The school nurse’s primary function is to promote health and safety in the Marin Primary & Middle School community. The school nurse provides health services to students, faculty, and staff within the scope of practice, and refers to appropriate health professionals as needed. The school nurse collaborates with parents, teachers, community practitioners and local agencies to ensure a healthy school climate and to minimize absence due to illness and injury.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide urgent care in case of sudden illness and administer first aid in case of injury to students or staff according to established policies and protocols
Help prevent and control communicable disease through assessment, exposure notification, exclusion and return to school of students and staff in keeping with federal and state law
Manage special medical issues including dispensing prescription medications according to physician treatment plans and maintenance of student health alerts and emergency interventions for severe allergy prophylaxis and other significant medical conditions
Maintain first aid and emergency supplies for the school including managing and tracking 72 hour emergency supplies of medications
Coordinate with teachers to ensure that needed medications for students are collected, organized and accompany students on all field trips
Be available and effectively collaborate with students, parents, and staff members on matters pertaining to the health, safety and attendance of students
Coordinate the school’s emergency operations plan, supplies and preparedness efforts, including drills and emergency supplies
Collect, organize and maintain student health forms and medical files
Liaison between the school and the larger community, especially working with the health department to ensure compliance in regards to immunizations and communicable diseases
Prepare and submit health, safety and immunization reports as required by federal and state law and as requested
Ensure that school’s health policies and procedures are up to date, in compliance, and posted in the Family Resource Guide
Organize and facilitate for regular lice checks and follow up of all students in primary and middle school in the fall and after all extended scheduled school breaks.
Present health-related instruction as part of the school’s comprehensive health education curriculum, including topics related to nutrition, health, hygiene, and sexuality/reproductive health
Facilitate employee assessments, trainings and vaccines related to health, including CPR, First Aid, AED, TB Assessments, Flu Vaccines, Bloodborne Pathogens, and EpiPen Administration
Maintain documentation related to employee injuries per OSHA protocols
Maintain R.N./B.S.N. license in good standing
Serve as the school staff leader on the Health & Safety Committee
Provide back-up relief for administrative staff
Perform other duties as determined by supervisor and/or the head of school
Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:
Valid and current California RN license
School nurse or pediatric experience preferred
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with a range of students (ages 2 - 15yrs), parents, teachers, staff and community groups and organizations
Excellent organizational skills and ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs
Physical Requirements & Work Environment
Marin Primary & Middle School is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/classroom work environment, with typical classroom noise and other disruptions
Both sitting and standing are required during a regular work day
Normal vision and hearing abilities are required to interact with students, parents, faculty, and staff, and with school equipment
Ability to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs
Ability to work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time
Ability to turn, bend and reach
Ability to move oneself around the campus
Ability to drive to other locations for meetings, conferences, etc.
Position requires adaptability, analyzing, assessing, calculating, decision making, dependability, punctuality, good judgment, reading, memorizing, social skills, speaking, multitasking, and writing
MP&MS is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals have an equal opportunity for employment based on qualifications and merit, regardless of religion, race, sex, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military service status, or any other factor prohibited by state or federal law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and other conditions of employment. MP&MS also makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities and for employees who request an accommodation for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.