Nurse – Investigators Program
This position reports to the Director of assigned campus and to the Program Director located at SIG Central in Stamford, CT.
The role of the Nurse for the Summer Institute for the Gifted Investigators Program is to be responsible for first aid triage, medical information and operations in the infirmary. The Nurse is responsible for effective infection control procedures. Students requiring first aid treatments due to injuries, infections or illness or requiring administration of prescribed medications are directed to the care of the Nurse. The Nurse participates in setting up the program infirmary, training staff on emergencies, and advising the Director on medical issues affecting students and staff. The Nurse maintains the medical log, records and processes workers compensation claims, maintains all medical records and advises on infection control procedures in the outbreak of a virus and/or triage center for emergencies.
- Adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in the SIG Nurse manual, the SIG Investigators Employee Handbook, and the SIG Staff Code of Professional Conduct.
- Manages all medical aspects of the program for students and staff members.
- Sets up the on-campus infirmary and supplies and participates in Pre-Program Responsibilities:
- Attends and participates in pre-camp training, include virtual webinars, online trainings, reading through provided manuals, and conference calls.
- Reviews all submitted student medical forms prior to Parent Orientation.
- Assesses medical needs for each student from their medical forms prior to the program.
- Ability to work with specialized medical equipment including, but not limited to: stethoscope, thermometer, and blood pressure machines.
- Proficient in technology to manage student health records online.
- Ability to maintain professional communication style.
- Creative problem-solving skills.
- Be able to work and anticipate unexpected situations or assist during emergency operations.
- Work with various office equipment including, but not limited to: cell phones, walkie-talkies, computers, recreational equipment, photo copiers, fax machines, or scanners.
This job operates at a day college campus for a three-week period.
- Ability to move, or push objects by using hands and arms to install or position materials up to 40 lbs.
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, and crawl for prolonged periods of time to perform general operations.
- Routinely use fingers and hands to apply first aid treatments and/or triage injuries.
- Be able to demonstrate speech clarity and recognition by speaking frequently for long periods of time to students, parents, faculty, SIG staff, public health officials while conveying detailed and important information.
- Monitor the health and safety of others by scanning large areas at both night and during the day.
- Ability to work potentially without air conditioning during hot and humid summer months for days on campus.
- Maintain constant contact with others by interacting with staff and students and within the campus and campus facilities.
Position Type / Expected hours of work / Travel
- This role is required to be at the assigned campus, Monday through Friday, from the hours of 8:15am until 4:30pm.
- The nurse is required to attend staff orientation one or two Saturdays before the start of their assigned program.
Education / Experience/ Qualifications
- Proof of a Registered Nursing (RN) Degree or Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Degree from an accredited college or nursing program. State license must be issued by the state where the program is conducted.
- Experience in providing first aid treatments, triage, infection control and/or distribution of prescribed medical drugs to children in a medical institution, school, or camp environment.
- Proof of valid certificate in First Aid training or equivalent program. American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certification is preferred.
- Proof of a valid CPR Certification.
- Nurse must provide a professional insurance certificate for Personal Liability Insurance. The certificate will include an endorsement for $1,000,000 umbrella coverage.
All requirements will be interpreted and applied consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law counterparts.
Summer Institute for the Gifted is an equal opportunity employer.