St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as School Nurse beginning July 2020. St. George’s Independent School welcomes applications from persons of any race, color, creed, nationality, or ethnic origin.
Type: Salary, 12-month position; a competitive benefits package includes health insurance, retirement contributions, disability, and life insurance.
Duration: Annual Letter of Agreement
The successful candidate will possess skills and experience including:
knowledge and expertise in pediatric allergies and chronic illnesses, including the creation and implementation of treatment plans and Advanced Care Teams;
providing health care and first aid to students and faculty when necessary and coordinating health care and first aid necessary in support of field trips and overnight experiences;
dispensing medications and developing medication protocol to safely store, administer, document, and monitor the effectiveness of medication given at school;
communication of health updates with faculty and families;
oversight of the administration of mandated and optional screenings for the purpose of referring medical conditions to a higher level of care;
integrating the work of outside healthcare professionals (blood drive, flu shots, etc.) into the community;
serving communities at our Germantown campus and Memphis campuses, and collaborating with our Athletic Trainers at the Collierville campus;
experience preparing and maintaining accurate health records, including through an electronic relational database;
a demeanor that is warm, approachable, and personable and the possession of a service mindset;
the demonstrated ability to use good judgment and confidentiality, as well as maintaining a calm and effective presence in emergency situations;
First Aid, CPR, and AED certification (qualification to train faculty a plus); and
Current RN license, School Nurse certification a plus.
Candidates will embrace the school’s mission and educational philosophy; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment, be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Angie Simpson, Human Resources Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1880 Wolf River Blvd. Collierville, TN 38017.
Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred) in Nursing and a minimum of three year’s experience as a nurse and/or school nurse.
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and to interact with campus visitors as well as others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.
About St. George's Independent School
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.
Founded in 1959 by parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church as a small, coeducational day school in the then rural suburb of Germantown, the original lower school campus developed a reputation for academic excellence and exemplary character education. With strong parent support and interest, the s...chool leadership began a capital campaign in the late 1990s to expand to grades 6-12 by building on land in the rapidly growing suburb of Collierville. Early in the fundraising process, a group of donors encouraged the school to reach into inner city Memphis. These friends of the school, and other supporters, made possible the 2001 opening of our Memphis campus, a PK-5th grade lower school campus mirroring the curriculum of our original Germantown campus and offering substantial scholarship assistance.
Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus. Our educational model saw fulfillment in May 2016 when the first cohort of students who started in prekindergarten at the Memphis campus received their diplomas.