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School Nurse

Company: Conroe Independent School District
Location: Conroe
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

School NurseJOB STATUS: OPEN POSTING DATE: 06/01/2022 POSTING NUMBER: 032945 LOCATION: Admin Health Services - 872 POSITION TITLE: School Nurse
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Implement comprehensive program of health services for campus. Provide health services to students. Promote health education and preventive health practices for students.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide temporary and emergency care for sick and injured students or staff according to district policy and procedures.
  • Serve as health advocate for students.
  • Notify parents of accident or illness and secure medical care for students in emergency cases (if parents or emergency contact cannot be reached).
  • Coordinate management system to administer medications to students at school. Administer medications according to district policy and procedures.
  • Perform screening procedures as required by Texas Department of Health, Texas Educational Agency, and district policy. Make referrals as necessary.
  • Develop and coordinate continuing evaluation of campus health program and make changes based on findings.
  • Participate in development of campus health education curriculum and provide health education to individuals and groups.
  • Provide health counseling and instruction to individual students.
  • Serve as health liaison between school, physicians, parents, and community.
  • Assess student problems and make appropriate referrals working with students, teachers, parents, and medical and health care professionals as needed.
  • Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee, crisis team, and school committees.
  • Participate in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.
  • Make home visits to help with student health problems as necessary with permission of principal.
  • Communicate regularly with principal and health services coordinator regarding health services issues.
  • Review and evaluate immunization records.
  • Enforce procedures to ensure proper program administration according to district policy.
  • Supervise and train nurse aide(s) in clinic procedures and responsibilities according to district policy.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including clinic records and accurate, updated health records on all students.
  • Requisition supplies and equipment needed to maintain clinic inventory.
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of Health rule, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in health services area.
  • Report potential health and safety hazards to principal.
  • Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
  • Maintain certification in CPR/AED, vision and hearing screening.
  • Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Maintain confidentiality. EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years nursing experience QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education/Certification:
    • Graduate of an accredited professional nursing education program
    • Valid registered nurse license to practice professional nursing in Texas from the State Board of Nurse Examiners
    • Certified by Texas Department of Health to conduct vision and hearing screening (obtain within 60 days)
    • CPR/AED Certification
      Special Knowledge/Skills:
      • Knowledge of health appraisal to identify student health defects
      • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
      • Ability to implement policies and procedures CONTACT INFORMATION:
        SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct the work of assigned nurse aide(s).EQUIPMENT USED: Thermometer, blood pressure cuff, audiometer, otoscope, sphygmomanometer, vision screening equipment, thermoscan, basic clinic equipment, personal computer, and copier.Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Maintain emotional control under stress. Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria and communicable diseases.
        APPLY TO:
        To apply for this position, click "login" above. Additionally, once you've logged into your WinOcular application, upload your current resume and letter of interest and ensure your application is updated. Current employees must apply using the internal system. Principals have requested no telephone calls, please.
        SALARY:
        PAY GRADE: AE-2 - Minimum pro-rated salary - $60,586
        DAYS: 187

Keywords: Conroe Independent School District, Conroe , School Nurse, Healthcare , Conroe, Texas

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