St. Anne's Belfield School
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Full Benefits


Founded in 1910, St. Anne's-Belfield School offers small class sizes, a talented and nurturing faculty, and challenging academics. St. Anne's-Belfield School serves approximately 900 students in Pre-School through Grade 12 across two campuses in Charlottesville, Virginia.

We at St. Anne's-Belfield School believe it is the quality and passion of our people that set us apart. We seek to hire the best teachers, administrators, and staff members to support our amazing student body by offering a competitive benefits package and providing a wonderful working environment.

St. Anne's-Belfield School is seeking a full-time School Nurse and Health Coordinator.

 

General Summary:

Under the limited supervision of the Upper School Counselor, the School Nurse and Health Coordinator is responsible for implementing and administering the school health program, supervising additional medical staff, co-teaching aspects of the Life Skills curriculum periodically, assisting with student well-being and completing health-related tasks. Performs related work as required.

 

Essential Duties

  • Serves as administrator of student health record database (Magnus Health), maintaining student health records, reviews records of entering students for immunizations, ensures all components of school health entrance requirements including immunization are complete and up to date, notes health conditions documented on forms, collects information for reports, and keeps emergency information up to date; Serves as overall administrator of school health record-keeping system;
  • Supervises additional medical staff;
  • Informs administrators and school personnel about students with health issues, in compliance with medical privacy regulations;
  • Serves as a member of the Wellness Committee and Student Support Team;
  • Supports the Life Skills program through teaching or co-teaching aspects of curriculum on a periodic basis;
  • Develops, updates, and implements written policies and procedures for the clinical services and programs addressing health issues;
  • Administers medication to appropriate students, with parental permission and a doctor's order for prescription medication; keeps medication permission forms on file;
  • Trains staff to administer medications under certain circumstances in the nurse's absence or for field trips; Ensures proper documentation;
  • Supplies and adequately maintains the school clinic; secures medications including controlled substances as required;
  • Maintains list of school staff trained in First Aid/CPR and MAT;
  • Performs medical procedures as prescribed by physician(s);
  • Appropriately documents clinic services to students; enters health information in the student medical information system.
  • Assists sick or injured students and staff, performs routine and emergency first aid;
  • Calls parents of ill students; assists ill students as needed until parent arrives;
  • Manages outbreaks of infectious illnesses with input from physicians, the health department and district guidelines as appropriate; follows health department directives regarding management of such illnesses when applicable;
  • Refers additional health concerns as appropriate to a guidance counselor, school psychologist, physician, Child Protective Services, school administrator or health department officials;
  • Serves as a liaison with the public health department and other community agencies;
  • Conducts basic screening programs as mandated in hearing and vision; refers students for follow-up;
  • Provides guidance to staff for health-related procedures for students with special health needs;
  • May train/supervise non-medical personnel to provide necessary health care such as CPR/First Aid/MAT training, etc.;
  • Ensures compliance with law that all schools with at least one student with diabetes have at all times two staff members trained in the administration of insulin and glucagon;
  • Ensures compliance with IDEA legislation that all required medical procedures will be done safely and correctly at school either by the school nurse or a designee trained and supervised by the school nurse or the school nurse supervisor;
  • May develop or assist with development of Individual Health Care Plans for students with medical conditions, including allergies; may educate appropriate staff on necessary components of such health care plan including criteria for medical emergencies and specific actions to take;
  • Ensures compliance with all laws protecting the confidentiality of medical information and obtains written consent of parent/guardian to share information;
  • Conducts health-related counseling that is sensitive to the emotional and physical needs of students;
  • Performs clerical duties including typing, filing and duplicating related to school nurse functions;
  • Assists teachers with designated instructional activities as assigned by the Head of School/Associate Heads;
  • Advises administrators on appropriate interventions to meet student needs;
  • Advises administrators, teachers, and cafeteria staff (with consent) on all students with food allergies; develops or obtains care plans for students with food allergies and advises school personnel in recognizing the signs of food allergies and the appropriate steps to take including the administration of epinephrine;
  • Performs other health-related duties as assigned by Head of School or designee.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of current health issues as they relate to school-age children; general knowledge of student behavior management practices, procedures, and techniques; general knowledge of school system rules and procedures for classroom, halls, cafeteria, library and transportation; ability to guide, direct, teach, and counsel students; ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions. Ability and skill to make physical, social and emotional assessments and plan and implement interventions requiring professional nursing knowledge and judgment. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Education and Experience: Must hold a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Virginia and have a minimum of two years of experience as a school nurse. Boarding program experience preferred. Must maintain current certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Familiarity with basic keyboarding skills.

Special Requirements: Satisfactory health condition as certified by a competent medical authority.

Physical Conditions and Work Contacts: Duties are typically performed in a school clinic and other school settings such as classrooms, gym, cafeteria, and recreational areas. Frequent movement throughout the school facilities is required. Occasional lifting of objects up to 40 pounds and students weighing 150 pounds may be necessary. Occasional exposure to potentially infectious diseases and blood-borne pathogens is necessary. Occasional movement of students by wheelchair and other mechanical devices may be necessary. Daily close and personal contact with students is necessary. Regular contact with teachers, counselors, psychologists, and other specialists is necessary. Regular contact with parents, requiring skill in diplomacy, tact, and confidentiality is necessary. External contacts with community health care and social services providers by phone and written correspondence is necessary. Contacts with students, parents, and staff may be noncooperative and require skillful debate. Occasional attendance to after school meetings may be necessary. Must be available for phone consultation with the Head of School.

 

St. Anne's-Belfield School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Anne's-Belfield School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid program, employment policies, or any other programs administered by the School. 

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