School Nurse - Wrightwood Elementary, Quest HS, Ellison HS, Northtown Academy

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Civitas Education Partners, (CEP) exists to provide equal access to opportunities that break the cycle of poverty by leading and supporting K-12 college preparatory schools. CEP is a school management organization that operates four campuses of Chicago International Charter School (CICS), CICS Ralph Ellison High School, CICS Northtown Academy High School, CICS Wrightwood Elementary School, and CICS Chicago Quest High School.

Position Title:  Nurse

Department: Student Services

Reports to: School Principal

 

Position Summary: 

Duties are to be performed in accordance with standards of professional school nurse practice, Civitas/district/state board of education policies and procedures and   Informed by the school's mission, the nurse coordinates a comprehensive school health program including the delivery of services to students and staff members in order to enhance health and wellness in the school community. law regarding nurse practice.  The nurse actively participates with colleagues in school improvement activities, teaming, and collaboration.  The school nurse will maintain all appropriate documentation and records mandated by regulation and district policy. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordination:

  • Develops and administers a comprehensive school health program
  • Collects and analyzes epidemiological and other school health information and makes recommendations based upon statistical data
  • Establishes and maintainsan accident/injury prevention program to facilitate school safety.
  • Assesses the health and safety needs of the school environment in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines, implementing the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan and other interventions as indicated.
  • Establishes a communicable disease prevention and control program in cooperation with local and state public health agencies.
  • Manages school health records in accordance with Illinois School Student Records Act, providing efficient retrieval of information and other related archival responsibilities.
  • Participates in Child-find programs and establishes and manages health screening programs according to state mandates and guidelines.
  • Participates in the development of health-related policies and procedures in compliance with state mandates and current health practices.

Teaching

  • Provides staff in-service programs on health topics including bloodborne pathogens and the district crisis management plan.
  • Provides health related classroom instruction when necessary.
  • Provide in-service to staff regarding students with specific medical diagnosis that require support during the school day.

Health Office Management

  • Maintains a user-friendly and organized health services facility conducive to confidential communications and services.
  • Works with the Student Services Team Leader to purchase and maintain health and OSHA supplies and equipment as indicated for the health office and school.
  • Manages and makes recommendations for the health services annual budget.

Communication

  • Maintains communication with administrators, teachers, other school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action, which will meet the health and safety needs of students.  Tracks appropriate information in the school-wide computer system.
  • Initiates contact with and acts as a liaison between the home, school, community health agencies and the private medical sector to enhance the health and wellness of the school community
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues

Special Education

  • Participates as a member of the Student Services Team in the identification, evaluation, and placement of students in special education programs.  Writes health component of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) as indicated.

  • Recommends modification of the school program for students who require accommodations due to a health deficiency.
  • Develops and maintains current health care plans for students who need special nursing interventions during the school day, including administration of medications.

Professional Growth

  • Maintain a current knowledge of development in the field of education in general and nursing in particular, by reading journals, attending conferences and workshops, and taking classes.
  • Actively participate in the professional growth supervision process as outlined in the handbook.
  • Participates in the Civitas Schools Supervision & Evaluation Plan.

Administrative

  • Supervise assigned students as required by your schedule.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled meetings, in-service trainings, and staffings.
  • Maintain performance of duties consistent with the mission, philosophy and approved procedures of Civitas Schools.

Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree, Type 73 certification (required)
Registered nurse licensure in Illinois (required)
Master's degree (preferred)