Head School Nurse RN

Essex County Public Schools

Tappahannock, VA 22560, USA Remote / WFH

Jun 21

Job Description

Title: Head School Nurse RN 2021-2022 School Year

Position Purpose and Functions:
* To provide assessment, screening, planning, intervention, evaluation, counseling, management and/or referrals concerning the health and medical care needs of students for the purpose of minimizing absences due to illness, maximizing educational opportunities, and creating a healthy school climate.
* To oversee 3 medial clinics
* To proide supervisory support of school nurses
* To order supplies for 3 clincs
* To update and maintain district AEDs
* To handle standing orders signed by MD
* To file paperwork for epipens
* To ensure the completion of required health training
* To schedule vision, hearing and dental screenings
* To complete all state reports
* To fill in at other schools as needed
* To secure nurse substitutes
* To assist with sports physicals
* To maintain student health records
* To ensure compliance with heatlh laws

Additional Essential Functions:

* Works collaboratively with health care providers, students parents, school district staff and community agencies to ensure access and continuity of care for students.
* Assists in the establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive school health program.
* Collects information about the health development status of students for compliance with state immunization regulations and Board of Education policies.
* Conducts school programs of immunization, physical examinations, and sight and hearing testing.
* Performs nursing assessment for students who are ill or injured; applies appropriate theory as basis for providing first aid, nursing care, intervention and referrals for those students.
* Evaluates nursing care provided and changes plan of care as necessary.
* Implements Board policy with respect to the exclusion and readmission of students in connection with certain infectious and contagious diseases (e.g., Tuberculosis).
* Maintains accurate records and documentation in accordance with state and federal law, and Board of Education policies.
* Develops individual health care plan (ICHP) when needed with specific goals, nursing diagnosis, and interventions delineating school-nursing actions unique to students’ needs and for incorporation into the student’s individualized educational plan (IEP).
* Intervenes as guided by the nursing care plan to implement nursing actions that promote, maintain or restore health, prevent illness and effect rehabilitation.
* Serves as a member of school teams as designated health care professional (e.g., Crisis Teams, PPT, Section 504).
* Provides guidance, counseling and health education to students, parents and employees as necessary.
* Reports to parents, school district personnel, physicians, clinics, and others as needed to meet student health needs.
* Provides instruction and training regarding the Heimlich Maneuver, Blood Borne Pathogen training, the school district’s Emergency plan, and with regard to providing care for students, including students with disabilities.
* Contributes to nursing and school health through innovations in theory; practice and participation in research, including narrative and statistical reports.
* Provides medical assessment to school district employees as requested.
* Provides health education to students as requested.
* Notifies the appropriate person or agency of student’s injury/illness in accordance with Board policy as necessary.
* Confers with parents, students and school district staff and professionals to interpret health and developmental assessments.

Additional Duties:
* Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisors or other administrators.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment:
* Uses medical equipment to provide health care to students/staff, including, but not limited to, blood glucose monitor, stethoscopes, thermometers, sphygmomanometers.
* Uses personal computers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, first aid, illnesses and injuries, nutrition, and related areas.
* Ability to diagnose and provide care for ill or injured students.
* Ability to convey appropriate medical information to school district staff or medical professionals to ensure a proper maintenance in the school setting.
* Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed for position.
* Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint, the Internet, Outlook, electronic mail).
* Ability to problem solve job-related issues.
* Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and students with special needs.
* Ability to follow oral and written orders from supervisors, administrators, physicians, and to coordinate work with principal, teachers and others.
* Ability to describe orally and in writing school health services provided, issues and concerns regarding school health.
* Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.

Safety Requirements:
* Adheres to all applicable professional safety standards and practices in the nursing field, including requirements set forth in federal and state law, and Occupational Safety and Health regulations.
* Implements Board Policy regarding Blood Borne Pathogens and other Board policies regarding the medical or health care of employees and students.

Travel Requirements:
travel between schools may be required

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
* Work in standard school building environment.
* Exposure to body secretions, blood borne pathogens, medicine and medicinal supplies, illnesses and diseases.

Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

Qualifications Profile:
* Must meet qualifications of a school nurse as defined in state regulations.
* Successful experiences working with pediatric population, preferably in a community or school setting desirable.

License or Certificate:
* Requires RN as defined and determined by state law, and currently licensed in the state.
* Current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday

License/Certification:
* BLS Certification (Preferred)
* RN (Required)

Contract Length:
* More than 1 year

Contract Renewal:
* Likely

Work Location:
* One location

EMR Used:
* Not listed / Other

Company's website:
* essex.k12.va.us

Work Remotely:
* No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):
* Remote interview process
* Personal protective equipment provided or required
* Temperature screenings
* Social distancing guidelines in place
* Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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