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Achievement First Achievement First


Location: Rhode Island
Department: Nurse

School Year: 2021-22 

About Achievement First 

Change requires change agents. Across our growing network of high-performing public charter schools, our students in historically underserved communities enter our doors looking for a great  education. We are looking for you. We are a network of innovators, of dedicated teammates  committed to pursuing excellence for ourselves, our students and our families.  

We believe in the fierce urgency of now. In our classrooms, our students benefit from high-quality,  rigorous and engaging instruction infused with a contagious enthusiasm for content and learning.  Our students know they can and will achieve, and every day we work to provide them with  opportunities for deep intellectual engagement across all subjects and content areas. Our students will graduate from top colleges and universities and then will have access to all of the life and  leadership opportunities that flow from a great education. Our students will change the world. 

About the Role 

We are looking to hire a school nurse to join our team. The school nurse is a key member of our  team and is primarily responsible for providing our scholars with quality health services and  connecting our families with community resources.  

Responsibilities of the Nurse will include but are not limited to: 

  • Act as a proactive liaison between children, families and health care resources to access  and coordinate care 
  • Administer first aid, medication, specialized medical treatment and health screenings
  • Refer students who require further medical attention to needed treatment 
  • Assess situations involving students’ safety  
  • Maintain all health records and reporting procedures to external agencies to ensure  compliance with established regulations 
  • Work as part of a school-wide team to encourage healthy living 
  • Implement health care plans for special education students, children with chronic health  problems and/or 504 accommodation requirements 
  • Coordinate/Provide training on various health related subjects or policies (e.g. CPR/First  Aid, disaster preparedness, health education, etc.) as needed 
  • Track and manage health data to identify trends, improve student health outcomes and  reduce the spread of illness.  

Skills and Characteristics 

  • Belief in the Achievement First mission and Educational model 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Demonstration of strong interpersonal judgement
  • Self-motivated leader who can work independently as well as part of team
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a “whatever it takes” disposition
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish, strongly preferred.

Educational Background and Work Experience 

  • Current State RN license;
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • State School Nurse Teacher certification mandatory 



Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package. Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer.

Achievement First is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. You can learn more about diversity at Achievement First here: