SCHOOL NURSE - SANGER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Conduct a health service program at one or more schools for the evaluation, improvement, and protection of the health of pupils and school personnel in accordance with Sate laws and District policies and procedures. The Credentialed School Nurse uses the nursing process, clinical expertise, and professional judgment to design and implement such programs that help ensure all students will receive the optimum benefit from their educational experience within a safe school environment. This is accomplished by working collaboratively with students, families, teachers, administrators, and other members of the multidisciplinary educational team, as well as utilizing resources within the community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate cooperatively with Director of Pupil Services, Coordinator of Health Services, and the school site Principal or their designees in the management of Health Programs at his/her assigned school site(s).
Providing direct healthcare services for students at school and/or school sponsored events, including: basic first aid for ill or injured pupils, administration of physician ordered medication or specialized health care procedures, and/or other nursing services.
Notify parents of pupil’s illness, injury, and/or potential health problems when indicated and provide health counseling directed toward pursuit of appropriate action.
Refer parents of pupils needing medical care or social services to appropriate school based, private or other community resources.
Providing or directing the provision of emergency care services as needed for students, school personnel, or visitors at school or school sponsored events.
Designing and implementing Individualized Health Service Plans (IHSP), Emergency Care Plans, Individualized Educational and/or 504 Plans as they relate to student’s health care needs or chronic illnesses.
Providing case management for students with chronic health concerns to allow for their safe integration into the school environment.
Maintaining, protecting and managing confidential electronic and written student health records.
Provide in-service and training to students, parents, and school staff regarding health related topics as needed to promote a safe school environment
Determining the appropriate level of care for students requiring specialized health care procedures such as catheterizations, tube feedings, diabetic monitoring, etc.
Training, monitoring and supervising of licensed and/or unlicensed personnel that are assigned to provide such care for these students.
Record and maintain health and immunization records for each pupil at assigned school site(s).
Performing federal and state mandated tasks including but not limited to emergency care; child abuse reporting; communicable disease control, prevention and follow up; and CHDP, audiometric, scoliosis and vision screening.
Prepare state mandated reports in an accurate and timely manner.
Ongoing training and supervision of unlicensed health aides and LVN’s assigned to school nurse’s designated sites.
Prepare, provide, and maintain first aid kits for playgrounds, classrooms, and field trips.
Provide CPR, first aid, emergency response instruction, and other health related services to district personnel in accordance with district policies.
Interpreting assessments and medical information to school staff working with students.
Other related duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skills:
Experience working in a health service setting and working with children, including children with severe disabilities is preferred.
Federal and State regulations concerning students and their supervision, District policies and regulations, Community Health, Health Education, Health Counseling, Health Assessment , Staff Supervision, and General Office management.
Contribute to successful fulfillment of the District Mission.
Work cooperatively with others. Exhibit good leadership skills, dependability, courtesy, good judgment, and integrity
Learn and appropriately apply District policies, procedures, and other regulations related to the position.
Maintain appropriate confidentiality about the status of students and school activities.
Operate a calculator, computer, and data entry terminal.
Learn and apply current technology to assigned duties.
These physical characteristics are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job safely.
Mobility sufficient to move about, stand, and/or sit for extended periods, and access all locations in the work environment.
Flexibility and strength to reach with hands, arms, and bend/stoop.
Manual skill to appropriately control and manipulate objects tools, materials, and equipment used on the job.
Ability to hear and understand speech at normal room levels and to hear, understand speech and/or on the telephone.
Ability to speak in audible tones to carry on conversations in large audience, personal, and telephone conversations.
Ability to see and read computer screen, equipment used in the work environment, instructional materials, training materials, direction, rules, policies, calendars, agendas, manuals, and other printed matter.
Physical strength and agility to push, pull, squat, twist, turn, lift, and carry objects of up to 25 pounds with or without assistance.
Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position in a safe, accurate, neat, and timely fashion and to make and evaluate the results of judgments and decisions.
Ability to drive a car.
High tolerance for continuing stressful situations.
Education and Experience:
California Audiology certification
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification
Licenses and Certificates:
California Registered Nurse (RN) license
California Health Services School Nurse Credential
Valid California Driver’s License
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in the work environment. This environment may be expected to include: moderate noise level that is occasionally very noisy, frequent interruptions, and frequent movement from inside to outside with exposure to elements, exposure to toxic substances, stairs, children, and duty hours before sunrise or after sunset.
Sanger Unified School District
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