Jan 13, 2024

School Nurse

  • TrulyHired
  • Lynn, MA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

About LPS

Lynn is a seaside urban district located on Boston's north shore. The city is known for its contemporary public art, historic architecture, downtown cultural district, and public parks and open spaces, which include the oceanfront Lynn Shore Reservation and Lynn Woods Reservation. Home to an international population, Lynn Public Schools services almost 17,000 students across 18 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, 1 vocational school, and 1 alternative junior/senior high school. We are a linguistically-rich community with 68% of our students speaking two or more languages.

LPS Vision and Core Values
Drawing upon the strength of our community, our families, our students, and our partners, Lynn Public Schools commits to fulfilling the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional potential of all of our students. We work together so our students learn to thrive, advance, and impact the greater community and the world.

The Lynn Public Schools is committed to our Core Values:
  • Inclusiveness
  • Shared Responsibility
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • High Expectations
  • Inspiring Life-Long Learning
Lynn Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of strengthening an environment and school culture that honors and celebrates diversity and responds effectively to the social-emotional experiences of every student and family. LPS Strategic Plan

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
  • A Bachelor's degree in nursing, Master's degree preferred
  • Certified by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a school nurse or able to meet the requirements for licensure
  • Two years experience in child health, community health, or other relevant clinical nursing settings
  • Ability to provide emergency care/assessment
  • Knowledge of professional and legal requirements
  • Human relations skills
  • Organizational/administrative skills
  • Knowledge of child growth and development
  • Ability to effectively use local resources
  • Techniques in health counseling/guidance
  • Ability to deliver student/staff/parent presentations
  • Strong district lens regarding EL, curriculum, and equity
  • Knowledge of current education legislation/regulations
  • Ability to work effectively with teachers, support staff, and parents and advocate for children in order to effectively problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work with all stakeholders
  • Experience in an urban district/setting preferred
  • Basic computer skills including data entry and word-processing
We encourage you to apply or reach out for more information if you meet some of the qualifications above. The Lynn Public Schools community celebrates that we live in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and connected world. We are committed to hiring educators that represent diversity of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, religion and gender.

REPORTS TO: Director of School Nurses

JOB GOAL: Develop, implement and manage health services for the school population.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assess and treat illness, manage chronic disease
  • Provide emergency care
  • Develop and implement individualized health care plans for students requiring nursing services on IEP's and 504's
  • Administer medication and immunizations
  • Assure student health requirements are up-to-date
  • Complete health screenings
  • Maintain student health records and computer records
  • Provide support and referral resources for children and their families
  • Work with the school physician
  • Prepare regular written reports for school officials and DPH
  • Any other responsibilities assigned by the supervisor

Work Year 10-month position

Salary As negotiated with Lynn School Committee and AFSCME Council 93, Local 3147-A

BENEFITS: The City of Lynn offers comprehensive and competitive health and dental benefits; Harvard Pilgrim PPO/HMO, Altus Dental High/Low, and Vision. Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Plan (FSA) as well as Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability are available on a voluntary basis.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical, including a drug test, National fingerprint-based Criminal Background Check (NCBC), and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI). All MUST be completed PRIOR to the start of employment.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed/religion, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, marital status, homelessness, special need, proficiency in the English language or academic achievement or any other consideration made unlawful by any federal, state or local laws or regulations, including Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and M.G.L. Ch. 76:5, M.G.L., Ch.151C.

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