School Nurse

The school nurse will help strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children. Will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing the school health program for grades K-12.

Title: School Nurse
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Lower School Principal
Effective Date: February 19, 2019


Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled

New Life Academy, a non-profit Christian school, has an amazing opportunity for an experienced, dynamic Christian leader to become an integral part of our community (New Life Academy (NLA) and New Life Church).  New Life Church was formed in 1977 and shortly after New Life Academy (NLA) was born and today has become a Christian school enrolling more than 700 students of diverse backgrounds in grades preschool through twelve.   NLA offers its families a complete educational experience as the largest non-denominational Christian School in the east metro area.  All grades are located on one campus in Woodbury, MN a suburb of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Today, NLA’s mission is to educate and energize each student to impact their world for Jesus Christ and to reach their full potential in scholarship, leadership and service out of love for God and one another by:

  • Preparing each student for college and careers compatible with the individual’s needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Helping develop each student’s unique talents and potential to excel by nurturing independence and self-worth.
  • Instilling in each student a Christian world view.

NLA seeks an individual of outstanding character whose personal and professional skills match the school’s culture and who will inspire and enable NLA to achieve its vision for the future.

Job Summary

The school nurse will help strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children. Will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing the school health program for grades K-12.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop Individual Health Plans and/or Emergency Care Plans for students with acute or chronic health conditions affecting their school day.
  • Provide direct professional nursing services, first aid, illness, and emergency care to students and staff in response to the nursing assessment and in accordance with professional standards, school policy and procedures, and state and local mandates.
  • Administer medication as a professional nurse according to district practice.
  • Maintain accurate medical records to ensure compliance with State mandates, including immunizations, physical examinations, medical conditions, and related services documentation.
  • Conduct vision, hearing, and early childhood screenings, and other screenings as assigned.
  • Make appropriate assessments and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter.
  • Delegate nursing functions as necessary, with appropriate assessment, teaching, monitoring, and supervision according to the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act.
  • Provide health services, information, and counseling in an effective and positive manner to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
  • Ensure accident/incident reports for staff and students are filed appropriately.
  • Ensure a daily log is maintained, including the documentation of student visits and actions taken.

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Degree in Nursing
  • Licensed by the State of Minnesota Department of Education as Licensed School Nurse
  • Prior experience as an LSN or PHN and prior working experience in an education setting highly preferred.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities; uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Reacts well under pressure and treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position;

 

To Apply

New Life Academy offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  Please submit letter of interest and resume to New Life Academy, Attention: Deb McGahey at the following email address:  DebMcGahey@newlifeacademy.org

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