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BrightStar Care Registered Nurse (RN) in Melrose Park, Illinois

  Job: School Nursing Join our team as an elementary or middle school nurse and make a difference in the lives of young learners. We are looking for dedicated nurses to provide compassionate care, administer medications, conduct health assessments, and collaborate with teachers and District nursing staff to create a safe and nurturing environment for students to thrive. If you have a valid nursing license, excellent communication skills, and a passion for working with children, we invite you to apply. The school year has already begun; all remaining open positions offer a unique opportunity to get started on a career path in school nursing right away! School nursing certification is not required. What We Offer: At BrightStar Care we value each of our employees and care about their well-being. We strive to provide best-in-class benefits packages, including: * Weekly pay via direct deposit * Monday thru Friday schedules, with summers off! * Health insurance options * Paid Time Off * Opportunities to pick up PRN work in other areas of nursing during school breaks * Employee referral bonus We strongly live our value of a work-life balance by providing our employees with the following: * We offer flexible work schedules on a variety of assignments, procedures, and specialties * National opportunities with over 300 locations in US Responsibilities * Provide on-site nursing care to students in elementary or middle school buildings * Administer medications * Monitor and manage in-school medical care for students with chronic conditions (ie diabetes, seizures, cerebral palsy) or temporary medical needs * Triage, treat, provide interim urgent care to injured or ill students Requirements * Current unrestricted RN license in Illinois. * Recent physical (1 year or less) and negative TB skin test or chest x-ray * Current CPR certification * Minimum one (1) year of nursing experience preferred. * Licensed driver with valid automobile insurance * This is not a desk job. Successful nurses will be on school premises interacting with students of varying ages. Nurse must be able to stand walk, squat, bend, kneel, reach, twist, push and pull without restrictions.   We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.