Health Supervisor/Registered Nurse

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Health Supervisor/Registered Nurse

Office of College Relations

Smith College

Smith College is accepting applications for a Health Supervisor/Registered.  This position administers a complete health and safety program for Smith College precollege program students and staff consistent with the Massachusetts’ Department of Health, Smith College, and Standing Orders approved by a local medical practice.  This is a six week position, running June 25-August 4, 2018, with up to 20 hours per week.


Ensure the health and safety of precollege students and staff following established camp policies and procedures and in accordance with MA Board of Health regulations.  Create and maintain both an emotionally and physically safe health service environment for students and staff.  Perform a health check on all incoming students and staff (first day of staff employment).   Review and maintain Health Forms and other health-related documents through CampDocs for students and staff.  Log all treatment to students and staff daily. Uphold patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements.

Perform first aid and nursing care, and dispense medications under the guidance of the signed Standing Orders or original prescription mandate.  Pass on pertinent student-health information to the appropriate staff prior to student arrival and as needed throughout the program.   Ensure that all prescriptions and medicines are properly labeled and locked in medicine cabinet or refrigerator.  Maintain first aid kits and logs for on campus, field trips and any other location that is deemed necessary and appropriate, with weekly upkeep and replenishment.

Supervise the Health Care Assistant and maintain clear communication across shifts.  Make daily health inspections of all living spaces.  Complete all needed reports and maintain files, submitting reports to the Director of Summer Programs throughout the summer and at the close of the program.  Adhere to practices in completing incident reports as per the standards of Massachusetts’ Department of Health regulations. Establish and maintain contact with the physician on call and the local hospital. Facilitate emergency medical issues with initial medical assessment and triage. Provide a list of medical supplies that are necessary to stock the health center. Update the list and maintain accurate inventories of supplies and equipment.  Submit a closing inventory at the end of the program.

Set a good example for students and staff.  Be a positive role model in terms of responsibility, sportsmanship, punctuality, respecting the environment, cleanliness, and manners. Participate in staff meetings and trainings, where applicable.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  RN certification preferred. Current Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner license in the state of Massachusetts and current CPR certification.  Working knowledge and experience in medication dispersal, OSHA Blood Borne Pathogens standards and other standard health practices.  Experience keeping accurate records of treatment and establishing and implementing treatment procedures. 

Demonstrated ability to recognize and deal with potential health and safety hazards in a residential environment.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to provide staff and students with instruction and training regarding medications, treatment and protocols.  Knowledge of Massachusetts Department of Health regulations preferred.  Strong composure and interpersonal skills to manage people and medical needs in emergencies.

Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  To be considered for this position, complete our online application, upload your resume and cover letter at

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer





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Posted: 3/22/2018
Application Due: 5/21/2018
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