Springdale Education Center Registered Nurse in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Springdale Education Center, a Full-Year (12 month) private Special Education day school located in Holyoke, MA, invites applicants to apply for a Registered Nurse (RN) opening. Springdale Education Center first opened its doors to students in 1997 and continues to provide a range of educational, clinical, psycho-educational, behavioral and outreach services for youth ages 5-22 who are challenged with serious mental health issues, have engaged in aggressive behaviors, and have provided a significant challenge to caregivers. Staff enjoy collaborative work with a dedicated team of professionals, competitive salary and excellent benefits package. RN applicants must be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the MA Board of Registration in Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree preferred; MA DESE School Nurse (All Levels) licensure preferred; experience working with children with moderate to severe special needs is preferred. This is a Full Time, 12 month position. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anticipated position start date is February 25, 2019. Position Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1. Provides and/or oversees the administration of medication. 2. Provides and/or oversees first aid/medical treatment for students; coordinates with case manager and parent/guardian any need for follow up treatment. 3. Provides emergency first aid for work-related staff injury and recommends appropriate medical follow up. 4. Provides mandated periodic student health screening assessments. 5. Views students after physical restraint and records/maintains appropriate documentation. 6. Maintains student health records and ensures that records are complete and up to date. 7. Writes Individual Health Plans as indicated and provides relevant information to staff to assist in students? care. 8. Submits written nursing reports for individual students, as requested. 9. Maintains contact with health care providers and school staff as indicated. 10. Participates in supervision and maintains a commitment to professional development. 11. Remains current and knowledgeable in all federal and state regulations, including Department of Public Health and DESE, and assures that school?s health care policies and procedures are consistent with regulations. 12. Maintains professional licensure and participates in conferences, workshops or other courses for professional development. 13. Facilitates the dissemination of student information through participation in morning and afternoon meetings, as needed. 14. Liaisons with outside agencies and authorities, including medical providers and school district personnel, and represents school in a professional manner at community meetings and events, as requested **Please note that candidates who are offered employment will be subject to background screening, to include: CORI, SORI, DCF and SAFIS (Fingerprinting) checks** TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to tvanotti@positiveregard.com