School Nurse

Support Positions Richmond, California




Job Description

Title:School Nurse


Location: Making Waves Academy Richmond

Reports to: Director of School Operations

Status: Full-time, Exempt (Year-Round)

Supervises: None


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of School Operations, the School Nurse, provides comprehensive health management for the assessment, evaluation, maintenance, and improvement of health services and health education to promote health and well-being, academic achievement, and holistic development for Making Waves Academy students and school personnel.


Primary Responsibilities


Health Services

        Provide direct care and first aid for injuries and acute illness for all students and long-term management of students with special healthcare needs, primarily students on 504 plans that require reasonable accommodations.

        Maintain communication with families, school personnel, and the community regarding health concerns for individual students and/or the community at large.

        Supervise and administer medication(s) to students according to School policy and regulations.

        Serve as school liaison to interpret the health and development assessment to parents, teachers, administrators, and other professionals directly concerned.

        Document student health information in the school’s electronic database systems and student cumulative folders as required.

        Evaluate MWA staff as needed.


Health Monitoring and Compliance


        Design and implement individual student health maintenance plans as prescribed by the student’s health care providers in compliance with MWA policy.

        Assess and evaluate the health and development status of students; provide case management, referrals, and follow-up with health conditions and/or medical problems.

        Interpret medical and nursing findings appropriate to the student’s individualized education programs and 504 plans and make recommendations to professional personnel directly involved; submit reports to ensure compliance with school, state, and federal policies.

        Monitor immunizations, manage communicable diseases and assess the school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safety.




Health Education and Consulting


        Partner with school leaders to disseminate health updates and education materials to the MWA community (students, families, and employees).

        Contribute to school planning for health emergencies such as endemics, pandemics, and/or infectious diseases.



Additional Responsibilities and Expectations


Mission Alignment

       Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Making Waves Academy’s mission, core values, standards, competencies, and code of conduct outlined in the Employee Handbook.

       Participate in the school community – attending school competitions, performances, assemblies, and extracurricular activities.



        Perform additional duties as assigned by the Director of School Operations or designee.


Work Environment

Office environment and school site; fast-paced work, constant interruption; potential contact with blood and other body fluids; potential contact with bloodborne pathogens and communicable diseases.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to exercise consistent mental alertness; standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods of time; lift/restrain/reposition/carry individuals to ensure safety; lift, carry, push, and pull moderate weight objects. Additional demands require response to emergency/life-saving situations which could require rapid response that would require running.



Some travel is required for MWA-related events, such as workshops or conferences.





Knowledge of the following:

        Applicable laws, codes, policies, procedures, and school regulations governing work scope

        Current medical terminology, equipment, and techniques

        Operation of specialized health assessment instruments

        Diagnostic methods for medical conditions and diseases

        Medication effects and administration procedures

        First-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques






        Implement applicable laws, codes, policies, procedures, and school regulations governing work scope

        Establish and maintain an effective working relationship among students, parents, school staff, and the community 

        Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action 

        Maintain accurate and confidential records

        Work confidentially and with discretion

        Work independently 

        Operate computer, related software, and other office equipment

        Perform first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)



        Bachelor’s degree is required to obtain School Nurse Services Credential)

        Valid California Registered Nurse License

        Valid California School Nurse Services Credential

        Valid BLS certification

CTC Fingerprint/Certificate of Clearance (COC) required.
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        Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required

        Valid California School Nurse Audiometrist Certificate


Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

The School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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