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Springfield Public Schools

1550 Main St
2nd Fl
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01103
Website:springfieldpsma.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Company Description:
Public School District
Salary Range:Location:
SPRINGFIELD, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeCNA/RN/Medical
Education Level:Work Experience:
Associate Degree
Preference: Required
3+
Preference: Required
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
valid licenses - Preference: Required
Description:
Assess and evaluate students’ medical history, including social, behavioral, psychological
and familial concerns.
Utilizing evidenced based practice, identify need for appropriate nursing services in the
school setting
Initiate a plan of care with student and family input to best meet needs of individual
student.
Implement plan of care with consultation with school staff and community providers as
necessary.
Evaluate effectiveness of interventions and revise plan as necessary.
Provides emergency care for all students and staff on school premises in the event of
injury or sudden illness.
Administer prescribed and approved medication to students with parent/guardian and
physician consent.
Perform mandated screenings in vision, hearing, scoliosis, and height and weight as
deemed appropriate by state and city departments of public health
Documents pertinent information in student records in accordance with Standards of
Practice and safeguards documentation utilizing HIPPA and FERPA regulations
Conducts home visits to initiate or follow up on the health care needs of students
Prepare regular written reports for supervisor, MDPH and other relevant agencies.
Notify appropriate individuals, ie parents, staff, physicians of immediate and potential
health related concerns.
Provides information about health and disease prevention in cooperation with health
education programs within Springfield Public Schools
Promotes healthy programs in collaboration with coalitions, associations, CDC and
Department of Public Health
Acts as a resource in health education to students and families and refers to appropriate
help agencies when necessary
Report to work as scheduled and conducts self in professional manner.
Is a role model for other nurses and for students in SPS
Maintains confidentiality of medical and educational related concerns in the school setting
Collaborates with student 's school nurse, teacher and therapists to help provide the
optimal educational experience for the student
Demonstrates a professional behavior when interacting with school staff, parents and
students
Self-directed and works within the scope of the job description
Takes directives and follows through with a high level of student care
Demonstrates effective communicate with the student, supervising nurse, classroom coworkers. and others.
Seeks assistance/guidance/information as needed
Safely manage and operate equi Clean and maintain the equipment
Follows established school department policies and procedures with regard to:
attendance, work hours, safety
Maintains professional dress and appearance including wearing of school issued I D and
name tags
Maintains professional, courteous, helpful attitude
Maintains current CPR/First Aid and CNA certifications
Assists with her/his 1:1 assigned students participation in the swim program including
entering the pool when necessary with the student
Assess and evaluates students health pertinent family history and home factors, counsel
students, parents and school personnel about health problems and issues.
Maintain a health records, conduct, require research and evaluate school health programs.
Notify appropriate individuals of immediate and potential health related problems.
Coordinate health resources of school, home, community and allied health agencies/hospitals
by making necessary arrangements, maintaining records, notifying and counseling students,
parents/guardians and health personnel
Prepares regular written reports for supervisor, MDPH and other relevant agencies
Develops an individual health care plan as needed and coordinates with the other providers
and school personnel
Documents pertinent information in student records according to the Standards of Practice
Provides emergency care for all students on school premises in the event of injury or sudden
illness
Medication administration to students with parent/guardian and physician consent
Perform site mandated screenings in vision, hearing, scoliosis, TB testing and other health
related activities as deemed appropriate by state and city departments of public health
Provide information about health and disease prevention in cooperation with health
education programs as requested by administrators
Participates in school health related activities as deemed appropriate for school nurse by
principal/supervisor
Acts as a resource in health education to students and families
Initiate, promote, maintain and implement programs for the recognition, prevent and control
of disease, including giving immunizations.
Participate in 766 Core evaluation team by coordinating medical evaluation, providing
medical data and appropriate interpretations, provide sociological assessment and early
childhood screenings as requested.
Collaborate with staff in school and health centers.
Sport Physical clearance coverage as needed.
No lifting, bending or twisting restrictions
Must be able to ambulate quickly and walk up four nights of stairs.
Requirements:
RN's:
1. Must have a current valid, license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
2. Have three years of responsible professional experience in school nursing or a related field
preferred.
3. Current certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
4. Must be DOE certified or certifiable by the Department of Education in educator category,
Nurse, All Levels. (DOE certification eligibility currently requires a minimum of a BSN.

CNA's:
1. High School Diploma or Equivalent
2. CNA Certification
3. Documentation of job specific training/competency
4. Certification in Basic Life Support (CPR/First Aid) or successful completion within 6 months
or hire date.

LPS's:
1. A valid and current Licensed Practical Nurse License by the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts.
2. CPR and First Aid Certification by a recognized provider, renewable biannually.
3. A minimum of one to two years of child health, community health or other relevant
clinical nursing experience.


Reach out to Valerie Williams, the Senior Administrator of Talent and Diversity Development at
williamsv@springfieldpublicschools.com. She will be happy to answer any questions that you
have.
Nondiscrimination Statement
The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry,
age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not
discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of
race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or
homelessness.
Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination
Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration
of its educational programs or activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is required
by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the
basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or
employment. The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Springfield
Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 01103, 413-787-7100, ext. 55428, has been
designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to
comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application
of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools
may be referred to Kathleen O’Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil
Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.

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