Job Type: Full-time (10-month + ESY); Monday to Friday
Salary: Starting at $60,000/year
COVID-19 considerations: All school employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination or submit weekly COVID-19 test results.
Serves as the primary advocate for the health and well-being of students and staff within the school.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
- Plan and conduct health screenings and services;
- Provide special health care and related services to meet the needs of students with disabilities and chronic illness;
- Provide emergency first aid and care of those who are ill and injured while in the school;
- Maintain and ensure the confidentiality of a complete up-to-date student health records;
- Assist in the completion and submission of all Department of Education and Department of Health documentation;
- Provide instruction in sound health practices, development and implementation of health and medical plans (e.g., seizures, allergies);
- Serve as a resource to the instructional staff in developing curriculum, modifying instruction and selecting the materials used to meet programming needs for a comprehensive health education program;
- Follow protocols that provide for crisis intervention for acute illness, injury and emotional disturbances;
- Administer medication to students in accordance with law, policy and regulation;
- Understand and follow established procedures for sanitation and hygiene in the handling of body fluids and ensure that all staff understands and follows the established procedures;
- Help prevent and control communicable disease through lectures, inspections, exclusion and re-admission of students and staff in keeping with state and local health regulations and school policies;
- Address staff annually regarding universal precautions, communicable diseases, blood-borne pathogens; Follow acceptable and established procedures for the disposal of medical waste;
- Select, arrange for purchase, and store appropriate medical supplies and equipment necessary to operate a school health office;
- Immediately notify appropriate personnel for any evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical conditions, potential suicide or individuals under the individuals appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances;
- Counsel students, staff and parents concerning care, treatment and other community health issues;
- Recommend policies and procedures that promote a healthy school environment and a clean, safe facility;
- Identify and communicate to the principal any unsafe practices or conditions;
- Attend required staff meetings and serve, as appropriate, on staff committees;
- Maintain a safe and clean health office including the care and maintenance of all health office equipment needed to carry out job functions and responsibilities;
- Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, school personnel and other agencies associated with the school;
- Perform any duties that are within the scope of the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act, employment and certifications, as assigned by the Principal and supervisor and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation;
- Adhere to New Jersey school law, State Board of Education rules and regulations, school regulations and procedures, and contractual obligations;
- Perform other appropriate duties as required under law or as may be assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
- Valid New Jersey educational services certificate in accordance with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A: 27.1 et seq., and N.J.A.C. Title 6A: 9B-12 with a school nurse endorsement (N.J.A.C. 6A: 9B-12.3) and other appropriate endorsement(s) in accordance with applicable Department of Education regulations in force from time to time.
- Registered Nurse license (RN) in New Jersey
- CPR certification and Professional Rescuer Certification
- Valid driver’s license with no serious violations
- Experience with clinical practice
- Have strong health assessment skills
- Be familiar with problem-solving strategies
- Be able to provide and coordinate comprehensive care for children.
- Have good communication skills (oral and written)
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel; crouch; push; pull; lift; and feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and constantly move objects up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision acuity to perform an activity such as transcribing and viewing a computer screen, visual acuity to read medications and visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned. The typical work environment is an office/school setting but requires the ability to perform duties outdoors during recess, except in cases of extreme weather conditions.
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance