Director of Medical Services
University Liggett School seeks Director of Medical Services. The 12-month position will begin June 2019. During summers, the position supports the school’s Summer Day Camps.
The Director of Medical Services is the administrator for all health care provided for the students and day campers and fosters the health and well being of the whole child, aligned with the mission of University Liggett School.
The Director of Medical Services works independently in the school setting to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children. The major focus of the Director of Medical Services is the prevention of illness and disability, and the early detection and correction of health problems. The Director of Medical Services is uniquely qualified in preventive health, health assessment and referral procedures.
Essential Job Functions:
- Responsible for assessing and caring for unwell students and summer day campers.
- Creating and adhering to policy related to the administration of prescription and non-prescription medicines.
- Administering required medications to students during school and camp hours.
- Providing general health guidance to students and families.
- Guiding and supporting families and teachers in situations of chronic illness.
- Monitoring students’ health related absences. Providing follow up with all constituents when necessary.
- Notifying appropriate agencies about reportable communicable diseases.
- Collect, track, and follow-up on student health registration information, including immunizations and health histories.
- Collect and input immunization information into MCIR for Wayne County reports in the months of October, November, and February.
- Supporting wellness activities and programming for faculty, staff and students and providing education for community members about wellness.
- Education of administration, staff, faculty on community wellness, health and safety issues: i.e. allergies, diabetes, asthma, head injuries, OSHA issues, blood borne pathogens.
- Serving as a critical member of the school’s emergency response team.
- Coordinating annual vision and hearing screening as required by the State of Michigan.
Other Skills/ Abilities:
- Must be reliable, dependable and prompt and have a friendly, energetic demeanor.
- Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
- Must be responsible and committed to helping students at pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.
- Must be enthusiastic about children’s health and wellness.
- Associate Degree in nursing required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Registered professional nurse certified with the Michigan Department of Professional Regulation.
- Michigan School Nursing Certification preferred.
- CPR/AED Certification
- Three to five years’ experience as a professional registered nurse preferably in Pediatrics or Family Medicine.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, and resume to Bart Bronk, Head of School email@example.com