The part-time, School Nurse – Weekend Shift reports directly to the Director of the Binder Health Center. The School Nurse performs duties as necessary to meet the health needs of our students. The School Nurse keeps the Director of the Binder Health Center informed of all medical concerns that arise when on duty and shares pertinent information with others as needed.
- Administration, and documentation of prescription and non-prescription medications as authorized by parents and physicians in accordance with standards of professional nursing practices and legal requirements. Coordinate medications with doctors, pharmacy, and parents; prepare related documents. Ensure medications are secured in accordance with regulations and professional standards.
- Evaluate student health concerns and treat per Standing Orders or refer to other Health Care providers; maintaining confidentiality, proper documentation, and communication with parents.
- If indicated, arrange for visits with other Health Care Providers, providing health care documentation, forms, transportation, and follow-up care.
- Responsible for transportation of boarding students to medical appointments, if needed.
- Respond to and initiate emergency care.
- Accompany student to ED and remain with student until parent/guardian or other SMS faculty arrive.
- Monitor and provide comfort for infirmed students, remaining with them until released or well.
- Observe and report any unusual behavioral indication, an unsafe student activity, or a potential health risk or situation to the Student Support Team.
- Communicate weekend events and concerns to Director of the Binder Health Center.
- Hours: 9:30am-10:30pm Saturday and Sunday. On-call Saturday night after office hours in case emergent or urgent care needs of residential students arise.
- Other duties as needed or assigned.
Perform weekend and night responsibilities to support the life of the residential community and the academic program as required by your position or requested by your manager/supervisor.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee in this position. Employees are required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by those authorized to give instructions or assignments.
- Registered Nurse (RN) – certified to practice in N.C.
- Preferred two (2) years’ professional nursing experience or any appropriate combination of education and experience.
- Must be able to function independently, applying critical thinking and nursing judgement within the scope of nursing practice and doctor’s standing-orders
- Experience working with adolescents in a nursing role, preferred.
- Strong work ethic, energy, and enthusiasm.
- Must be able to take Saturday night on-call hours
- In the unlikely event that a student is confined to the BHC infirmary, must be able to spend the night in nurse’s room in the health center
- Demonstrates a caring, compassionate, competent approach to performing duties.
- Flexibility and adaptability in an ever-changing environment.
- Valid Driver’s License
- CPR certified
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
- Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the phone.
- Seeing to access student injuries and illnesses.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and medical equipment, perform first aid and CPR.
- Generally, works in standard office environment with constant interruptions.
- Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
- Walking as well as walking up and down flights of stairs (up to four (4) stories of a building at once).
- Lifting or moving injured or sick person.
- May work in varied outside weather conditions during special activities.
- Works in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
- Bending, reaching, and moving about to coordinate work.
- Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body.
- Be able to work in various positions, including, but not limited to stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time.
- Requires the ability to expediently respond in a medical emergency situation.
- Practices Universal Precautions against contact with blood and other body fluids.
- Ability to maintain confidential and positive working relationships with employees, students and parents.
- Ability to drive at night.