The school nurse is responsible for administering school health services to support student learning by optimizing health and learning potential. Responsibility of the nurse include assessment, nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, nursing intervention and evaluation of acute and chronic illness, injury, and other public health issues. A strong emphasis is placed on health maintenance and prevention of physical and emotional issues that impact learning. Documentation and data processing are required as part of the nursing process and to comply with state requirements. Strong assessment and communication skills are required for this position.
Numbers of hours per week: 18
Coverage required: 3 days per week from 8:30-2:45 or, more optimally, 4 days a week from 10:00-2:15.
A Massachusetts RN and a Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education School Nurse licenses, a bachelors degree, and a current health care provider CPR/AED certification are required. A Master's degree is preferred. Evidence of current knowledge and competency in school nursing practice and an ability to connect well with students are also required.