About Independence Charter School - Center City (ICS- CC)

Independence Charter School (ICS) is a community-based K-8 public charter school of academic excellence, centrally located in Philadelphia and serving a diverse community of learners. ICS provides an intellectually-stimulating curriculum with a global focus designed to develop independent, thoughtful global citizens. We emphasize second language acquisition and integrate arts, ideas, and histories from around the world. Independence Charter School fosters equity and excellence in learning by embracing global citizenship, bilingual education, rigorous academics, and creative expression through the arts.

Job Description

The Certified School Nurse (CSN) is responsible for coordinating, collaborating, planning for, and, in most cases, providing direct services to ensure that the school’s health program complies with school policy, Pennsylvania School Code, and the PA Dept. of Health Division of School Health Regulations.

The CSN performs general duty nursing work. Manages the school health program and maintains comprehensive health records for each student. Provides health counseling to students, parents and school personnel on issues designed to promote good health habits in students. Collaborates with school personnel and service providers in the community to meet individual student’s needs. The School Nurse reports to the CEO and engages in frequent collaboration with the principal, special education coordinator, enrollment coordinator and director of technology.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and monitors the school health program
  • Prepares comprehensive health histories, schedules and conducts annual health screenings/tests for students, aids the school clinician during physical examinations, assists in immunizing students by cooperating with community health agencies.
  • Provides health counseling for students, parents and school staff aimed at encouraging students to take responsibility for their health care.
  • Interprets the assessed health status to students, their parents and school personnel and other appropriately concerned parties and provides counsel regarding health problems that interfere with learning, refers students and parents to community sources of health care, counseling and financial assistance; conducts follow-up to ensure students are receiving recommended treatment.
  • Provides specialized nursing care for students with chronic conditions who may require procedures such as catheterization, tube feeding and tracheostomy care; oversees the activities of ancillary personnel.
  • Oversees the school health room; provides care in case of illness or injury; provides treatment in accordance with standing medical orders; advocates a safe school environment, is observant to potential health and safety hazards.
  • Maintains comprehensive health records for each student including findings of screenings and examinations; management of health problems; records health program data for evaluation, research and continuity of school nursing services.                
  • Maintains a viable health communications network; functions as a member of an interdisciplinary school team including principals, counselors and teachers; interacts with community organizations and local clinics.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to ICS mission and ability to relate to a diverse population of students and parents
  • Proficiency in computer skills including: student information systems, content management systems, email marketing tools, Google Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel, and ability to learn new programs/software quickly
  • Proven experience organizing and prioritizing work
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to handle requests and inquiries and respond within a timely manner
  • High attention to detail
  • Demonstrated professionalism and responsibility, and a strong work ethic and standards
  • A positive, high-energy attitude, and a drive for personal excellence
  • Flexible attitude, ability to work with urgency
  • Strong problem solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours


Education & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of an accredited nursing program.
  • Two years of full-time, paid, professional nursing experience.




  • Valid license registered professional nurse issued by the State board of Nursing, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Valid School Nurse Certificate issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Physical Requirements


Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as:


  • Functioning in office space – reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, making phone calls
  • Must be able to sit for up to two hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs on a frequent basis


How to Apply


Please submit a resume detailing your relevant qualifications and experience as well as a cover letter to jobs@icscharter.com. Please indicate “Certified School Nurse” in the subject line.

Job Type


School Type

Public Charter





Education Level

4- Year Degree