Registered Nurse



Job Summary

BrightStone nurses work in tandem with a multidisciplinary team to oversee BrightStone students’ personal care needs, medication administration, medical records, staff training, and assisting with the implementation of individualized care plans.

Job Responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

A Nurse at BrightStone will have the following duties:

  • Become familiar with students’ medical, psycho-educational, vocational, and family histories
  • Assist in maintaining the physical and emotional well-being of the students
  • Monitor and/or assist with personal care needs of students as needed
  • Consistently monitor students for health and safety
  • Provide direct nursing assessment, first aid and care for all students
  • Assess the health and developmental status of students to make appropriate nursing diagnosis, implement and evaluate plan of care
  • Administer medication in accordance with State laws
  • Provide care and oversight to all high risk students
  • Communicate student needs and trends to families/conservators and Program Coordinator as needed
  • Work with Program Coordinator to develop care plans that facilitate students’ success in daily programming
  • Maintain all documentation and files relating to student health
  • Report any and all instances of suspected and/or witnessed acts of abuse or neglect toward a student by any person according to BrightStone protocol
  • Teach Health and Wellness classes, compile data and report outcomes as required for grant funding
  • Serve as a health consultant and resource person in any health education curriculum by providing current information from related fields
  • Counsel students and families on health conditions and lifestyle issues in order to facilitate a healthier student population
  • Order supplies as necessary
  • Attend in-service, meetings, and training as required
  • Participate with off site activities such as field trips, exercise at local athletic club and Special Olympics
  • Assist with any training of staff as it relates to health services and safety
  • Ongoing evaluation of staff to assure trained tasks are performed effectively and safely
  • Coordinate and establish guidelines/procedures in First Aid, CPR, and First Responder initiatives
  • Participate in development and implementation of emergency health and crisis plan
  • Where applicable, direct, monitor and evaluate staff/aides/volunteers


Minimum Training and Experience Required:

  • Registered Nurse, licensed by the State of Tennessee; must possess a current CPR certification equivalent to American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals and have a minimum 3 years nursing experience working with a dependent population such as the disabled or aged.

Additional Information


  • Health
  • Vison
  • Dental
  • PTO
  • Retirement 403(b)

How to Apply

Please no phone calls. Interested qualified candidates email resume to


  • Date Posted: October 12, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 10/12/2021
  • Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000
  • Working Hours: M-F, 7:45 - 3:45