The School Nurse serves as the leading health professional for the school community. Responsible for the management and coordination of health services, the school nurse communicates and collaborates with parents, students, school staff, and health providers outside of school. A proactive approach to seeking and acquiring health-related information and sharing ideas and solutions with the community is a critical responsibility of the School Nurse.
To oversee, with the support of a small team, the delivery of health and emergency care to students and staff in a two-building academic campus.
To promote wellness and to serve as a health resource in the school setting.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Protecting and maintaining student’s health by providing professional nursing services in accordance with Nursing Standards and NYS Licensing.
Administering medications and treatments as required.
Identifying and assessing students’ health needs, implementing services, and evaluating plans of care that impact student learning and achievement or safety.
Developing individual health care plans and modifications for students with special health care needs.
Monitoring and educating faculty and staff regarding student allergies and medical conditions.
Facilitating NY State-mandated immunization and communicable disease control requirements.
Reviewing and maintaining accurate cumulative health records, including immunizations.
Documenting health services provided using electronic record-keeping and communicating with administrators regarding any accidents.
Acting as a liaison between the school and home regarding student health issues.
Acting as a chaperone on occasional off-site class trips that require a nurse.
Engaging in anti-racism programming and initiatives.
Teaching classes in health and sexuality and consulting on education initiatives.
Participating as a member of the Counseling and Wellness Department.
Participating in parent and/or faculty workshops.
Participating as a member of the school’s Emergency Management Team.
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Counseling and Wellness
Registered Professional Nurse with current NYS License
The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federal protected classification.
About The Brearley School
The Brearley School, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of the mission statement today, to prepare them for “active responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods are varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning. The School’s program is designed to challenge eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
Brearley’s K-12 enrollment is divided into Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, and consists of about 747 students from throughout the New York metropolitan area who represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and points of view.