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School Nurse 

About the Organization Founded as a preschool in 1953, the Children's Guild has transformed into a national leader, recognized for creating innovative educational, child welfare and behavioral health models that produce positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. Today, the Children's Guild is among the most experienced child serving organizations in the Greater Baltimore/Washington region. Each year, the agency's continuum of care and its 300+ professional staff help thousands of youth and their families achieve resiliency, dignity, and self-sufficiency. We operate therapeutic group homes, a treatment foster care program, and family help center located in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and Prince George County. We also service students in our nonpublic special education programs in Baltimore City and Prince George's County. The Children's Guild also operates public charter schools located in Anne Arundel and Baltimore City and will open our first DC charter school in September, 2015. We invite you to be part of our innovative team.
Location The Children's Guild - Prince George's Campus  



                                                               SCHOOL NURSE


Role Description:

The nurse is an essential member of the team providing health service delivery to students, overseeing health education and medical management.    Must have a presence within the designated setting and be highly visible to support all team efforts.  Engagement with staff, students, and parents is essential.    Must work closely with and support Guild psychiatrists. To be available to serve across all sites and programs is key. 


Academic Preparation and/or experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • A minimum of three years post training experience in the provision of nursing services in a school setting.
  • A current license as a registered nurse to practice nursing in the state of Maryland without restriction by the Maryland Board of Nursing.


Skills required for the job:

  • Ability to evaluate and assess children and adolescents in the midst of a behavioral crisis.
  • Ability to synthesize data from multiple sources and develop a comprehensive nursing care plan for children, adolescents and their families.
  • Ability to write notes and reports in a timely manner.
  • Ability to provide professional development training to staff in areas of expertise.



This position is administratively supervised by the Principal or Clinical Director.


Key Result Area #1Health Service Delivery

This key result area is successfully completed when:

  • Open door policy exists to interface with staff and students that reflect a caring and welcoming environment. 
  • Available (where applicable) to oversee student interventions in accordance with agency policy.
  • Participate in crisis situations to determine safety of students and staff.  Document crisis on the intervention crisis form (AD 166). 
  • Order and maintain supplies, including first aide supplies.
  • Maintain a supply of spare clean clothes for students who have hygiene accidents.
  • Participation at team meetings is evidenced on a regular basis to support student progress towards goals and objectives.
  • First aid to students and staff is provided when necessary and logged.
  • Student illnesses and medical emergencies are tended to and logged.
  • Support is provided to the Guild psychiatrists.
  • Coordinate securing parent signatures on the Treatment Authorization forms at the beginning of each school year and as needed throughout the school year.
  • Respond to parents’ questions about medical and medication issues, as coordinated with agency's psychiatrist.
  • Coordinate communication with agency's psychiatrist when he/she is off campus.
  • Conduct health inventory of newly enrolled students (Schools).
  • Ensure that the immunization status/record of each student meets state regulations.
  • Measure height, weight, and vital signs on students who are prescribed medication by a The Children's Guild's psychiatrist, or who have psychotropic medication administered at school.
  • Maintain medical charts on students.
  • Act as the school’s liaison with pediatricians regarding physical illnesses.
  • Coordinate completion of a Health Plan for Asthma, Diabetes, and/or Other Illness by the student’s pediatrician, per regulations.
  • Send medical notice to parents to follow up on a health condition (e.g., rash) or injury.
  • Coordinate on campus vision and hearing screening with consultants/ health department. 
  • Chaperone students on trips to have lab tests done.
  • Available to students as needed for specialized medical conditions.


Key Result Area #2 Health Education

This key result area is successfully completed when:


  • The organizations health and wellness and nutrition policies are deployed.
  • A sex education curriculum is executed to meet student needs.
  • A drug awareness program is executed to meet student needs.
  • Initiates health education projects for students and staff.
  • Successfully complete the organizations pre-service and annual orientation and participation in the College of Transformation Education. 
  • Participation as a trainer for medication certification, in-services, and Guild College.
  • Provide training on Blood Bourne Pathogens, CPR/First Aid and CPR.
  • Train classroom staff to administer medication on field trips.
  • Oversight of the annual health fair for students. 


Key Result Area #3Medication Management

This key result area is successfully completed when:


  • Maintain and track physician orders for each student and secure a medication refill as the supply runs low and before the supply runs out.
  • Receive medication from pharmacy and parents and log it in.
  • Ship the parent's supply of medication to student’s home (where applicable).
  • Administer medication to the students per physician order and as authorized by the students' parents.
  • Comply with regulations regarding controlled substances, including conducting inventory checks, keeping controlled substances under double locks, and disposing of expired or unusable medication according to regulations.
  • Maintain the computerized medication list for the prescription-generating program.
  • Print out prescriptions.
  • Transmit prescriptions to parents and/or pharmacy.
  • Assist as needed with scheduling appointments for parents, etc., with psychiatrist.
  • Facilitate communication of parent with agency's psychiatrist, as needed.
  • Provide regular reports on worker’s compensation.
  • Assist the school psychiatrist in monitoring students and educating students, families and staff about medication and medication side effects.
  • Participate in medication review meetings with Psychiatrist as needed. 
  • Participate in case management and oversight of medical management technicians


Key Result Area #4 - Other Miscellaneous Responsibilities


  • Review medical policy and procedures annually as it applies to school nursing care.
  • Successful completion of the Pre-service Training Program
  • Successful completion and demonstrated competency with the prescribed behavior management program.
  • Maintain the Wellness Bulletin Board, changing it on a monthly basis.
  • Supply a health article each month for The Mentor (Day Schools).
  • Data is collected, summarized and submitted to designee to reflect outcome data on:
  • medication monitoring/administration
  • Compliance with organization policy (Health and Wellness and Nutrition).
  •  A collaborative relationship exists between nursing, clinical, psychiatry and education.
  • Flexibility is demonstrated through serving all programs as assigned.
  • Provide monthly CQI report to designee. 


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