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Part-Time School Nurse

The Peddie School’s Hensle Health Center is seeking a part-time school nurse to provide comprehensive health services to our diverse student body. The Peddie School, located in central New Jersey, is a coeducational boarding and day school, consisting of approximately 550 students. A candidate for this position should be highly motivated, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and perform independently. The part-time nurse would be scheduled for no more than two, 12-hour day/night shifts per 7 day week (Sunday-Saturday) for approximately 43 weeks per academic year, not to exceed 30 hours/week. As the needs of the Health Center change, the part-time nurse’s schedule may be adjusted, at the discretion of the Director. The Director will perform annual evaluations of the candidate’s performance at the end of the academic year.

The school nurse is expected to adhere to established policies and procedures to provide patient care based on standards of professional nursing practice. A candidate should demonstrate knowledge of the nursing process including assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation and evaluation. A candidate should also possess the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary to meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of adolescent patients.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Collecting and documenting health status data through interviews, physical assessments, observation, and review of records
  • Assessing psychosocial, emotional, cultural, environmental and behavioral factors of an adolescent patient base
  • Care and management of students seen as inpatient, outpatient, and emergent care
  • Practicing universal precautions and infection control techniques
  • Administering medication per physician order and dispensing policy
  • Maintaining confidentiality of patient and department information
  • Participating in health education and disease prevention programs
  • Completing daily reports and calendars, preparing charts and checking equipment
  • Restocking dispensary, exam room, and supplies
  • Attending staff meetings and participating in quality assurance activities
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Director

Requirements:

  • Current New Jersey RN license or LPN (currently enrolled in an RN program)
  • BLS certification
  • New Jersey Criminal Background Check
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing with experience in adolescent medicine, BSN preferred
  • Ambulatory care or Triage experience
  • Computer skills.

Please forward all applications (cover letter and resume) to Aimee Goodman, D.O., Director of Health Services, at agoodman@peddie.org