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School Nurse

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid state license to practice as a registered nurse.
  • Certificate as public school nurse, or any other certificate required by state.
  • Broad range of professional experience as a professional nurse.

 

REPORTS TO:

Supervisor of Heath Services, Principal

 

 

 

 

JOB GOAL:

To provide the fullest possible educational opportunity for each district student by minimizing absence due to illness and creating a climate of health and well-being in the district schools.

 

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Conducts all required health assessment screening programs including tests for hearing and vision.
  • Assumes responsibility for selection and referral of students in need of medical and dental care.
  • Reports to parents, school personnel, physicians, clinics, and other agencies on school medical matters.
  • Maintains up-to-date cumulative health records on all students.
  • Observes students on a regular basis to detect health needs.
  • Assumes authority, in the absence of a physician, for the care of a student or staff member who has suffered injury or emergency illness.
  • Visits student’s homes when necessary.
  • Participates with school staff in developing and implementing total school health program.
  • Contacts homes of children referred by principals.
  • Advises on modification of the educational program to meet health needs of individual students.
  • Prepares and submits reports as required.
  • Authorizes exclusion and readmission of students in connection with infectious and contagious diseases.
  • Advises teachers on health matters, particularly regarding screening for student health defects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Assists schools personnel in establishing sanitary conditions in schools.
  • Attends professional meetings and conferences regarding health service and health curriculum.
  • Participates in in-service training programs.
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

 

 

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Ten-month basis.  Salary to be established by the Board of Education.

 

 

 

EVALUATION:

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy.

 

 

 

 

Approved:  ­­_________________________________________________      Date:_______________

 

 

Reviewed and agreed to by:  ___________________________________      Date:_______________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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