Registered School Nurse

Title:  Registered School Nurse

Employee Status: Exempt

Contract/Agreement Period: 10 months

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Principal

Qualifications:

  • Must be a mature evangelical Christian who agrees with the school’s Statement of Faith and whose lifestyle is consistent with the school’s Declaration of Moral Integrity.
  • Must be a member in good standing of a local evangelical church.
  • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have a minimum of an earned Bachelor’s degree in the field from an accredited college/university.
  • Should have demonstrated experience in working effectively on teams of Christian professionals.
  • Valid license from the Alabama Board of Nursing to practice as a registered nurse.
  • Prefer five (5) years of nursing experience in hospital or community health setting, three (3) years of school nursing in a school setting with at least one (1) year in a supervisor role.
  • Any other certificate required by state law.
  • Valid CPR Card.
  • Must meet the suitability criteria for employment and/or certification/licensure under the Alabama Child Protection Act of 1999 and Act No. 2002-457.
  • Knowledge of current general medical and pediatric nursing practices.
  • Ability to organize, maintain and report data and information related to health services.
  • Physical and emotional ability and dexterity to perform required work and move about as needed in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to use technology to communicate, to manage data, and to produce/submit required reports, correspondence, and/or financial information

 Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Plan, supervise, direct and provide healthcare services, health education, and healthcare information for the school to promote student health and wellness.
  • Demonstrate support for the school and its vision, goals and priorities.
  • Assist the administrator and school staff in developing school health programs.
  • Aid in primary prevention and control of communicable diseases.
  • Train designated personnel in the administration of medications as unlicensed medication assistants. Also, complete the training of all personnel under the Anaphylactic Law.
  • Participate in planning and implementing student health plans and facilitate medical conference(s) with parents and/or administrators for those students who have a medical need or medication.
  • Assist school administrators and school staff in developing school health programs.
  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of programs of primary prevention and control of communicable diseases; health education programs, wellness activities, and healthcare-related events or campaigns for the school.
  • Plan and supervise training programs for the administration of medications and the operation of healthcare equipment (AEDs, etc.)
  • Speak to PTF, parent and faculty groups as requested.
  • Work with community agencies to provide improved health services.
  • Participate in professional organizations and/or educational programs to earn required CEUs for licensure.
  • Administer first aid in accordance with established first aid procedures, as needed.
  • Instruct teachers on screening students for health problems.
  • Serve as a liaison between health professionals and the school regarding the health needs of students.
  • Recommend exclusion and readmission of students in compliance with applicable infectious and contagious diseases protocols.
  • Provide effective in-service education on health-related topics for school personnel.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding school/workplace matters in accordance with state and federal law.
  • Demonstrate initiative in identifying opportunities for improvement in areas of responsibility.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests in a timely and positive manner.
  • Maintain and submit required reports, records, and correspondence in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Adhere to all school policies and administrative procedures.
  • Keep current with state requirements for school nurses set forth by the State of Alabama Board of Nursing by attending conferences and meetings and make recommendations to Superintendent for new policies.
  • Responsible for paperwork for medical conferences and health care plans for both North and South campus.
  • Will meet monthly with supervisor to discuss concerns, problems, and planning of upcoming education or any other information needed to be discussed.
  • Represent the school at conferences, meetings, community events, or other designated programs related to school-based health and wellness programs.
  • Plan and coordinate school healthcare and wellness education programs; supervise healthcare curriculum implementation.
  • Participate in and/or coordinate health programs and services for designated students.
  • Manage health certifications and credentials records (e.g. CPR, AED, etc.)
  • Demonstrate initiative in identifying opportunities for improvement in areas of responsibility.
  • Maintain compliance with Alabama Department of Health Immunizations (shot records) recording, entering information on immunization certificate, notifying parents when expired or missing immunizations.
  • Participate as a member of the Medical Policies Review Board Team and attend meetings.

Spiritual and Lifestyle Requirements:

Briarwood Christian School employees are to conduct themselves in private and in public consistent with the doctrinal and lifestyle standards of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Briarwood Christian School and as stated in church and school contracts, agreements, and handbooks and manuals.

Briarwood Christian School is a Christian ministry of Briarwood Presbyterian Church representing Jesus Christ throughout the local community. As a ministry of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, BCS employees are called to minister to students and parents.  Because every subject is integrated with biblical truth, there is no secular/sacred division in the work that teachers and school staff perform. Consequently, Briarwood Christian School requires its employees to be born-again Christians who live their lives as Christian role models and to integrate biblical truth in everything they teach and do. Employees will conduct themselves in a way that will not raise questions regarding their Christian testimonies. A Christian lifestyle should reflect the biblical perspective of integrity and of appropriate personal and family relationships, business conduct, and moral behavior. An employee is expected to demonstrate a teachable spirit, an ability to share love for others, and a willingness to live contentedly under authority.

Briarwood Christian School expects all of its employees and volunteers to model the same Christian values and lifestyle that it seeks to inculcate in its students. Employees must be able to declare (a) that they have not engaged in, (b) that they are not engaging in, (c) that they will not engage in, and d) that they will not condone or advocate in personal, teaching or professional standards during the term of their employment or volunteering: any marriage relationship, civil union, or other union replicating marriage, other than between one man and one woman, or inappropriate sexual conduct. Inappropriate conduct includes, but is not limited to, such behaviors as the following: heterosexual activity outside of marriage (e.g., premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex), homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (one’s gender or sexual orientation), other aberrant sexual activity or other sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, use or viewing of pornographic material or websites, and sexual abuse or improprieties toward minors as defined by Scripture and federal or state law. They must understand and agree that this position is firmly rooted in the inerrant and infallible Word of God as expressed in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Example applicable verses include but are not limited to Hebrews 13:4; Luke 6:40; Romans 1:21–27; Romans 10:9–10; I Timothy 4:12, and 1 Corinthians 6:9–20.