Winsor is seeking a full-time Director of Health Services/School Nurse to begin August 1, 2021. The Director of Health Services/School Nurse responds to medical emergencies, maintains electronic student health records, and oversees student health concerns. This person is also responsible for the management and implementation of a coordinated school health program that is consistent with the Massachusetts state laws and Department of Public Health regulations governing school health and those that regulate nursing practice. In addition to providing assessment and care for actual and potential health issues, the Director of Health Services/School Nurse consults and coordinates with parents, faculty, the student support teams, and outside clinicians in the interest of student health. The Director of Health Services/School Nurse is a member of the Wellness Department and reports to the Associate Head of School.
Provide clinical assessment, intervention, referral and management to The Winsor School students. Provide limited assessment and referral for adult staff.
Develop Individual Health Care Plans to ensure continuity of care for students with chronic and acute health conditions.
Oversee maintenance of accurate and complete student health records according to professional standards of practice using the School’s Electronic Medical Record system, Magnus Health.
Oversee an effective system of medication administration for students, including monitoring compliance, medication orders, medication refills, and documentation.
Communicate regularly, clearly, and promptly with the school counselor, athletic trainer, division heads, deans, advisors,and the school physician to provide appropriate and effective continuity of service to students; communicate, as necessary, with Winsor parents/guardians in support of their student’s health.
Track emergent community health issues and maintain surveillance of communicable disease within the community. Communicate with students, faculty, and parents/guardians as appropriate regarding proactive health care practices.
Work closely with members of the senior administration to develop and execute specific plans and procedures in response to emergency situations that affect the School population.
Participate in the management and execution of COVID-19 testing, as necessary
Collaborate with the Wellness Department to develop proactive curricular health and wellness initiatives to educate the student body.
Facilitate delivery of faculty/staff education to promote school community safety (e.g. EpiPen, blood-born pathogens, AED/CPR, etc.) on an annual basis.
Serve as a member of the Crisis Management Team and Student Life Committees.
Plan and coordinate an annual Flu Clinic for faculty and staff, CPR and AED training for faculty and staff, and an annual Blood Drive with assistance from student leaders
Pending student interest, teach a babysitting club one semester per school year.
As needed, teach one health education class to Lower School students and collaborate with the Wellness Department on the development and revision of Winsor’s health education curriculum.
Support division heads in the formation of schoolwide health policies, goals and objectives.
In consultation with the school physician, formulate clinical care guidelines and standing policies for the operation of the nursing department of Health Services and assist in communicating these policies within the school and through the Family Handbook and Winsor website.
Oversee the ordering of medical, food and housekeeping supplies for Health Services.
Coordinate with outside vendors for the health and safety of the students and faculty and administration.
A dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion work and an understanding of the importance of adult engagement in community life are essential. Facility with technology is also important. If you are interested in applying for this position, visit https://www.winsor.edu/about/employment and submit an application for employment.
Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN), a licensed registered nurse in the state of Massachusetts and a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred. A minimum of five years of experience in nursing and /or school health in an educational setting, preferably in an independent school, is a priority.
About The Winsor School
The Winsor School is an independent girls' school for academically promising and motivated students in grades five through twelve. Our diverse, vibrant community values intellectual curiosity, authentic engagement, and personal integrity and prepares young women to pursue their aspirations and contribute to the world. Winsor strives to create an environment of respect and inclusion.