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School Nurse

Date:  June 26, 2018 

Position Title:  School Nurse

Location: Slocum ISD

Length of Work Year:  187 Days 

Position Summary

Implement district health services program to best meets the needs of the student population on the assigned campus. Provide health services to students. Promote health and safety education for students and preventive health practices for students. 

Position Requirements

Education/Certification/License:

·         Valid Texas license (LVN) issued by the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners

OR

·         Graduate of an accredited professional nursing education program

·         Valid registered nurse license (RN) from the Texas Board of Nursing

AND

·         Current automatic external defibrillator (AED) and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificates

 

Experience: One year nursing experience

 

Special Knowledge/Skills: 

·         Knowledge of health appraisal to identify student health defects

·         Ability to implement policies and procedures

·         Knowledge of basic first aid

·         Proficient keyboarding and file maintenance skills

·         Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

·         Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

      Nursing Services

1.            Provide direct care using professional assessment skills, the nursing process, individualized healthcare plans (IHPs), and established school health protocols. Provide health counseling and instruction to individual students.

2.            Assess student problems, communicate with parents regarding individual students, and ensure appropriate referrals and follow up as needed. Serve as a liaison between school personnel, the family, healthcare professionals, and the community.

3.            Notify parents of accident or illness. Secure emergency medical care for students as needed.

4.            Develop and implement individualized healthcare plans (IHPs) and evaluate outcomes of skilled and direct nursing care and procedures for medically fragile students to ensure safe integration of the student into the school environment.

5.            Serve as health advocate for students.

6.            Ensure that medications are administered to students according to district policy and procedures.

7.            Establish and implement effective procedures for carrying out mandatory screening programs.

8.            May make home visits to help with student health problems as necessary.

      Instruction

9.            Participate in development of campus health education curriculum, educate faculty and staff as needed on health related topics, and provide health education to individuals and groups including contributing to campus communications to parents and the local community regarding health issues.

     Consultation

10.        Collaborate closely with campus principal and other staff and provide leadership to ensure a healthy school environment. Work to meet the health needs of the general school population and those students with identified health conditions.

11.        Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee (ARD) meetings of students with identified health needs and develop Individual Health Plans (IHPs). Work with district personnel regarding implementation of IEP goals and services.

12.        Advise campus administration in crisis or emergency situations and participate in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.

    Administration

13.        Work with school staff to develop and coordinate continuing evaluation of campus health program and make changes based on findings. Develop and recommend campus policies and procedures to promote the health and wellness of students and staff.

14.        Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including clinic records and accurate and confidential student health records such as immunization records, medication administration records, individual student treatment records, and IHPs.

15.        Requisition supplies and equipment needed to maintain clinic inventory.

16.        Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of Health rule, State Board of Education rule, and board policy. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.

17.        Report potential health and safety hazards to principal.

    Professional Development

18.        Maintain professional nursing skills and knowledge as required by the Texas Nurse Practice Act and the Texas Board of Nursing including certification for mandated screenings and Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers (CPR/AED). 

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard medical clinic equipment including automated external defibrillator (AED); special needs adaptive equipment; standard office equipment including computer and peripherals

Posture: Frequent standing, sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing pulling, and twisting

Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension

Lifting: Frequent light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may require regular heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and position of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint, assisting nonambulatory students

Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases

Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

*Adapted from Recommended School Health Staff Roles published by the Texas Department of Health School Health Advisory Committee, January 14, 2013. 

Application Procedures

Send cover letter, district application, résumé, transcripts, and copy of cre­dentials to:                                                           

                                                            Cliff Lasiter

                                                            Slocum ISD

                                                            5765 East State Hwy 294

                                                            Elkhart, TX  75839 

Application Deadline 

Until filled. 

 

*Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminating employment practice.

 

The district Title IX Coordinator is:

Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent

5765  East St. Hwy 294

Elkhart, TX  75839

(903) 478-3624