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School Nurse

Department: Operations
Dept./Subject: Scholar Success
Role Type: Full Time
Grade: n/a
Reports To: Director of Scholar Success
School Year: 2021-22 School Year
Start Date: July 2021

Position Overview

The School Nurse at Legacy Prep provides care for children. The School Nurse will contribute to the continued development of a safe, efficient and compliant nurse office that responds to the medical needs of the school community in a timely fashion. The Nurse reports to the Director of Scholar Success.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Provide direct health services to students and staff, including:

  • Nursing care and physical screening to students; assess students and implement first aid measures for students as needed.
  • Promoting a healthy school environment by monitoring immunizations and ensuring appropriate exclusion for infectious illnesses
  • Acting as advocate and consultant on health-related issues
  • Contribute to the school health program through communication and collaboration with school staff, parents, students and community resources
  • Report appropriate health records and communicable diseases as required by law
  • Communicate clearly and proactively with parents and staff on student illnesses to ensure all faculty have relevant information on the student body
  • Monitor compliance of health forms, and document nurse visits accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Contribute to the development of school health policies, including: health office organization, training for faculty and staff and other areas as needed and required by state law
  • Track and organize student health records and ongoing compliance
  • Remain in compliance with the Alabama State Department of Education nursing requirements
  • Collaborate with faculty around field trips, to include preparation of first aid bags and preparing health alerts

Employment Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Registered professional nurse, licensed to practice in Alabama
  • Bachelor of science degree with three years relevant professional experience
  • Experience as a school, pediatric and/or public health nurse (preferred)
  • CPR and AED certification
  • Knowledge of school health programs such as immunization and other requirements
  • Understanding of pediatric growth and development, allergies, and reproductive and behavioral health
  • Understanding of health curriculum and instruction for children from ages 4+
  • Proficiency in computer operation, including office software, online research database operation and state required health software
  • Self-aware: Aware of own strengths and areas of growth, work relentlessly to improve upon areas of growth, are open to feedback, willing to take personal responsibility, show balance in confidence vs. humility, and behave professionally
  • Strong belief in the Legacy Prep mission and educational model, including experience implementing – or a passionate desire to learn how to integrate elements of project based learning – personalization and social emotional learning into instruction
  • High moral character
  • Values the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable
  • Positive and effective collaborator
  • Communication: Speak and write effectively.
  • Personal organization: Prioritize and multi-task effectively. Punctual, prepared, and detail oriented
  • Passionate about continuous improvement

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Legacy Prep admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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