Job Openings

Blair Academy, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.

School Setting

Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in northwest New Jersey where 450 students pursue a superior college preparatory education amid a caring, vibrant community. Strong faculty-student relationships lead to exceptional learning and empower students to become persons of great accomplishment and character.

How to Apply—Faculty Positions

Unless otherwise specified in the job listing, a résumé, letter of interest, 2-3 letters of recommendation, and a current transcript (which may be unofficial) should be forwarded to Maria Bowditch, director of faculty hiring, by mail at P.O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J.  07825-0600 or, by email at bowdim@blair.edu

Director of Health Services

Scope of position

Blair Academy seeks a Director of Health Services to provide overall health services for the Blair community and oversee the operation of the J. Brooks Hoffman Health Center while school is in session.

A candidate for this faculty position must be a registered nurse, licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey, who has a special interest in adolescent health care and who understands the particular needs of students living in a boarding school community.  The Director of Health Services reports directly to the Associate Head of School and assumes primary responsibility for identifying health issues, evaluating needs, and implementing and coordinating the health care of a school community of approximately 350 boarding students and 100 day students.  

The Director of Health Services also oversees and schedules a staff of 12 part-time and per-diem nurses, as well as psychologists who contract individually with students. As a member of the faculty, the Director of Health Services provides unique perspectives on the health and safety of Blair students, ensuring the strong and visible presence of the Health Center within the school community. Responsibilities also include the management of all facilities operations as they relate to the medical/nursing needs of the Health Center, as well as confirmation of the professional certifications of both Health Center staff and contract health care providers who have contact with students, faculty and staff.

** The school will give special consideration to candidates who are Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses. The responsibilities below would be amended to account for an NP’s license to prescribe medications.

Responsibilities related to direct primary care

  • Supervise and/or administer primary care; provide assessment, examination and referrals according to written medical directives; collect accurate health-related data.

  • Provide follow-up care, including medication, treatments and health care information.

  • Collaborate with school physician, athletic trainers and other health service personnel in establishing diagnosis, plan of care and evaluation.

  • Assess data collected and make primary decisions on the health management of individual students, faculty and staff. Initiate counseling and health education to allow patients to cope with presenting issues, as necessary.

  • Assume responsibility for follow-up services, such as laboratory work, tests and referrals to specialists and therapists, as well as respond to medical directives for referral of seriously ill patients to the school physician.

  • Serve as a member of the Crisis Response Team to establish and communicate school protocols for emergent public health issues (e.g., SARS, H1N1 and Ebola).

  • Supervise the scheduling of on- and off-campus appointments with psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists.

Responsibilities related to management of medical operations

  • Maintain inventory of all medications, medical supplies and equipment. Regularly communicate with medical supply and pharmaceutical distributors. Order supplies as needed, within budgetary parameters.

  • Maintain proper state and federal licensing for dispensary and medical waste transportation, ensuring compliance with the DEA and other agencies.

  • Initiate and maintain administrative functions of the Health Center through the use of information technology and electronic medical records as deemed appropriate by school administrators.

  • Oversee and coordinate community initiatives, such as health fairs and blood drives.

Qualifications

  • BSN required; MSN preferred with at least 5 years of experience.

  • RN licensed in the State of New Jersey.

  • Certification with NASN or willing to become certified.

  • Current CPR certification or willing to become certified in approved course.

How to Apply

Résumé, letter of interest, undergraduate/graduate school transcript(s) and 2 letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Jackie Roecker, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J.  07825-0600 or, by email, to hr @blair.edu . Complete applications must be received by March 25, 2015.  

Blair Academy, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.

How to Apply—Staff Positions

Inquiries about non-teaching positions should be directed to the email address listed in the individual position descriptions. 

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