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POSITION TITLE: School Nurse
POSITION LOCATION: Southwest
REPORTS TO: Nurse Supervisor
Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive program of health services for the school. Responsible for providing direct health services to students. Promote health education and preventive health practices for students. Serve as a health advocate for students.
Graduate of an accredited professional nursing education program
Valid registered nurse licensed to practice professional nursing in Arkansas from
the State Board of Nurse Examiners
Calm and patient demeanor with students and others
Two years of nursing experience, preferably in community health
The Board may find appropriate and acceptable alternatives to the above qualifications.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Maintain professional behavior, appearance, and work ethic to represent the school district in a positive manner at all times.
Articulate a positive image of the school district and school district personnel.
Demonstrate effective customer service strategies to all district patrons.
Participate in the development and implementation of a complete and functioning program to provide ongoing emergency health care.
Develop and enforce procedures for the administration, safety, and security of medications, first aid or health supplies, and equipment.
Participate in the implementation of the health education curriculum.
Coordinate health service activities with the instructional program.
Plan and implement health assessment and screening programs.
Assist in the control of communicable diseases by interpreting the policies and procedures for the control of communicable diseases within the school.
Coordinate referrals to health care professionals for medical diagnostic services and treatment as needed.
Implement and comply with policies established by federal and state law, Arkansas Dept. of Education, and local board policy in the area of health services.
Consult with staff on student health problems and provide assistance with individual cases as needed.
Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
Present for students a positive role model that supports the school climate and mission of the school district.
Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.
Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.
Assess and respond to needs related to job responsibilities.
Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the health program and implement changes based on the findings.
Provide relevant counseling and guidance to students and parents so they may assume responsibility for the maintenance of student health.
Help families use community resources for health-related needs.
Develop professional skills appropriate to job assignments.
Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
Articulate the district's mission and goals in the area of health care services to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.
Demonstrate awareness of district-community needs and initiate activities to meet those identified needs.
Demonstrate the use of appropriate and effective techniques for community and parent involvement.
Maintain health provider CPR.
Maintain nursing license as required by state law.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Mental Demands: Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); interpret policies and procedures; maintain control under stress; ability to manage others in a non-coercive manner; maintain a clear focus on customer service
Physical Demands: Occasional district-wide travel; biological exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases; ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.
Searcy School District 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.
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