School Nurse (2021-22 School Year)
The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.
A Distinctive Schools Nurse holds as their top priority the health, safety and medical well-being of the students and staff at the school. A nurse will 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 policies and procedures, and state and local mandates. This person will:
Administer medication as required by IEPs and maintain accurate medical records to ensure compliance with state and school mandates including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions and the related archival responsibilities
make appropriate assessment and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter and collaborate with social workers and Dean. Keep accurate documentation and log of reports to DCFS
Communicate with teachers, case manager, social workers, other school personnel, parents/guardians and ALL CPS clinicians to enhance cooperative action, which will meet the health and safety needs of our students
Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:
We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students
We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way
We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city
We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)
Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.