SIG Employment: Open Position

Commuting Nurse – Bryn Mawr Residential Program

Job Description

The goal of SIG is to provide an exceptional three week experience by creating a community of student learners who share common interests, abilities, and goals. It is the team responsibility to promote a safe environment for students to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

The Commuting Nurse is responsible for first aid triage and infection control procedures in the infirmary. Students requiring first aid treatments due to injuries, infections or illness or requiring administration of prescribed medications are directed to the care of the Commuting Nurse.

The Commuting Nurse only works at Bryn Mawr College residential program which runs from June 30 – July 20. The Commuting Nurse must be available for student registration day on Sunday, June 30.  Subsequent work schedule will be Monday – Saturday, from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (5 hours daily).


  • Proof of a Registered Nursing (RN) Degree (preferred) or a 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.
  • Proficient in technology to manage student health records online.
  • A professional communication style and creative problem-solving skills.


The Commuting Nurse reports to the Residential Nurse and the Director of the program. The Commuting Nurse does not supervise staff.

Pre-Program Responsibilities

The Commuting Nurse must be available for student registration day on Sunday, June 30, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Program Responsibilities

  1. Adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in the SIG Nurse manual, the SIG Residential Employee Handbook, and the SIG Staff Code of Professional Conduct.
  2. Manages all medical aspects of the program for students and staff members.
  3. Makes medical assessment of immediate medical care.
  4. Provides first aid treatment for all minor injuries of students and SIG Staff.
  5. Refers students and/or staff for acute medical care to doctor, hospital, emergency care center, walk-in center per physician’s order and/or as immediate emergency assessment warrants.
  6. Administers prescribed medications based on a physician’s order.
  7. Records all medications received and times that each distribution is administered in
  8. Records accurate information in online medical records; attaching supplementary notes, medication sheets, completed accident forms, and/or claims reported to the Workers’ Compensation carrier.
  9. Refers students to the Director for evaluation by a mental health professional after conferring with parents, if student threatens to harm self or others, shows signs of drug abuse, or appears to be emotionally unstable.
  10. Communicates with parents, physicians, Director, Deans, and staff advising them of emerging student health issues and related problems.
  11. Identifies communicable diseases and isolates infected students as needed until arrangements are made for student’s departure.
  12. Maintains sanitary and infection control procedures in health care rooms.
  13. Supervises daily recreation hour and any other activities as requested.
  14. Collects student medications that are received with an authorized prescription from a doctor during registration.
  15. Follows all state health regulations for camp programs and assists during health inspections.
  16. Reports information to the Director on emergency medical problems; telephone conversations with parents, doctors, students and/or accidents involving SIG students or staff.
  17. Helps create a list of existing medical supplies at end of program and a list of supplies to be replenished for the next year’s program.
  18. Packs up the infirmary with the residential staff. Discards medication and supplies which have expired.
  19. Provides infirmary oversight during Residential Nurses’ 90-minute, daily break period.
  20. Additional duties as assigned.

Terms of Employment

  1. Salary is $25 / hour.
  2. Dinner provided by campus cafeteria is covered by SIG.
  3. Employees pay their travel to and from program.

Essential Characteristics of a Residential Nurse

  • 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.
  • Work with various office equipment including, but not limited to: cell phones, walkie-talkies, computers, recreational equipment, photo copiers, fax machines, or scanners.
  • Ability to work with specialized medical equipment including, but not limited to: stethoscope, thermometer, and blood pressure machines.
  • Ability to demonstrate speech clarity and recognition by speaking frequently for long periods of time to students, parents, SIG staff, and public health officials while conveying detailed and important information.
  • Maintain constant contact with others by interacting with staff and students and within dorm living situations, campus facilities.

All requirements will be interpreted and applied consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state counterparts.

Summer Institute for the Gifted is an equal opportunity employer.

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