School Nurse- Exceptional Student Centers or Schools with ESE Clusters, Head Start, Full Service School Programs
Salary Range (Hourly): $25.55460 - $36.59117
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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. EXPERIENCE: Requires a minimum of three (3) years pediatric clinical nursing experience. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Requires a degree in Nursing; Licensed Registered Professional Nurse in State of Florida; valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate and updated according to American Heart Association Standards. Must pass job related test requirements as follows: Medication 85% Universal Precautions 100% Bilingual skills preferred. Computer skills as required for the position. OR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: An earned associate’s degree from an accredited institution. EXPERIENCE: Requires a minimum five (5) years clinical nursing experience, including a minimum of three (3) years in pediatric clinical nursing. School Nurse - Exceptional Student Centers or Schools with SBBC: JJ-049 ESE Clusters, Head Start, Full Service School Programs (cont.) ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Requires degree in nursing; valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate and updated according to American Heart Association Standards. Licensed Registered Professional Nurse in State of Florida required. Must pass job related test requirements as follows: Medication 85% Universal Precautions 100% Bilingual skills preferred. Computer skills as required for the position. OR EDUCATION: Diploma certificate from an accredited school of nursing. EXPERIENCE: Requires a minimum five (5) years clinical nursing experience, including a minimum of three (3) years in pediatric clinical nursing. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Licensed Registered Professional Nurse in State of Florida. Valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate and updated according to American Heart Association Standards. Must pass job related test requirements as follows: Medication 85% Universal Precautions 100% Bilingual skills preferred. Computer skills as required for the position. REPORTS TO: Administrator of the School or Program SUPERVISES: Employees as assigned POSITION GOAL: To maintain and/or improve the health status of students thus enabling them to profit fully from their educational experiences; and promote optimum health status and lifestyles for all students through the joint efforts of the home, school and community. School Nurse - Exceptional Student Centers or Schools with SBBC: JJ-049 ESE Clusters, Head Start, Full Service School Programs (cont.) ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES The School Nurse shall: 1. apply appropriate nursing theory as the basis for decision making in the school setting: a. Demonstrate knowledge of nursing theory by sharing information with peers, students, family, staff, other professionals and the community to assist change. b. Demonstrate application of nursing theory by use of most recent techniques and information which govern actions. 2. establish and maintain a comprehensive school health program following the guidelines of the Florida Department of Professional Regulation, Board of Nursing and School Board Policies. a. Consult with school administration to establish, review, and revise procedures for a comprehensive school health program which is in compliance with federal, state and local statutes and regulations. b. Assist in training, supervising, and evaluating paraprofessionals (unique aides). Determine extent of orientation, amount and type of supervision needed to comply with the Nurse Practice Act, and other legal considerations. c. Assume responsibility for inservice programs for school personnel regarding health-related issues. d. Establish process to identify students at-risk for physical and psychosocial problems. e. Communicate student health needs to other school personnel. f. Establish follow up mechanism for referral of identified students. g. Complete written reports to provide continuity and accountability of the program. 3. develop individualized health plans for students using nursing process. a. Collect information about the health and developmental status of the student in a systematic and continuous manner, including health and social histories; screening results; physical assessment; emotional status; performance level and health goals. b. Collect data from student, family, school, personnel and health care professionals. c. Use data collected about the health and educational status of the student to determine a nursing diagnosis. 1. coordinate efforts with those of other providers and school personnel to decrease duplication of care. 2. identify relationship between health status and the student's ability to learn. d. develop a nursing care plan with specific goals and interventions, delineating school nursing actions unique to student needs. e. intervene as guided by the nursing care plan to implement nursing actions that promote, maintain, or restore health, prevent illness, and affect rehabilitation. f. assess student response to nursing actions in order to revise the database, nursing diagnoses, and nursing care plan, and to determine progress made toward goal achievement. School Nurse - Exceptional Student Centers or Schools with SBBC: JJ-049 ESE Clusters, Head Start, Full Service School Programs (cont.) g. document diagnoses, plans, interventions, and results on the student health record. 4. collaborate with other professionals in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and other school health activities. a. participate as a team member. b. act as advocate for the student and family when appropriate. c. include the student in team conference whenever possible and appropriate. d. identify health-related needs and objectives for inclusion in the individual education plan; assume responsibility for provision of healthrelated procedures and treatments. e. cooperate with other team members and community sources of care to prevent duplication of services. 5. assist student, families and groups to achieve optimal levels of wellness through health education. a. identify needs for health. b. serve as resource person for health education classes; and as member of curriculum committee for health education. c. counsel students and families in health-related matters. d. promote preventive self-care strategies with school personnel. 6. participate in evaluation to assure quality of health services provided for students and assume responsibility for continuing education and professional development and contributes to the processional growth of others. 7. participate with other members of the community to assess, plan, implement and evaluate school health services and community services that include the broad continuum of promotion of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. a. participate in planning for school health services within the community. b. provide coordination with existing systems and services. c. facilitate the development and implementation of school health services. d. influence appropriate individuals and groups regarding school and community health needs. e. interpret school health services needs and the role of the school nurse to the school and community. f. use community resources for referral of students with unmet health needs in the school. g. collaborate with agencies within and outside the community to insure continuity of service and care. 8. perform and promote all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies of The School Board of Broward County. 9. participate successfully in the training programs offered to increase the individual's skill and proficiency related to the assignment. 10. review current development, literature and technical sources of information related to the job responsibility. 11. ensure adherence to good safety procedures. 12. perform other duties as assigned by the principal of each school/center in coordination with clinical nursing supervisor. 13. follow federal and state laws, as well as School Board policies. School Nurse - Exceptional Student Centers or Schools with SBBC: JJ-049 ESE Clusters, Head Start, Full Service School Programs (cont.) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District's approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the School Board. EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Board Policy. Board Approved: 7/1/82 & Adopted & Amended: 8/5/82 Item G-7: 11/6/86 Title Change & Revision: 6/16/92 Revised: 2/2/93 Revised: 11/15/94 & Adopted 12/20/94 Revised & Adopted: 12/9/2003 Revised: 11/3/04; 5/24/07