Nov 13, 2020

School Nurse - City of Somerville Public Schools

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  • Somerville, MA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

(2) SCHOOL NURSE

Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and
residents. The City of Somerville embraces and encourages an innovative, empowering,
and collaborative workplace culture in a fast-paced, challenging environment. The City
also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work-life balance. Not
only is Somerville a "Model City," as termed by The Boston Globe, it is also a model
employer.

DUTIES:
•The City seeks two (2) School Nurses to perform school nursing services, which include but is not limited to responding to episodic or emergency health concerns of students, areas indicated for chronic disease management, communicable disease prevention and control and immunization of school children as necessary.
•Plans, organizes and coordinates health education programs.
•Prepares and distributes health information.
•Consults with teachers and other school department personnel on health issues and
•facilitates in-service education as needed.
•Collects and maintains public health/school health data using the electronic health record and prepares reports concerning public health/school health activities as required by Somerville Health & Human Services Department.
•Facilitates and contributes in communication related to student health.
•Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•Active/Current Registration as registered nurse with Massachusetts Board of
•Registration in Nursing.
•Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or Masters in Nursing or Master of Education
•Currently certified or eligible for Department of Education's School Nurse
•Certification (if not certified must take and successfully obtain certification within 2 years).Failure to obtain certification may result in terminatio•Current Mass CPR with AED
•Ability to work with people and communicate effectively with diverse populations.
•Bilingual or multilingual skills preferred.
•Experience caring for children with special health care needs preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional
exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but
conditions are generally not unpleasant.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
position's essential functions.

PHYSICAL SKILLS
Few physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves
sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. There may also be some occasional lifting of objects such as office
equipment and computer paper (up to 30 lbs.) Ability to respond to emergency
situations.

MOTOR SKILLS
Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require
minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone,
personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, filing
and sorting of papers.

VISUAL SKILLS
Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and
analytical purposes.

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or
any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities
are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative
formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to
qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective
communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in
policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of
Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City's ADA Coordinator, Nency
Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected]

Hours: Full Time plus Benefits

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Student Services > School Nurse
Employer Description
Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

Location Description
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Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools 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.
Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Questions
There are no application questions required for this job posting.
Contact Information
  • Personnel Department City Hall
  • 93 Highland Ave
  • Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
  • Phone: 617-625-6600
  • Fax: Fax: 617-666-4426
  • Email: click here

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