communicate with appropriate constituencies as needed
Develop and manage individual health care plans for students with medical conditions and collaborate with teachers, learning specialists, administrators, and parents to support student needs.
Assess health complaints and manage appropriate treatment and referral, within the scope of professional nursing practice
Under New Mexico Board of Pharmacy requirements and in conjunction with the school's consulting pharmacist manage and administer prescription and over-the-counter medications and train staff to administer medication when the nurse is not present.
Conduct required health screenings on students as recommended in the New Mexico School Health Manual and follow-up with parents and healthcare providers as needed for failed screenings.
Create, maintain, and implement school health policies
Act as a liaison between school personnel, family, and health care providers
Administer and document first aid care, medications, and medically prescribed services to students, faculty, and staff as needed
Collaborates with the Athletic Team in collection and verification of required health forms, work in partnership with the Athletic Trainer and help support the nursing care of all student-athletes
Facilitate the presentations and trainings of faculty and staff in relevant medical professional development and risk management topics such as food allergies; epi-pen administration; bloodborne pathogens; medication administration when off campus; education of and distribution of pertinent health news and informing the broader school community of communicable illnesses when appropriate.
Work closely with Bosque School Emergency Response Team/Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Physician Medical Director, Service Director (faculty sponsor) and Consulting Pharmacist (MRC Adult Leadership) to assist in the management, oversight, training, and training and licensure documentation of students in the MRC program. A key priority of the program is for MRC student providers to get hands-on patient care experience including charting. There will be times when the School Nurse is in a coaching role with MRC students as those medically licensed students deliver medical care in both emergency and clinical settings.
In consultation with MRC Adult and student leadership adapt existing and as necessary create new policies and procedures related to patient care, HIPAA, and MRC and nurse's position functioning. Participate in the MRC quality assurance quality improvement program with MRC Physician Medical Director.
Monitor and manage immunization compliance and organize flu shot clinics and on-site physicals with partnering physicians.
Assess Summer Camp student population and communicate student needs to appropriate staff as necessary. Provide health care to Summer Camp students as needed, in partnership with MRC students.
Manage illness outbreaks and communicate with appropriate constituencies as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Licensed Registered Nurse New Mexico
Hearing and Vision Screening Certification Preferred
Experience in School Nursing or Pediatric Nursing Preferred
Familiarity and comfort interacting with the Google Platform (including Google Classroom), and Blackbaud
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 500 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.