Immediate Opening -- Full-Time School Nurse at Westhampton Elementary School in Westhampton, MA.
School has 1 full time nurse with approximately 125 students in grades pre-school to 6.
Massachusetts Department of Education Certification as School Nurse.Knowledge of current school and public health issues.Prior experience as a nurse working with children or youth.Other attributes as may be deemed appropriate and acceptable.
REPORTS TO: School Principal
JOB GOAL: To provide the fullest possible educational opportunity for students by minimizing absence due to illness and creating a climate of health and well-being in the school.
Assist school administrators, teachers and the Health Education Coordinator with the development of a comprehensive school health program.Conduct health related staff development activities and support teachers in implementing the health education curriculum in classrooms.Conduct school immunization programs, physical examinations, vision and hearing and other screenings as may be necessary under circumstances of need, by law, or in accordance with directives.Assess health needs of students, initiates and recommends referrals. Develops and implements individual health care plans and 504 plans for students on a case-by-case basisImplements district concussion policy and follows state concussion regulationsUtilizes SNAP for secure data collection and reportingObserve students on a regular basis to detect and investigate potential health needs.Instruct teachers on ways to screen students for health defects.Maintain secure and up-to-date cumulative health records on all students.Use discretion and confidentiality in reporting to parents, school personnel, physicians, clinics or other agencies about the health information of individual students.Assist the Principal in preparing health-related reports to state agencies.Monitor and follow up on health-related reasons for student absence and with attempts to minimize absence.Visit student homes if invited, and confer with parents as may be necessary.Assume authority for the care of a student or staff member who has suffered an injury or emergency illness.Administer first aid in accordance with established first aid procedures.Implement state law and School Committee Policy on matters regarding exclusion and readmission of students relative to infectious and contagious diseases.Assist with special education or kindergarten screening programs in relation to health matters.Participate as a team member in the reporting and investigation of suspected child abuse or neglect.Advise support staff and teachers on ways to maintain sanitary conditions and precautions against the spread of disease among the school population.Prepares written reports for school administration and MDPH. Maintains secure daily logs, accident reports, and up-to-date individual student health records.Maintain a timely and accessible emergency plan to be communicated to all personnel.Maintains health office equipment and assesses need for consumable suppliesEstablish tasks and advise aides or others who provide temporary coverage for the health office.
EMPLOYMENT: School-year position.
SALARY: Annual salary, as determined by School Committee policy.
EVALUATION: Annual performance review by school Principal.
Job Category: Student Services > School Nurse Equal Opportunity Employer
Hampshire Regional School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. Application Questions
There are no application questions required for this job posting.Contact Information
- Denise Cashin, Admin Assistant
- 19 Stage Road
- Westhampton, Massachusetts 01027