Who we are looking for:
We are looking for caring, compassionate and engaging individuals to help promote students in their academic, social, communication, self-care, health, and physical growth. Wildwood Programs is a proud provider of educational, residential, employment, and other community-based supports to people with disabilities and we are looking for someone dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives.
Successful candidates will exhibit the ability to interact with our students in a positive encouraging way, demonstrate a professional demeanor, patience, empathy and a positive attitude while possessing a strong desire to help others. Problem solving skills and commitment to the team is required.
The School Nurse is a full-time (35 hour) position and is benefit eligible. It is a 10-month position with the opportunity to work over the summer if desired. The normal working hours are 8:15am - 3:45pm, Monday - Friday.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
♣ Plans school health program, in cooperation with senior nurse and school administrative personnel.
♣ Facilitates learning through the promotion of wellness.
♣ Participates in health assessments and reviews findings to evaluate health status of students and progress of program.
♣ Notifies families when students need physical examinations and assists in locating health resources
♣ May instruct classes in subjects such as childcare and first aid and implements nursing policies to meet emergencies.
♣ Cooperates with school personnel in identifying and meeting social, emotional, and physical needs of special education school children.
♣ Administers first aid, and maintains health records of students.
♣ Counsels students in good health habits.
♣ Assists in ordering first aid equipment and supplies.
♣ Assists in reviewing nursing policies and procedures with the Nurse Supervisor.
♣ Gathers medical information from health professionals treating students.
♣ Serves as a medical resource for students, staff and families.
♣ Compiles cumulative health records on students.
♣ Writes individualized Health Care Plans for students.
♣ Assists in the review of immunization records to assure compliance with NYS Law.
♣ Contacts families in event of accident or illnesses occurring at school and assists in follow-up.
♣ Transports students when medically necessary.
♣ Maintains daily log book on absences and pertinent health information.
♣ Performs height, weight, vision and scoliosis screening for students and assists families with necessary follow-up action.
♣ Ensures medication and treatments are administered according to policies and are in compliance with the NYS Nurse Practice Act.
♣ Administers first aid to and school students, staff.
♣ Assures continuity of health care between school and WSEP programs.
♣ All supervisors, managers, and employees are all responsible for helping to create a workplace free of recognized hazards, and for acting safely.
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.
Associate's degree in Applied Science in Nursing (A. A.) or equivalent from a regionally accredited two-year college or nursing school.
Certificates and Licenses:
NYS License as a Registered Professional Nurse
A valid New York State Driver’s License and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required. Must have daily access to their own vehicle and drive our students when the program requires it.
Required to complete, pass, and use CALM training, provided by the school, which includes de-escalation strategies and approved protective holds and movements for students.