Blake School seeks to hire a skilled and dynamic PK-12 School Nurse.
This is a full-time, year-round position. The ideal candidate will be
responsible for refining and supervising student health care systems
and providing direct nursing services to students across our
multi-campus, PK-12 school. In addition to maintaining student health
records, training office staff and faculty and communicating with
parents about student medical needs and emergency plans, the school
nurse will collaborate with the leaders of Blake’s global programs and
summer programs around student health and safety protocols. Strong
candidates will demonstrate deep intercultural competence and have
substantial experience serving children and adolescents with diverse
identities, including--but not limited to--gender, sexual orientation,
culture, race and religion.
Evaluates current student health systems and makes
recommendations for cohesive, consistent PK-12 school health
program that promotes a safe and healthy environment.
Provides basic medical treatment for illness or injury.
Actively serves and affirms all identities represented at Blake
through developmentally appropriate, trauma-informed care based on
best practice and current research in child development and public health.
Trains and supervises office staff on in-school medication
management to include storing, administering, documenting and
monitoring the effectiveness of prescribed medications.
Reviews and oversees protocols for field trips and
school-sponsored overnight travel.
Consults with Director of Global Programs in preparation for
national and international student travel.
Consults with LearningWorks Executive Director and Director of
Summer Programs to ensure safety protocols for those programs;
provides services to students during these programs.
Utilizes Magnus Health electronic health system for reviewing and
maintaining student health records.
Understands and adheres to all pertinent HIPAA requirements.
Coordinates student emergency health plans, related
parent/guardian communication and faculty training (e.g. for
seizure, allergy or diabetes action plans)
Consults with Student Support Teams to assess student needs and
craft interventions or support plans.
Coordinates with Blake’s non-public school nurses around student
health and safety.
Attends or facilitates family meetings pertaining to individual
health needs in collaboration with administrators or other school staff.
This includes coordinating with non-public school representatives
(e.g. nurses or special education staff) for the purpose of
ensuring students receive services for which they are qualified.
Coordinates student immunization compliance process, including
completing MDH immunization reports.
Oversees mandated and optional screening (e.g. eyesight and
hearing) for the purpose of referring families for additional
assessment if needed.
Collaborates with school counselors, administrators and others to
address individual student needs and offer faculty education on
mental, social and public health topics.
Communicates with the athletic trainer and athletic director
about individual students and broader athlete health issues.
Coordinates yearly employee first aid training.
Orders and tracks necessary medical supplies for the health
offices, main offices, security stations and classrooms.
Plays a central role in emergency preparedness and response teams.
Communicates about the control of communicable diseases.
Performs other duties as assigned.