Medication Nurse Manager

Wallingford, CT

The Medication Nurse Manager works as a part of the school-based health center and is responsible for managing the student medication program at Choate Rosemary Hall. This nursing position requires excellent triage and medication management skills, as well as leadership and program management capacity. Choate’s Health Center is integrative, so this position will not only work independently and closely with the medical team, but also collaboratively with the counseling team to best serve students. This position interacts with students, faculty, and families from across the United States and around the world, requiring the individual to have cultural competency and experience effectively working closely with patients of various demographics and backgrounds.

This is a full-time, exempt position

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage and monitor medication management program, which includes organizing and coordinating all aspects of medication administration including:

  • Meet with students and families at the beginning of the year to enroll them in the medication program, and conduct follow-up, check-in meetings with families as needed
  • Meet with students enrolled in the medication program on a regular basis to dispense and review medications
  • Organize medication administration documents
  • Review and follow-up on prescriptions
  • May be asked to convene weekly provider meetings to discuss student medication management when needed
  • Make recommendations to improve the functionality and safety of the program
  • Refer and/or communicate students of concern to Choate counseling for follow-up

 

Triage and provide nursing care to students including:

  • Offer basic first aid
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Administer vaccines
  • Chart in Medicat
  • Work with the medical team to identify and coordinate resources and referrals


Requirements:

  • BSN or MSN degree
  • Current nursing registration (or pending registration) from the State of Connecticut
  • 3 years minimum nursing experience required, preferably in adolescent or pediatric nursing
  • 1 year minimum of managing medications for patients with psychiatric and/or chronic illnesses strongly preferred
  • 1 year minimum of nursing experience in psychiatric nursing strongly preferred
  • School-based nursing experience strongly preferred
  • Program management experience strongly preferred
  • Cultural competency in treating patients from diverse demographics and backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team to support students
  • Bilingual in more than one language is helpful and preferred, but not required

 

Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 350 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students' intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own. 

Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.