At Phillips Exeter Academy the Staff Nurse uses a team approach to
healthcare, applying nursing processes, medical procedure and
testing, critical thinking and referral. Effectively interacts with
students, parents, physicians and other health care providers with
the aim of assisting students to assume responsibility for their
own health and wellness.
Schedule is 36 hours per week (3- 12 hr shifts, days/night
available, weekend rotation required) for the Academic Year
(Beginning of Sept-End of May) and Exeter Summer School (July
through 1st week in August).
Health and Well-Being Promotion
Personal Nursing Care
- Performs comprehensive physical assessments independent of
other nursing colleagues.
- Uses critical thinking in evaluating the needs of each student,
making appropriate referrals as needed to NP/PA/MD, counselors,
athletic trainers, nutritionist and/or outside MDs.
- Ensures that physicians and outside providers are provided
comprehensive diagnostic information.
General Health Services Support
- Independently initiates and implements nursing care plan.
- Works as part of a team to provide care for crisis
intervention, acute illness, injury, and emotional concerns.
- Admits students to Health Center for overnight observation and
- Draws blood, calls in prescriptions, dispenses medications,
administers immunizations, and performs other medical procedures
and tests as deemed necessary and ordered by NP/PA/MD.
- Observes students who pose safety concerns on a one-on-one
- Develops relationships of trust built on respect, ethics,
professionalism and effective communications.
- Uses effective teaching and counseling skills.
- Uses concise, thorough documentation to promote continuity of
care and keep health records complete, accurate and
- Effectively communicates with parents, faculty, health services
team, and outside providers while maintaining appropriate
- Follows LHWC protocol and procedures, adheres to NH Board of
Nursing scope of practice, and maintains competencies.
- RN with current nursing license required.
Skills & Knowledge
- 3 - 5 years’ previous experience working with adolescents in a
- Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting
- Thorough knowledge of professional nursing principles, methods
and procedures; anatomy and physiology applicable to assigned
duties; and medical supplies and equipment used in nursing
- Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an
orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in
all aspects of Academy life.
- Ability to analyze emergency situations accurately and take
- Working knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and
regulations pertaining to registered nursing.
- Patient assessment skills.
- Ability to apply good clinical judgment.
- Ability to plan work, establishes priorities, and remains
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including extended hours,
weekends, and holidays
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and
maintain collegial relationships.
- Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a
strong customer focus.
- A strict adherence to confidential policies is required.
- Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities
and deadlines simultaneously.
- Proficient in MS Office.
- Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as
- High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be
flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
- Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a
professional demeanor and restraint at all times, including
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.
- Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work and
will require the ability to remain standing for extended periods of
time, go up and down flights of steps, lift and push heavy objects
as well as stoop, squat, bend, kneel, crouch, and lift.
- Ability to lift and transport up to 50lbs without
- Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods
- Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
- Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers
rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using a
- Communication skills using the spoken and written word.
- Ability to see with normal parameters.
- Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wrist
movement on a keyboard.
- Ability to hear within normal range.
- Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed
every 5 years).
- Successfully complete State of NH Criminal background (upon
- Complete new hire physician physical clearance and immunization
- This position is considered “Essential Personnel” in the
Essential Personnel are required to report to or remain at work if
instructed to do so if contacted directly by the supervisor (or
his/her designee), the Principal or a member of the Principal’s
Staff (Leadership Team).
- an emergency occurs on the PEA Campus or in the vicinity that
would impact PEA;
- inclement weather forces the closing of campus or;
- other emergency events deemed appropriate.