To provide professional nursing services to and for the students, and when necessary, employees. The school nurse works in tandem with educators to ensure the well-being, and academic success of students. Keeping children healthy, safe, in school, and ready to learn should be a top priority for the school nurse.
To provide care and expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide medical support and professional flexibility to the changing conditions that have been precipitated by the pandemic.
This position will be, at minimum, until the end of June, 2021. At that point, the school will evaluate the on-going needs for the upcoming school year, 2021-2022.
Essential functions, duties and responsibilities:
Consistently acts in accordance with the nursing guidelines and practices of Virginia and supports the school’s mission and values
Development of policies, programs, and procedures for the provision of school health services
Ensure the safety and well-being of students
Work collaboratively with the other school nurse
Provide direct health care to students and when necessary, employees
Provide leadership for the provision of health services
Promote a healthy school environment
Liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers
Provide channels of communication throughout the school community for health-related topics
Maintenance of all student health-related records, including the Magnus database
Manage AED inventory and annual inspections
Manage school health records in accordance with all federal, state, and county regulations
Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families
Comply with OSHA regulations to independent schools
Strategic health information partner for the senior leadership team
Oversees the administration of medication to students
Oversees infection control measures
Identification of developments in health practices
Schedule, organize, and follow-through on all medical training for employees
Adhere to licensing and legal guidelines
Upholds professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
Work a daily schedule that begins no later than 7:45am
Must be willing to administer medical aid to children who might have COVID-19
Must be able and willing to take temperatures (for both students and employees) during the course of a school day
Must be able to adhere to the chain of communication to report potential cases within the school community
Must be able to administrate the tracking measures that are agreed upon by the school
Must be able to oversee the mitigation of infection (i.e., face coverings, social distancing)
Must be able to help in the delivery of on-campus COVID testing, In collaboration with the senior leadership team and the health and safety task force
May be asked to perform operational school duties
Other duties as assigned by head of school
Registered Nurse (RN) with a current license in the state of Virginia (or compact state reciprocity) required
Preference given to those with a school nursing background
CPR and first aid certification required
Strong communication skills required
Track record in the exercise of sound judgment, discretion, and confidentiality
Experience in dealing with multiple constituencies preferred
Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write " School Nurse” subject line.
No phone calls, please.
The Langley School is comprised of students, teachers, parents, and staff who believe that a diverse school community promotes learning and growth, preparing students for responsible and compassionate citizenship in the global community. We administer all programs and policies without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or any other category to the extent protected by applicable laws.
About The Langley School
Founded upon a deep appreciation for childhood, and an abiding belief in the necessity and power of parent/teacher partnership, The Langley School offers an exceptional community and an individually attuned academic program—proving both to be mutually reinforcing and equally essential.