School Nurse

Posted on: February 13, 2023 |

Position Title:  School Nurse

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: 7415 S East End Ave, Chicago IL, 60649

Reports To: School Director

Start Date: Immediately

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Nurse holds as their top priority the health, safety and medical well-being of the students and staff at the school.  A nurse will  provide direct professional nursing services, first aid, illness and emergency care to students and staff in response to the nursing assessment and in accordance with professional standards, school policies and procedures, and state and local mandates.  This person will:

Administer medication as required by IEPs and maintain accurate medical records to ensure compliance with state and school mandates including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions and the related archival responsibilities

make appropriate assessment and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter and collaborate with social workers and Dean. Keep accurate documentation and log of reports to DCFS

Communicate with teachers, case manager, social workers, other school personnel, parents/guardians and ALL CPS clinicians to enhance cooperative action, which will meet the health and safety needs of our students


Bachelor Degree in Nursing

Certification as a registered nurse

Certification as a school nurse OR begins certification process once hired

Must possess physical ability to perform all required work

Maintain a professional relationship with supervisors, staff, parents, students and the public

Work independently and in teams to complete job duties and assignments in a timely manner with limited supervision

Successful background check

Ability to work 40 hours per week

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

Distinctive Schools was named one of Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago; culture is at the heart of what we do

We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.