LANDRY EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plan, implement, coordinate, and carry out the specific clinical, instructional, outreach, and administrative services, functions and activities that comprise the LECC health program.
- Perform various administrative functions associated with health services, including working with the administrative team to:
- Develop, recommend and carry out appropriate operating policies and procedures related to health services and educational programs, while maintaining appropriate state and national licensing policy requirements;
- Research, recommend, implement, and administer appropriate clinical record-keeping and reporting systems for the LECC, both manual and computerized;
- Purchase equipment, supplies, and food with fiscal responsibility;
- Develop sanitation schedules as part of regular school cleaning procedures;
- Create and review lists of acceptable food, allergen and sensory items for teachers/parents,
- Determine appropriate treatment according to established nursing protocols and carry out treatment plan, involving direct care and/or referral to other health care practitioner (in the event of serious emergencies which can not be dealt with at the school);
- Dismiss students with contagious diseases or other health problems warranting dismissal;
- Administer medications and carry out other required medical procedures;
- Consult with family physicians and other health care providers regarding student health issues to coordinate assessment and treatment plans;
- Prepare all required documentation, including daily log, medication records, accident reports, student health records, and the like;
- Monitor health status of children on a daily basis, including daily rounds to classrooms.
- Carry out ongoing safety and sanitation monitoring, report problems or potential concerns to school administrators, recommend corrective action as appropriate.
- Plan and conduct annual hearing and vision screening.
- Compile and record student immunization records; follow up with parents regarding necessary or recommended immunizations.
- Plan and implement a structured health education program for college students and children: research, develop and recommend specific curricula; plan age- and developmentally-appropriate health education lessons and activities; organize instructional materials; teach classes/lead classroom activities.
- Plan and implement structured health education programming and activities for parents as stand-alone events and/or as part of other LECC parent-education/outreach effort, which include but is not limited to, classroom volunteer training and parenting classes.
- Promote healthy practices through informal health education components of established health care protocols.
- Coordinate occupational safety and health efforts within the school: monitor school environment for risks; research and recommend appropriate means of addressing problems; instruct staff in proper health and safety procedures and techniques (use of gloves, clean-up of blood, body mechanics training).
- Plan and deliver health- and safety-related in-service programs for staff, including but not limited to, CPR, First Aid, blood borne pathogens, etc. Keep staff apprised of new developments in trends and practices pertinent to early childhood education.
- Keep abreast of current developments in the fields of medicine and early childhood education: attend conferences and seminars, read professional journals, enroll in college courses, and the like.
- Confer regularly with LECC administrators, teachers, and other LECC and College staff to plan, coordinate and evaluate activities/projects/programs/systems/procedures, exchange information, consult on specific student health problems, investigate and resolve problems, and the like. Serve on various Rivier College and LECC committees.
- Research grant-funding opportunities and prepare grant proposals/applications for submission. Perform various grants administration functions related to grant-funded programs and activities.
- Keep abreast of current licensing regulations and accreditation standards; ensure that all are met and maintained.
- Perform job-related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing plus two years of relevant pediatric clinical experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
- RN license in NH.
- Current CPR and First Aid certification, with instructor certification desirable.
- Broad-based clinical skills pertinent to the job, including emergency medical treatment, assessment/triage, communicable diseases, counseling, and health education, with pediatric experience desirable.
- Good organizational skills; basic computer skills.
- Good basic teaching and counseling skills.
- Ability to deal effectively with pre-school age children ages 6 weeks through kindergarten, parents, LECC and College staff, outside health care practitioners, and others in carrying out the clinical care, educational/outreach, and coordinating functions of the job.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter stating salary expectations, resume, and 3 professional references to: Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 south Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060, Attn: (title)search; or apply online at firstname.lastname@example.org No agencies please. EOE