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Boston Public Schools Summer Learning Academies - Nurse (Summer 2024) in Boston, Massachusetts

Summer Learning Academies - Nurse (Summer 2024) THIS IS A SUMMER POSITION. EMPLOYMENT IS SEASONAL, TEMPORARY AND NOT GUARANTEED PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Nurses will be hired for the programs listed below. BPS Summer Learning Academies serve as the primary academic summer offerings for BPS students, consisting of an array of high-quality academic and enrichment programs that provide services for targeted student populations in every grade level across the district. BPS Summer Learning Academies aim to: Stem summer learning loss and increase academic achievement Develop student socio-emotional skills and increase student efficacy by building skills and competencies Strengthen the effectiveness of school-community partnerships Promote student health and wellness REPORTS TO: Position reports to the Senior Director of Health Services or the BPS Medical Director. Supports the Site Coordinator or onsite Summer Program Manager. PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Summer Learning Academies: The instructional hours for students are 5 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 5 weeks from July 8 to August 9, 2024. The total program duration for these sites is 5 weeks for staff (125 days). Sites with Summer Learning Academies and Extended School Year: At sites that host both ESY and Summer Learning Academies, students will be in the building from July 8 - August 9, 2024. The Nurse is expected to: Work all days of the program as well as attend the additional PD days as directed by the Nursing Site Coordinator. PD dates will be announced in late June. Work a 6-hour day, 5 days per week, for 5 weeks (this includes 30 minutes for student arrival and 30 minutes for student dismissal). Set up the nurse station/office, evaluate student medical needs, coordinate care with families in preparation for the program, and attend Open House and Professional Development dates in late June or early July for a total of 12 hours. Pack up the nurse's station and materials for a total of 3 hours. Return medication and equipment as needed to the Office of Health Services and families. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Summer Site Nurse provides skilled nursing care and management of the special needs of students as well as medication administration. Immunization surveillance and routine health screenings are conducted annually. Routine emergency care is provided for students and staff. If necessary, students are referred to their primary health care provider for an evaluation. For students with complex medical needs, the summer site nurse may act as a liaison for the school, home and outside medical facilities. The summer site nurse promotes student wellness and assists in maintaining a healthy school environment. The Nurse responsibilities include: Provide emergency medical care to students in all BPS summer learning programs or Extended School Year programs at assigned sites. Provide treatments, including enteral (g/j tube) feedings, catheterizations, diabetes care, seizure management among other students health care needs per provider order. Assess, support, and report all students/staff (emergency assessment only) with all communicable diseases, including COVID-19, following established protocols for SY 23/24. Share Individualized Collaborative Health Care Plans with appropriate summer staff on an “as needed” basis to support patient privacy Administer and/or supervise the administration of prescription medication to students Counsel and/or educate students in small groups or as individuals concerning medical issues. Conduct formal and informal nursing assessments of health conditions and develop accurate nursing summaries on students. Monitor and assess compliance with immunization standards as per BPS and DPH regulations. Develop and maintain contacts with medical persons or facilities who might provide direct service or consultation. Establish and maintain appropriate record keeping and reporting formats and procedures. Maintain adequate and updated health records. Maintain and secure medication and equipment, and return to BPS or families as appropriate at the end of the summer. Serve as medical representative to evaluations and reevaluations, obtains and interpret medical evaluation at these meetings. Communicate with students, teachers and families regarding student medical needs. Be available for any health-related concerns during the arrival and dismissal of all students. Attend to health-related concerns that occur during breakfast and lunch, field trips, and other activities. Consult with teachers and related service providers to address students' health care needs. Participate in all scheduled professional development. Engage as a partner in planning and problem solving. Perform other related duties as requested by the Site Coordinator or Summer Program Manager. QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED: Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Massachusetts licensure as a Registered Nurse. Massachusetts State Department of Education School Nurse License (All Levels). CPR & First Aid Certification. Experience working with students in one or more of the following areas: Autism, Intellectual Impairment, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Specific Learning Disability, Emotional Impairment, Early Childhood. Current authorization to work in the United States. Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment. QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED: Current Boston Public Schools Nurse. Experience in Extended School Year or summer learning programs. Current Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification. Experience with support services in a school setting, liaison and case management, and children and adolescents with high-risk or multiple medical concerns. BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali. TERMS: Summer Learning Academy: Hourly rate of $56.81. Anticipated total of 195 hours, including 180 hours on-site during the summer program, and up to 15 hours including hiring and set up activities, professional development, and additional duties as well as closing responsibilities, for a total amount of up to $11,077.95. Payroll will be processed on a biweekly basis after receipt of completed timesheets in accordance with BPS summer payroll schedule. In addition to the Employment Terms linked here, the individual who is hired consents to electronic sign-in procedures on site, including the capture of a sign-in photo that is retained by BPS exclusively for audit and sign-in verification. All employees must read and agree to the BPS 2024 Summer Program Terms of Employment. NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. " />

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Summer Learning Academies - Nurse (Summer 2024)

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Primary Location Central Office - Expanded Learning Opportunities

Salary Range 1.0 FTE

Shift Type Central Office

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