School Nurse RN-Various Elementary & Secondary Schools
Essential Duties Coordinates the school's health services program; follows procedures, protocols, and other instructions provided by School Health Services Supervisor or contained in division manuals and protocols. Assesses the health needs of students by observation, screening programs, and referral procedures and provides intervention as needed. Establishes and maintains standards of emergency care to minimize the effects of accidents and illness in the school. Supports school attendance for children who must use medication in the treatment of illness and chronic disabilities with nursing knowledge and skills. Maintains daily clinic records and prepares other required reports. Serves as a resource for the school's child study team. Provides care for medically-involved and medically-fragile students. Assists physician in health assessment of special education students, secures parental permission and provides follow-up. Interprets health status and/or medical findings to the student, his family, and school personnel as necessary. Presents and trains staff and maintains appropriate OSHA standards within school setting. Trains staff on additional health issues as needed. Member of school safety/crisis team. Attends work daily and is engaged and on task. Performs other related duties. Functions as a contributing member of the school staff and school health team in all aspects of the school program. Demonstrates appropriate use of written and verbal communication. Demonstrates knowledge of child growth and development. Serves as a child advocate. Identifies and reports suspected child abuse or neglect to the building principal. Encourages a well-nourished school population. Provides consultation and referral to students' primary medical care providers for evaluation with treatment and follow-up, if necessary, for suspected health problems. Reports compliance with state laws requiring immunization and exclusion of students with contagious diseases. Encourages each student to be a health-educated person and a knowledgeable health consumer. Improves school nursing and school health through research and continuing education. Attends school, community, and professional meetings as requested. Maintains professional license.