University of Chicago School Nurse RN in Chicago, Illinois

*Standard Summary

Supervises the general health and welfare of students. Provides direct care of students and staff with medical concerns, acute illnesses, or injuries. Develops and supervises a plan for the safe and effective distribution of medications for both acute and ongoing problems. Handles emergency situations such as: diabetic emergencies (primary insulin reactions), acute asthma episodes that do not respond to medication, seizures, accidents, injuries, allergic reactions, and medication side effects. Monitors students with chronic health problems and informs staff members of associated health risks in relation to classroom activities. Conducts health reviews with parents/guardians during the admission process. Monitors for, and treats, infectious diseases, coordinates health care with outside providers, handles record keeping, and maintains medical equipment and supplies. Reviews the health of each student annually. Conducts Hearing and Vision screenings. Participates in treatment plan development, including Individual Educational Planning. Stays informed of the Illinois Board of Education regulations regarding immunizations and physical exams. Assures that exam and immunization requirements are met. Provides a report on the school's exam and immunization status to the Illinois State Board of Education and others as appropriate. Assures that doctors notes, prescribing and dispensing records, and any other pertinent materials are properly filed and/or recorded. Keeps a general medical record for all students to document and monitor intermittent and/or chronic health problems. Keeps a daily log of all student visits to the medical office, including the student's name, time of arrival, reason for visit and any treatments given. Keeps a daily log of medications administered to students. Keeps reports of all serious injuries or illnesses that require immediate care, emergency room visits, or urgent clinic visits. Provides school medical presence at treatment team meetings. Provides first aid kits for field trips. Communicates all pertinent healthcare information to staff, students, families, and other relevant personnel and agencies.

About the Unit

The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide one of the world's most outstanding progressive, pre-collegiate educational experiences. Because Lab is part of the University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life?of thought and exploration?infuses all aspects of our curriculum, and students in every grade benefit from outstanding UChicago academicians and access to unmatched resources. John Dewey?one of the great minds in education established the Schools in 1896 as a place to explore and implement his theories on childhood education. Today's students still benefit from his vision, and today's Lab faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field.

Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. Approximately 60 percent of Lab families are affiliated with the University, half live in Hyde Park, and the rest come from across Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Indiana. Lab's student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the Schools and its community; approximately half of our 2,000 students are people of color and families report speaking nearly 40 different languages in their homes.

The Laboratory Schools seek the finest employees?people who wish to inspire a love of learning in our students and join a vibrant learning community. We employ people with a wide range of skills and training, in many different disciplines. At Lab, we value learning experientially, exhibiting kindness, and honoring diversity. We seek employees who share a similar commitment to these values. Lab people are engaged and excited by our mission. It is a great place to work and our connection to the University provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.

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Unit Job Summary

Provide direct care for Laboratory Schools' students at Historic Campus in grades 3-12, including administration of medications for both acute and ongoing issues. Provide health and safety support and advice to the Schools' administration and parent body. Regular areas of responsibility will include direct care for staff and students of the Laboratory Schools, medical recordkeeping, vision screening, lice and infection control, and other general administrative duties. This position will also provide nursing coverage during the Summer Lab program.

This position is an 11 month position from September through July each academic year working Tuesday through Friday 7:30am-6:00pm during the academic year and 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday during Summer Lab.


Associate's degree or bachelor's degree in nursing required. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois required.


Three years of nursing experience preferred. A minimum of one year of pediatric nursing experience preferred. Experience working in a school setting preferred.


Knowledge of patient care fundamentals, including aseptic principles and techniques required. Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required. Excellent verbal and written communication required. Ability to read documents or instruments required. Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required. Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations required. Ability to solve problems by applying math or reasoning principles required. Ability to use personal protective equipment required. Working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word preferred.

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Optional Job Seeker Documents

Requisition Number: 103118

Departmental Job Title: School Nurse RN

Type of Position: Staff

Number of Positions Available: 1

Division: Laboratory School

Department: 11420-The Laboratory Schools

Work Location: Campus - Hyde Park

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Hours/Week: 40.0

If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail: Regular

Benefits Eligible?: Yes

Union (If applicable): Non-Union

Pay Grade: NA

Pay Range: $40,000-$58,000

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?: No

Is a Background Check Required?: Yes

Is Drug Testing Required?: No

Employee Referral Bonus Amount: None

Posting Date: 07-17-2017

Remove from posting on or before: 01-17-2018