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N-12 School Nurse and Wellness Educator

Providence, RI

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Hiring Company

The Wheeler School Website

Positions Available

Full Time

No recruiters please


Position Description

About our School

Founded in 1889, The Wheeler School is a co-educational independent day school for over 800 students from Nursery through Grade Twelve in Providence, Rhode Island. Central to the School's philosophy is a simple concept: Wheeler is a place where we strive to make any pursuit possible for our students, where choice, inquiry and interest are of primary import, where we know individuals well and insist upon and nurture intellectual character, empathy, critical thinking and creative spirit.

About our Health Services

The Wheeler School Health Services Office seeks a dynamic nurse colleague to join its staff. Comprised of a pediatric nurse specialist, a child and adolescent counselor, and an athletic trainer, our talented staff seek a skilled nurse to help us continue to provide quality care and expand health education. We are proud to have received a “First Team” ranking and a “Safe Sports School” award from the National Athletics Trainers Association which symbolizes our school’s commitment to providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.

Drawing on our staff’s connections to an extraordinary array of health agencies, resources, and practitioners in Providence, the school offers candidates the opportunity to provide physical and behavioral health care in a vibrant community setting.

Reports to: Head School Nurse

Job Overview: This nurse position primarily involves physical and mental health care of students in Nursery through Grade Twelve in the Health Office of the Health & Physical Education Center as well as health education instruction.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provides assessment, identification, intervention, referral, and follow-up of students and adults in need of physical or behavioral health care during the school day
  • Collaborates with the athletic trainer and school counselor
  • Engages in collaborative communication with teachers and administrators and with parents using the “parent participation model”
  • Responds to urgent and emergent health situations on campus, including referral to medical facilities
  • Manages the flow of students and adults through the Health Center, ensuring a calm, caring, welcoming environment for children and adults
  • Encourages and educates school community members on disease prevention strategies
  • Teaches health education classes as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Rhode Island
  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Experience in child/adolescent health and child/adolescent behavioral health
  • Five to ten years’ experience including several years in a school setting
  • Rhode Island School Nurse Teacher Certification or enrollment in courses required for certification
  • Experience and skill in culturally competent care

Statement on Diversity

At Wheeler we actively seek students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds in the belief that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhance learning, enriches life on campus, and better prepares us all for full participation in a pluralistic, democratic society. We seek to further the overall diversity within our community through hiring.

Additionally, the Wheeler School is committed to our policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or disability, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law. 

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Dawn Kelliher, Executive Assistant to the Head of School at careers@wheelerschool.org, listing the position title in the subject heading.


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