POSITION DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL NURSE ASSISTANT
ABOUT BART CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School (“BART”) is a nationally recognized, award-winning, college-preparatory, public middle and high school located in Adams, Massachusetts. As the only charter school in Berkshire County, it is consistently ranked among the top schools in Massachusetts for student academic achievement and growth.
Committed to its mission to prepare its students for college and a lifetime of learning, BART is a community of 363 curious and creative students, devoted and innovative teachers and staff members, and families dedicated to the success of their children. The student body is richly diverse, each member with an important personal story. The School is built around a makerspace, and its academic program comprises an intense academic core curriculum enriched by ample elective courses in the arts and technology as well as opportunities for students to pursue independent creative and scholarly projects. Before they graduate, BART students must pass courses on college campuses, take and pass collegiate-skills courses each year, complete an internship within the region, and participate in a rigorous program of mock interviews, portfolio presentations, and annual science fairs.
The success enjoyed by BART’s students and the School as a whole results from a school culture characterized by the pursuit of excellence and
conviction that each student can succeed in college, regardless of background or previous school performance;
belief that more time for learning, through BART’s longer school day and longer school year, will improve learning;
an emphasis on effort and reflection as keys to students’ growth; and
a strong, intimate community with supports in place for all members to reach, to take intellectual chances, and to achieve remarkable things.
The School Nurse Assistant is responsible for providing support to the School Nurse in all job functions. The School Nurse Assistant is a per diem, as needed, school-year position. The School Nurse Assistant reports to the Health and Wellness Director and consults with the School’s contracted Physician of Record, as appropriate.
Provide medical first aid services in the absence of the certified school nurse according to standing orders.
Assess injuries and notify the certified school nurse of injuries requiring medical care or immediate absence from school. Complete school accident report requiring the certified school nurse’s signature.
Screen students who present symptoms of a communicable disease/condition and exclude them from school when necessary.
Receive and log in medications for students provided by parents.
Provide health services as required for students having special medical needs.
Keep health records current.
Record and file completed physical forms on permanent health records.
Log in SNAP Program important information to be included on the health concerns list – include new entries.
Inform teaching staff of new health concerns.
Record significant health related information documented by parents on excuse notes. File excuse notes according to district guidelines.
Notify parents/guardians of significant injuries, health concerns, vision, and hearing referral follow-ups.
FUNCTIONS TO BE PERFORMED AS NEEDED
Assist the certified school nurse with COVID-Safety testing.
Refer reports of possible abuse or neglect to the certified school nurse.
Refer parent concerns of vision and hearing acuity to certified school nurse.
Assist building secretary with technology security and monitoring duties.
Periodically assist office staff.
Perform such other duties as assigned by the supervisor(s).
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, college, or practical nursing program.
Current license as a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse, CNA, LPN, or MA.
Current certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid.
Ability to relate positively with staff, students, and parents.
BART seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty and staff and enthusiastically encourages applications from individuals who are members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. Those who can see themselves in the role of School Nurse at BART Charter Public School should send via email a résumé, cover letter, and full contact information for three professional references to email@example.com. The cover letter should be addressed to BART’s Executive Director, Dr. James White. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
BART Charter Public School is an equal opportunity employer. BART does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs or activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness or age.
For more information about BART and its programs, please visit www.bartcharter.org.