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Harpeth Hall

School Nurse

Harpeth Hall

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Job Summary

Harpeth Hall School seeks an experienced and highly qualified registered nurse to work with all students grades 5-12. The school nurse will also work collaboratively with our Student Support Team and the Middle School and Upper School Directors. The position is a full-time, year-round position.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the school nurse is to advance the well-being and success of our students by promoting health and safety, and assisting with actual and potential health problems in order to maximize a student’s ability to learn.  The nurse oversees health policies and programs, provides expertise and oversight of school health services, and assesses the health needs of students.  He/she serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers and as a resource for parents, teachers, staff and administration.

 Essential Functions

  • Provides appropriate care for ill and/or injured students;
  • Administers first aid to students/staff when necessary in accordance with school policies and state law;
  • Administers OTC medications as needed per school policy and prescription medications or specialized nursing care procedures under physician’s orders;
  • Provides care to high-risk students and those with chronic illnesses;
  • Performs screening for head lice when necessary, providing education and treatment options and environmental cleaning;
  • Coordinates medical information between parents, the school and the medical provider;
  • Assists students in maintaining personal hygiene practices if needed;
  • Assists students with any health care need including self-care needs such as blood glucose monitoring;
  • Corresponds with parents about the health needs of their daughter when necessary;
  • Participates in staffing conferences for individual students when appropriate;
  • Responsible for developing procedures and protocols for student health and wellness related issues;
  • Develops emergency care plans and individual health plans for students on a case by case basis;
  • Prepares and maintains student clinic records and prepares required reports;
  • Updates and maintains health physicals and immunization records;
  • Maintains student’s confidential files and records (e.g. health plans, physician orders, accident reports, etc.) for the purpose of providing information required by professional standards;
  • Assumes responsibility for appropriate assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, management and referral activities for students;
  • Manages the communicable disease program and reporting procedures of infectious and contagious diseases;
  • Follows procedures for suspected cases of child abuse and neglect;
  • Collects and maintains data relating to student health issues;
  • Educates and trains faculty and staff concerning asthma, severe allergies, seizure disorders and any other chronic conditions that a current student may have;
  • Maintains clinic equipment and assesses the need for consumable supplies regularly;
  • Orders clinic supplies and materials as needed;
  • Performs related work as required;
  • Provides relief coverage as needed for Middle School office;
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with faculty, staff and parents;
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Head of School or the immediate supervisor.

Pandemic Planning

  • Plays an essential role in the Health and Safety committee for pandemic planning;
  • Oversees the implementation of health and safety measures on campus;
  • Relays current and reliable health information and recommendations to the Leadership Team, faculty, and ultimately the full school community;
  • Collaborates with other Independent School nurses to ensure best practices for Harpeth Hall. 

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse certified and licensed with the State of Tennessee and in good standing with the Tennessee Board of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing degree
  • 3 years of nursing experience/Pediatrics experience a plus
  • Valid CPR certification/CPR Instructor certification preferred
  • Strong organizational and relational skills

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the school nurse is to advance the well-being and success of our students by promoting health and safety, and assisting with actual and potential health problems in order to maximize a student’s ability to learn.  The nurse oversees health policies and programs, provides expertise and oversight of school health services, and assesses the health needs of students.  He/she serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers and as a resource for parents, teachers, staff and administration.

 Essential Functions

  • Provides appropriate care for ill and/or injured students;
  • Administers first aid to students/staff when necessary in accordance with school policies and state law;
  • Administers OTC medications as needed per school policy and prescription medications or specialized nursing care procedures under physician’s orders;
  • Provides care to high-risk students and those with chronic illnesses;
  • Performs screening for head lice when necessary, providing education and treatment options and environmental cleaning;
  • Coordinates medical information between parents, the school and the medical provider;
  • Assists students in maintaining personal hygiene practices if needed;
  • Assists students with any health care need including self-care needs such as blood glucose monitoring;
  • Corresponds with parents about the health needs of their daughter when necessary;
  • Participates in staffing conferences for individual students when appropriate;
  • Responsible for developing procedures and protocols for student health and wellness related issues;
  • Develops emergency care plans and individual health plans for students on a case by case basis;
  • Prepares and maintains student clinic records and prepares required reports;
  • Updates and maintains health physicals and immunization records;
  • Maintains student’s confidential files and records (e.g. health plans, physician orders, accident reports, etc.) for the purpose of providing information required by professional standards;
  • Assumes responsibility for appropriate assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, management and referral activities for students;
  • Manages the communicable disease program and reporting procedures of infectious and contagious diseases;
  • Follows procedures for suspected cases of child abuse and neglect;
  • Collects and maintains data relating to student health issues;
  • Educates and trains faculty and staff concerning asthma, severe allergies, seizure disorders and any other chronic conditions that a current student may have;
  • Maintains clinic equipment and assesses the need for consumable supplies regularly;
  • Orders clinic supplies and materials as needed;
  • Performs related work as required;
  • Provides relief coverage as needed for Middle School office;
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with faculty, staff and parents;
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Head of School or the immediate supervisor.

Pandemic Planning

  • Plays an essential role in the Health and Safety committee for pandemic planning;
  • Oversees the implementation of health and safety measures on campus;
  • Relays current and reliable health information and recommendations to the Leadership Team, faculty, and ultimately the full school community;
  • Collaborates with other Independent School nurses to ensure best practices for Harpeth Hall. 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse certified and licensed with the State of Tennessee and in good standing with the Tennessee Board of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing degree
  • 3 years of nursing experience/Pediatrics experience a plus
  • Valid CPR certification/CPR Instructor certification preferred
  • Strong organizational and relational skills

Additional Information

Benefits

Yes

How to Apply

https://www.harpethhall.org/employment

Details

  • Date Posted: June 22, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 07/13/2020
  • Working Hours: 40