Supervisor: Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics
Last Updated: April 2022
The school is an independent, coeducational day school dedicated to providing an excellent instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities. The multisensory curriculum is designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can benefit from the unique educational experience provided. Through direct instruction in small class settings, a trained staff assists students to improve their language skills. Academic success, combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth, enables students to understand their learning styles, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills. Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential in preparation for a successful return to the mainstream educational environment. To meet these goals, the school provides ongoing training to its faculty based on the most current research and also shares its expertise with the parent body, other educators, and the broader community.
A world where every child with a language-based learning disability is empowered to achieve unlimited success.
The Nurse will be a part of a school nurse team and work closely with the nurses who are based at other Windward campuses, and under the direction of the Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics. The Windward School Nurse is an integral person in supporting the physical, mental, emotional, and social climate for all students and staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
The School Nurse will handle student Health Services by providing professional nursing services in accordance with the NYS (New York State) Licensing Board and the NYS Nurse Practice Act.
The nurse will act as advocate, liaison, and consultant on health-related issues for students, families, and school personnel.
Administer first aid, emergency care and preventive care to students and staff.
Maintain current pertinent health data for each student including NY State mandated immunization and communicable disease control requirements.
Initiate and document health surveillance programs as needed and record, compile and report data as required by NYS and NYC Departments of Health.
Find and assess student health needs, implementing services and evaluating plans of care to boost student learning and achieve optimum safety.
Supply NY State mandated and annual screening programs including vision, hearing, height, weight, and scoliosis.
Participate as a member of The Windward School's multi-disciplinary team.
Act as liaison between home, school, and community providers for medical issues, discussing with administration when proper.
Find and report building safety or environmental issues which may affect student or staff health to the Campus Head.
Participate as a member of The Windward School's Emergency Management, Health, Safety and Crisis Response Teams.
Review Health Appraisal and Sports Clearance forms for student athletes prior to the start of each sport season.
Provide Athletic Director/coaches with cleared student lists and relevant medical information in a prompt fashion.
Supply staff and community educational opportunities as needed.
Promote an environment that is positive, student-centered, and differentiated to meet the needs of all learners.
New York State licensed Registered Nurse with a minimum of three years nursing experience in a school, pediatric, or emergency room setting to staff the health office.
The candidate must have a clear ability to work on several tasks simultaneously and have good judgement, tact, and flexibility.
Current CPR certification and computer skills are also necessary.