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SCHOOL NURSE

Earle School District

Earle School District, AR

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Job Description

JOB TITLE: School Nurse

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Licensed as Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas
2. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
3. Maintains current CPR certification and First Aid Training.

CONTRACT 190 day, Salary based.


EVALUATOR: Director of Nursing and Building Principal

JOB OBJECTIVES:
To enhance the educational process of children and youth by assisting them to improve or adapt to their health status. To provide coordinated, comprehensive health services to the students within the school system and to advocate and facilitate conditions that promote optimal physical, mental, and emotional health for children, families, and the community.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Applies appropriate theory as basis for decision making in nursing practice.
Establishes and maintains a comprehensive school health program.
Consults with school administration to establish, review, and revise policy and procedures
Emergency procedures
Medication administration protocols
Safety measures and programs
Student/personnel health services
Health education
Supervises designated school personnel in the proper administering of first aid and medications.
Assists with in-service programs for school personnel for first aid, emergency care, and current health issues.
Adheres to the district’s policies and procedures.
Demonstrates regular and prompt attendance.
Regularly checks and maintains district AEDs.
Establishes processes to identify students at risk for physical and psychosocial problems and communicates needs to other school personnel.
Uses the data management system to plan and evaluate the comprehensive school health program to monitor the health of the school population.
Collaborates with school administration and counsellors in assessing and improving the social and emotional climate of schools and classrooms
Conducts screening programs for students at designated grade levels: Vision, Hearing, Scoliosis, Pediculosis, Growth and Development.
Assesses health care needs of students and families
Implements appropriate nursing measures to meet identified health needs of students.
Administers first aid in accordance with American Red Cross and National Association of School Nurses guidelines.
Serves as a resource person for faculty, parents, students and community in health education.
Presents to students in the classroom, if requested, health information which is age specific to the health and safety needs of a particular age group or specific individual group of students, to include tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and puberty education.
Participates in in-service training programs and other programs designed to promote professional growth.
Serves as an agent in the control and prevention of communicable disease.
Authorizes exclusion and readmission of students in connection with communicable diseases and conditions.
Dispenses medication according to Physicians orders and school policy.
Appraises and identifies student health problems and encourages their correction by working with students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
Develops Individual Health Care Plans for students with health concerns.
Provides health counseling to students, parents and school personnel.
Maintains current immunization records on all students.
Interprets medical reports and contacts physicians for clarification of the students’ medical needs while at school.
Acts as liaison between physician and community agencies for illnesses and social problems that affect attendance at school.
Interprets school health policies to parents and others in the community.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
Attends staff meetings as assigned.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of ARKIDS guidelines for school health services.
Continually strives to improve knowledge within the field.
Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assumes responsibility for professional growth, continuing education, and maintaining current licensure
Participates in professional organizations and community groups concerned with improving the quality of children’s health.
Functions with confidence, maintaining the highest standards of nursing ethics and practice.
Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Student Services > School Nurse
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