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High Hopes Development Center


High Hopes Development Center


Job Summary

The job of Nurse was established for the purpose(s) of assessing the health needs of children; developing emergency care plans and individual health plans, incorporating input from parent and/or physician; complying with the laws relating to student health, including parental/guardian consent; providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured students; providing health information and serving as a resource to parents, teachers, staff, and administrators; and identifying health problems for referral for proper treatment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide direct nursing assessment, first aid and care for all students and staff with illness and injury in accordance with High Hopes policy and accepted standards of practice for nursing. Provides care to clients, including those with allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizures, feeding tubes and those who are medically fragile.
  • Administer medication in accordance with State Laws and High Hopes policies.
  • Consult with High Hopes staff to determine if client conditions are contagious and contact parents if a child needs to be picked up.
  • Assess the health status of the child in order to make a nursing diagnosis and establish priority for action.
  • In collaboration with parents and caregivers, establish health care plans and emergency care plans for children with special care needs. Consult with and train staff regarding these plans.
  • Collects and compiles data and completes reports regarding immunization and med counts. Maintains orderly and current health records.
  • Order supplies needed for health care services.
  • Coordinate student medical needs with IPP team when special nursing services are required.
  • Schedule and conduct mandated screening programs such as vision and hearing.
  • Serve as a health consultant and resource person in health education curriculum by providing current scientific information from related fields.
  • Counsel children and families on health conditions and lifestyle issues in order to facilitate a healthier student population.
  • Initiate sun-safety/skin cancer awareness educational program.
  • Attend in-service, meetings, training, and conferences.
  • Schedule and organize CPR and First Aid trainings, flu shots, and other health-related safety trainings for staff.


  • Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse licensed by the State of Tennessee
  • Must have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Additional Information


  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance (full time)
  • Dental Insurance (full time)
  • Retirement Savings — 401k Plan
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision (full time)
  • Childcare Discount at our on-site childcare/preschool

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Sarah Roelke, Director of Education


  • Date Posted: April 5, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk