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Preschool/Lower School Nurse

Preschool/Lower School Nurse

School: Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Available Position: Non-teaching Staff

School Nurses at The Mount Vernon School play a strategic leadership role in advancing the mission of the school:

We are a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in
Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready,
globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.
Faculty and staff at Mount Vernon are inquisitive, nurturing, flexible, and creative. They model lifelong learning for their colleagues and students. They involve themselves in areas of the School beyond their classroom walls. The Preschool and Lower School Nurse is responsible for fulfilling all responsibilities in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the School and plays a key role in the collaborative care of our students.

Key Responsibilities:

Report directly to the Executive Director of Learning and Innovation
Provide acute, chronic, episodic, and emergency health care for all students and staff
Collaborate and communicate with parents, faculty, and staff as needed regarding specific students or issues
Refer athletic injuries to Athletic Trainer as needed for follow up care
Work closely with divisional leadership and the school counselor, referring students as needed and assisting with tracking and follow-up of students with known concerns.
Order and maintain clinic supplies
Maintain a list of qualified clinic substitutes, RNs or LPNs. Clinic substitutes must be interviewed and pass a background check
Secure coverage of the clinic for any absence
Track and maintain an unexpired immunization certificate for each student and make certificates readily available for annual audits
Administer daily, as needed, and emergency medication to students as prescribed or as appropriate for age and weight
Maintain Authorization for Medication forms
Maintain students’ medications, including tracking of expiration dates
Assist with duties and chaperone needs as needed such as morning courtyard, front desk, lunch duty, and carpool, as assigned by School Leadership
Coordinate staff flu shot administration each fall
Assist staff, students, and parents with activities that will promote wellness
Provide first aid kits, student health information, and emergency contacts to chaperones for all field trips
Order special boxed lunches as needed before each field trip for students with dietary restrictions

Confidential Student Health Concerns and Chronic Illness
Review health information provided online annually by parents, and consult with parents as needed to collect additional information about student health issues
Produce Confidential Health Concerns Lists for each grade and disseminate information to necessary staff
Request and maintain Care Plans for students with specific health issues, as needed
Train staff and coordinate care for students with specific health issues to ensure that students will be safe and health needs will be met. Maintain a working relationship with all parties involved, welcoming feedback, to ensure that needs are being met and plans are adapted as needed

Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Communicate with parents of affected students to make them aware of the School’s food policies, invite them to leave special snacks in Clinics or Classrooms, and explain how to view the School’s online lunch menu
Inform teachers of students’ food allergies and sensitivities
Ensure that the School Chef keeps an updated list of all food sensitivities and allergies
Introduce affected students to cafeteria point person for assistance with navigating choices in the cafeteria

Evaluate any injury to the head for a concussion and refer for care as needed
Inform parents of any injury to the head and send parents the concussion information
Collaborate and communicate with the Concussion Response Team regarding affected students
Serve as a resource for parents, affected students, and staff in managing concussion recovery and return to learn protocols

Emergency Preparedness
Provide annual CPR, EpiPen, seizure, concussion and first aid training to faculty and staff
Maintain American Heart Association CPR, AED, and First Aid instructor certification
Maintain emergency EpiPens and AEDs at multiple locations on campus
Order and maintain emergency supplies in the clinic
Prepare and distribute mini first aid kits to all classrooms in August
Provide first aid coverage for large-scale school events
Serve as a member of Mount Vernon’s Emergency Crisis Management Team and assist in the implementation of the Emergency Crisis Management Plan
Serve as campus first responder to medical emergencies and provide emergency medical officials with proper medical information

Professional Development
Maintain current Georgia nursing license, including 30 hours of professional development every 2 years
Maintain American Heart Association CPR, AED and First Aid instructor certification
Complete relevant professional development
Attend regular meetings of AAAIS School Nurses


Registered nurse with current Georgia nursing license
Certified American Heart Association CPR, AED and First Aid instructor (or willing to obtain)
Experience in school nursing or a related field such as pediatrics; early childhood experience preferred
Technical proficiency in utilizing online medical platforms, Google apps such as email, calendar, docs, and spreadsheets
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with community stakeholders of all ages

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Interested? Apply here:

Contact name: christopher winslow
Contact email address:

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