Dedham Country Day School seeks a well-qualified Registered Nurse to provide healthcare for approximately 290 students, ages 4-15 years, as well as faculty and staff in accordance with Massachusetts school health regulations and guidelines. We are open to hiring one full-time position with benefits, OR two part-time individuals (over 50% FTE with benefits, and under 50% without benefits). All roles are year-round positions (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM) reporting to the CFO.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Administer students’ daily prescription medications and over-the-counter medications as needed
Communicate student health issues, including medication administration, allergies, asthma, diabetes, and other chronic and acute health conditions which may affect the student’s educational experience
Respond to acute illnesses and provide emergency nursing management of various injuries/illnesses
Perform nursing assessments, identify abnormal findings, and communicate these findings to parents, making appropriate referrals when indicated
Serve as nurse for DCD Summer Camp and the summer Horizons program, including the oversight of consent forms and required medical records
Document student health office visits in the electronic medical record, obtain parent consent forms, and maintain student medical records, including annual physicals, immunizations, medication administration plans, and emergency action plans
Develop and implement health education and wellness programs to improve the overall health of the school community
Serve as a resource to parents and the school staff for medical and health-related questions and concerns
Develop and implement student health plans in collaboration with students and their families
Coordinate care for students with medical needs for field trips and other off-campus activities
Report communicable illnesses as required by the Massachusetts DPH
Work with the school facilities team to maintain a safe campus environment, including the annual evaluation and revision of emergency response plans, according to the recommendations of the local police and fire departments
Participate in team meetings, regular faculty/staff meetings, and professional development opportunities
Provide lunch duty coverage on a weekly basis
Provide staffing from 8:00 - 4:30 pm (part-time positions will divide the weekdays, while full-time will serve Monday-Friday).
Strong candidates will have:
A bachelor’s degree in nursing with a valid Massachusetts license as a Registered Nurse in good standing
Minimum of two full years of employment as a Registered Nurse, with experience in pediatrics preferred
Experience using SNAP or other electronic medical record systems
Outstanding rapport with children and young adults with a high level of empathy, understanding, humility, and trustworthiness
Ability to work independently with a high level of organization
Strong interpersonal skills and a respectful attitude toward all members of the school community, with an eagerness to foster an inclusive environment and an awareness of anti-bias practices
Must be CPR & First Aid certified
Must pass Cori and Sori checks and the fingerprinting process
Application Information: Dedham Country Day School provides a competitive salary with a benefits plan available to full-time employees, and part-time employees over 50%. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Katie Ouellette, Special Assistant to the Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates should note if they would like to be considered for a full-time role, part-time (over 50%) with benefits, or part-time (less than 50%) without benefits.
At DCD, our children develop a willingness to try, an ability to do, and a drive to care. We strive to provide a multicultural and anti-bias education which celebrates the diversity of our community and prepares children with the skills they need to connect and thrive in our diverse world. We believe that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning and enriches life for students and faculty alike. We strongly encourage applications from people of color or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools and are committed to an inclusive school experience for all who work at DCD. Additionally, DCD places a high value on the professional growth of all faculty and staff and provides outstanding opportunities for individual professional development.
Dedham Country Day School is an independent, coeducational Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 8 school located just west of Boston in Dedham MA. DCD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.