School Nurse

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Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
Boston, MA
Sep 17, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
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Job Description
We are looking for a School Nurse to join our team in Cambridge, MA.

Please send a cover letter and resume to

General Description

The school nurse will be responsible to provide nursing care and management of the special needs of students as well as medication administration. Immunization surveillance and routine health screenings will be conducted annually. Routine emergency care will be provided for students and staff. When necessary, students will be referred to their primary health care provider for an evaluation. For students with complex medical needs, the school nurse will act as a liaison for the school, home and outside medical facilities. As an education team member, the nurse will interpret medical data and provide a health plan for student

Responsibilities include but are not limited to-

● Administer daily and PRN medications and nursing care procedures prescribed by the student's physician.

● Monitor students with diabetes

● Administer first aid and care to ill or injured students.

● Provide emergency care for students and staff when needed

● Record nursing interventions (following each student visit).

● Maintain up-to-date and cumulative health records for all students.

● Monitor student immunizations (as required by law).

● Submit required health information to Department of Public Health

● Facilitate screenings (vision, hearing, etc.) and perform follow ups as needed.

● Provide in-service training for staff (Universal Prec., Allergy Awareness, etc.).

● Create, maintain and oversee implementation of Individual Health Care Plans for students with chronic and acute conditions.

● Communicate health-related policies and information to families

● Authorize exclusion and re-admission of students with infections and/or contagious diseases.

● Assist families in identifying appropriate community health resources.

● Identify students showing signs of abuse or neglect to administration and counselor for referral to the Department of Children and Families,

● If needed provide in-class instruction on health- related topics

The community and students we serve are diverse, and we are committed to reflecting that diversity in our staff. We strive to have the most diverse applicant pool possible; to that end, we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at Benjamin Banneker Charter School. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we provide the best educational experience to prepare our students for a future reflective of the world we live in.

The school nurse will work directly with the Director of Special Education as well as with other school Administration to implement and manage a coordinated school health program.


● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;

● Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required; Master's degree is preferred;

● Massachusetts license as a Registered Nurse; Massachusetts State Department of Education School Nurse Licensure; Preferred

● CPR & First Aid Certification;

● Experience working with children and adolescents in public school/agency/human services setting (Preferred: Experience in support services in a school setting; liaison and case management; high risk, multi-problem children and adolescents); and

● Current authorization to work in the United States - A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.

● The school values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. We are interested in candidates who are fluent in one of Bannekers' official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Somali.

Salary commensurate with experience. Position open immediately.

Hours for this position will vary depending on the needs of the school. Initial hours will be 7:30-3:30, M-F.

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Company DescriptionHere at the Banneker, we're much more than a school, we're a school community. Yes, we are a high tech, cutting-edge science, engineering and math school for elementary school children, but we also hold on to an old-fashioned notion that belonged to the one-room schoolhouse. This schoolhouse mentality means every child and their family is important to us. We get to know every child here really well. And because of that, we know what triggers them to excel, what inspires them, what motivates them. This helps us build trust quickly with parents and families.

The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School a K1 through grade 6 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school serving all students. The school is founded on the belief that all students are able to develop academic mastery, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, culture, native language, gender or sexual orientation. The staff of caring, dedicated, and highly qualified professionals integrate language and fine arts into the standard-based STEM curricula and uses authentic data to monitor every student's growth and achievement.

The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School will be known as a school that is changing the face of public education. It will be an example of educational excellence and dignity. Banneker students will excel in all academic and non-academic areas, and be well prepared for high school and beyond. They will respect themselves, their classmates, school, community, and the value of education.

All members of the Banneker community will support each other in pursuit of these common goals. We will exhibit commitment, compassion, patience, and perseverance. We will strive to meet the needs of each student and we will challenge all students - expecting achievement and celebrating success when our students soar.

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