Nurse - North Haven Public Schools
Position: Nurse
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Private Duty Nurse
Job Location: High School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: North Haven Public Schools
North Haven, CT 06473
Telephone: 203-239-2581 EXT 310
Job Description:
North Haven Public Schools
5 Linsley St. North Haven, CT 06473
Employment Opportunities:
The North Haven Public Schools is seeking 1 private duty Registered Nurses who is experienced with ventilators and tracheostomy care, including emergency tracheostomy and ventilator protocols, and in-line suction procedures. Applicants must have experience with direct, one-on-one patient care of a fully ventilator- dependent child. A minimum of 6 months pediatric home care experience, within the last 3 years, is preferred.
Description of Environment:
The North Haven Public School System is offering a unique opportunity to work directly with an elementary student in the public classroom setting, to deliver individualized, specialized care. Two private duty Registered Nurses, who meet all the above requirements, are needed to accompany a medically complex child throughout the school day, including bus transportation to and from school. The hours are generally 8:00am-3:30pm, according to the school calendar.
Description of Responsibilities:
Working in the school environment, the nurse will be responsible for the delivery of quality patient care according to the student’s individual physician orders, as detailed in the health care plan. Care will involve nursing assessments, documentation, medication administration, administering prescribed therapeutic treatments, personal care, communication and collaborating with other members of the student’s multi-disciplinary team, care planning, and emergency medical management.
Required Skills:
To be considered for employment for this position, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Must pass a background check, including fingerprinting at the nurse’s own expense
  • Proof of eligibility to work as a Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of CT by the Department of Public Health
  • Graduate of a State-accredited diploma, associate or bachelor program in nursing
  • Current CPR certification
  • Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation, and compliance with nursing standards, policies, and procedures
  • Successful completion of annual competencies related to tracheostomy and ventilator management
  • Minimum of 6 months Pediatric Home Care experience, active within the last 3 years
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a medically complex elementary school-aged student
  • Willingness to maintain current knowledge base by attending continuing education workshops related to the care of a ventilator-dependent child
Physical Requirements:
  • Frequent lifting and repositioning of student
  • Agility and sufficient strength to handle student and equipment with minimal assistance
  • Must be able to appropriately respond to emergency situations in the school environment, and during transport
  • Must be able to function in a variety of diverse school environments, which may involve large peer groups, high noise levels, and a variety of activities occurring simultaneously
Interested applicant should apply via Applitrack.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.