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Holyoke Public Schools (HPS) serves 5,400 students in 11 schools and employs nearly 1500 people. The District was placed into receivership by the State of Massachusetts in Spring 2015, due to struggling performance well below the state average. Dr. Stephen Zrike Jr., a seasoned Massachusetts educator, was selected as Receiver to lead this exciting turnaround effort, which includes significant autonomy and flexibility from the traditional school system. Since being in receivership, the District has experienced many promising successes. In school year 2015-16, the District saw a 7-percentage point increase in proficiency in English Language Arts and a 4-point gain in Math, and attendance rates are up across the District. HPS has also extended the school day for students in preschool to 8th grade, expanded choice programs such as dual language and personalized learning, and offering new opportunities to students, such as computer science and many other enrichment programs. For more information about the HPS Turnaround Plan, please visit: https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/turnaround/.
Works under the general supervision of the Receiver, Chief of Pupil Services, Director of Health, Wellness and Nursing.
Works collaboratively and cooperatively with administrator of the school building to which assigned.
Works with a supportive team (mentoring and training provided).
Assists with state-mandated programs such as screening programs.
Maintains up-to-date school records.
Collaborates with school personnel to maintain a healthful school environment.
Provides medically prescribed interventions, including medication administration and cares for ill or injured children on a daily basis.
Manages the medication administration plan in the school.
Acts as a resource in health education to school personnel, students and families.
Uses community resources for referral of students with unmet health needs, including the needs for a primary care provider.
Performs related duties as needed.
At least one year of full-time Employment as a Registered Nurse in a child health, community health, or other relevant clinical nursing setting
Current CPR certification
Experience working in an urban setting, preferred
Experience working with diverse student populations, preferred
Ability to read, interpret, and apply student performance data to instructional planning and execution
Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent teamwork skills
Driver’s license and own transportation required
Bilingual applicants (Spanish) strongly encouraged to apply
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education School Nurse (Levels: All)
Valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts
Position Type: Full-time
Student Services > School Nurse
Equal Opportunity Employer
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