Registered Nurse - Part- Time- Jean Garvin School

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Registered Nurse-Part-Time- Jean Garvin School:

Employees in this position may be eligible for up to $3,000 in grant-funded tuition or loan assistance.

Jean Garvin School is expanding their current structure to include supports for a more intensive educational program and wants YOU to be a part of it! This is a great opportunity to help grow a unique, new program for youth in our community. The Jean Garvin School is an inclusive space that inspires transformation.  Our mission is to provide a supportive and differentiated approach for students to experience success through independence, mastery, belonging and generosity.

The nurse is responsible for oversight, coordination, and documentation of the medical care for all youth in the Jean Garvin School. This includes provision of direct nursing care, development of medical policies and procedures, maintenance of health records and oversight of health and safety QA processes.  In addition, the nurse provides support for immunizations, screenings, and documentation. We are looking for someone with excellent attention to detail and organizational skills plus strong interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Provides nursing assessments of health status and physical complaints, conducts vision and hearing screenings, administers medication, provides first aid and coordinates specialty consultations as needed. 
  •  Provides health teaching for youth and families, schedules follow-up care as needed.
  •  Functions as part of a multidisciplinary team; regularly attends staff/treatment team meeting as assigned. 
  • Works closely with covering psychiatrists in assessing child's response to psychotropic medication, side effects.  Transcribes MD orders and ensures follow-through. 
  • Works cooperatively with school staff in scheduling off-site medical appointments; ensures consents to give medications are signed and medications are supplied from home for students; other aspects of medical care are integrated into the treatment plan as appropriate.
  • Maintains medical records on all youth including history and physical, specialty consultations, medication administration sheets, health care discharge summary and school health/immunization records in compliance with Department of Education requirements.
  • Reviews all medication incidents, helps analyze patterns of medication incidents with the CYFS QA Director; corrects procedural problems noted.
  • Develops medication administration and other medical policies and procedures in accordance with HC practices and CARF standards.


  • Graduation from an RN education program
  • One to two years of post-RN licensure clinical nursing experience
  • Unencumbered Vermont RN license or eligible for licensure in VT
  • Valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle
  • Fingerprinting may be required


  • Part time (20 hours) / Year round position
  • Exempt
  • Union 
  • Starting at $32.53/ hour
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience


  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
  • Two Dental options through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer 401(k) contributions 
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term insurance
  • Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare Stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!
  • Employee referral and sign on bonus is subject to Howard Center policy.

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence. 

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.