School Nurse Job

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time School Nurse at the Education Center Sewickley, a special education school. This position will work Monday through Friday and follows the 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.
  • Qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
  • 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

School Nurse Job Responsibilities:

  • Complete nursing assessments, manage and prioritize care, provide interventions for multiple students
  • Administer medications according to written orders and follow nursing policies and procedures
  • Coordinate school health program
  • Communicate with Education Center nursing staff for consistency of implementation of policies and procedures across all Watson programs
  • Develop and maintain student health records and provide health information for all IEPs
  • Connect with families to request necessary paperwork, return-to-school dates, and relay pertinent medical information
  • Assess and record staff work-related injuries and maintain work-related employee health files
  • Maintain daily log of nursing activities and eMAR
  • Train staff in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Other duties as assigned

School Nurse Skills Required:

  • Ability to relate to students in a tolerant, positive, encouraging, and respectful manner
  • Ability to routinely communicate with parents
  • Ability to answer questions honestly, realistically, and with sensitivity
  • Ability to document detailed nursing notes daily
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others as a team member
  • Ability to continuously make improvements of professional skills and knowledge

School Nurse Job Requirements:

  • Current PA RN license required
  • Bachelor of Science in nursing preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Certified School Nurse Certification preferred
  • 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
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