School Nurse, Solstice School

Location: Rowley, MA
Job ID: 163024-1A
Date Posted: Oct 20, 2020
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services. Our team delivers quality care to clients and families in more than 30 communities throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. Our mission is to provide personal, compassionate, state-of-the-art, integrated behavioral healthcare that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve. Our services include mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and family and school-based services.

About the Job

The School Nurse provides high quality nursing care to the students attending the day school. Oversees medication administration and documentation for the school. Interfaces with psychiatrists primary care physicians, and parent supports to coordinate care for all students. Assesses student's physical and psychological conditions on an ongoing basis throughout the school day.

The Nurses Responsibilities are: 

1. Responsible and accountable for the quality of nursing care delivered, and oversees medication administration protocol.

2. Monitors students for any physical or psychiatric conditions requiring treatment. As needed, provides consultation to families and support teams.

3. Administers medication during the school day and ensures appropriate documentation is completed.

4. Provides instruction and training to all staff as is ordered/directed/necessary.

5. Communicates with treatment team regarding youth needs, changes in status, and all emergencies regarding medical or psychiatric condition.

6. Complies with organization personnel policies and procedures as well as with policies and procedures specific to the facility.

7. Facilitates and coordinates communication with psychiatrist as needed.

8. Implements nursing care plans when necessary.

9. Additional related duties as directed.

10. Attain certification as school nurse level I through the SHIELD program.

11. Perform and/or track state mandated health screenings for students.

12. Comfortable with both electronic and paper documentation methods.

13. Maintains current medication administration delegation, certification, and MCSR through the Department of Public Health

14. Trains and supervises unlicensed personnel assigned medication administration duties.

Qualifications: 

  • Valid and current Massachusetts licensure as a Registered Nurse, current certification in CPR.
  • Must demonstrate ability to relate and desire work with a diverse adolescent population in a sensitive manner, an interest and willingness to work in a multicultural setting and must share a customer service orientation. Manages difficult or emotional situations; responds promptly to youth needs. Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming and maintains confidentiality.
  • Computer literate in standard desktop applications such as Windows, Word, and Excel.      

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.