JobID 4494 : School Nurse (#1512282)

Job | Posted 24 days ago
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FTE:  1.0
Calendar:  185 Days

Priority Screen Date:  Close of business May 5, 2019

Purpose Statement

The job of Nurse is done for the purpose of overseeing the individual health needs of students; implementing health care plans directed by physicians; ensuring district health care practices comply with the laws relating to student health issues; providing appropriate immediate care for ill, medically fragile and /or injured students; serving as health care resource to teachers, staff and administrators; conducting mandated vision screenings and identifying health problems for referral to appropriate parties for proper follow-up treatment.
Job Functions

  • Administers mandated vision screening.  Referrals to Speech and Language for hearing screening.  Other referrals as needed for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
  • Administers first aid, medication and specialized medical treatments (e.g. oral suctioning, catheterization, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
  • Assesses situations involving students’ safety, abuse (physical, sexual, drug etc.) and other health related issues for the purpose of identifying problems, referring for proper treatment and complying with legal requirements.
  • Collaborates with parents, students, health care providers, and/or public agencies for the purpose of promoting and/or securing student health services, providing information and complying with legal requirements.
  • Conducts age appropriate health education in conjunction with classroom curriculum such as health education, nutritional workshops, 5,6 grade maturation, 3-6 grade Blood Borne Pathogen classes, and other health education classes upon request for the purpose of supporting established lesson plans.
  • Develops individual student care plans for the purpose of addressing students’ health needs; providing direction to site personnel and/or implementing directions provided by parents and/or physicians.
  • Directs student health services for the purpose of prioritizing project activities, ensuring utilization of personnel in compliance with site requirements and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Maintains students’ confidential files and records (e.g. health care plans, agency referrals, etc.) for the purpose of providing information required by legal and professional standards.
  • Maintains contact with parents/guardians for the purpose of advising them of changes in student health and/or recommending further medical and/or emotional intervention.
  • Monitors students referred for illness and/or injury for the purpose of attending to their immediate health care concerns and initiating follow-up care.
  • Monitors students with chronic illnesses for the purpose of assisting the child in achieving the highest possible functional level.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and seminars, and interdisciplinary teams for the purpose of gathering, conveying and/or sharing information on students health needs, service delivery, and educational programs and/or improving skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Collects and provides annual student data for State reports.
  • Provides training on a variety of health related subjects such as CPR and emergency first aid, medication management, administration of emergency medications (e.g. Epinephrine, Asthma, inhalers and Naloxone (secondary schools only)), health related policies and procedures, substance abuse, growth and development, food allergies, STD’s, and hygiene for the purpose of promoting a healthy lifestyle and/or acting as a resource to students, teachers, and other school personnel.
  • Refers students requiring additional medical attention for the purpose of providing required follow-up treatment and services.
  • Reports health and safety issues (e.g. fights, suspected child or substance abuse, contagious diseases etc.) to assigned administrator and appropriate agencies for the purpose of maintaining student personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
  • Researches a variety of topics relating to health and medical care (e.g. wellness, nutrition, treatment protocols, childhood diseases etc.) for the purpose of providing information to staff, students, parents and the public.
  • Assists school secretaries in maintaining adequate student immunizations records.  Organizes immunization clinics throughout the school year to assist families in maintaining required immunizations.
  • Responds to emergency medical situations (e.g. severe falls, prescription medication reactions, bleeding etc.) for the purpose of ensuring appropriate immediate medical attention and related follow-up action.
  • Skill in maintaining regular and predictable attendance for fulfilling job requirements efficiently and effectively. Will be required to attend activities, events, and meetings outside of normal work hours.


  1. Bachelor's degree in job related field
  2. State of Utah Nursing License
  3. 2 years nursing experience, preferably in pediatrics.
  4. Has the ability to operate standard office and classroom equipment, including computer, printer, smartboard, copier, phone, and fax.
  5. Expresses self clearly and effectively.
  6. Listens to and understands information and ideas presented.
  7. Expresses information clearly in writing.  Uses proper organization and grammar.
  8. Communicates with students in a multi-media environment.
  9. Performs essential duties and responsibilities efficiently, accurately and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation.  

Perform other related duties as assigned.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in an school setting. This position may require travel, including driving, throughout the District and other locations for business-related purposes. General lifting in an school environment. This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position.

Salary:  Certified Schedule


Posted By

Salt Lake City School District

440 E 100 S, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,135 (USD)

State Average: $7,571 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 22.85

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%


State Average: 338