Summit Public Schools is seeking a School Nurse who will play an important role to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for our students. The School Nurse implements, manages, and in some cases, delivers school health services at our three Washington schools. The scope of practice is defined by law and regulation and professional school nursing standards.
The school nurse reports to the Director of Regional Operations, who partners with School Leaders to oversee operations at Summit Olympus, Summit Sierra and Summit Atlas.
This is a part-time, contractor role for the 2017-2018 school year. Hours are expected to be 8-12 hours per week. Travel is required between our schools, which are located in Seattle, West Seattle and Tacoma. Hours and travel will vary over the course of the year and be based on need.
Who we are:
Summit Public Schools is a leading charter management organization serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington State with currently 11 schools serving over 3,000 students. Through the Summit Basecamp Program, we have partnered with over 100 public schools in twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia, and are providing over 20,000 students a truly personalized learning experience. Summit’s mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to not only attend, but succeed in, a four-year college or university.
Summit’s mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to not only attend, but succeed in, a four-year college or university. Driven by our unwavering commitment to our core values, Summit works every day to ensure our students are receiving a world-class education. We seek phenomenal individuals with the talents needed to transform children's lives, as well as those who are interested in working on the cutting edge of education. If you're excited by the prospect of transformative growth for yourself, as well as the students, schools, and communities we serve, Summit may be the place for you!
- 99 percent of Summit students have been accepted to one or more four-year colleges, and its graduates are completing college at double the national average
- Fast Company named Summit Public Schools a top 10 most innovative organization in education
- Three Summit schools rank among the top 100 Schools in CA by U.S. News & World Report
- The Washington Post named three of Summit schools to its annual “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list in 2017
- Summit Sierra, in Seattle, was named one of the most innovative schools in the world
Summary of Responsibilities:
- Assesses and provides for the critical needs of the students in each school, i.e., emergency plans for students with life-threatening medical conditions, medically fragile students, students with health concerns and/or requiring nursing treatments, medication and administration.
- Provides consultant services to school personnel regarding health issues, e.g., communicable disease control.
- Assesses the physical and emotional health of students as related to the educational process and within the scope of school nurse practice; initiates referrals for further diagnosis & treatment of identified health needs and provides follow-up; communicates health concerns that may impact learning to appropriate staff with parent and/or student consent.
- Coordinates and implements health screenings mandated by law, including referral and follow-up.
- Delegates, trains and supervises medication administration and nursing treatments as allowed by law.
- May provide health counseling and crisis intervention to students; serves as an advocate for the health rights of students and as a professional liaison between the school, family and health community.
- Performs professional nursing tasks as indicated and assigned, including emergency services when on site.
- Serves as a resource for health education to classroom teacher as time allows.
- Cooperates with administrators and other staff to identify school safety and environmental health needs.
- Participates in appropriate data collection as related to health care services.
Key Qualities and Skills:
- Committed to serving schools. Is interested in working with children and families, and dedicated to ensuring safe and healthy learning environment where our students can thrive.
- Knowledgeable about child health and development. Able to interpret students’ health needs to families and staff.
- Strong judgment and decision-making. Exemplifies good personal health practices and mental health attitudes
- Extremely responsible. Is dependable, is punctual, meets deadlines; able to help schools meet state compliance requirements.
- High flexibility. Able to support schools with different students’ health needs and adapt to meet needs of schools as they change
- Team player. Collaborates with school-site teams and home office faculty; can communicate clearly and effectively in writing and in person
- Washington State registered nurse (RN) license OR licensed practical nurse (LPN) license required
- CPR/first aid certification required
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university preferred
- Washington ESA certificate as a school nurse preferred
- School nurse experience in public or private schools preferred
- Experience with Gmail and Google Docs preferred
- Travel to different schools in Seattle, West Seattle and Tacoma
- Meet health clearance, and pass the reference, background/criminal checks, per education code.