Nurse (RN)

  • Livingston, NJ
  • Pillar Schools
  • Full-time

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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.

REPORTS TO:

Principal/ School Nurse

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides nursing care to students and staff in accordance with New Jersey statutes, regulations and Department of Education (DOE) guidelines, and PILLAR CARE CONTINUUM policies and procedures
  • Administers medication to students according to prescription and performs related administrative responsibilities
  • Determines need to refer students home because of illness or to hospitals, clinics, or physicians
  • Obtains required health information for each student (physicals, height and weight) annually and ensures that all student immunizations are up to date
  • May participate in intake screening of students to assist in determination school’s ability to meet student’s medical needs
  • May participate in IEP meeting to discuss health care planning needs
  • Assists in organizing medical clinics and various screening activities; participates in clinics as required
  • May serve as interface between school and medical professionals
  • May conducts and participate in in-service staff training on health related issues
  • Administration of tube feedings and care of G-Tube site
  • Performs other functions as directed by supervisor


REQUIREMENTS

  • RN required; graduate of an accredited nursing program licensed in the State of New Jersey
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a school, pediatric or group home setting
  • NJ DOE School certification as a School nurse 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

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