Provide direct nursing care for students with disabilities and staff as needed. The students we serve have a variety of medical needs that require the support of a compassionate nurse. In this role you will be part of a small team of nurses, therapists and teachers that ensure our students the best medical attention and educational services.
Principal/ School Nurse
- Provides nursing care to students in accordance with New Jersey regulations, Department of Education guidelines, and Pillar Care Continuum policies and procedures.
- Administers medication to students according to prescription and performs related administrative responsibilities.
- Administration of tube feedings and care of G-Tube site.
- Determine the need to send students home because of illness or to hospitals, clinics, or physicians.
- Obtains required health information for each student (physicals, height, and weight) and ensures that all student immunizations are up to date.
- May participate in IEP meeting to discuss health care planning needs.
- May serve as interface between school and medical professionals.
- May conduct and participate in in-service staff training on health-related issues.
- Performs other functions as directed by supervisor.
- Graduate of an accredited nursing program (LPN or RN; licensed in the State of New Jersey
- Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a school, pediatric or group home setting
- NJ DOE School certification is a plus
- Knowledge and demonstrated competence in the practice and principles of nursing;
- Understanding of statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of nursing in a school setting;
- Understanding of child development and developmental disabilities
- The ability to exercise good judgement and convey health information to others in a clear, concise and logically.
- Maintains respect and confidentiality
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain proper working relationships with students, parents, co-workers and staff;
- Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, carrying and moving children with disabilities while maintaining a safe environment;
- Professional demeanor and adherence to ethical standards, personnel policies, procedures and universal health precautions
- The ability to display flexibility in work assignments and overall professionalism