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The Home for Little Wanderers Full-Time School Nurse at Clifford Academy - Up To $5,000 Sign-On Bonus Eligibility in Walpole, Massachusetts

Description

This position is eligible for an up to $5,000 sign-on bonus!

The School Nurse provides skilled nursing assessments, administers routine emergency first aid, and manages the medical needs of students and staff. The Nurse conducts state-mandated health screenings. The Nurse coordinates medication and first aid procedures for all off-campus trips.

The Nurse provides skilled nursing assessments, administers routine emergency first aid, and manages the medical needs of students and staff. They conduct state-mandated health screenings. The Nurse coordinates medication and first aid procedures for all off-campus trips. In addition, the Nurse acts as a liaison between the parents of students with complex medical or emotional needs school and medical professionals.

To learn more about the incredible impact our employees have on the lives of children and families, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXedSArtYbg

How You'll Be Making a Difference

  • Assessing and treating a range of illnesses.

  • Managing chronic diseases.

  • Administering medication.

  • Linking students with insurance and/or primary care providers.

  • Providing first aid and emergency care for a range of injuries and health conditions

  • Identifying school students at risk for a variety of issues such as teen pregnancy, alcohol abuse, bullying, and depression.

  • Completing health screenings (e.g., body mass index (BMI) measurements).

  • Providing support and referral resources for children and their families experiencing acute crisis or emotional upheaval.

  • Counseling and/or educating students in small groups or as individuals concerning medical issues.

  • Monitoring and assessing compliance with immunization standards as per DPH regulations.

  • Developing and maintaining contacts with medical persons or facilities who might provide direct service or consultation.

  • Participating in meetings about students when medical input, interpretation or consultation is needed.

  • Maintaining updated health records.

  • Collaborating with school administrators, teachers, parents and local public health and safety officials to help plan and implement a wide range of health promotion programs such as tobacco cessation, nutrition, skin cancer screening, etc.

  • Developing strategies for modeling healthy habits and behaviors within the school

  • Supporting public health functions such as asthma surveillance and participation in community influenza pandemic planning.

Qualifications

  • A valid license to practice as a registered nurse in Massachusetts

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing preferred

  • A license by Department of Secondary and Elementary Education preferred

  • Valid certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • A minimum of two years of community health or pediatric nursing experience

  • Computer literacy and competency in use of existing technology

  • Completed the required Massachusetts school nurse competencies or be willing to attend and complete courses

  • Strong communication skills

What The Home Can Offer You

In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days

  • Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire

  • Extensive training to new staff

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

  • And more!

Valuing Diversity

We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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