The Site Nurse is an integral part of the administrative team and is responsible for medical oversight of the care of participants. The position, supervised by the On-Site Director, is both administrative and clinical. Primary duties include reviewing student medical forms; overseeing the administration of prescription and OTC medications students have brought with them to the site; conferring with parents; monitoring and advising regarding student illnesses and injuries; and acting as a liaison to nearby clinics, physician’s offices, and/or hospitals. The Site Nurse provides medical care according to a physician’s standing orders and authorizations provided on the students’ medical forms. The site nurse assists the on-site director with staff orientation and training related to medical issues. The site nurse must be available twenty-four hours a day, seven days per week by phone to respond to emerging situations.
Candidates for the program nurse position much be licensed as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician’s Assistant in the state for which they are applying to work with Duke TIP. Current CPR and first aid certifications are required. Excellent organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently are required. Experience working with children and young adults is preferred. Previous work in a school or summer residential program environment is helpful. Applicants must possess a genuine interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of adolescents, exhibit maturity and a positive attitude, and be willing to serve as a role model for students. There is a driving requirement for this position. Eligible drivers must possess a valid driver’s license, be at least 21 years old, have an approved driving record on file, and be willing to drive students in Duke TIP vehicles (cars, minivans, 8-passenger SUVs).
Site Nurses are hired for the following programs: