At Whittle School & Studios, the School Nurse supports the learning experience of our day and boarding students by developing and implementing health-related policies and procedures in alignment with our mission and vision. This professional in this position is responsible for implementing and overseeing practices and procedures to ensure the promotion of a healthy school environment in compliance with federal and local laws. Reporting to the Director of Safety and Security, the School Nurse consults with and provides advice to the Division Heads, School Counselor, Director of Residential Life, teachers and other staff regarding students’ specific health issues. A member of both the Student Support Team and the School Safety team, the School Nurse works closely with senior administrators regarding health and safety issues as they relate to the School and directs the activities of the Health Office. In addition, our School Nurse has the following responsibilities:
Ensure safety of students and employees by promoting effective health practices
Assess and provide appropriate care to ill and injured students, faculty and staff
Receive students in the health center for care and document health office visits
Develop, implement and evaluate of health center operations
Communicate with parents and employees about students’ illnesses or injuries
Ensure nursing practice, quality and regulatory standards are upheld
Order and maintain medical supplies and medications
Coordinate care with local public health departments, medical providers and school counselor, including arrangement of medical appointments with local health-service providers for the treatment of boarding students, as needed
Communicate with relevant public health departments to prevent or control communicable disease
Administer prescription and over-the-counter medication as necessary
Help maintain documentation of all health and immunization records, of all students, through Magnus Health Tracker software before and during the school year
Act in loco parentis for all boarding students requiring off-site medical evaluation and treatment
Provide ongoing health information to students, parents and school personnel
Serve as health matter expert when developing/revising school health policies (i.e. food allergies)
Manage daily COVID-19 symptom checks for all students, faculty and staff
Facilitate testing, tracking and temporary quarantine of students suspected of COVID-19 or other infectious diseases until the student is safely removed from campus
Coordinate with the Director of Residential Life/Dean of Students to facilitate transportation of boarding students to medical appointments
Whittle School & Studios values innovation, risk-taking, a collaborative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Core responsibilities of all faculty members are organized loosely by the four program areas of the Whittle Ideal Candidate: (1) Core Curriculum, (2) Global Perspectives, (3) Personalized Pathways,and (4) Beyond the Core.
Content and Education Expertise
Bachelor's in Nursing with current RN license
Minimum of 3 years of nursing experience
CPR/First aid certified; must maintain current certification
School experience highly desired
Experience in adolescent health, pediatric medical and/or psychiatry preferred
Strong interpersonal skills, especially in interactions with children and adolescents
Ability to quickly and competently assess medical situations and escalate as needed; possess excellent decision-making skills
Work experience in a culturally diverse environment with international families?preferred
Excellent verbal and written skills
Willingness to participate fully in the Whittle?community beyond the classroom
Genuine commitment to working with and inspiring children and adolescents
A passion for teaching in an innovative, experiential, and student-centered environment
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students, parents, faculty, and staff
Resilience, approachability, and kindness.
Additional Salary Information: Whittle School & Studios provides market competitive salaries for all our staff, as well as employee benefits which include, where applicable, Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, and 401K.
About Whittle School & Studios
Whittle School & Studios is an endeavor to modernize Preschool to Grade 12 education by building the world’s best physical and integrated environment for human learning and development.?Our campuses are comprised of four divisions: Early Learning, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School.??We are in the process of constructing 30 Preschool-Grade 12 schools in the world’s most vibrant cities over the next several years. The campuses will be designed by architect Renzo Piano and led by education entrepreneur Chris Whittle.
We believe deeply in the power of education as a transformative force. Working with expert faculty, students will cultivate the skills, creativity and character to address the world’s most pressing challenges. As they progress through each level of academics, personalized pathways, and dynamic international experiences, students will demonstrate their growth as thinkers, makers, scholars, collaborators, and citizens. They will graduate ready to succeed in the best universities and to make their unique contribution to the world.
Our first two campuses launched in September 2019 in Washington, DC and Shenzhen, China, comprised of innovators in science, d...esign, technology, and human learning applying their diverse talents to engineer education from the ground up. Our focus is on the science of learning, personalized curriculum, global experience, and holistic human development. Campuses will be connected by a common curriculum that has the flexibility to adapt to local needs. At full capacity, we will enroll 2,500 students, including 5- and 7-day Boarding students.