Virginia Episcopal School seeks to fill a full-time position for School Nurse on the afternoon/evening shift for the 2020-2021 academic year. Specifically, this person would be providing for the health and well-being of all students—260 day and boarding students in grades 9 - 12— through Health Services at VES, in collaboration with families, school and community resources. We ensure quality, compassionate nursing services that are effective, culturally appropriate, and responsive to the diverse and changing needs of our students and our school community.
Supervised by the Health Center Director, the nurse is responsible for medication administration and providing preventive, acute and follow-up care for day and boarding students in a multi-cultural setting during the academic year.
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Certified in CPR and BLS
Minimum of one-year experience with public health, community health, school health or adolescent medicine/pediatrics preferred
Projects warmth, empathy and collegiality
Delivers care with the utmost professionalism and discretion
Detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently, using critical thinking skills
Computer literate – experience with Microsoft Office—especially Excel—and electronic health records
Must be able to manage multiple demands including frequent phone calls from faculty/staff, parents and students
Must understand cultural and age-specific needs to deliver appropriate care
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Maintains all student health records including but not limited to immunizations, physical examinations, medications and health insurance in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Association of Independent Schools, HIPPA regulations and standards of practice including confidentiality
Provides preventive care, including verifying that student vaccinations and medical records are current and kept up to date
Delivers routine, acute and follow-up care, including providing direct nursing care for sick or injured students
Participates in the evening/night/weekend on-call rotation, which may include telephone or email consultation and/or in-person response at the clinic, on dormitories, or to the site of the call, and communicating needs to the duty team on a case by case basis
Manages medication administration, including dispensing medication to students and keeping accurate medication records; communicating with parents about medication concern
Daily desk work, including significant amounts of telephone and computer time
Frequent walking both inside and outside on all surfaces
Able to respond quickly and efficiently to calls
About Virginia Episcopal School
Virginia Episcopal School is a coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school located on 160 acres in a residential section of Lynchburg, Virginia. The city is located at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and is only a three-hour drive to our nation’s capital. Lynchburg is a proud educational community with five public/private colleges and universities.
Founded in 1916 under the leadership of Reverend Robert Carter Jett, VES is an engaging community that guides students to strive Toward Full Stature in their academic, ethical, spiritual and personal growth. Consistent with Dr. Jett’s vision, VES is committed to meeting students where they are in order to take them where they need to go.
By design, VES is a small school with approximately 250 students, 80 teachers and staff, and a constituency comprised of some 6,000 alumni, parents and friends.
VES is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply.