Full-time, temporary role through May/June 2021 (potential to convert to regular full-time status)
About Dexter Southfield
Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”
About Our Team
The Health Services team manages the School’s health services program and provides nursing leadership to achieve optimal levels of wellness through health education, initiatives, and promotion. They foster an environment of health and wellness among faculty, staff, students, and families to reduce the incidence of health-related disruptions, absenteeism, accidents, and injuries.
You are a health care professional who seeks to optimize student health and learning by promoting health and wellness at all levels in the school community. You are a self-starter with excellent interpersonal, communication, and diplomacy skills. In everything you do, you demonstrate an ability to assume increasing responsibility and tackle even the most challenging assignments with integrity, humor, and sound judgment.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to:
Manage the School’s health offices to ensure proper protocols, record keeping, and compliance with federal, state, and local requirements and best medical practices
Maintain proper documentation of all health records, encounters and provide follow up with parents and medical providers, as necessary
Assess the condition and treatment needs for injured or ill students, faculty and staff
Administer medication as necessary, in accordance with best medical practices, policies, and state laws
Communicate to parents any need for a student’s referral to a physician for evaluation and/or treatment, and document said communication
Collaborate with athletic trainers, school counselor, Human Resources and others to assess health/safety hazards and ensure the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff
Maintain confidentiality and limit the sharing of information with faculty and staff on a need-to-know basis
Assist in developing and implementing student medical care plans
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of communicable diseases and associated CDC recommendations, school health laws and regulations, and standards of nursing practice
Coordinate and communicate with School MD and administration for standing orders and other medical issues as needed
Maintain relationship and open communication with community health and school leaders
Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Head of School or his/her designee
Other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college or university
Clean licensure record with the MA Board of Registration in Nursing
Current and ongoing Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
At least two years of pediatric/adolescent healthcare experience; school nurse experience strongly preferred
Demonstrate an ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific, technical, and professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations; respond to common inquiries and complaints from students, parents, school employees, or regulatory agencies; write business correspondence, reports, notices; and effectively present information to students, parents and school administrators
Commitment to continuing education and professional development to maintain nursing expertise and requirements for re-licensure
Demonstrate an ongoing willingness to be knowledgeable, nurturing, friendly, compassionate and a respectful member of the Dexter Southfield community
Proficiency with basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
Working knowledge of Electronic Medical Records, a plus.
At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a culture in which employees feel valued and respected and are rewarded with a generous employee benefit package.