Part Time School Nurse - ICSD

Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services




Department: Special Programs             Date Prepared: 03/08/2023


Job Title: School Registered Nurse (BSN) - Part Time


Classification (FLSA Status): Exempt


Lane/Salary Grade: Hourly


Location: Assigned School




General Function:

The School Registered Nurse (BSN) provides educational and nursing services in Iron County School District by managing the health services program for the assessment, evaluation, maintenance, and improvement of student health needs in a school setting to better protect students and staff against risks to health and safety, as well as promote a physically healthy school environment.


Organizational Structure:


Job Title: School Registered Nurse (BSN)


Supervisor’s Title: Director of Special Programs


Jobs Reporting to this Title:

  • Nurse Aides


Summary and Overall Objective:

The School Registered Nurse (BSN) provides educational and nursing services in Iron County School District 


Essential Functions Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in medical examinations and reviews findings to evaluate health status of students and progress of the program. 

  • May provide one-on-one direct services to students as needed. Including, but not limited to G-tube monitoring and feeding, oral suctioning, monitoring vital signs, diabetic management, care, and medication administration.

  • Cooperates with school personnel in identifying and meeting social, emotional, and physical needs of school children. 

  • Collaborates with school office staff, principal, and/or parents regarding students identified for exclusion due to medical reasons. 

  • Monitors immunization records, provides first-aid, and maintains health records of students. 

  • Monitors all aspects of dispensing medication to students at school to include proper provider authorization, parental request, proper administration, and timely documentation. 

  • Counsels students in good health habits. 

  • Promotes students’ healthy habits of daily living by assisting teachers with communication media and other educational materials – hand washing, general hygiene, and nutrition. 

  • Assists in programs for care of disabled children. 

  • Participates in SEP/IEP inter-discipline team meetings and formulate health care plans as necessary for students in Special Education, 504 Plan, chronically ill, and/or having short-term disabling conditions. 

  • Assists in maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment by promoting OSHA Standards relevant to biohazardous materials, hepatitis, and first aid-CPR training. 

  • Promotes prevention of communicable diseases, i.e., immunization, STD and HIV prevention programs, and other support activities based on state standards and local policy. 

  • Plans school health programs, in cooperation with medical authority and administrative school personnel. 

  • Plans, schedules, and conducts school-based clinics focusing on prevention of disease/dysfunction, such as vision screening, maturation for students of designated age. 

  • Participates in health/nursing events, such as: immunization and flu clinics with the Public Health Department, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, disease prevention training, maturation, hygiene, nutrition, first aid, etc. 

  • Expands, promotes, and implements educational dental health programs on brushing and flossing, and collaborating with parents.

  • Acts as liaison with Dental Coalition and PTA’s to recruit volunteers for various clinics and projects.

  • Instructs classes in subjects such as child care, first aid, and home nursing, and establishes nursing policies to meet emergencies. 

  • Trains school designated office personnel who serve in the capacity of nurse assistants to provide first aid, administer medications, maintain documents, and retrieve information for reports. 

  • Works closely with the Utah Department of Health Disease Control and Prevention in educating school secretaries and health assistants on the Utah School Rule regarding immunizations and takes the lead role in enforcing accurate collection and entry of immunization data, informing and assisting schools with the necessary steps with regards to non-compliance, and state reporting requirements. 

  • Refers parents of students with health problems who may need financial assistance to proper resources. 

  • Works with community agencies in planning facilities to meet needs of children outside school situations. 

  • The complex role of the school nurse demands, but is not limited to, an understanding and knowledge of: 

  • Community, including community as a system.  

  • Applicable laws, regulations and standards pertaining to school nurse practice (Utah Nurse Practice Act and Rules). 

  • Current nursing research and theory and its application to daily practice.

  • Serves on committees/councils pertinent to safety, hygiene, family support, and community. 

  • Participates in annual review, creating necessary revisions, and obtaining administrative and Board approval of the Medication Administration Policy for students, as well as other health related policies as requested, as per Utah Code and the UNPA. 

  • Collaborates with the District Technology Department in developing, entering, maintaining, and collecting data via an electronic student information system for all students with medical alerts and students with Health Care Plans; including those with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and/or 504 Plan. 

  • Utilizes the electronic system for entering Health Care Plans, Student Emergency Plans, forms, etc., into the electronic system. 

  • Annually monitors to confirm that all plans are submitted and updated. 

  • Makes recommendations with regard to changing trends in health services, health needs, and program outcomes, goals and objectives. 


    Competencies (Knowledge, skills, abilities):


    This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

    • Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English at a level required for successful job performance. 

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 

    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 

    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, public groups, and/or the ICSD School Board. 

    • Ability to work with applicable mathematical concepts. 

    • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 

    • Ability to perform mathematical operations using units of American money. 

    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out essential duties of this position. 

    • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

    • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems involving concrete variables situations. 

    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.




    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; and any licenses or certifications required. 


    Required Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (B.S.N.) from an accredited four-year college or university. 

    • One to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Preferred Education and Experience: 

    • Experience with gastrostomy tubes, tracheostomies, suctioning, oxygen administration and other specialized medical treatments and equipment preferred. 

    • Knowledge about seizure and psychotropic medication purposes and side effects preferred


    Job Related Experience:


    Required Licenses and Certifications: 

    Must have and maintain an active Utah Registered Nurse License



    • Iron County School District expects all employees to practice high standards of moral and ethical conduct which are consistent with the values taught in our schools. 

    • All employees are expected to be law abiding, ethical and honest; and demonstrate respect for the dignity of all students, colleagues, parents and members of the community. 

    • All employees are expected to adhere to all district policies while employed. 


    Working Conditions:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work Environment: 

    • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually


    • Employees working under this position description are considered to have regular contact with

    students who may place the incumbent at risk to bodily fluids. 

    • These employees are eligible to receive the Hepatitis A and B vaccines from the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, at no cost.


    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this job, 

    • The employee is regularly required to sit. 

    • The employee frequently is required to stand, sit or stand in a bent or stooped position, walk, reach with hands and arms, use fingers and hands to handle, and talk or hear. 

    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

    • School Registered Nurses must be able to lift up to, but not exceeding, 55lbs on an occasional basis. A team lift or utilization of the necessary equipment is recommended if any other items or persons exceed this weight limit. 


    Machines, Tools, Equipment Used: 

    • Computers, 

    • Electrical pumps for feeding tubes, 

    • Suction equipment, 

    • AED machines, 

    • Nursing tools for physical assessment of student or faculty, 

    • Blood glucose monitors


    Possible Hazards: 

    • Contact with dissatisfied individuals

    • Contact with bodily fluids.

    • Exposure to illness


    Expected Work Hours:

    • 20 Hours per week 

    • During Regular School Hours


    Travel Requirements: 

    • Regular travel within district required

    • Some instate travel needed for meetings or conferences


    Terms of Employment: 


    Job Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified  Personnel.


    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


    Iron County School District is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law. 




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    Iron County School District

    2077 W Royal Hunte Dr , Cedar City, UT 84720

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