St. Andrew’s School, established in 1894 and located in the Oregon Hill section of Richmond, provides independent school education to children from families with limited financial resources through a full scholarship for every child. Employing a whole-child approach to education our faculty and staff work together to create a positive community of learners through our primary shared value: mutual respect. The faculty and staff enhance the culture of the school while creating high-quality learning experiences for our students.
St. Andrew’s School is looking for an experienced school nurse to coordinate a health program that delivers services to students in order to enhance health and wellness in the school community. Duties are to be performed in accordance with standards of professional school nurse practices, district/state board of education policies and procedures, and Virginia State law regarding nurse practices.
Social Emotional and School Culture
Ambassador Representing the School
Provides essential nursing tasks that include but are not limited to: Daily COVID screening questions, first aid, CPR, emergency care, and medication administration
Keeps track of daily COVID health checks for students and staff
Keeps a record of the absent students and making sure they meet the required guidelines before coming back to school
Notifies parents/guardians when a student is ill or injured
Communicates with the Virginia Department of Health for COVID reporting and assists with contact tracing of possible exposure and cases
Works with the Front Office Coordinator to review, track, and follows-up with immunizations and physicals for all students
Reports compliance with state laws requiring immunization and exclusion of students with contagious diseases
Identifies and reports suspected child abuse or neglect to the building leadership
Communicates pertinent student health information to required staff in an effective verbal and /or written format per policy
Presents and trains staff and maintains appropriate OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards with the school setting
Serves as a member of the school safety/crisis team
Attends school, community, and professional meetings as requested
Serves as a child advocate
Demonstrates knowledge of child growth and development
Active LPN or RN licensure in Virginia or equivalent nurse/medical certification
Current Pediatric and Adult First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification
Experience in a supervisory role
Experience working with elementary grade children a plus
Going up and down stairs, basement through third floor
Ability to carry up to 50 pounds as clinically indicated to administer medical care
Additional Salary Information: Benefits package, including health, dental, retirement, and Paid Time Off (PTO).
About St Andrew's School
At St. Andrew’s School we believe every child deserves an education that equips them to thrive.
In 1894, founder Grace Arents was confident in her belief that a solid education was essential in preparing children to build successful lives as adults. More than 120 years later the school continues to be guided by that founding principle, educating children academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually through a progressive, whole-child approach.
Rooted in today’s best practices, our student-centered academic program is designed to develop passionate, lifelong learners. Children learn more deeply when they make their own connections through hands-on experiences and student-led questioning; this is the cornerstone of our model.