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Registered Nurse

POSITION TITLE: Registered Nurse

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

  • Assists coordinator of nursing, school health education committee, and administrators in developing an effective school health program.
  • Supervises CNA and/or LPN.
  • Participates in work of health education committee and serves as a health education resource person to staff and students.
  • Prepares and distributes health topic bulletins to students, staff members, and parents.
  • Conducts school programs of immunizations, physical examinations, and sight and hearing testing as directed by Coordinator of School Health Services.
  • Conducts medical case finding, screening, and referral activities related to health defect of selected students.
  • Observe students on a regular basis to detect health needs.
  • Maintains up-to-date cumulative health records on all students.
  • Refers parents of pupils needing medical care to appropriate private or community resources.
  • Reports to parents, school personnel, physicians, clinics, and other agencies on student health matters, as directed by the Coordinator of School Health Services.
  • Provides emergency nursing services for sick or injured students at school.
  • Notifies parents of students about illnesses, physical defects and potential health problems and provides health counseling.
  • Assumes authority, in the absence of a physician, for the care of a student or staff member who has suffered an injury or emergency illness.
  • Administers first aid in accordance with established first aid procedures.
  • Implements Board policy on exclusion and readmission of students in connection with infectious and contagious diseases.
  • Prepares mandated health and developmental workups and updates on all special education students as assigned.
  • Provides appropriate follow through with special education students, parents and staff and apprises IEP team of medical problems of special education students as assigned.
  • Assists with verification of selected student absences by home or telephone contacts with parents.
  • Participates in in-service training programs.
  • Assists school personnel in maintaining sanitary standards in schools and the identification and correction of safety and health hazards in schools.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a valid Virginia Registered Nursing License.
  • Bachelor of Science in nursing preferred or successful completion of a program leading to Registered Nurse License.
  • Excellent oral, written communications, organizational and public relations skills are essential.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with children, young adults, families, teachers and school administrators.
  • Must have an understanding of public school education procedures and policies.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of the coordination of health care service delivery, related service providers, and community agencies and other resource providers.
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and must be adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Must be able to work independently and to effectively handle multiple assignments simultaneously and the ability to work efficiently under minimum on-site supervision.
  • Experience with window-based computers required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet, and email applications preferred.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:

  • Duties are typically performed in a school clinic and other school settings.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 40 pounds and moving of students weighing up to 150 pounds with assistive equipment may be necessary.
  • Occasional exposure to potentially infectious diseases and blood borne pathogens may be necessary.
  • Occasional movement of students by wheelchair and other mechanical devices may be necessary.
  • Daily close and personal contact with students and regular contact with school teachers, counselors, psychologists and other specialists is necessary.