Website Boulder Country Day School

Reports to: Head of School
Status: Part-Time (32-35 hours/week), Hourly

Start date: August 1, 2022

Benefits: 

Medical with an HSA, vision and dental insurance
Flexible spending plan for dependent care
Life insurance, short and long-term disability
403b retirement plan – BCD matches up to 5% of the employee contribution
Vacation/sick time plus 4 additional weeks off – 2 weeks for Winter break, Thanksgiving week, March Spring Break
$30-$40 an hour, dependent on experience
For over 30 years Boulder Country Day School has been at the forefront of education in the Boulder Valley. The hallmarks of our school – community, character, academic engagement, and small class sizes – are the keys to our success and allow us to create an educational experience where children innovate, create, grow and thrive. We believe our children are our future, and, to that end, we offer a broad-based liberal arts education that focuses on developing lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. The Boulder Country Day challenge, Discover Your Excellence, recognizes that excellence is teachable, personal, and can be achieved in a variety of different disciplines – academic, athletic, community service, leadership, and more. We seek to provide just the right amount of nurture, structure, and latitude to live up to this challenge.

BCD seeks a School Nurse to start at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year. The nurse will support the health and wellness of all students in grades PS – 8, as well as all school employees. The nurse will report to the Head of School. The ideal candidate must be a thoughtful and compassionate healthcare provider who is able to handle a busy Health Room. This role requires a nurse who is collaborative, detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to multitask. While we envision the majority of the nursing hours on campus, the flexibility to answer calls and respond to COVID questions in the evening is critical.  Additionally, the nurse must be an effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and school personnel. As a member of our multidisciplinary team, the nurse delivers health services for students in a timely manner; offers assessment and medical referral; educates the community on important health issues; identifies health problems; collaborates with parents, primary care physicians,, and teachers to develop student healthcare plans; and ensures the safety and health of the community. BCD is particularly interested in candidates with experience in school health, pediatrics, and community health. An ideal candidate is technologically savvy in order to manage the online systems that communicate and distribute medical information.

The ideal candidate for this position will:

Be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN) preferred
Have pediatrics, community and /or school health experience: 1 year (Preferred)
Have experience nursing in a school setting
Possess a welcoming, friendly and outgoing manner both in person and on the phone
Maintain a highly professional work environment
Work successfully with varied constituencies, including students, faculty and staff, guardians, and visitors
Have strong written and verbal communication skills
Be highly organized, value attention to detail, and possess the ability to follow through to meet deadlines and commitments
Be able to multitask in a public working environment
Maintain a high level of confidentiality
Demonstrate punctuality, timeliness, and strong work ethic in all areas
Possess the characteristics of empathy, innovation, and problem solver
Be assigned other duties as needed by the Head of School

Responsibilities Include:

General
Meet with and act as liaison with Colorado Children’s School Nurse Consultant on a regular basis and contact parents for updates on paperwork or medications as necessary.
Monitor mediations to ensure all necessary paperwork (Health Care Plans, medication forms, immunization forms) are completed and appropriately distributed.
Participate in medication training and all mandatory training for nurses who work with licensed preschool programs in the State of Colorado.
Must maintain current CPR certification.
Assist the Head of School and Administrative team with the development and maintenance of school health policies and work collaboratively with nurse/med professionals at other ACIS and local schools.
Provide employees support and training for CPR, medication delegation, severe allergy response, etc.
Liaison between the State and the Preschool Division Head to ensure health standards for licensing.
Support Senior Leadership Crisis Team in the event of medical emergencies.

Health Care
Provide general first aid, emergency care, and administration of medication for students, employees, and guests, including collaboration with families.
Act as a medication delegator in partnership with Children’s Hospital Health Nurse Consultant.
Maintain school medical forms and databases (SNAP) for all students PS – 8th grade, updating throughout the school year.
Coordinate the acquisition of supplies and materials necessary to efficiently run the Health Office, and maintain proper inventory of health supplies, and classroom emergency backpacks.
Prepare First Aid supplies, medical forms, and medications for school field trips.

COVID Support
Act as the primary liaison with Boulder County Public Health and CDPHE
Liaison with families and employees regarding COVID testing, isolation, quarantine, and return to learn.
Work with the Administrative Assistant, to manage databases of student and staff health information related to COVID-19.
Coordinate and support biweekly in-school COVID testing efforts.

School-Wide Wellness
Work with the Senior Leadership Team and the Human Resources department to determine wellness goals for the employees each year. Could include:
Survey of employees
Managing wellness budget and hiring consultations/contract for mindfulness, massage, coffee days, etc…
Review school lunch options from a nutritional perspective
Establish and maintain a comprehensive health program for students, parents, and employees of BCD

Qualifications

Qualified candidates hold a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and CPR certification from the American Heart Association. The school nurse must be a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN) with a current CO license. Candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any boosters recommended and available to the general public, absent eligibility for medical or religious exemptions.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Commitment
Boulder Country Day School recognizes and values all forms of diversity and is dedicated to providing an inclusive environment which honors each member for their individual differences, experiences and strengths. Our intentional commitment to embracing and exploring issues of diversity, equity and inclusivity in support of social justice affords the freedom for all members of our school community to flourish as unique, confident, compassionate, and ethical individuals.

The school nurse must be available on campus when school is in session and available as needed in the evenings, on the weekends, and during school breaks/closures. Hours will be approximately 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM. There may be some responsibilities over the summer including review of annual student health records, procurement of health room supplies, and general school year preparation.  Salary is competitive and based on experience. All interested candidates should send a letter expressing their interest along with a current resume and at least three appropriate references to jobs@bouldercountryday.org.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@bouldercountryday.org