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Residential Program Nurse

Pittsburgh, PA

Western PA School for Blind Children


Barbara Cunningham

[email protected]


Job Description:

Registered Nurse, Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children:  WPSBC serves a unique and diverse student population with dedicated, expert nursing personnel working alongside collaborative instructors, skilled therapy colleagues, and dynamic administrators. 


The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children nurtures the unique abilities of individuals with blindness and visual impairment through educational excellence and a lifetime of learning.  Founded in 1887, we have enjoyed the respect and support of our community, families, and colleagues for our legacy of service over more than a century.  Our low staff turnover rate is unique among human service organizations, facilitating continuity of instruction and care for our students.  We value compassion and creativity, excellence in service and collaboration, the dignity of our students, and their right to self-determination.


We’re looking for a nurse committed to caring for students with special health care needs during the residential program, Sunday evenings through Thursday evenings.  Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience; health benefits are affordable and the state pension plan (PSERS) is well funded.


Ideal candidates have at least several years of nursing experience and have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  RNs without a Bachelor’s Degree but with relevant experience will be considered   Effective and strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.  Candidates must hold professional nurse licensure in Pennsylvania (Registered Nurse).


Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide routine and as needed nursing care for residential students ages 3-21, including medication administration, respiratory care, oversight of tube feedings, and other medically ordered health interventions

  • Provide first aid and emergency care including activation of Emergency Medical Services (911) when warranted

  • Update and communicate with families of students via telephone and email regarding their child’s health status

  • Collaborate with nursing and other school colleagues across all three shifts to ensure continuity of care supportive of students’ learning and productive use of leisure time

  • Document care activities as directed


The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children is located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  With 90 unique neighborhoods that make up the city, there is something for everyone.  Between diverse and exciting arts programing and the rich sports history of our City of Champions, we have quite the story.

The School shares the neighborhood with world class universities including the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Duquesne University.  These and other local institutions of higher learning create a vibrant learning community.


Why Should You Apply?

  • Steady shift with all Fridays and Saturdays off

  • School year schedule – summer hours optional but not required

  • Unique nursing environment –school health meets complex care

  • Opportunity to contribute to continuity of care for a consistent student caseload

  • Directly supervised by the Health Services Director who is a nurse

  • Daily opportunities to learn and grow professionally, in addition to support for continuing education activities

09/12/2019 12/11/2019



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