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Registered Nurse (Special Ed School) - Full-Time

The Gillen Brewer School
4.0 out of 5
410 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
$80,000 - $90,000 a year - Full-time


410 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance

Full job description

Registered Nurse (Special Ed School) - Full-Time

Do you want to combine your passion for nursing, pediatrics, and healthcare? Do you enjoy working as part of a small, collaborative team? Consider the Gillen Brewer School! Located on Manhattan's upper east side and preparing for our 33rd year in September, we serve children with special needs from Pre-K to eighth grade (our Middle School opens this Fall 2024).

“I love working with the students at Gillen Brewer. They remind me everyday why I became a nurse. The schedule is great. The school community is warm and welcoming, and my coworkers are wonderful. I’m happy to be a part of the Gillen Brewer team.” ~ Supervising School Nurse

All applicants will be required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Gillen Brewer offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive professional development program.

Job Title: School Nurse

Supervisor: Supervising School Nurse

Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Calendar to Follow: 12-month Academic

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation: $80,000 - $90,000

Starting: 04/01/2024


The School Nurse is a critical part of a child’s learning experience at Gillen Brewer. The School Nurse reports to the Supervising School Nurse. The School Nurse helps manage the health office to ensure the optimum health and safety of students by providing immediate medical assessment and care as well as accurate management of medication. In addition, this role will provide wellness support through individual education and resource development for students, employees, and parents. Gillen Brewer expects School Nurses to conduct themselves in a professional manner with regard to attire, attitude, participation, communication, and interactions with staff, children, and parents. School Nurses are expected to understand the school’s policies, procedures, and guidelines as set in the staff handbook, located on the school’s shared Google Drive. As part of the school community, School Nurses are encouraged to participate in school community events, join committees, and create a positive working environment for children, families, and colleagues. The School Nurse will support and promote the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) practices within the program and throughout the community. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of medical care plans, including COVID-19 preparedness plans, and ensure compliance with plans across all school settings
  • Review and closely examine medical documentation collection practices of student and staff data to ensure compliance
  • Provide both acute and non-acute nursing assessment and corresponding care for students and staff members
  • Maintain legal written records of nursing assessments
  • Maintain accurate, confidential student health records, and monitor any chronic or acute illnesses
  • Maintain accurate, confidential staff health records, ensuring that all staff are properly immunized and can meet the physical requirements for employment
  • Maintain records of all injuries that occur within the school for both staff and students
  • Train staff members to assist with student supervised medication (Epi-Pens, inhalers, etc.)
  • Coordinate health requirements prior to school trips, including ensuring trained and designated staff members have responsibility for pertinent medications
  • Accompany students with nurse-dependent medications to gym classes and extracurricular field trips
  • Safely administer and store both daily and emergency medications
  • Ensure that Gillen Brewer follows all state and federal guidelines as they relate to school health policies
  • Act as an advocate for health-related issues, consulting with outside practitioners as needed
  • Promote a healthy school environment by ensuring appropriate exclusion for infectious illnesses and informing community members when applicable
  • Develop and, where appropriate, facilitate a health and wellness program for students/parents/employees, including personal health awareness, health and safety practices in the classroom, and first aid/CPR training
  • Contribute to the school health program through communication and collaboration with school staff, parents, students, and community resources
  • Report appropriate health records and communicable diseases as required by law
  • Maintain upkeep of school’s AEDs and ensure that all staff are appropriately trained
  • Other duties as assigned

Professional Requirements

  • Registered Professional Nurse licensed in the State of New York (required)
  • Bachelor of Science degree with two years of relevant professional experience (required)
  • CPR/AED certification (required)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with pediatric special needs populations
  • Experience as a school, pediatric and/or public health nurse
  • Understanding of childhood growth and developmental stages
  • Experience with Magnus Health database system

Physical Requirements

Employees must have the physical capacity to navigate the classroom and school environments in order to effectively meet the needs of our students. Such physical requirements include but are not limited to: walking, standing, sitting, climbing up and down stairs, kneeling, stooping, crawling, bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting. Employees must be able to sit at a desk and work on a computer for long periods of time to complete necessary paperwork. Vision, with or without lenses, must be sufficient to read in both paper and digital formats. Employees must have the ability to hear, read, write, and speak in English.

Professional Development

The school is a community of learners. In addition to staff development and training at Gillen Brewer, employees are encouraged to pursue educational goals through conferences, college courses, and various workshops. Staff is required to attend all staff development workshops, staff, team, and supervision meetings. Staff is also encouraged to attend all school functions listed on the school calendar.

Supervision & Support

The Supervising School Nurse will oversee and assess the School Nurse through daily observation, ensuring that there is an appropriate level of education and understanding of all relevant medical knowledge. The Assistant Head of School will oversee and analyze the Nursing Department through observation cycles, team meetings, and conversations with staff. Staff development and support through modeling and coaching will be provided; this will include in-house and outside professional opportunities. Frequency of observations and feedback sessions will be determined by the Supervising School Nurse, Assistant Head of School, and Head of School. Evidence of effectiveness will be collected through observations, discussions, and products.

Other Requirements

You must be authorized to work in the United States and be willing to undergo a number of clearances, including NYC DOE fingerprinting, a medical health form, and other background checks.

To Apply

All applicants will be required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters.

No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Pediatrics

Physical setting:

  • School

Standard shift:

  • Day shift

Weekly schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • New York, NY 10128: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person