The Rafael Hernndez Dual Language School focuses on developing
bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate students who are models of
social consciousness and academic excellence. We believe in a
linguistic inclusion model that leverages both a student's dominant
and partner language to access rigorous instruction. We are also a
Restorative Justice school that prides itself in supporting
social-emotional growth for all students and staff. All staff are
proud language learners, and are committed to inclusion for all
emerging bilingual students.
The Hernndez seeks an exceptional bilingual school nurse for our
K-8 School, with required fluency in medical terminology in both
languages. The nurse provides skilled bilingual nursing care,
management of the special needs of students, medication
administration, and communication to families. Immunization
surveillance and routine health screenings are conducted annually.
If necessary, students are referred to their primary health care
provider for an evaluation. For students with complex medical
needs, the school nurse may act as a liaison for the school, home
and outside medical facilities. As an education team member, the
nurse interprets medical data and provides a health plan for
student's individual education plans (I.E.P.). The school nurse
promotes student wellness and assists in maintaining a healthy
school environment in a culturally appropriate and responsive
The SCHOOL NURSE provides skilled nursing care and management of
the special needs of students as well as medication administration.
Immunization surveillance and routine health screenings are
conducted annually. Routine emergency care is provided for students
and staff. If necessary, students are referred to their primary
health care provider for an evaluation. For students with complex
medical needs, the school nurse may act as a liaison for the
school, home and outside medical facilities. As an education team
member, the nurse interprets medical data and provides a health
plan for student?s individual education plans (I.E.P.). The school
nurse promotes student wellness and assists in maintaining a
healthy school environment.
- Provides emergency medical care to students.
- Administers and/or supervises the administration of
prescription medication to students.
- Counsels and/or educates students in small groups or as
individuals concerning medical issues.
- Conducts formal and informal evaluations of medical conditions
and develops accurate medical summaries on students.
- Teaches mini-courses to small groups of students in
Medical/Health areas relating to survival skills.
- Monitors and assesses compliance with immunization standards as
per BPS and DPH regulations.
- Performs vision, hearing, scoliosis, dental, and other health
related screening as required by DPH or BPS school health
- Develops and maintains contacts with medical persons or
facilities who might provide direct service or consultation.
- Participates in Service Team Meetings of students when medical
input, interpretation, or consultation is needed.
- Establishes and maintains appropriate record keeping and
reporting formats and procedures.
- Conducts formal workshops and/or informal training for staff as
- Maintains adequate and updated health records.
- Serves as medical representative to evaluations and
re-evaluations, obtains and interprets medical evaluation at these
CORE COMPETENCIES: Using the Rubric of Specialized Support
Instructional Personnel (SISP), the Office of Human Capital has
identified priority skills and abilities that all BPS SISP should
- Accountability for Student Achievement
(II-A-1 Quality of Effort and Work, II-D-2 High Expectations, I
B-2 Adjustments to Practice)
- Sets ambitious learning goals for all students, uses
instructional and clinical practices that reflect high expectations
for students and student work; engages all students in
- Consistently defines high expectations for student learning
goals and behavior.
- Assesses student learning regularly using a variety of
assessments to measure growth, and understanding.
- Effectively analyzes data from assessments, draws conclusions,
and shares them appropriately.
- Communicating Professional Knowledge
(I-A-1 Professional Knowledge, I-A-2 Child Adolescent
Development, I-A-3 Plan Development)
- Exhibits strong knowledge of child development and how students
learn and behave, and designs effective and rigorous plans for
support with measurable outcomes.
- Demonstrates knowledge of students' developmental levels by
providing differentiated learning experiences and support that
enable all students to progress toward intended outcomes.
- Equitable & Effective Instruction
(II-A-3 Meeting Diverse Needs, II-A-2. Student Engagement,
II-B-1. Safe Learning Environment, II-B-2 Collaborative Learning
Environment, I-D-3 Access to Knowledge)
- Builds a productive learning environment where every student
participates and is valued as part of the class community.
- Uses instructional and clinical practices that are likely to
challenge, motivate and engage all students and facilitate active
- Consistently adapts instruction, services, plans and
assessments to make curriculum/ supports accessible to all
- Cultural Proficiency
(II-C-1. Respects Differences, II-C-2. Maintains Respectful
- Actively creates and maintains an environment in which
students' diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and
challenges are respected.
- Parent/Family Engagement
(III-A-1. Parent/Family Engagement, III-B-2. Collaboration)
- Engages with families and builds collaborative, respectful
relationships with them in service of student learning.
- Consistently provides parents with clear expectations for
student learning behavior and/or wellness and shares strategies to
promote learning and development at school and home.
- Professional Reflection & Collaboration
(IV-A-1. Reflective Practice, IV-C-1. Professional
Collaboration, IV-C-2. Consultation)
- Regularly reflects on practice, seeks and responds to feedback,
and demonstrates self-awareness and commitment to continuous
learning and development.
- Consistently collaborates with colleagues through shared
planning and/or informal conversation to analyze student
performance and development, and to plan appropriate interventions
at the classroom or school level.
- Regularly provides advice and expertise to general education
teachers and the school community to support the creation of
appropriate and effective academic, behavioral, and
social/emotional learning experiences for students.
QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
- Massachusetts license as a Registered Nurse.
- MA State Dept. of Education School Nurse License (All
- CPR & First Aid Certification.
- Ability to meet the BPS Standards of Effective Practice as
- Experience working with children and adolescents in public
school/agency/human services setting.
- Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates
must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED:
- Experience in: support services in a school setting; liaison
and case management; high risk, multi-problem children and
- BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates
who speak another language bring added value to the classroom,
school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly
interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official
languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian),
Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.
Terms: BTU, Group I
Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee
Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and
compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.
The start and end times of BPS schools vary, as do the lengths
of the school day. Some BPS schools have a longer school day
through the "Schedule A" Expanded Learning Time (ELT) agreement. To
learn more about ELT at BPS and whether or not this school is a
"Schedule A" ELT school, check here: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/6571.
To see the bell schedule for every BPS school, go to: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/7017.
Please note, these times may be subject to change prior to the
start of the school year.
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nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs,
facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis
of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability,
homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national
origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status,
and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based
intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals'
dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.