Full Job Description
This is a year-round open position for ongoing recruitment purposes.
Who are we?
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses - one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.
Currently, we have a variable hour position as a Nurse On Call for all divisions: Ethical Culture (Columbus Circle) an Fieldston Lower, Fieldston Middle, and Upper School (Fieldston campus is in Riverdale).
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace a diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self. We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic and progressive school a reality.
We are looking for passionate educators to join our community who are committed to progressive education, who consider ethics to be at the core of their work with students and colleagues, and who will contribute to the academic success of all of our students.
The ideal candidate is knowledgeable of best practices and will comply with established procedures and protocols in caring for students with chronic and acute illness, as well as injuries and illnesses that arise during the school day. In addition, the nurse will communicate as needed with families, administrative staff, school psychologists, athletic trainer and fellow nurses in the lower schools.
Daily routine treatment, monitoring, and care of students and staff
Daily medication administration and recording
Maintain health forms and immunization records
Communicate pertinent medical and health information to families
Assess student health concerns and deliver medical care, intervention, and education
Refer students and families for appropriate follow-up medical care, contact families to follow up on ongoing issues
Prepare documentation and supplies to accompany day and overnight trips
Oversee Emergency Response protocols
Ensure compliance with established procedures and protocols
Provide nursing care and physical screening of students
Implement first aid measures for students as needed
Familiarity with ACS reporting processes
Required: BSN nursing degree from an accredited college or university
3-5 years of nursing experience (preferably school nursing)
Knowledge and proficiency with computers and associated software such as Magnus
Understanding of cultural competency; a commitment to working with a diverse student population
Strong written and oral communication and managerial skills
An appreciation for the uniqueness of 4 to 18 year olds
Current New York State RN License
Current certification in CPR
Strong assessment skills
To be considered for the above-mentioned position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be a supervisor. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please do not contact the school.
ECFS is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan New York City area, our students, and families. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.