Nurse - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Position: Nurse
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Interim Lower/Middle School Nurse
Job Location: MICDS, 101 North Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
St. Louis, MO 63124
Telephone: 314-995-7417
Job Description:
Application Process
For immediate consideration, complete our online at upload a copy of your cover letter, resume and statement of teaching philosophy.
Job Summary
This is a full-time interim position in our Lower and Middle School serving students in Junior Kindergarten through 8th grades. The Lower/Middle School Nurse provides direct nursing services to students as well as emergency care to students, visitors, faculty and staff members in order to maximize health and wellness in the school community. The Lower/Middle School Nurse independently manages the duties of the nursing office in collaboration with the Director of Student Services, Health Services team, Lower and Middle School Division Heads, Student Services team, faculty, staff, and parents. All duties are performed in accordance with school policies and procedures as well as state laws and regulations regarding nurse practice.
Essential Functions
  • Provide direct professional nursing services, first aid, and illness care to students and other community members in accordance with professional standards, school policy and procedures, and state and local mandates.
    • Provide health services, health education, and counseling in an effective and positive manner to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
    • Provide medical care and services to students in Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade in response to the nursing assessment and according to physician prescribed medical care and treatment orders. 
    • Create and maintain documentation of all treatment and medical services provided to students through charting, a daily log of visits, as well as accident and injury reports.
    • Provide emergency care to visitors, faculty, and staff members. Complete accident/injury reports to refer injured employees to approved medical provider for appropriate medical treatment of work related illness and injury.
    • Respond to emergency medical situations; perform first aid as needed; coordinate with local emergency personnel and agencies as required.
    • Maintain student immunization and other medical records.  Follow confidentiality and privacy rules and regulations.
    • Make appropriate assessment and referrals for suspected abuse neglect as a mandated reporter.
    • Maintain inventory of supplies and materials needed in the clinic; develop and monitor procedures for maintaining adequate supplies in all school first aid kits.
    • Utilize existing technology effectively in the performance of duties, particularly the use of school-based online nurse charting programs.
  • Communicate and collaborate with community members and within your profession to ensure the highest standard of care.
    • Communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, and staff regarding medical treatment; follow confidentiality policies and regulations.
    • Train and delegate teachers, administrators, and staff members to provide nursing care when the nurse is not available to provide it directly.
    • Coordinate with local health agencies and medical treatment facilities as necessary.
    • Collaborate with Human Resources and the Director of Safety and Security to ensure all required annual medical trainings for faculty and staff are provided per insurance requirements and state law.
    • Participate as an active member of the school community, representing health/wellness.
    • Maintain contact with a professional nursing organization and utilize continuing education opportunities to enhance professional knowledge.
  • Serve as the nurse in June and July for Camp Pegasus, Aventureros, and Eliot Summer Academy programs.
  • Perform other health or school related work in conjunction with the Director of Student Support Services and the Upper School Nurse.
  • Complete other projects and responsibilities that may be added at the School’s discretion.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
  • BSN or equivalent nursing degree
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in State of Missouri
  • Current CPR/AED program completion
  • Three years experience in pediatric/school/primary care setting
  • Computer literacy and competency in the use of existing technology, particularly school nursing platform(s), Google Drive/Mail, and student information systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other faculty, staff, parents, and members of the community

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.