School Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Wellness

The Park School, Brookline, MA

Accredited by AISNE

The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade VIII independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.

The School Nurse reports to the Assistant Head of School for Finance & Operations. Currently, the School is welcoming candidates who are interested in either a full-time or part-time role. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for educating students, faculty and staff, and parents regarding matters of health, wellness, injury/illness prevention, and medical care.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate clinical competency in school nursing practice and oversee the health care for students, providing first aid care and medically prescribed support and/or services.
  • Assess students’ health and refer students to urgent care or emergency room, as necessary.
  • Be available to communicate by phone and email regarding student health concerns, as necessary.
  • Maintain confidential records and other relevant health data.
  • Identify opportunities for coordination with faculty on student health curriculum.
  • Actively participate on the Faculty & Staff Health & Safety Committee.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to supplement the knowledge that will enhance the care delivered to students.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Awareness and appreciation of a culturally diverse community including racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, language and gender identity diversity.
  • Ability to maintain Electronic Medical Records.
  • Must be able to navigate a multi-building campus in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing to employees, students, parents, and medical professionals.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, reach, lift and stand for long periods of time.

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years experience as a licensed registered nurse is required, preferably working in Pediatrics or Adolescent medicine. License in MA must be current and maintained.
  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Current certification in CPR Adult/Child, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • Certification from the National Board of Certification of School Nurses is valued.
  • Prior experience working in a school environment is valued.