Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Health Center Director, the licensed nurse is responsible for support in the operation of the school health center, performs nursing assessments and treats student and staff illness and injuries following the IAA Health Center Policy and Procedures. The nurse will provide nursing care for boarding high school students aged 14-19 years during the school year and for camp students aged 8-19 during the summer with a variety of health needs ranging from minor illnesses and injuries to chronic illnesses such as asthma and diabetes.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform nursing assessments and treat illnesses and injuries of students and staff, including maintaining confidentiality, documenting, and notifying administration, staff, parents/ guardians, and/or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as appropriate.
Administer medications to students according to physician and parent instructions; communicate with physicians and parents to obtain authorization forms; notify parents of prescription changes/refills and communicate with the pharmacy as needed.
Document health visits of students and staff through electronic health records
Respond to on-campus urgent and emergent situations
Observe and report any unusual behavioral finding or unsafe student activity to school administrators.
Remain with and give comfort to the ill or injured student until released to class, administration, or the parent/guardian.
Receive and review student health files incoming at beginning of year; communicate with parents, physicians’ offices, and other schools as needed to clarify or obtain information as needed.
Assure students have updated immunization records; review records of all students annually and notify students/parents of follow-up shots.
Assist with employee related on-the-job accidents, HR required health screenings, and guidance with worker compensation
Work as a team player and perform duties for members of the team. This includes but is not limited to clerical duties, obtaining meals for patients, cleaning a patient room, changing linens, etc.
Maintain the health office in a clean, orderly and safe condition; dispose of biomedical waste and hazards according to established procedures; prepare and restock first aid kits for classrooms, dorm offices and field trips as assigned. Ensure medications are secured in medication safe and room.
Seeks the best use of materials, equipment and staff to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
Complies with IAA policies/procedures and acts as a good steward of IAA finances.
Respects the culture, diversity and rights of all students and staff, their families and the community.
Prioritizes duties in a manner consistent with organizational objectives and growth.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Current Licensed Nurse in State of California
Previous work in school setting, preferred but not required
1 year clinical experience preferred
Good pediatric assessment skills, flexibility, the ability to work well with a team, and the ability to make independent decisions are essential.
Equipment Familiarity: Windows OS, Google suite, Gmail
Certifications, Licenses or Special Training:
Must meet and maintain background screening requirements as detailed in Pre-Employment and Employee Background Checks.
Valid California Driver License and insurance.
Current CPR certification
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The Nurse should be able to perform assessments, make decisions about dispensing OTC medications per protocol, consult with providers as needed, and perform other duties as required to serve the population.
Access patients and make accurate nursing judgments
Identify when need for additional treatment
Monitor patients who spend night in Health Services
Ability to follow and execute specific verbal and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to promote and maintain positive interaction with all internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrate respect for cultural, ethnic, spiritual, and linguistic diversity and values including differences in personal goals, lifestyle choices and varying family backgrounds and histories.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 35lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation, and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and medical equipment.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Specific vision abilities include close, distant and color vision perception and the ability to adjust eye focus.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Regular, acceptable attendance for work (excluding excused absences and periods of leave) is an essential function of the job and must be maintained to be successful. Reasonable accommodations that do not cause undue hardship may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employees who wish to request an accommodation or assistance are responsible for notifying the Organization of their request and engaging in interactive communication with ICA to determine available options.
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with frequent interruptions.
IAA has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and IAA reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the organization may deem appropriate.
Idyllwild Arts is a co-ed boarding and day school for 275 students in grades 9-12. The Summer Program, founded in 1950, is an eight-week program that brings more than nearly 2,000 children, teens, and adults to Idyllwild each summer. The Academy was established in1986 to extend the Summer Program's commitment to the arts through the only boarding high school for the arts on the west coast. The school has developed into an exceptional high school for pre-professional training in the arts combined with high academic standards and a residential life curriculum.Idyllwild graduates attend the top colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, and the very best conservatories and art schools, such as Julliard, Curtis, New England Conservatory of Music, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Many have established celebrated careers as artists. The arts disciplines include dance, music, visual arts, theatre, moving pictures and creative writing. Students may major in any one discipline or combine their interests in an interdisciplinary arts major.