Under the supervision of the Assistant Head of School and Full-Time School Nurse, the Substitute School Nurse is responsible for the operation of the School health center.
Assess and provide first aid care to ill and injured students, faculty, and staff.
Assist individuals with specialized health care needs.
Maintain confidentiality, document and notify parents/ guardians, and/or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as necessary.
Remain with and give comfort to ill or injured students until released to the parent/guardian. Offer comfort measures to students with minor discomforts.
Observe and report any unusual behavioral finding or unsafe student activity to School administrators.
Assume responsibility for intervention and coordinate counseling appointments for students with mental health issues.
Assume the responsibilities of a Massachusetts Mandated Reporter.
Assist in administration of medications according to physician and parent instructions.
Communicate with physicians and parents to obtain authorization forms. Notify parents of prescription refills as needed.
Maintain contact with physicians as references and/or for consultations. Maintain appropriate documentation and communication.
Maintain the health office in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
Dispose of biomedical waste and hazards according to established procedures.
Prepare and restock first aid kits for classrooms and field trips as assigned. Ensure medications are secured in double locked cabinets.
Maintain confidential student health records and accident reports including treatment records/logs, emergency information, immunization records, disability, and allergy information, and hearing/vision screening results.
Receive and review new student health files. Communicate with other schools as needed to clarify or obtain information as needed.
Assure students have updated immunization records. Prepare letters or exclusion notices and notify parents and Assistant Head of School as appropriate.
Maintain inventory and order health office supplies within budget guidelines.
Assist school administrators in the placement of medically involved students to include mainstreaming special needs students.
Screen for vision and hearing impairments. Designate those students who perform unsatisfactorily on the screening examinations to be re-examined by appropriate sources.
Screen for head lice as needed. Distribute information to parents regarding treatment of affected students.
Conduct periodic workshops and in-services to instruct school personnel in first aid, CPR, and related health procedures. Develop and organize health services and injury prevention programs for students, faculty, and staff.
Maintain professional standing through required continuing education.
Partner with Safety Committee regarding fire and emergency procedures.
Participate in faculty meetings as required.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of state and federal health and safety regulations.
Degree from an accredited nursing program.
One year of medical/clinical experience as a Registered Nurse.
Current valid MA State License as a Registered Nurse.
Audiometric Certificate desirable.
Valid Advanced First Aid and CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency. Certification must be renewed every two years.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
Seeing to assess student injuries or illnesses.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and medical equipment, perform first aid and CPR.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Pushing or pulling to assist students in wheelchairs.
Lifting and carrying moderately heavy children.
Bending at the waist.
Potential for contact with blood and/or other body fluids, blood-borne pathogens, and communicable diseases.
Chemicals including antiseptics and disinfectant.
Potential contact with physical aggression from students.
About The Rashi School
The Rashi School is the Boston area's Reform Jewish independent school serving students in grades K–8. Located in Dedham, Massachusetts, the mission of The Rashi School is to provide a dynamic, child-centered program of academic excellence that integrates rich secular and Jewish studies curricula and nurtures in its students’ critical minds and compassionate hearts.