Employment at the Putney School

Current Openings

Position Title:  Registered Nurse                EXEMPT

Department:    Health Services                FTE:     0.5

Reports to:  Health Services Coordinator                       

Position Summary
The part-time nurse is responsible for daytime nursing and emergency care for Putney students. This professional nursing position will be an integral part of a team that is responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating school health services that:
• Meet the emotional and physical needs of a diverse student and parent body
• Maximize the quantity and quality of school time by reducing the incidence of health problems which impair or prevent learning
• Helps the student body achieve the highest degree of independent functioning possible

Essential Responsibilities
Manage care for sick or injured students in need of nursing
The part-time nurse will work a regularly scheduled 20 hours per week, 2:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, plus weekend rotations (detailed below).
A member of the weekend nursing “on-call” rotation, once every third or fourth weekend (Friday evening to Sunday evening), including office hours Saturday and Sunday mornings (6 hours, total)
Additionally, all members of Health Services are responsible for:
• Identifying the health care needs of high school boarding students
• Planning and implementing services to meet those health care needs
• Assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the services provided
• Maintaining accurate documentation of all ongoing aspects of care
• Collaborating effectively with school personnel
• Serving as a health resource for students and families

Specific Job Skills
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The complex role of the boarding school nurse demands, but is not limited to an understanding of:
• Boarding school life
• Crisis intervention
• Case management and advocacy
• Networking and collaboration
• Ethnic and cultural sensitivity and competence
• Contemporary health and psychosocial issues that influence adolescents
• Health care delivery systems
• School as a non-traditional health care setting
• Scope of school nursing practice
• Development, management and evaluation of school health programs
• Environmental health within the school community

Skills crucial to this role are ability to:
• Make independent and timely nursing decisions
• Triage crisis situations
• Communicate effectively
• Work well independently and within a team structure
• Manage work tasks within an adolescent-centered environment

Education and/or Experience
Registered nurse, currently licensed in Vermont in good standing. Applicants should also have: a particular interest in working with and supporting adolescents; sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, and the ability to work effectively with a team; strong organizational skills and high energy and creativity; and commitment to the residential nature of the school.

Working Conditions
This is an academic-year position with significant holidays and vacations. The part-time nurse will have responsibilities while students are on campus during the academic year as well as an option to work during the six weeks of summer programs.

Option for further per-diem work may be possible.
Qualified applicants should submit electronically a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to: Maria Ogden at healthjob@putneyschool.org

Progressive Education Lab

If you are a recent college graduate, you may want to look at the Progressive Education Lab at www.progressiveeducationlab.org. The Progressive Education Lab is currently accepting applications.

The Putney School is an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, place of birth, age, national origin, or handicaps in our employment decisions. The Putney School seeks to promote diversity through its programs and hiring.

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