Substitute School Nurse

Posted 12 days ago



The role of the school nurse is to advance the wellbeing, and overall health of students, faculty, and staff.  The school nurse is responsible to identify actual or potential health problems and collaborate with administrators, educators, students and families to ensure that a student develops normally.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides health care to students, faculty and staff.
  • Maintains student medical records, seeing that parents/guardians have proper medical forms submitted to school, and assists with referrals as needed.
  • Monitors immunizations and communicable diseases.  Oversees infection control and assesses the environment to ensure a safe and healthy school environment.
  • Receives daily illness calls and daily attendance reports from homeroom teachers.  Phones parents of absent students who have not informed the teacher or school by 11:00 AM as requested.  Updates attendance records.
  • Oversees medication administration, anaphylaxis and confidential list & health care plans.
  • Performs vision, hearing and scoliosis screening.
  • Maintains emergency cards and PPD records of faculty and staff.
  • Educates and maintains records of faculty and staff regarding field trip medication training and EAS (Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis in Schools) training.
  • Maintains the schools AED’s.
  • Reviews and updates the schools safety and security procedures with administration.
  • Reviews and updates medical policies in the student handbook, employee manual and faculty handbook.
  • Prepares and submits to the Business Manager the annual budget for the nurse’s office.  Responsible for ordering supplies and submittal of all bills to Business Manager.
  • Completes monthly payment Division of Public Health Voucher and Quantity of Children Served Report to Business Manager.
  • Serves as a medical consultant with other school professionals, such as physical education teachers, coaches, plant staff and psychologist.
  • Provides health-related education to students and staff.
  • Makes decisions with administration related to the delegation of health care as directed by state law and professional guidance.
  • Serves as a member of the Center Wellness, Innovation, and Learning team.
Qualifications Profile:
  1. Basic computer knowledge 
  2. 1 year minimum clinical nursing experience
  3. School nursing experience is preferred but not necessary.
License or Certificate:
  1. R.N. License
  2. Current certification for CPR & AED 



Posted By

The Independence School

1300 Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE 19711