Lead School Nurse, Exempt - Sumter School District
POSITION: Lead School Nurse, Exempt
QUALIFICATIONS: Valid state license as a Registered Nurse (RN). Five (5) years of experience in public health nursing, preferably in a school district. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Student Support Services
- Assesses and evaluates the health and developmental status of students through appropriate screening techniques.
- Directs initial screening programs in schools served and provides secondary screening prior to referral.
- Assumes responsibility for selection and referral of students identified by the screening process as needing medical or other care.
- Compiles information including observations, appropriate medical records, and screening results. Interprets the data to students, their families, and school personnel.
- Monitors pupil immunizations as required by law.
- Screens for vision, dental, hearing, blood pressure, growth, and scoliosis.
- Performs other routine screening procedures.
- Performs health appraisal for students served by Public Law 94-142.
- Maintains health records and uses the information accumulated to initiate preventive, remedial, or rehabilitative action.
- Maintains and records screening date on cumulative health record.
- Participates in health counseling, both planned and unplanned, with individuals and groups to assist the students in improving their health status and to promote self-care, decision-making and wellness behavior.
- Interprets nursing assessments and medical evaluations to students, their families and school personnel.
- Performs follow-up nursing care on children with identified health needs.
- Makes appropriate community and health care referrals when needed.
- Participates in staffing for student placement when requested.
- Provides feedback to schools of screening program conducted.
- Incorporates health teaching in all activities performed.
- Provides teachers with up-to-date, accurate resource materials for classroom instruction when requested.
- Assists parents to learn about health problems and aspects of parental responsibility for the health care and maintenance of their children.
- Assists with orientation, training, and supervision for new health personnel.
- Serves as health consultant by providing relevant health instruction, counseling, and guidance to students, school personnel, parents, and others on subjects such as first aid and emergency care procedures, CPR training, and specific health problems for in-service programs or school parent programs.
- Plans, organizes and coordinates a method of providing first aid and emergency care for each school.
- Assumes responsibility for maintenance for the health room, to include ordering supplies and equipment.
- Administers first aid, care and comfort to ill or injured students as stipulated by written school health policies and procedures, when available.
- Maintains daily log of all children seen for health related problems. Encourages the school to maintain a daily log of all children reported to health room.
- Assists in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
- Makes home visits as appropriate and necessary.
- Serves as liaison between the school, the home, private physicians, health and social agencies, and other community resources to assure appropriate utilization of all available resources for student health needs.
- Maintains up-to-date and accurate records for program service delivery by documenting student records, attendance reports and S.C. State Department End of Year report.
- Maintains on-going program assessment and evaluation through feedback from school and community, participation in employee evaluations, and informing the school and community of program progress and changes.
- Seeks and participates in professional development to enhance continual professional growth through on-going staff development meetings and attending meetings/training relative to job role.
- Supports the school district's total Student Services program to provide for on-going program maintenance and networking.
- Performs such other tasks (which may require knowledge of other job descriptions) as may seem to be appropriate to the School Board or Administration.
STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Physical Requirements: Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis or routine keyboard operations. Requires mobility.
- Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
- Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to subordinates and receiving assignments and/or direction from supervisor.
- Language Ability: Requires ability to read a variety of laws, policies and procedures, technical and professional studies, reference books and publications, etc. Requires the ability to prepare performance appraisals, policies, strategic plans, complex reports, schedules, correspondence, etc. with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.
- Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical, schedule or diagrammatic form; to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Requires the ability to apply influence systems in managing a diverse staff; to learn and understand complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.
- Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instructions; to counsel and teach employees; to teach, discipline and counsel students. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with persons of varying educational backgrounds and in a variety of technical and/or professional languages including education administration, curriculum development, budgeting, personnel, building maintenance, grant administration, public relations, etc.
- Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to utilize mathematical formulas, to determine percentages and decimals and to determine time. Must be able to use practical applications of algebra and statistics.
- Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.
- Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery; to operate motor vehicles.
- Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
- Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
- Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations, volatile situations or tight deadlines. Worker may be subject to danger or risk to a slight degree and to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.
- Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
TERMS: 215 days. The Division of Personnel will establish salary and work year based upon the recommendation and approval by the Superintendent and approved by the Board of Trustees.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in compliance with the Board’s policy on evaluation and professional personnel.
The District's administrative assignments are discretionary with the Superintendent. In the event of any change in the District's organizational chart, reduction in force, or whenever it is deemed in the best interest of the District, the Superintendent may reassign the Employee. Further, the District reserves the right to make reassignments, upon notice to and consultation with the affected employee, consistent with S.C. Code Ann. 59-24-15, as amended.
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER