Upper School Nurse

Staff / Full-Time

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Start Date: August 2024

Reports to: Director of Student Support Services

Job Summary: 

BB&N is seeking a full-time Upper School Nurse. The Nurse is responsible for the implementation and management of BB&N’s coordinated school health program which is consistent with BB&N’s philosophy, goals, and objectives as well as consistent with the Massachusetts guidelines and regulations governing school health and nursing. The Nurse will provide quality care as part of an all-school team including collaboration with the Lead Nurse, campus nurses, and substitute nurses.

In addition, the Nurse will demonstrate the following skills and competencies:

  • Developing and maintaining trusting relationships with students and families

  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with faculty and administration

  • Understanding of child development

  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community

  • Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, and inclusion practices

  • Knowledge of and ability to work effectively with cross-cultural populations

  • Self-starter – working independently without day-to-day supervision

  • Ability to facilitate Crisis intervention

  • Maintaining confidentiality; using discretion

  • Support of the institution’s mission

  • Provide healthcare to meet the individual needs of  students

  • Ensures compliance with state-mandated programs

  • Understand and exhibit high standards of professional conduct

Skills and Competencies:

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of three years of experience. They must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition, the candidate must have:

  • Experience in both children and adult illness/injury care

  • Experience working with children and young adults

  • Ability to originate, update, and/or monitor health care, maintain records, and implement the coordinated school health program and Standing Orders

  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications: including willingness to complete CPR Trainer certification

  • Desire to work in a school community

  • Ability and experience in supervising children

Salary: $82,000.00 – $88,000.00

Compensation for full-time employees includes a 403(b) plan with up to a 10% match of salary and other competitive benefits offerings. Benefits offered to eligible employees include health & dental insurance; commuter benefits; long-term disability insurance, and more.

To Apply:

Please visit the Careers at BB&N page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, we strongly encourage all employees to receive at least one of the Pfizer, or Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccines before commencing employment.

About Buckingham Browne & Nichols:

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades Pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally-appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.

BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School. BB&N is an academically excellent, diverse, and inclusive community where students develop into lifelong learners who lead with kindness, curiosity, and integrity. We prepare students to be responsible and open-minded as they engage with the world around them. Our school is guided by the core values of:

  • Inquiry, in which we promote curiosity and critical thinking to inspire a lifelong love of learning. Integrity, in which we strive to be honest, conscientious, and accountable in our actions even when no one is watching.

  • Belonging, in which we foster a culture of respect, well-being, and connection that values all individuals and empowers them to discover and be their authentic selves, and

  • Kindness, in which we strengthen our communities by recognizing our common humanity and treating ourselves and others with respect and compassion.

The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages, and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating, knowing and understanding, and learning from each other.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender