The Harker School is currently in search of a Middle School Nurse to join our school. This is a full time, benefited position, working the academic school year with the possibility of working additional shifts over the summer.
Ensure that health care needs of students, faculty and staff are met during the school day. Qualifications
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Daily Nursing Duties
Evaluate, treat and/or medicate any student who is sick or injured. Evaluate, treat and/or medicate employees as needed. Notify parents of student’s illness or injury as appropriate. Record all significant health care administered in the electronic Health Record. Observe students for trends in illness or injury and report to appropriate person, i.e. teacher, parent, counselor or dean. Coordinate with school counselor and/or dean for medical components of student’s emotional and behavioral status. Report to Assistant Head of School or Maintenance any unsafe conditions on campus that have caused injury or have the potential to do so. Able to function on a day to day basis primarily independently. Recognizes when additional input from Director of Nursing Services is needed.
Annual Nursing Duties August/September
Evaluate all health information entered in the Electronic Health Record for new students. Verify that all new students whose last school was outside Santa Clara County have submitted a TBRA. Notify parents not compliant with health requirements. Evaluate returning student’s Health Record Update and update the Student Health Summary. Prepare the Health Summary and distribute them to all appropriate staff by the first day of school.
Assist with high school physicals if working at Middle School or Upper School.
The Middle School Nurse will accompany one of the grade level trips in October and with assistance from the Director of Nursing, prepare health information and supplies for the trips.
Process all summer campers and forms in the same manner as in September, except no forms need to be sent to the county.
Ongoing Nursing Duties
Ensure that the health and medication needs of all students are met when taking overnight/multi-night trips sponsored by the school. Distribute appropriate exposure notices for contagious illnesses as needed according to the guidelines provided by the Santa Clara County Health Department. Prepare and maintain waist pack first aid kits for use on field trips. Prepare and maintain first aid supplies for responding to on campus trauma and disaster support. Assist Assistant Head of School in assuring that appropriate first aid items are in place and maintained with disaster supplies. Prepare and maintain first aid supplies for each teacher. Provide triage and lead medical services during disaster and/or emergency situations. Collect and monitor accident reports. Provide input at nursing staff meetings when needed to create or adapt school policies related to health and safety. Refer employees as needed to Workers Compensation Clinic following directions from Human Resources.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Able to use a computer for documentation of patient care, email communication and generation of needed documents.
Knowledge, Skill & Ability Requirements
Must be physically capable of assisting students with needs relating to health and injury. Must be capable of minimizing student injury by assisting students who faint, lose consciousness or require transportation to the nurse’s office from elsewhere on campus Must be able to communicate effectively in English with students, parents and staff, in person, by email and on the telephone. Must be able to hear students and staff, telephone conversations and emergency announcements. Must be able to see well enough to administer first aid and medications safely and effectively. Must be able to see and read a computer screen. Able to use good body mechanics when lifting weight to minimize risk of injury. Able to lift 40 lbs.
No hazardous conditions.
Our mission is to educate students for success at college and beyond, and to foster kindness, respect and integrity within a safe and nurturing environment. We achieve academic excellence through the development of intellectual curiosity, personal accountability and love of learning. Our comprehensive program and exceptional faculty and staff help students discover, develop and enjoy their unique talents. We honor individuality, embrace diversity, and promote leadership and service, preparing students to take their place as global citizens.
Bachelor’s Degree in nursing is preferred Must be licensed to practice nursing in the state of California Must be proficient in Professional Rescuer CPR and AED
About The Harker School
Since its founding in 1893, The Harker School, a coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school serving students in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as early learners in our preschool, has followed its mission to develop lifelong learners and well-rounded global citizens.
We are tremendously proud of our century-old tradition of excellence in education, and the international recognition our students, faculty and programs have earned. We believe the best way to prepare our students is to provide the best academic and extracurricular programs possible. Harker provides a challenging and balanced education. The Harker experience comprises the following cornerstones: students and families, teachers, curriculum and the learning environment, which includes inspiring facilities.
The Harker School is located in the Santa Clara Valley of California. We enjoy 300-plus days of sunshine per year, a perfect climate to take advantage of our beautiful mountain ranges, great for hiking, camping and biking. We’re just a short drive to Santa Cruz where one can enjoy being by the ocean and among the beautiful redwood trees. Santa Clara is home to a variety of startup companies... as well as tech giants. We are fortunate to live in a diverse community with a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, religious beliefs and cultural identities.