School Nurse - Continuous Posting (#323134)
Assumes a leadership role in promoting the health and safety of Washoe County School District students through health education, health counseling, advocacy, and by performing or supervising nursing care of students. Oversees or performs specialized nursing procedures such as insulin injections, tracheostomy care, ventilator management, and gastrostomy feedings on school campuses and on school-sponsored field trips. Instructs and supervises Clinical Procedure Nurses, unlicensed clinical aides, and school personnel in the delivery of nursing services at assigned school(s). Actively collaborates with parents, teachers, administrators, and other members of the educational team in order to maximize the learning potential of students. Supervises and manages the functions of the school health office(s) within assigned school(s), and ensures compliance with policies and procedures in all areas of student health services. Assesses the health status of students and refers students and families to appropriate community and medical resources. When available, takes the leadership role in managing, directing, and performing first aid and emergency care, including vital signs, in the event of a serious injury or illness. Develops and coordinates safe and appropriate health plans for students with special health care needs. Practices school nursing under the direction of the chief nurse in accordance with the Nevada Board of Nursing regulations and the Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapters 632 and 391. Adheres to all policies and procedures of the Student Health Services Department and the Washoe County School District.