Sep 18, 2020

School Nurse

  • TrulyHired
  • Bridgeport, CT, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - SCHOOL NURSE

About New Beginnings Family Academy:
Opened in September 2002 offering grades K-3, New Beginnings Family Academy (NBFA) now offers ten years of active and engaging learning experiences from Pre-K through Grade Eight. NBFA is a tuition-free, public charter school, proudly distinguished by:

•A progressive educational model that weaves trauma-sensitive, emotionally responsive practice into every classroom;
•Social emotional learning steeped in child development best practices;
•Consistent, competitive high-school placement at such schools as Kolbe Cathedral, Hopkins School and Fairfield College Preparatory School (Fairfield Prep).

NBFA is located on an "urban campus" at 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT. NBFA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace. NBFA respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes of all its stakeholders: employees, students, families and members of its Board of Directors.

Mission-Driven Culture:
NBFA employees thrive in a collaborative environment of thoughtful, self-reflective professionals on a mission to change the life outcomes of Bridgeport's youth by helping to close the nefarious achievement gap. Our mission is to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life.

Job Title: School Nurse
Classification: Full-time/40 hours per week/Exempt/11 Month

Summary: The NBFA School Nurse must be committed to and advocate for its mission to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional, and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage in life.

The School Nurse advances the well-being, academic success, and long-term outcomes of students by addressing health needs and providing services that foster better and mental aptitude.

Principal Accountabilities:
1.Promote a healthy and safe learning environment through implementation of health services programs
2.Facilitate positive student responses to normal development
3.Identify and provide a process for resolving students' health care needs that affect educational achievement
4.Collaborate with the primary care physician, specialists, local public health and social service agencies to ensure a full spectrum of effective and quality services that sustain the student and his/her ability to achieve
5.Ensure compliance with school entry health requirements
6.Assure student compliance with state and local health regulations (e.g. immunizations, mandated screenings)
7.Provide a system for dealing with crisis medical situations
8.Provide care and case management for children with chronic health problems
9.Ensure the security and safe administration of medications
10.Ensure that quality health education courses are offered by serving on curriculum and planning committees
11.Ensure adherence to the school's wellness policy
12.Refer the student and family to a physician, or other health-based facility, as needed

Certification, Knowledge and Skills: The School Nurse must:
1.Maintain a current Connecticut license as a Registered Nurse
2.Be highly organized and possess great attention to detail
3.Maintain the highest level of professional and ethical standards
4.Have excellent communication skills to work with all constituencies
5.Communicate frequently with parents, both orally and in writing

Employee Benefits:
NBFA offers a full array of benefits including:
•Friendly work environment
•Medical and dental plan (generous portion of employee premium paid by NBFA)
•Life and AD&D, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
•Professional Development opportunities
•10+ paid national holidays
•5 sick days and 3 personal days

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Student Services > School Nurse
Job Requirements
  • Maintain a current Connecticut license as a Registered Nurse
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Anna Lavallee
  • 184 Garden Street
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut 06605

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