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School Nurse- F/T Days

EAST MOUNTAIN SCHOOL • Belle Mead, New Jersey

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About Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health nurses care for patients and their families at every stage of life, 24 hours a day, at bedsides in 9 community hospitals, 4 academic medical centers, a behavioral health hospital, 2 children's hospitals, 2 rehabilitation hospitals, medical offices, and care facilities across the state.

Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

Hackensack Meridian Health is one of the most recognized health care networks in the country for nursing excellence with 7 Magnet designations. In joining our nursing team, you'll work with collaborative colleagues, who are pushing each other - and patient care - to keep getting better.

Success Profile

What makes a successful School Nurse- F/T Days at Hackensack Meridian Health? Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Collaborative
  • Courageous
  • Compassionate
  • Creative
  • Connected

Job Description

  • Requisition # 2024-148044
  • Shift Day
  • Status Full Time with Benefits

Overview

Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

The School Nurse provides health care services and health education to all East Mountain School students and provides in-service training to staff on health related issues. Incorporates the organization's Mission, Values, and Service Standard Behavior guidelines in the fulfillment of all duties and responsibilities.

Responsibilities

  • Administers medication to students according to doctors' orders. Reports side effects to parents/guardians and relevant school staff as needed. Assists in evaluating effectiveness of medication in coordination with parent/guardian, physician, and administration.
  • Keeps accurate records of medication administration as required by East Mountain School policies.
  • Oversees the safe storage of all medications.
  • Assists in providing students with education and instruction regarding health issues, medication and self-administration of medication when appropriate (e.g.; asthma inhaler, etc.).
  • Provides first-aid treatment to students as needed.
  • Keeps accurate records of all illnesses, required screenings (e.g.; scoliosis), or other health related incidents or issues and forwards copies to designated offices.
  • Facilitates treatment at a hospital or clinic in a school emergency.
  • Assists with the review/revision, compliance and implementation of all East Mountain School and Carrier Clinic health and safety policies, care of emergencies, administration of medication, etc.
  • Reviews student health records on an ongoing basis for completeness and accuracy and notifies relevant staff about any significant issues (e.g.; illnesses, injuries, allergies, PE excuses, etc.). Obtains immunization records from school districts for all students.
  • Reviews health status of students on an as needed basis and determines if a student is healthy enough to remain in school or to participate in school activities. In cases where communicable diseases are suspected, the program administrator is to be notified. Parents/guardians are notified regarding any significant findings, and the Department of Health as required.
  • Provides or assists with the in-service training of East Mountain School staff on health related issues, policies and procedures.
  • Attends all relevant East Mountain School meetings.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.

 

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years working experience
  • NJDOE Criminal History Review
  • NJDOE School Nurse Certification or Certificate of Eligibility 
  • AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification or completed in the first 90 days of employment
  • Maintains positive and appropriate relationships with students
  • Maintains constructive relationships with East Mountain School staff and other departments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms
  • Master's Degree preferred 
  • Work experience in a Psychiatric Setting with adolescents preferred

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

 

Our Network

Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is a Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Facility

As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.

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Benefits

  • workplace excellence

  • collaborative work environment

  • work-life balance

  • compassionate nursing culture

  • mentoring programs

  • substantial tuition reimbursement

Eric
Gossar
Assistant Nurse Manager, Critical Care Unit
Southern Ocean Medical Center

To be a newer nurse and become an assistant manager of a critical care unit speaks to the opportunities Hackensack Meridian Health can provide. Also, the teamwork and team members I have been exposed to here are second to none."

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