Latin School of Chicago is seeking an experienced registered nurse (RN, BSN) to join our team.
The Latin School of Chicago provides its students with a rigorous and innovative educational program in a community that embraces diversity of people, cultures and ideas. Latin inspires its students to pursue their passions and lead lives of purpose and excellence. This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished health services professional who enjoys supporting students in an outstanding academic environment.
We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join our Latin community in the position of School Nurse. This is a full-time position responsible for the day-to-day management of student health and management of student medical records. The School Nurse serves as a liaison to the community on health and wellness issues providing resources and education on health issues to students, families and staff. This position will primarily serve the middle and upper school divisions, grades 5-12.
Schedule: School Year, Monday through Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm
Provide direct nursing care to ill or injured students during the school day
Perform nursing assessments and take appropriate steps to address student health needs, working in concert with the student support teams and other faculty/staff members
Maintain health office in clean, orderly and safe condition with special attention to confidential information, inventory management, and safe disposal procedures
Administer medications and manage chronic illness in coordination with individually developed care plans
Track student illness, notifying appropriate parties of communicable diseases and providing health updates to the community
Assist with the development and maintenance of school health policies and develop/maintain electronic medical records
Manage school health records in accordance with Illinois School Students Records Act
Maintain accurate medical records to assure compliance with state mandates including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions
Prepare all necessary medical information, material and forms for field trips; attendance for some day field trips as well as overnight trips is mandatory
Provide health and wellness information and programs to faculty and staff
Establish appropriate screening tests and referrals as necessary
Participate on interdisciplinary teams to provide input regarding students with health-related problems and during interventions
Be knowledgeable of and implement ISACS policies regarding school health care
Review and retain all student, faculty, and staff accident forms
Act as a liaison agent to state, and national health agencies.
Perform COVID management including policy development, triage, education, contact tracing and other COVID related care and support.
Required Core Skills
Deal tactfully with others and exercise good judgment in appraising situations
Make independent and timely nursing decisions and to triage
Understand contemporary health and psychosocial issues that influence children, families, and the community
Ability to secure the cooperation and respect of student, faculty, and staff
Collect data to direct evidence-based practice
Accurately record services rendered and interpret and explain records, reports, activities, health care plans, accommodations and medical interventions
Basic computer skills including Google suites, Excel, etc
Experience managing COVID in a pediatric setting
Registered Nurse (RN) licensed to practice in Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Nursing required
CPR/AED program certification
Minimum of 3 years of clinical nursing experience as a registered nurse, preferably in a school or pediatric setting
Knowledge of childrens intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development
Highly motivated with outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills
Demonstrates sensitivity, good judgment, and confidentiality in working with students and parents
Since 1888, Latin has been committed to academic excellence in an environment that creates a life-long love of learning and supports students as they pursue their passions. Our school is home to students from throughout the city and suburbs and we value the variety of experiences that they bring to our learning environment. “Of Chicago” is more than a part of our school’s name – those words help to define the school itself.