School Nurse

Job | Posted 3 months ago
Start Date


To assist in addressing, maintaining and improving student health and the smooth and efficient operation and provision of school health services.

Essential Functions

  • Abides by applicable federal, state and local school, school health and nurse practice laws and regulations, guidelines, mandated programs, District policies and administrative regulations, and applicable collective bargaining agreements. Recommends changes to District policies or administrative regulations. Reviews and abides by Pennsylvania Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators.
  • Maintains comprehensive health records for each registered student and records of school nursing services. Maintains emergency information for students and staff and keeps records of communications with parents, staff, and community agencies regarding students.
  • Reviews and monitors students’ immunization status and makes appropriate referrals to up-date immunizations as necessary.
  • Organizes, performs, and supervises state mandated health and wellness screenings for students.
  • Provides care for students who are ill or injured.
  • Organizes and assists the physician and dentist with state mandated physical exams to include those for athletes.
  • Serves as a resource for classroom teachers and the community regarding health and wellness education, growth and maturity, personal hygiene, and dental care.
  • Provides information and instruction on health topics as required and/or mandated.
  • Administers medication according to physician orders and school district policies and administrative procedures. Provides for safe storage of and emergency access to medications and reliable administration and recording of all doses given. Maintains records for each person who has met the training requirements to administer emergency medications in accordance with law and regulations and notifies him/her if updates are required.
  • Assumes responsibility for supplies; count inventory and stock as needed and reconciles supply order to stock.
  • Ensures the timely delivery of all state-mandated health reports as required by PDE and the Department of Health, including compilation of student health data. Prepares reports as requested for the District.
  • Participates as requested in committees, programs and activities relating to student health and wellness including the Student Assistance Program, Crisis Team, Suicide Prevention, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention.
  • Identifies students at risk for physical or psychosocial problems and communicates concerns to parent/guardian or appropriate school personnel. Assists families with locating community resources for needed health care.
  • Helps to identify high risk children in need of services. Assists with training of and sharing information with staff on recognizing signs of child abuse.
  • Maintains communication with staff regarding the physical and medical needs of students that may affect behavior, appearance or academic performance, while maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Participates as requested in development of accommodations for students with disabilities and implements all roles and responsibilities assigned to the school nurse. Develops Individualized Health Plans for students as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned in accordance with school policy, administrative regulations, state and federal laws.

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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's Degree  - Nursing

Licenses & Certifications
Valid School Nurse Certification, RN; and Valid CPR/AED and First Aid certification

Posted By

Highlands School District

101 E. 9th Avenue, Tarentum, PA 15084
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $16,365

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.21

% IEP Students


State Average: 18%



State Average: 302