Substitute Nurse - Please click on "Attachments" below right and complete paperwork

Job | Posted 10 months ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services


This is an ongoing substitute nurse position to be filled on an as needed basis when a school nurse will not be present in school for the day.


Rate of Pay:   $150.00 per day


Job Description:




  • NJ School Nurse certificate OR Substitute School Nurse Certificate.
  • Demonstrated expertise in school health nursing practice.
  • Knowledge of child growth and development, family dynamics, current health issues; wellness education
  • Knowledge of community health and social services resources and ability to communicate effectively with non school health professionals and social service agencies.
  • Required criminal history background check and proof of citizenship or legal resident alien status.


Job Goal:             

To promote health and safety in the school environment and provide health services to students, faculty, and staff; to assist with the teaching of sound health practices.

Reports to:           School Principal and Director of Special Services


  • Works in cooperation with the school physician, other school health professionals (e.g. dentist, optometrist), members of the staff, parents and community health professionals to ensure a healthy school climate and to minimize absence due to illness.
  • Conducts health services and screening programs as required by law and/or board policies.
  • Schedules and supervises health surveys of students and staff and makes referrals and conducts follow-up activities as necessary.
  • Provides emergency care in case of sudden illness and administers first aid in case of injury to students, including records of immunizations, and ensures their confidentiality.
  • Maintains up to date health records on all students, including records of immunizations, and ensures their confidentiality.
  • Helps prevent and control communicable disease through lectures, inspections, exclusion and readmission of students and staff in keeping with state and local health regulations and school policies.
  • Notifies principal or his/her designee to arrange for immediate examination of any pupil who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Confers with and advises students, parents, and staff members on matters pertaining to the health and safety of students.
  • Counsels students on good health habits.
  • Provides supervision for sick or injured students until placed under parent/guardian care.
  • Assists the principal and the child study team in the identification and placement of students with disabilities who need special education services.
  • Serves as a member of the I&RS Team.
  • Reviews the health records of pupils referred to the I&RS Committee and provides relevant information.
  • Participates in the development of a comprehensive health education curriculum, serves as a health/safety education resource person to teachers, provides instruction on health topics as directed by principal or supervisor, and upon request, assists teachers with instruction of certain health units.
  • Promotes healthy/safe school environment by assisting the administration and staff to maintain safe and sanitary conditions throughout the school.  Reports problems promptly to the principal.
  • Administers prescribed medication to students in accordance with law and board policy.
  • Collaborates with community and other non-school health agencies to meet the health needs of children and families.
  • Provides special health care and related services to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Respects the confidentiality of records.
  • Assists the principal with the preparation of the school's health budget.
  • Maintains security of school health supplies.
  • Remains abreast of current developments in the health field through continuing education and participation in professional development activities.
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures for comprehensive health education and services.
  • Prepares health and safety reports as required by law and/or requested by the principal and/or superintendent.
  • Provides electronic monthly reports utilizing district software program on a timely basis on specific topics requested by the Board of Education and/or district administrators.
  • Identifies students showing evidence of abuse and/or neglect and reports to administration and proper law enforcement agencies as required by law.
  • Performs such other appropriate duties as required under law or as may be assigned by the principal or superintendent including but not limited to:  Epi- Pen administration as needed and training of staff in Epi- Pen administration, providing for routine inspection of defibulators and ensuring adequate operating status, maintaining as directed student medical data and services provided.
  • Ensures that the procedures for student self medication have been implemented under the proper authorization using the established protocols.



Posted By

Spotswood Public Schools

105 Summerhill Road , Spotswood, NJ 08884

At the following locations

Spotswood District

105 Summerhill Road , Spotswood, NJ 08884

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $19,422

% ELL Students


State Average: 5%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 12.25

% IEP Students


State Average: 16%



State Average: 345