Part-Time Nurse

Georgetown Day School opened its doors in 1945 as the first integrated school in a segregated city. Governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the parent body and administered by an appointed Head of School, it was founded by seven families who wanted to create a school committed not only to academic excellence and educational innovation but also to a value system emphasizing appreciation and respect for others. Believing that diversity was the ground out of which all deep and rich learning occurs, they established a school where all children would be welcome, celebrated, and challenged to be their best selves.
 
Today, the School's philosophy, programs, and position in the national educational landscape strongly reflect its roots. Having grown from 12 children in 1945 to 1075 students in PK-12 today, GDS is recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s and the nation’s most dynamic educational institutions.
 

Title:    Lower/Middle School, High School & Extended Day Programs Nurse

Georgetown Day School is looking for a part-time nurse for its unified campus (PK – 12th grade).  Working as part of the Health Services and student support team, the nurse is responsible for all issues relating to the health and welfare of the students and staff during their attendance at the school.  The nurse serves as a liaison to parents on health and wellness issues and provides education/training on health issues to students, staff & families.

 

The hours of work during the school year will range between 20-30 hours a week to provide additional school coverage and/or occasional substitute coverage during the school days, to provide coverage for extended day programs and school break. During the summer, this position will range closer to 30-35 hours per week to provide coverage for internal and, in some cases, external summer camps. 

 

Qualifications:

Education, Licensure, and Experience

  • Registered Nurse (RN) with public health training or Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing (BSN)  
  • Licensed in DC, and willing to obtain licensure in MD and VA upon hire
  • First Aid Certification 
  • AHA BLS Certification 
  • Minimum of two years’ professional nursing experience, preferably in a school, ER or pediatric setting.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of pediatric intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development
  • Knowledge of electronic medical documentation (preferred software: Magnus software)
  • Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to create and maintain an environment supportive of students’ physical and emotional well-being 
  • Comfort and experience working in a diverse, multicultural school environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in working with students, staff,  and families
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to multitask
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Comfort working independently as the sole medical professional on-site

 

Key Responsibilities:

Alongside the Health Services team, the nurse is responsible for all issues relating to the health and well-being of GDS students and staff during their attendance at the school, including those who participate in our auxiliary programs.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Health Services team with the development and maintenance of school health policies alongside Divisional Leadership teams
  • Providing nursing care to ill or injured students or staff during the school or camp day (and on occasional overnight trips)
  • Providing health information and in-service programs on health topics including bloodborne pathogens to faculty and staff
  • Providing health-related classroom instruction as appropriate
  • Managing school health records in accordance with the District of Columbia regulations
  • Maintaining accurate medical records to assure compliance with D.C. mandates including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions.
  • Maintaining and administering prescription and non-prescription drugs used to treat student conditions and illnesses. 
  • Serving as a liaison between, home, school, community health agencies, and the private medical sector to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references using our online application system. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org

 

How to Apply

Coronavirus Safety

  • Screenings the night before and morning of being on-campus
  • Required face coverings
  • 6 feet physical distancing
  • PPE freely available including 
    • Cloth mask
    • Surgical mask
    • Face shield
    • Goggles
    • Stylus (for touching shared screens such as copiers or time clocks)
  • Classrooms and shared offices spaces equipped with sanitizer dispensers, microfiber cloths, and cleaning spray bottle
  • Signs throughout the building, including posters for every classroom with health and safety reminders
  • Additional HEPA filtration devices in all classrooms and shared office spaces
  • Required GDS-specific health and safety video training 
  • Ongoing COVID-19 testing for staff and students

See our Hopping into 2020 site for more information about our reopening plan.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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