The Swain School, a Preschool through grade 8 independent school located in the Lehigh Valley, seeks a School Nurse to start on July 1. As the school’s primary medical caregiver, the nurse supports the health and wellness of all students in grades PreSchool - 8. The nurse must be collaborative and able to work well on the Student Support Team, advise the Administration, consult with parents, identify health and safety issues, develop healthcare plans, and see the overall big picture in terms of student and employee health, wellness and safety.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Manage all health information and form collection using multiple software systems
Communicate with families in a timely manner regarding medical issues and needs
Coordinate the in-school care of students with ongoing and short term medical needs
Assure compliance with PA state law and PA Department of Education policy
Ensure health related school policies are developed, followed, and updated
Collaborate with Administration to provide/coordinate training for faculty and staff as needed
Document student visits, physician and parent notes and other pertinent information using our student information system
Distribute medications as directed
Prepare medications and needs before daily field trips and overnight trips
Assist in creating systems and procedures to ensure the safety of students and employees in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and other new health issues as they arise
Assume authority for the care of a student or staff member who has suffered an injury, requires routine health maintenance or emergency care
Administ first aid in accordance with established first aid procedures
Educate the parent body about general issues of children's wellness
The School Nurse is expected to be on campus from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM each school day as well as some non-school days in order to provide training, work with Administration, and do preparation and shut down for each school year.
BSN, RN, CNP or other relevant degrees and certifications
Technology competency and confidence
Experience working in pediatrics
Adherence to Standards of Practice of Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act
Current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
Understanding of an adherence to principles of confidentiality.
Love of children
Swain School seeks candidates with a commitment to fostering an inclusive, equitable and diverse learning community to create an open and welcoming intellectual environment that embraces the experiences, cultural beliefs and perspectives of all people.
Please email cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Swain School
At The Swain School, we provide the environment for Preschool - 8th graders to thrive. We embrace their individuality and diversity. We focus on excellence in academics integrated with the arts, athletics and technology. In a warm, welcoming and supportive environment, our students develop their own leadership skills and self-confidence, gain an appreciation of character values, such as honesty, integrity and compassion and become aware of the global community. Our graduates tell us that the transition from a smaller, nurturing environment to a larger secondary school setting is an easy one for them. They feel prepared, both personally and academically, to make their place in the world.