School Nurse -LPN - Part time
School Nurse LPN
Part time position available
De Soto High School
Must have a current LPN License
- 4 hours per day - 5 DAYS PER WEEK - exact hours to be determined
- Start date: As soon as possible
Purpose: The School Nurse along with the Health Services Coordinator helps students attain an optimum level of physical, social and emotional health. In order to coordinate a comprehensive student health program, the School Nurse must work closely with the District Nurse Coordinator, staff and administration of the district.
Reports to: Health Services Coordinator/Principal
1. Keep the Health Services Coordinator informed of health conditions concerning students and staff which are considered more serious than “minor" OR which exceeds their level of training.
2. Maintain confidentiality without fail. However, in the event of suspected child abuse or neglect, the District Nurse Coordinator will be notified as well as the proper authorities.
3. Help students attain an optimum level of physical, social, and emotional health.
4. At the direction of the Health Services Coordinator maintain a comprehensive health program for students, parents, and employees of the district.
5. Ensure that all activities conform to district guidelines.
6. Communicate effectively with members of the district and community.
7. Work effectively with community organizations.
8. React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
9. Appropriately operate all equipment as required.
10. Support the value of life-long learning.
1. Establish and maintain a comprehensive health program for students, parents, and employees of the cooperative.
2. Conduct student health appraisals, including:
a. Medical examinations
b. Vision screenings
c. Hearing screenings
d. Weighing and measuring
e. Follow-up of problems noted
f. Consultation with teachers and parents regarding health problems
3. Coordinate a program of communicable disease control based on Kansas immunization laws, to include:
a. Maintaining immunization records for each student
b. Communicating with parents regarding immunization requirements
4. Coordinate a comprehensive program of caring for students who are injured or who become ill at school.
5. Provide faculty and staff with first-aid training and supplies.
6. Assist in providing emergency care for accidents and sudden illness of pupils until parents assume responsibility.
7. Notify parents and building administrators regarding children who are severely ill or injured.
8. Enforce and monitor medication guidelines.
9. Coordinate and supervise a comprehensive program of dental health education.
10. Encourage parents to provide their children with annual dental check-ups.
11. Request assistance for dentally indigent children
12. Coordinate and supervise a comprehensive program of health education.
13. Encourage periodic health examinations for all children.
14. Confer with parents and community agencies concerning the health of children.
15. Assist in planning health curriculum and instructional materials.
16. Counsel with teachers, students, and parents concerning children’s individual health problems.
17. Demonstrate awareness of the needs of students and provide for individual differences.
18. Assist students in developing feelings of self-worth and in making social adjustments which permit them to cope with disabilities.
19. Maintain a cumulative health folder for each student, recording all data pertinent to the child’s health.
20. Submit accurate and timely reports as required by various health agencies.
21. Immediately report any safety hazards or unsanitary conditions observed in the school environment.
22. Order and maintain all supplies for the health service program.
23. See that school district policies are observed during all activities.
24. Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas, and techniques.
25. Adhere to all district and cooperative health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
26. Other duties as assigned by the Principal or Health Services Coordinator.
All employees must have a current TB test (Tuberculosis). If you’ve had a recent TB Test (less than 12 months ago) we can accept a copy of your test results. If it’s been more than 1 year ago, you will be required to obtain a new test. Employees are responsible for the cost of the test.