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School Nurse

Position Type Staff
Start 11/01/2020
School Name University Prep
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 10/14/2020

Reports to: Executive Assistant and Board Assistant

Department: Administration

FLSA: Exempt

FTE: 1.0 FTE (Academic Year + 2 Weeks)

University Prep is seeking a talented, compassionate, and engaging School Nurse to help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population. We are looking for someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We need a leader who understands best practices in nursing, and can help the school reach its strategic planning goals. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. Salary is competitive with public and independent schools. University Prep offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.

Who We Are:

University Preparatory Academy is an independent 6-12 school located in an urban residential section of Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic cities. We are a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaboratively create an exceptional educational experience for every student. The School is a place of great teaching and joyful learning; a community that joins together to raise up our children to be caring and productive adults; a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and a place where every family and student feels equally enfranchised and at home. To us, diversity and inclusivity are not addenda, they are embodied in all facets of our school culture. University Prep believes that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission of developing each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.

Job Summary:

The School Nurse will provide first aid to students on school premises, coordinate routine health assessments and health screenings to mitigate health and safety risks, and collaborate with parents, primary care physicians, and appropriate school personnel to develop student healthcare plans. This position is responsible for helping to develop and implement health and safety policies and procedures in support of the school’s mission and in compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manages and updates all health information and health care at school
  • Is responsible for professional, medical treatment of students on school premises, and communicates with parents/guardians in a timely manner regarding medical issues
  • Collaborates with co-leaders of the COVID Taskforce in developing and implementing COVID-19 protocols in compliance with state and county health official requirements and recommendations
  • Executes COVID-19 protocols when individuals are showing symptoms
  • Is responsible for immunization record keeping in Veracross, and reporting immunization data to the state of Washington Health Department
  • Monitors and stocks medical, and protective equipment as required
  • Assists the Athletics Department with sports physical record keeping
  • Is responsible for early detection of physical problems and health evaluations
  • Evaluates students or employees with contagious or infectious diseases
  • Is responsible for disease prevention and risk mitigation
  • Arranges for immunization and other health-related clinics as needed
  • Documents student and employee illness and accidents
  • Ensures that health-related school policies are followed and updated
  • Collaborates with school personnel and others to ensure delivery of training to faculty/staff in the following key areas: CPR/AED/First Aid, Epi-Pen administration, medication administration, blood borne pathogens, and other health related trainings that may be necessary
  • Serves as a member of the school’s safety committee
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Education & Experience:

  • Degree from a professional nursing education program
  • Certified as a registered nurse license (RN) from the Washington State Nursing Board
  • Certified in the use automatic external defibrillator (AED) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Current First Aid Certification

Preferred Experience:

Experience working in a school

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
  • Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Flexibility, maturity, enthusiasm and a sense of humor
  • Proficient at working in a Microsoft Windows environment (Windows 7 or higher), using Office (version 2010 or higher), including Outlook; ability to master common automated systems for record keeping, and confidently learn new technology; Experience with school-focused technology is a plus
  • Ability to talk on the phone

If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you. Please click on the link below to complete our online employment application, and upload your résumé and a cover letter telling us why you are interested in and qualified for this position.


Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Thank you for your interest in University Prep and this position.


This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

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