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School Nurse (Multiple Locations) 2014-2015 School Year

Posted 2014-06-27
Job Description

School Nurse (Multiple Locations)
2014-2015 School Year

Role: UP Academys Nurse will provide medical care to students. A viable candidate must be a Registered Nurse currently licensed with the Massachusetts Board of Registration. Candidates must possess current certification in CPR and First Aid from a recognized provider. We seek a motivated nurse with good judgment, decision making, and communication skills. Candidates must understand the health needs of children and be able to work in a busy office with minimal medical supervision.

Specific Responsibilities:
Oversee student medical needs, including the dispensation of medication;
Maintain student medical records, including immunizations;
Review plans for addressing the medical needs of enrolled students;
Develop and use an active network of referral services to support students and their families in making healthy decisions and seeking medical support and assistance;
Communicate with families as necessary;
Work with students on Preventative Health Measures;
Coordinate vision and hearing screenings; and
Participate in an intensive staff orientation and training for up to four weeks prior to the school year and weekly professional development sessions.

A passionate belief in UP Academys mission, values, and educational model;
A nursing degree with an appropriate active license;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;
A sense of humility in the face of success;
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
Bachelors degree in Nursing is required; Masters degree is preferred;
Massachusetts license as a Registered Nurse;
Massachusetts State Department of Education School Nurse Licensure;
CPR & First Aid Certification;
Experience working with children and adolescents in public school/agency/human services setting (Preferred: Experience in support services in a school setting; liaison and case management; high risk, multi-problem children and adolescents); and
Current authorization to work in the United States A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.

Location Openings:
Lawrence, MA
Dorchester, MA
Boston, MA

We offer a competitive compensation package including comprehensive health benefits.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit and formally apply for this position through our on-line application system.

UP Education Network is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.

Hours: Full-Time
Type: Job


Tarah Mohika

Company Description

UP Education Network is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. UP Education Network currently operates four schools, UP Academy Charter School of Boston (grades 6-8), UP Academy Leonard Middle School (grades 6-8), UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (grades K1-5), and UP Academy Oliver (grade 6). Across our network, we will serve more than 2500 students in Boston and Lawrence in fall 2014.

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