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School Nurse - Camden

Company: KIPP
Location: Camden
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAbout KIPP New JerseyKIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized "Knowledge Is Power Program" network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students for success in college and in life. 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 educate over 7,738 students in grades K-12 across 15 schools in Newark and Camden. More than 90% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals. By 2025, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and seven in Camden providing a world-class education to over 11,600 students. To learn more, visit DescriptionHere's what you need to know:We need YOU to help keep our students and community safe and healthy!The School Nurse is responsible for providing health services to students, conducting state-mandated screenings, maintaining 100% immunization state compliance, and maintaining accurate files. 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. A Bit More About You...Demonstrated ability to work with a team on collaborative projectsA track record of driving results and achieving goalsCommitment to do whatever it takes to ensure our teachers and students have what they need to be successfulAbility to proactively problem solve; anticipate challenges before they occurAbility to identify inefficiencies and generate creative solutionsAbility to develop and manage multiple projects simultaneously and comfortably with ambiguityAbility to troubleshoot and manage high stress situations with a calm and positive demeanorHere'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 conditionAdminister medication to students in accordance with law, Policy, and school standing ordersFollow protocols that provide for crisis intervention for acute illness, injury and emotional disturbancesDevelop plans for student care based on assessment, interventions, and identification of outcomes, and the evaluation of careMonitor immunizations, manage communicable diseases, and assess the school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safetyManages student health records; Records immunizations, health findings, and other relevant health dataAssisting families with locating community health resourcesServe as consultants to other school professionals, such as food service personnel, physical education teachers and counselorsProvide health advice to school educational teams, such as the School Support TeamMaintain and request orders for equipment/supplies for nurse's office and first aid stationPeriodically participate in events outside of normal school hours such as family evenings, student performances and teacher-parent conferences.QualificationsMust HavesA 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. A School Nurse Certification or the ability and to complete the School Nurse Certification within 2 years of being hiredThis job requires the individual to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent a legally required accommodation, pursuant to a New Jersey Executive Order and federal and state guidanceAdditional InformationCompensation & BenefitsThe salary range for this role is $59,000 - $84,000 depending on experience.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 commuting into New Jersey from the Philadelphia area. KIPP New Jersey / KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.

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