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School Nurse - Newark

Here’s what you need to know:
The School Nurse is a pivotal part of the school culture at KIPP NJ. The nurse is to provide direct physical, emotional and mental care to both scholars and staff. The school nurse will collaborate with the school social worker, teachers, child study team and the operations team to ensure that all students are healthy and safe. The school nurse will work with the operations team to ensure that the school is in compliance with all health regulations and policies.

Must Haves
  • A current New Jersey registered professional nurse license (RN) issued by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing is required. 
  •  Must either currently possess a School Based Nursing Certification or meet eligibility requirements to obtain School Based Nursing Certification.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • A current Providers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) certification.
  • Complete training in airway management and in the use of nebulizers and inhalers consistent with nationally recognized standards, including, but not limited to, those of the National Institutes of Health and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
  • A Department-approved college curriculum for the preparation of school nurses or a program of studies (minimum of 15 semester-hour credits).
  • Proficiency in EMR systems and Microsoft products.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • Maintain and ensure the confidentiality of a complete up to date student health record. Such records include, but are not limited to immunization data, physical examinations, screenings, referrals, follow-up required and specific medical condition
  • Administer medication to students in accordance with law, Policy, and school standing orders
  • Follow protocols that provide for crisis intervention for acute illness, injury and emotional disturbances
  • Developing plans for student care based on assessment, interventions, and identification of outcomes, and the evaluation of care
  • Monitoring immunizations, managing communicable diseases, and assessing the school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safety
  • Manages student health records; Records immunizations, health findings, and other relevant health data
  • Assisting families with locating community health resources
  • Serving as consultants with other school professionals, such as food service personnel, physical education teachers and counselors
  • Providing health advice to school educational teams, such as the Committee on Special Education and the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) team
  • Maintains and requests orders for equipment/supplies for nurse’s office and first aid station
  • Periodically participating in events outside of normal school hours such as family nights, student performances and teacher–parent conferences.

Compensation & Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates community into New Jersey from the New York City area.

About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Today, we have grown to 16 (K-12) schools throughout Newark and Camden, NJ. Learn more about KIPP here.

KIPP New Jersey/KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.

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