School Nurse

Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences. 

We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education. 

We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world. ~The Park School Mission 

The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 845 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning. 

The Position

The Park School of Baltimore is seeking a full-time, 12 month position as School Nurse to begin as soon as possible. The School Nurse reports directly to the Director of Nursing Services and works in collaboration with the Athletic Trainer, as needed. This position responds to all medical emergencies from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on school days. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical assessment, intervention, referral and management to Park School students, and other Park sponsored activities participants, as assigned by the Director of Nursing Services. Provide limited assessment and referral for adult staff. 
  • With guidance by the Director of Nursing Services, develop Individual Health Care Plans to ensure continuity of care for students with chronic and acute health conditions.
  • Support an effective system of medication administration for students, including monitoring compliance, medication orders, medication refills, and documentation.
  • Communicate and collaborate regularly, clearly, and promptly with the Director of Nursing Services, school counselors, athletic trainer, division heads, deans, and advisors to provide appropriate and effective continuity of service to students; communicate, as necessary, with Park parents/caregivers in support of their student’s health.
  • Track emergent community health issues and maintain surveillance of communicable disease within the community. Communicate with students, employees, and parents/caregivers as appropriate regarding proactive health care practices.
  • Support the execution of a plan for COVID-19 testing, as necessary. 
  • Support an annual Flu Clinic and CPR/AED training for employees. 
  • Support clinical care guidelines and standing policies for the operation of the Nursing Services Department and assist in communicating these policies within the school and through Handbooks and The Park website. 
  • Provide medical preparation and support for all student-based excursions, including field trips and domestic/international travel. 
  • Data collection, entry, analysis, and reporting, as assigned by the Director of Nursing Services. 
  • A dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion work and an understanding of the importance of adult engagement in community life are essential. 
  • Facilities with technology are also important. 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN). 
  • A registered nurse licensed in the state of Maryland. 
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
  • Certification or training in child/adolescent behavioral/mental health.
  • Experience in addressing the behavioral and emotional needs of students.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in nursing and /or school health in an educational setting, preferably in an independent school, is a priority. 
  • Knowledge of current research related to young people and medical health.
  • Demonstrated experience in a collaborative environment. 
  • Openness to cultural competency work. 

Salaries and Benefits

Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading area independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales. 

In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive program:

Tuition Remission

Under current policy, employees who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All applicants, including employee children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. During the first two years of employment, employees can apply for support through the need-based financial assistance program. 

Application Process

Due to the large volume of incoming resumes, we cannot accept phone calls. Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of interest, personal statement, resume and list of references via email or US mail. 

Contact Person:
Priscilla Morales
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
FAX (410) 339-4125 
academicresources@parkschool.net 

The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.