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School Nurse (10 hrs. wk.)

RFK Community Alliance
dental insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, retirement plan
United States, Massachusetts, Springfield
February 05, 2024




Position:
School Nurse (10 hrs. wk.)



Location:

Springfield, MA



Job Id:
545

# of Openings:
1


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Robert F. Kennedy Academy is a therapeutic day school that provides educational and clinical services to students with diverse abilities and disabilities, including those in the emotional, psychiatric, and learning realms. The school's curriculum and support services assist students in reaching milestones such as graduation, the transition to post-secondary educational and vocational opportunities, or the return to public school. A small school by design, RFK Academy creates individualized learning opportunities and accommodations while establishing a community of learners among students for whom connections to school have often been a challenge.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The school Nurse will oversee medical administration needs and address medical issues affecting RFK Academy students.

RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Will complete duties of the school nurse, including routine screenings, and requesting and maintaining school health records for the day school's enrollment of 20-23 students.
  • Advise staff on and address day-to-day medical issues/needs and emergencies of students.
  • Oversee the administration of all medication and treatments for all students according to guidelines set by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  • Inventory control and record keeping according to state and federal guidelines for all medications.
  • He/she will communicate effectively with Program Director in regard to student and administrative issues.
  • Participate in the ordering and storage of medical supplies and medication according to program, state, and federal guidelines.
  • When necessary, help to create medical protocols for specific student needs, including EpiPen training for staff.


PROGRAM COVERAGE:


  • Flexible hours; on-site coverage of at least two four-hour visits during school hours (8:30 am-2:45 pm) preferred.
  • On-call coverage (text or phone availability for infrequent brief medication or medical questions) from 8:30 am-2:45 pm required.


QUALIFICATIONS:


  • RN Required; BSN preferred.
  • Current and valid License as a Registered Nurse from the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nurses


Who We Are
RFK Community Alliance provides high-quality care and support to people and families facing complicated challenges. As a multi-service agency, we offer a wide range of programs serving various needs across all ages, from infants to seniors. We are team players when it comes to care. We work with the people we serve, their families, schools, and other community partners to develop a support network. We provide opportunities to build skills and confidence. We nurture strengths, determination, and resilience.
How We Promote Equity, Cultivate Leaders, and Grow Together
At RFK Community Alliance, we're dedicated to a culture where everyone can show up to work as their full authentic selves. Diversity and inclusion doesn't happen by accident; it's by design. Together we're the designers. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace makes our organization stronger. We care about including diverse perspectives and experiences throughout every level. Which is why we're committed to honoring, celebrating, and fostering diversity and inclusion on our team, in our clientele, and within our community. Our team must reflect our community and vice versa. We value, respect, and support all types of diversity across all identities including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, LGBTQIA, age religion, and abilities. We take responsibility for the community we're creating here at RFK Community Alliance, and we're here to contribute to the progression of our society to a more inclusive and equitable one.
Why You'll Love Us
In addition to being a part of a supportive team, we offer amazing employee benefits, including:


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan with generous employer match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program




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