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Overnight/ Weekend Program Nurse

Overnight/ Weekend Program Nurse
Watertown, MA Organization:
Health Services

Department: Health Services

Full-time 37.5 hours/week

Schedule: Overnight & Weekend

Under the general direction of the Director of Health Services. Provides nursing care to students, performing health assessments and participating in nursing diagnosis, planning, and monitoring in collaboration with the Nurse Practitioner and physician; 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs health assessments and participates in nursing diagnosis, planning, implementing, monitoring and coordinating healthcare in collaboration with the Nurse Practitioner, physician and other medical consultants and clinicians. 
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with educational, residential and clinical staff to ensure the healthcare needs of each student are appropriately managed.
  • Prepares comprehensive health histories for students referred for school admission; develops and implements educational programs focused on the specific medical needs of the students.
  • Participate in various interdisciplinary, clinical and admissions team meetings.
  • Provides direction, training and monitoring of designated residential staff in the administration of medications.
  • Serves as liaison in communicating and interacting with students, their families and others to assist with the coordination of healthcare for individual students.  
  • Provide on-site nursing coverage evenings, overnights and weekends.
  • Adheres to health services policies and procedures in accordance with applicable regulatory agencies; ensuring quality of services meets appropriate nursing standards of care.
  • Participates in professional growth and development through participation in continuing education programs.
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Associates degree or Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and valid registered nursing license required with two years of experience working with children with developmental disabilities; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience; 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Licensed Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Physical Demands

Normal for a school environment with special needs students.  May be required to lift up to 50lbs.

Work Environment 

Normal for a school environment; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Watertown, MA 02472, US