Starting ideally June 1, 2022
Summary: Assesses students requiring the direct services of a Registered Nurse. Organizes health related information, supervises the implementation of required healthcare measures. Works with various groups across MCWS in a leadership capacity to implement a variety of wellness initiatives for the community.
Salary and Benefits: Full-time, year-round with light summer duties, salaried position at $50,000–60,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, and a retirement plan, plus 80% tuition remission for children attending the school.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
Helps in the formation of school health policies, goals, and objectives.
Helps develop and oversee training and/or implementation of health-related policies and procedures.
Administers medication and treatment prescribed by licensed Health Care Providers (HCP); either students own HCP or under Standing Orders via school’s HCP.
Work with Admissions to review and advise on the medical needs of prospective students.
Communicates effectively with students, families, outside healthcare workers and colleagues, as needed and appropriate.
Maintains up-to-date cumulative health records on all students requiring nursing assessment or intervention.
Assumes authority, in the absence of a licensed Health Care Provider, for the care of a student who has suffered an injury or emergency illness.
Administers first aid in accordance with established first aid procedures.
Implements board policy on exclusion and regarding admission of students in connection with infectious and contagious diseases.
Assists school personnel in maintaining sanitary standards in schools.
Prepares reports as required by Dept. of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and Business Director.
Prepares a budget for school, non-pedagogical health needs, e.g. first aid kits, AED maintenance, etc.
Monitors current immunization level of all students as required by Maine law and communicates immunization requirements to the school community in general and to specific individual students/faculty as needed.
Teaches and/or facilitates certification for CPR/First Aid for faculty.
Work with various groups across the school in a leadership role for the implementation of wellness initiatives for students and faculty.
This could include but is not limited to: organizing events/forums, bringing in experts, guest teaching, advocating for resources for the school community, serving on relevant committees.
Topics could include but are not limited to: self-care, reducing burn out, nutrition, public health.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Nursing. Experience with children. Motivation to build up wellness measures throughout school.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: License from the State of Maine to practice as a Registered Nurse and proper Department of Education certification.
A completed application will include:
A letter of interest, brief biography, resume, and three references.
Describe any gaps in employment.
Registered Nurse licensure in Maine or other compact state (or confirmed ability to have this before the first day of school).
All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.
Current State of Maine Criminal Records Check (CHRC) certificate.
Please submit to email@example.com.
ABOUT MAINE COAST WALDORF SCHOOL: Founded in 1984, Maine Coast Waldorf School serves over 260 children from parent/toddler through high school. Maine Coast Waldorf School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).
Maine Coast Waldorf School is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of our faculty and staff. We actively seek systemically excluded communities in our applicant pool, including but not limited to BIPOC and/or LGBTQIAP2+ candidates.
Maine Coast Waldorf School strives to promote social justice. We are committed to affirming people of all religions, spiritual values, countries of origin, immigration statuses, races, genders, abilities, identities, and sexual orientations. MCWS is a multicultural, pluralistic community; we embrace diversity as a core strength of our community and seek to make our curriculum and policies as inclusive as possible. MCWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs, hiring, self-government, admissions, financial aid and all other school-related activities, and emphatically rejects discrimination in all its forms.
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