The Philadelphia School (TPS) is seeking a Substitute Nurse for the 2020-2021 academic year. We are a PreK - 8 progressive/independent school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with an enrollment of 475 students. Since our founding in 1972, The Philadelphia School has grown in size, complexity, and diversity. This growth has been rooted firmly in the progressive values with which our founders began: immersive learning, responsive pedagogy, and meaningful engagement with the world. This position is non-exempt from overtime. Hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday.
Administers medications and treatments as ordered
Provides direct nursing care for injured and/or ill students
Documents all encounters - assessments and interventions
Follows communicable disease control procedures
Serves as liaison between students, teachers and home related to student health concerns
Provides emergency first aid to students and staff as needed
Must be available for both planned and unplanned absences
Minimum 1 year experience
PA RN License
ASN/BSN trained; school nurse certification preferred
Current certification in CPR
Excellent pediatric assessment skills
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate to children, teachers and families
Excellent organization/documentation skills
Knowledge of current practices for common childhood illnesses and chronic diseases: asthma management; seizure management; anaphylaxis treatment.
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