Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied levels of religious observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
The School Nurse fills a key role in supporting our students and families. The nurse is responsible for ongoing, daily care of students as well as communicating with families, ensuring compliance with mandated paperwork, and leading efforts to promote health and wellness across the school.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide direct professional nursing services, First Aid, illness and emergency care to students and staff in accordance with professional standards, school policy and procedures, and state and local mandates
Administer appropriately documented medication to students in accordance with law, policy, and school regulations
Provide data management, communication, and participation in COVID-19 related protocols and procedures
Respond to parent concerns when students have symptoms that may be indicative of COVID-19
Track absences related to illness or quarantine, including siblings, cohort mates, and staff members impacted
Ensure the smooth communication around absences to Operations, teachers, and Division Heads
Perform intake and contact tracing in the event of a positive case
Keep up to date with emerging guidance from the CDC, IDPH, CDPH as well as from the Association of School Nurses along with other professional organizations
Exercise clinical judgment in areas of ambiguity in returning or excluding a student or sibling to campus
Perform or oversee specimen collection if an onsite testing solution is made available
Support students with allergies and/or other conditions, and share appropriate action plans with families
Train all staff in the use of Epipens
Maintain ongoing communication with parents/guardians, teachers, and other school personnel regarding the health and safety needs of students
Share relevant information about students and families with teachers and department heads as needed (and as appropriate)
Recommend policies and procedures that promote a healthy and safe school environment
Plan and implement health protocols and screenings, such as coordinating on-site vision and hearing screening per Illinois school guidelines
Attend required staff meetings and serve as a resource to teachers on comprehensive health-related instruction
Attend student-centered meetings as needed
Prepare and distribute Emergency Contact/Health information to the main office and all faculty at the beginning of the school year
Prepare and submit state immunization and medical examination reports to IWAS (ISBE)
Maintain confidentiality regarding all school and health related issues
Provide needed materials and medications for off site trips
Maintain records to be in full compliance with state and other mandates
Proficient with and/or willing to learn Magnus Health Portal
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related medical field
Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Illinois
Experience in pediatric medical care required; experience in school/camp setting preferred
Completion of First Aid and CPR programs and up-to-date certification
Computer literacy and competency in use of existing technology
Possess effective oral and written communication skills
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to establish positive rapport with students, families and staff
Demonstrated competency in technology skills (Google Docs, word processing, email, spreadsheets)
Familiarity with electronic medical databases and tools
Clear, professional, effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
Work is performed on site, i.e. Bernard Zell does not offer a telecommuting option
Health benefits include along with reduced parking or public transportation subsidy; breakfast and lunch
Paid sick and flex (personal) leave commensurate with length of tenure and position
Work day is 7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.; must be available for calls and email outside of these times
We anticipate that the work is on-site, although some tasks may be performed remotely
Kosher breakfast and lunch served daily.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. As a condition of employment, all applicants must successfully pass a criminal background screening
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School has a long-standing policy of equal employment opportunity for every person regardless of age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or citizenship.
Bernard Zell recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to these characteristics, and all staffing decisions are based solely on the qualifications of each individual and the legitimate educational needs of our students.
The school does not discriminate in working conditions, physical facilities or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, including transfer, compensation, training, promotion, demotion or separation based on age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, and harassment based on any of these or other characteristics.
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About Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (www.bernardzell.org) is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.