Temporary School Nurse

Job Title:Temporary School Nurse
Department:Health Office
Reports to:Facilities Director (dotted line to School Nurse)
FLSA Status:Non-exempt
Position Summary:
This position is temporary, not to exceed the 6/10/2021 school year. The primary responsibility of the Temporary School Nurse is to provide clinical, administrative and technical assistance and support to the School Nurse while providing care to an elementary school-age student body population. The Temporary School Nurse’s primary role will be to work alongside the School Nurse to address and support the needs of the School with regard to COVID-19 preparedness and response, and will be required to review, enforce and abide by all of the Protocols as outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control. The role will require critical thinking, the ability to respond effectively to a variety of medical and healthcare needs including emergency concerns. Additionally, the role requires independent thinking/decision making skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively with others across the school. Also plays in integral role in our Emergency Preparedness Program and Response during any drill or unforeseen crisis on campus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide appropriate, timely, age specific direct patient care to a student body population of approximately 500 students
  • Provide education and support to students, faculty, staff and parent/guardians surrounding COVID-19 policies & procedures.
  • Review, evaluate and enforce the protocol set forth by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Respond to emergency medical needs on school campus within the nursing scope of practice
  • Medication administration may be required
  • Other duties as assigned
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions
Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional student situations; Responds promptly to students needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments
Ethics: Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education/Experience: Experience in pediatric, urgent care or emergency room experience strongly preferred. Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or nursing school and at least 1 year related experience and/or training; Bachelors degree in nursing preferred. 
Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Must take and pass a standard dosage and calculation exam. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing, Spreadsheets, E-mail, and Internet software.
Certifications or Licenses: Current CA RN license, BLS, PALS, Fire/Safety
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hand and arms; Use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear; Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl; The employee must occasionally lift, climb or balance; Lift up to 10-25 pounds; Abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their leader.
To Apply:
Please send a current resume and a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and describing your interest in this position to employment@curtisschool.org.

Curtis School

15871 Mulholland Drive  ·  Los Angeles CA 90049