Part Time Overnight Registered Nurse – Lake Forest Academy

Overnight School Nurse (On-Call)
Lake Forest Academy currently seeks an overnight nurse for two to three nights per week from
7PM to 7AM. This position starts in January through May 31, 2021. As a temporary position, it
does not qualify for school benefits. Although not required, the nurse may also have
opportunities to substitute during day shifts (7AM – 7PM) as needed.

If one or more boarding students require overnight care, the nurse would work on-site at a pay
rate of $35.00 per hour. Otherwise, the nurse must be available to receive phone calls for
anyone requiring assistance at the rate of $17.50 per hour (unless called in to care for a

The overnight nurse is held responsible to assess, identify and treat health disorders among
students as delegated and provide instruction in the maintenance of good health, wellness and
disease prevention. The nurse must evaluate the physical conditions of students and refer
students to appropriate resources as needed. Decisions made by this employee require
discretionary judgment and analysis.

To apply, visit Lake Forest Academy’s employment page:

Primary responsibilities include:
● Demonstrate clinical competency in nursing practice: Recognize changes in student’s
physical and mental condition and take appropriate action. Adapt nursing care
interventions to the student’s physical condition, emotional status, and developmental
● Implements new policies regarding infection prevention and best practice principles for
all LFA community members as directed by director of health services and in
collaboration with an outside infectious disease consultant and the Associate Head of
● Provide guidance and assessment for medical issues which arise outside of school
hours, including in the middle of the night.
● Provide overnight care for boarding students who are ill, as needed.
● Provides assessments and manages acute, episodic illnesses and helps manage
students with chronic illnesses, with emphasis in health promotion and disease
prevention within scope of practice and as delegated by APN or MD and works
collaboratively with the Associate Head of School
● Adheres to written protocols regarding medical management of patients outside of
school hours.
● Identifies health and safety risk factors associated with a school environment which
may impact illnesses
● Maintain confidential records, HIPAA compliance, student insurance information, health
findings, and other relevant health data
● Comply with federal, state and local health regulations
● Maintain Electronic Medical Records through Magnus
● Review all medical records, identify health issues and confidentially communicate with
appropriate personnel/prior to and throughout the academic year
● Make referrals for students to outside health care providers, dentists, eye care etc.
● Assess, plan, evaluate and follow up on nursing care given on campus
● Decide what medication needs to be administered in light of a student’s symptoms and
their parents wishes stated in Magnus, in accordance with standing orders.
● Provide verbal, and written health education
● Provide emotional support as needed and refer students to the counselors when
● Treat life threatening allergic reactions
● Administration of daily prescription medications, including psychotropics and controlled
substances if applicable during work hours
● Provide care and comfort to students in the infirmaries and keep parents apprised as
● Assist with employee workplace accidents/injuries as needed and report to HR
● Provide report at the end of shift to ensure continuity of care
● Communication with medical offices, families, faculty and staff
● Maintain RN licensure, CPR certification and other professional development as
recommended by Lake Forest Academy and NASN/IASN and the IDFPR
● Other duties as assigned

● The overnight nurse must have an active license as a registered nurse in the state of IL
● A minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
● Certification from the National Board of Certification of School Nurses is preferred
● Computer literacy with electronic health record databases, as well as Google Suite and
Microsoft Office applications, email, internet/web resources
● Experience working with adolescents and understanding of unique needs in this life phase preferred
● Able to handle managing multiple priorities, and the ability to change course when unanticipated events arise
● Excellent communication skills

Physical Demands:
● Must be willing to work with students/staff who could potentially be infected with COVID-19
● Must be able to work 12-hour shifts on a normal basis
● Must be able to navigate a multi-building campus in all weather conditions
● Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate to employees, students, parents and medical professionals
● Must be able to lift up to 50lbs as needed
● Must be able to bend, kneel, squat, reach, lift and stand for long periods of time

Founded in 1857, Lake Forest Academy is a coed, boarding school serving 435 academically
bright and motivated students in grades 9 to 12 from across the globe. The Academy offers a
rigorous curriculum focused on academic excellence and characterized by small classes and
close faculty/student interaction. The school’s mission of educational excellence is founded on
the four pillars of character, scholarship, citizenship, and responsibility. The LFA community
places students at the center of their own learning and provides the support needed to develop
confidence and strong values. Please visit our website for more
information about us.

Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All
personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time
to time, as needed.

Employment at Lake Forest Academy is “at-will,” which mean either you or Lake Forest
Academy may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason without
prior notice.

In accordance with Lake Forest Academy’s policies and state and federal law, receipt of this
position is contingent upon the individual’s successful completion of all requirements to
establish the legal right to work in the United States, as well as a background check. In the
event Lake Forest Academy has not received a complete background check prior to the first
day of employment, employment will be on a temporary basis until such results are
successfully completed.

Non-discrimination Policy:
Lake Forest Academy is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on
the basis of merit. This means Lake Forest Academy will not discriminate against any employee
or applicant based on race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender
expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual
orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic
partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status,
physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military
and veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.
Lake Forest Academy reasonably accommodates employees and/or applicants with
disabilities, provided the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of
the job. If you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation, you must inform Lake
Forest Academy’s Director of Human Resources & Risk Management.