School Nurse
Sheppard Pratt Health System - Baltimore, MD

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The Jefferson School at Finan, located in Cumberland, MD (Allegany County – approximately 2.5hrs from Baltimore), is a 12 month program that provides special education and other mental health services to children and adolescents (ages 5-21) with autism, intense behavioral challenges and delayed academic progress. Our program focuses on academic, communication, social and vocational skills. The Jefferson School at Finan is a partnership amongst the Allegany County Board of Education, the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration and the Jefferson School.

The Jefferson School at Finan is looking to hire a On-Call/Per Diem School Nurse to providing nursing duties for both the Autism and ED programs. The School Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, organizing, administering, documenting, and evaluating student nursing care geared to mentally ill children and adolescents, in accordance with Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.) and team treatment plan. The School Nurse administers medical treatment as prescribed and is responsible for teaching and providing psychosocial support for students. The School Nurse communicates with students based on an understanding of the developmental needs of children and adolescents. Assists teaching staff as needed.

Requires: Possession of a current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland at the time of appointment and 1-2 years of related work experience. Work requires knowledge of nursing theory, principles, and practice as well as familiarity with providing direct nursing care in a school, recognizing physiological and psychosocial problems in students, maintaining, analyzing and interpreting health records and medical reports. Must possess and maintain a thorough knowledge of special education law and its amendments and COMAR regulations. Previous experience in a school setting and/or with children/adolescents with autism/special needs strongly preferred.

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Sheppard Pratt Health System is a private, non-profit behavioral health organization that provides a full range of services in a variety of...