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School Nurse – Sharpsburg

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time School Nurse at our Watson Institute Sharpsburg special education school. This position will work Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Position follows School Calendar and Summer School Program

Job Benefits

At the Watson Institute, we invest in our employees personally and professionally. Check out a few of the employee benefits you’ll receive as a Watson employee:

  • Access to Tuition Reimbursement to pursue further education and advanced degrees.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program access for employees who meet the forgiveness program requirements.
  • Ongoing professional development through continued education opportunities, training, and direct staff support
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage, and additional voluntary benefits
  • 403b retirement plan with employer contributions and match after 1 year of employment

Learn more about what it’s like to work at the Watson Institute!

Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Sharpsburg, PA

200 Linden Avenue | Sharpsburg, PA 15215

School Nurse Job Responsibilities:

  • Complete nursing assessments; diagnose problems and provide appropriate care
  • Administer medications to students according to written orders from family physicians and nursing procedures
  • Coordinate school health program
  • Develop and maintain student health records
  • Assess and record staff work-related injuries and maintain work-related employee health files
  • Maintain daily log of nursing activities
  • Write up health information for IEPs
  • Train staff in First Aid and CPR
  • Other duties as assigned

School Nurse Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Relate to students in a tolerant, positive, encouraging and respectful manner
  • Routinely communicate with parents- answering questions honestly, realistically and with sensitivity
  • Work cooperatively with others as a team member
  • Continually improve professional skills and knowledge

School Nurse Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in nursing preferred
  • Certified School Nurse Certification preferred
  • Current PA RN or LPN license required
  • First Aid/CPR instructor certification or willingness to get training for certification
  • Experience working with children with special needs preferred
  • Ability to lift and position students weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Current PA Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances required