School Nurse

Calais School | Whippany, NJ

Posted Date 7/13/2023
Expiration Date9/30/2023

School Nurse - Full Time


The Calais School is a state-approved provider of special education for students with special needs. The school serves students in grades K through 12 Plus with multiple learning disabilities. It is our goal to help each and every child realize and build on their strengths and gifts. We are committed to cultivating the potential of every student, making a difference, one child at a time. Our employees know firsthand all the benefits of working for The Calais School and how we foster a culture of collaboration, teamwork and the highest service and support to our students.

We are looking for a full-time school nurse.  You will be expected to fulfill the responsibilities of the building’s school nurse as assigned. The usual responsibilities are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list and other responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

  • Promotes and protects the optimal health status of school-age children.
  • Provides health assessments.
  • Obtains a health history.
  • Screens and evaluates findings of deficit in vision, hearing, growth, etc.
  • Observes the child for development and health patterns in making nursing assessment.
  • Identifies abnormal health findings.
  • Develops and implements a student health plan
  • Interprets the health status of students to parents and school personnel.
  • Initiates referral to parents, school personnel or community health resources for intervention, remediation and follow through.
  • Provides ongoing health counseling with students, parents, school personnel or health agencies.
  • Utilizes existing health resources to provide appropriate care of students.
  • Maintains, evaluates and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate individual needs of students
  • Plans and implements school health management protocols
  • Participates in home visits when indicated to assess the family needs as related to the child’s health.
  • Develops procedures and provides for emergency nursing management for injuries/illnesses
  • Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases.
  • Provides health education and anticipatory guidance.
  • Provides direct health education, and health counseling to assist students and families in making decisions on health and lifestyles that affect health.
  • Participates in health education directly and indirectly for the improvement of health by teaching persons to become more assertive health consumers and to assume greater responsibility for their own health.
  • Serves as a resource person to the school staff members in health instruction.
  • Coordinates school and community health activities and serves as a liaison health professional between the home, school and community.


  • Certified Registered Nurse. 
  • Substitute School Nurse Certification.
  • Certified School Nurse Certification.
  • Certified School Nursing Student a plus.
  • The Calais School will reimburse interested candidates for a school nurse certification or a substitute school nurse certification if the candidate has an RN


Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to:

Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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