Nurse

New Story Schools Tamaqua , PA 18252

Posted 4 weeks ago

New Story School is an educational organization comprised of special education schools in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. We offer an academic learning environment integrated with behavior support services for students diagnosed with autism or emotional/behavioral disorders. Our multidisciplinary teams collaborate with families, school districts and community partners to empower children in overcoming challenges and creating new stories in their lives.

Do you have a passion for education and being a part of a mission-driven organization? Do you want to join a fast-growing company with excellent benefits, such as 100% company sponsored employee medical coverage, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, and so much more?

New Story in Reading, PA is seeking a qualified part-time School Nurse to help care for students for the 2021-22 school year. This position would be scheduled for 15 hours/week with a schedule of 10 am - 1 pm. The Nurse is responsible for overseeing and implementing the health program in the school. The Nurse focuses on the needs of the individual student, and well as the entire student population. The Nurse is responsible for the delivery of health services including the medication management program and advocating for the health rights of children.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide first aid care as needed and document appropriately.

  • Manage medical emergencies and communicate with family members, emergency medical personnel, and/or the child's physician regarding the event of the medical emergency.

  • Collect and ensure medical history, physical exams and vaccinations are current for all students.

  • Communicate and/or collaborate as necessary with parents/guardians, pharmacists, physicians and/or other members of the child's healthcare team.

  • Collaborate with personnel, families, and other members of the team to develop an Individualized Health Plan consistent with the needs specific medical needs of the child.

  • Medication management responsibilities:

  • Administer prescribed medications and monitor the effectiveness of the medication.

  • Oversee the use of emergency medications, such as inhalers and EpiPens, and provide training to designated personnel in the use of emergency medications including safe handling/storage during periods of time the nurse is not available and monitoring administration for compliance.

  • Ensure corresponding physician orders are on file for prescribed medications.

  • Ensure medications are stored and secured in an appropriate manner at all times.

  • Maintain medication administration records including, but not limited to, date and time administered, current count for all medications, date medications received, returned medications, and destroyed medications.

  • Document medication errors and subsequently communicate this information with appropriate program personnel and parent/guardian.

  • Track monthly medication administration and reports of medication errors.

  • Communicate with parents/guardians and/or physicians regarding medication issues and/or need for additional medication supplies.

BENEFITS

Eligible New Story School Employees will receive:

  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance)

  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • 401K with company contribution

  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account options

  • Tuition credit program for eligible dependents

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Rewards program which allows you to earn points to purchase items

New Story Schools is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace. We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve. For more information about New Story Schools careers and benefits, please visit our website https://newstoryschools.com/careers

Experience

Required

  • 2 year(s): Experience providing nursing services to children

Education

Required

  • High School or better

Preferred

  • Bachelors or better in Nursing or related field

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

  • Registered Nurse

  • Lic Prac Nurse

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