Weekend and On-Call School Nurse

Staff / Part-Time

Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA

Lawrence Academy (LA) is a boarding and day school in Groton, MA, serving 400 students in grades 9-12. LA enjoys its heritage as one of the oldest independent schools in the country while embracing a contemporary student-centered approach that supports its mission. In LA’s tightly knit environment, students are supported and encouraged to exercise their minds, discover their voices, learn creatively, and take their own initiative. The academic program is uniquely hands-on and allows students to discover how their education can be applied in daily life.


LA is seeking highly motivated, experienced Registered Nurses (licensed in MA) to provide weekend on-campus and on-call coverage in the school’s health center, supporting the health services needs of the school population. Multiple openings are available.



The weekend and on-call school nurse will provide on-campus coverage in the health center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, on-call coverage from Friday evenings beginning at 8 p.m. through the weekend until Monday mornings at 8 a.m., and will provide nursing care to Lawrence Academy students and employees as needed. The weekend and on-call school nurse will assist the Director of Health Services in maintaining and executing the functions of the LA Health Center. Individuals applying for this position must be able to commit to work a minimum of one weekend (hours as noted above) per month during the academic year, excluding school breaks/vacations. Multiple openings are available.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide nursing level visits for student illness or injury.
  • Administer prescription medication or vaccinations per physician order or by parent permission in the case of over-the-counter medications per school protocol.
  • Participate in daily monitoring of students with concussions.
  • Care given by the school nurse will be documented in real time within the school’s EMR.
  • Protect student and employee confidentiality per standards professional ethics and legal requirements (FERPA).
  • Communicate with LA administration faculty and/or coaches about attendance and student health excuses for classes, activities, and athletics.
  • Communicate as appropriate with parents regarding their student’s medical condition(s) and need for follow up with outside providers.
  • Refer as appropriate to the school psychologist or school physician.
  • Participate in maintaining the health center infirmary rooms including laundry and making beds.



Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a Registered Nurse licensed in the state of MA.
  • Proficient in working with an adolescent school health population, including local, boarding, and international students.
  • CPR certification required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to proficiently use MS Office, Outlook, and utilize electronic medical records (EMR).
  • Must be able to commit to work one weekend (combination of on-call and on-site hours, Friday evening-Monday morning) per month during the academic year, excluding school breaks/vacations.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Candidates will be required to complete criminal records, sexual offender records, driving records, and Massachusetts fingerprinting checks.


Physical Requirements:

  • May be exposed to infectious diseases.
  • Day-to-day work includes desk work, computer work, interaction with students, faculty, administrators, health center staff and student families.
  • This position requires standing, sitting, bending, ability to go up and down starts, and the ability to be outside moving from office to office to meet with students and families in a variety of weather conditions.


Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time.


To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and reference list in a single PDF to Melinda Raboin, M.D., at jobs@lacademy.edu. The email subject line should be “Weekend & On-Call Nurse.” No phone calls please.


Cultural competence is an essential element of teaching and learning at Lawrence Academy. We are therefore seeking individuals who are committed to actively participating in professional development and engaging in our cultural competency programs that are structured to move our community forward equitably and inclusively. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. The Academy does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran or Uniformed Service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


For more information on Lawrence Academy go to www.lacademy.edu.


Lawrence Academy

Groton, MA
High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender