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Posted September 16, 2020
10 Month Employee
Reports to the Director of the Student Health Center
The Health Center Nurses focus on the health needs of the student body with an emphasis on boarding students as their primary access to health care. They manage the programs of the Health Center, and provide nursing services and health education. Collaborating with Student Life Office, faculty, parents and Heads of House; the Nurses strive to assist students in achieving and maintaining optimal health so that effective learning can occur.
Provides medically prescribed treatments, administers medication and ensures compliance, assesses ill students and provides care to same, provides first aid to students and staff.
Maintains comprehensive medical records including physical, permissions to treat and participate in athletics, health insurance, urine drug screen and immunizations.
Documents care given or arranged in the Health Center.
Maintains Health Center supplies and equipment including an emergency bag and tracking AED and Epi-Pen expiration dates.
Assist resident students in arranging medical appointments and facilitates transportation to appointments. Arranges for filling prescriptions and provides appropriate documentation to medical personnel.
Files insurance claims.
Communicates with parents as needed to facilitate student health.
Assists with registration and reviews physicals to identify medical conditions for all students at Darlington.
Develops individualized student health care plans.
Maintains confidentiality of medical/private information confided by students, faculty and staff, and parents.
Provides training to faculty and staff, e.g. Bloodborne Pathogen, CPR/AED, Epi-Pen use. Assists with asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy education as needed and provides other in-service as indicated.
Participates in student centered team meetings, as needed.
Participates in continuing education opportunities directly related to school nurse issues.
Attends community meetings and assists with developing new policies e. g. Flu Pandemic Planning and Preparedness, School-wide Health Promotion Policies
Follows policies and procedures of Darlington School