School Nurse

Friday, June 23, 2017
Advanced Educational Staffing
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Reports to:       Educational Coordinator and Building Administrator

Employed by:   Advanced Educational Staffing (AES)

Job Summary

The job of School Nurse was established for the purpose/s of assessing the health needs of students; developing emergency care plans and individual health plans, incorporating input from parent and/or physician; complying with the laws relating to student health, including parental and guardian consent; providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured students; providing health information and serving as a resource to parents, teachers, staff, and administrators; and identifying health problems for referral for proper treatment.

Essential Duties

  1. Administers first aid to staff / students, medication and specialized medical treatments for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children in accordance with State laws and District policies.
  2. Administers mandated screenings (e.g. vision, dental, hearing, etc.) for the purpose of referring medical conditions and/or providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
  3. Assesses situations involving students' safety, abuse (physical, sexual, drug, etc.) and other health related issues for the purpose of identifying problems, referring for proper treatment and complying with legal requirements.
  4. Collaborates with agencies and other school safety team members to conduct site assessments (e.g. health issues, student health records, emergency preparedness, building/grounds environments, building facilities, etc.) for the purpose of identifying issues and/or providing recommendations for improving safety and accessibility.
  5. Collaborates with parents, students, teachers, staff, health care providers, and/or public agencies for the purpose of promoting and/or securing student health services, providing information and complying with legal requirements.
  6. Conducts age appropriate programs and/or activities in conjunction with classroom curriculum for the purpose of supporting established lesson plans.
  7. Counsels students and families on health conditions and lifestyle issues (e.g. mental health, pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating a healthier student population.
  8. Develops individual student health care and emergency care plans for students with special care needs for the purpose of providing direction to site personnel and/or implementing directions provided by parents and/or physicians.
  9. Implements health care plans for students with health problems for the purpose of meeting the needs of students with chronic health problems and/or accommodation requirements.
  10. Maintains contact with parents/guardians for the purpose of advising them of changes in student health and/or recommending further medical and/or emotional intervention.
  11. Maintains student’s confidential files and records (e.g. health care plans, agency referrals, accident reports, immunization records, etc.) for the purpose of providing information required by legal requirements and professional standards.
  12. Serve as a member of the Individualized Education Plan and/or 504 plan team to report results of health/development evaluations and to provide health-related information.
  13. Complete health/development evaluation of students referred to special education and/or 504 plans when specified in an assessment plan.

Job Specifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in nursing and/or School Nurse Certification
  • Possess and maintain appropriate state license 
  • 3 – 5 years nursing experience
  • Knowledge of basic pharmacology
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated ability to teach universal procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly orally and in writing
  • Basic computer skills including but not limited to Word, email, internet searches
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Maintains current in professional practices
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Criminal background check required




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