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Arch Ford Education Service Center (learn more)

Hot Springs, Ar (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3180453
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: January 13, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Better Chances Academy in Hot Springs, Ar is seeking a Registered School Nurse 

SUMMARY:  School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management services, and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning. (National Association of School Nurses, 1999)
Provision of direct health care to students and staff
Provides care to students and staff who need emergency care due to injury or who present with an acute illness
Within the nurse’s scope of practice and state laws, trains and delegates to unlicensed school personnel  medication administration and/or the delivery of health services as ordered by a licensed health care provider.  Delegation to others involves initial assessment, training, competency validation, supervision and evaluation by the school nurse. 
Assists faculty and staff in monitoring chronic medical conditions
Coordinate care and student emergency action plans related to diabetes, seizures, asthma, allergies and use of emergency medications i.e. Epi-Pen, Glucagon and Diastat
Obtain parental consent for health services
Develop an Individual Health Plan (IHP) for children with chronic disease
Provides leadership for the provision of health services
Assures that  school district policies and procedures adhere to legal and regulatory statutes and ethical standards of nursing practice
Serve on advisory committees/consultation for health accommodations necessary to support student  individual education care plans, (i.e. 504 & IEP).
Assist with the development of school emergency response plan for emergencies and disasters and the training of staff to respond appropriately within applicable state laws
Develop plans/implement plans, and evaluate  response to interventions
Provides screening and referral for health conditions
Address potential health problems that are barriers to learning or symptoms of underlying medical conditions by coordinating and assisting with mandated screenings, i.e., vision, hearing and scoliosis; 
Initiates referrals according to state and school policies
Promotes a healthy school environment
Provide staff educational in-services (but not limited to), i.e.  CPR training and OSHA bloodborne pathogen and infection control updates
Monitors immunizations and reports communicable diseases as required by law 
Review immunization records for compliance to state laws and school policies
Assess the physical environment of the school to improve health and safety, including the assessment of playground, indoor air quality evaluation or review patterns of illness or injury to determine source of concern
Assist in evaluation of school emotional environment to decrease potential bullying and violence and/or an environment that is not conducive to optimal mental health and learning
Promotes health
Provides health education information directly to individual students, groups of students, or classes or by providing guidance and consultation about health education curriculum; 
Promotes health awareness activities such fairs for staff and families; consultation with other school staff , i.e. food service personnel or physical education teachers, regarding healthy lifestyles and staff wellness programs
Serves as a member of the coordinated school health team that promotes the health and well-being of school members through collaborative efforts
Serves in a leadership role for health policies and programs
Provides leadership in the development and evaluation of school health policies, programs and the promotion of an health school environment through the collaboration with coordinated school health programs, crises/disaster management teams and school health advisory councils
Oversees the collection of health data and submission of health reports to LHD for immunization and KDE for school health services.
Serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and health care providers.
Provides case management through by communicating with the family through telephone calls, written communication  and home visits as needed
Serves as a representative of the school community  and communicates with community health providers and community health agencies and partnerships to promote the health of the community
      8.   Other duties as assigned
The role of the school nurse will vary depending on individual needs of local school districts to facilitate the educational process by removal or modification of health related barriers to student learning.  When school districts and local health departments contract for school health services, the contract should spell out the expectations of each party’s duties.  Local health departments may be able to bill preventable health services such as, but not limited to school physicals, well-child assessment, dental screenings, administration of immunizations, and staff wellness assessment.
Public School health insurance, vision, dental, and life insurance are offered and completely optional, along with disability, cancer, accident and critical care.
The contract for this year will be approximately 178 days (dependant upon start date).  This position is for school hours, Monday-Friday.  Salary comensturate with experience ($29,000-$32,000)

Contact Jason Burkman at jason.burkman@archfordhub.org
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $40,000 to $40,000 Per Year
  • Job Category: Student Services > School Nurse
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Arch Ford Education Service Center is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Lindsay Davis, HR Coordinator
    • 101 Bulldog Dr
    • Plumerville, Arkansas 72127
    • Phone: 501-354-2269
    • Fax: 501-354-0167
    • Email: click here

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