School Nurse

Fruitland School District Southwest / Boise School Nurse Not Applicable Full Time Posted 21D ago

About this job

Licensed Registered Nurse (RN)PURPOSE• A licensed registered nurse (RN) is a certified school personnel assigned to the health office or to a particular student requiring respiratory support.• Enhance the educational potential of all students by promoting wellness and facilitating the management of health conditions which may create barriers to learning.• Leads assigned schools Health Services team to provide support for positive student academic and health outcomes. Members of the team may include a licensed practical nurse (LPN), a Health Technician(s), a Health Aide (HA) and UAP’s (unlicensed assistive personnel - specialized instructional support personnel who provide services to students to meet increasing numbers and acuities of healthcare needs).PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES1. All work is performed according to the Nursing Practice Act. Routine work is carried out independently.2. A RN must maintain and keep current; their license and CPR certification and is responsible for their own continuing education and professional development.3. A RN may be assigned to more than one school so travel between schools is necessary.4. A RN is expected to attend paid in-services and training sessions.5. Reports to the school principal on individual school matters.ESSENTIAL DUTIESWork and serve in a broad range of capacities including, but not limited to, delegation, management, teaching, and case management.Exercise competency in judgment, decision making, implementation of nursing interventions, evaluate responses to interventions, delegation of functions or responsibilities, and administration of medications and treatments prescribed by legally authorized persons.Tasks include:· Performing safe and effective hands-on nursing care.· Administer medications and treatments to students per physician order and parent authorization.· Development of new individualized plans of care and modification of individualized plans of care with specific goals, objectives, and interventions based on student health needs.· Contribute to the assessment of health status by collecting, reporting, and recording objective and subjective data.· Interfacing with health care providers in the community regarding initiating and updating individualized plans of care, medications, and treatments in the school setting.· Delegating according to the Delegation Decision Making Model provided by the Board of Nursing to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP), Health Aides (HA), Health Technicians (HT) or licensed practical nurses (LPN).· Supervise Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP), Health Aides (HA), Health Technicians (HT) or licensed practical nurses (LPN) in delegated and assigned health care. In the educational environment, due to the stability of the student's clinical state and predictability of medical outcomes, the degree of required direction and supervision provided to the licensed practical nurse (LPN) by the licensed registered nurse (RN) is taken into consideration.· Care for and monitor students with health-related conditions or who may be ill/injured, administer basic first aid, and assist with emergencies.· Communicate with parents/guardian regarding concerns and treatment by telephone, or written communication.· Assist with student health screenings as instructed and assigned by the Health Services Department.· Provide Medicaid billing for eligible services.· Encourage and promote disease prevention such as hand washing and good hygiene.· Monitor immunization status and provide resources for immunizations.· Screen for contagious diseases and provide referral and treatment information.· Work with local health officials to track reportable communicable diseases.· Assist students and parents in identifying and utilizing available and appropriate community health resources.· Participate multidisciplinary MTSS (multi-tiered system of support) teams: assist team in the identification of students with health conditions and disabilities and interpret health factors pertinent to the student’s disability.· Participate in identifying and reporting potential health and safety hazards for students and staff.· Provide health counseling to students to assist them in making decisions regarding their health and health behaviors.· Act as resource and guest speaker for health education units as requested.· Provide in-service education opportunities for school staff on health-related issues.· Maintain the health office; ensure it is clean, organized and fully supplied. Ensure equipment is in good working order.· Perform data entry, maintain health records, and document all health services provided within professional, legal boundaries and school guidelines.· Complete and document Child Protection reports, employee injury reports and other health related reports, when appropriate and as directed by the Registered Nurse and Regional Lead.· Maintain confidentiality of student and staff health information.· Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with the Fruitland School District policies and procedures and the Idaho Nurse Practice Act.· Other duties as assigned.COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS· Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others: contribute to the development of a positive school climate;· Abide by the Code of Ethics for the School Nursing Profession as established by the Idaho State Board of Education, the Board Policies and Procedures of the District and the terms and provisions of the Standard Teachers’ Contract;· Compliance with the requirements of Idaho Code with regard to teacher and school nurse conduct, including but not limited to the manner in which suspected instances of child abuse or suspected student suicidal tendencies are addressed;· Adhere to confidentiality with regard to student information;· Attend faculty meeting and conferences as directed by the Building Principal and participation in in-services activities and other professional growth opportunities;· Establish and maintain good working habits including punctuality;· Implement the beliefs, mission statement, objectives and parameters of the District’s strategic plan.QUALIFICATIONS· Valid Idaho professional (RN) nurse license.· Idaho State Department of Education Pupil Personnel Services certification, School Nurse endorsement.· BLS CPR Certification.· 5 years nursing experience, pediatric or community health nursing preferred.ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES• Sufficient visual acuity to perform physical assessments and to comprehend, prepare, and review both electronic and printed documents;• The ability to make fast, simple repeated movements with hands and fingers and the ability to react quickly with hand, fingers and feet;• Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal conversation and to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;• Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform repetitive hand/wrist/arm motions and to operate a computer and office equipment, and to occasionally physically restrain a student to keep him/her from harming self or others;• Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and balance to climb stairs, run short distances to play grounds or within building, stoop, kneel and crouch on ground multiple times without assistance, lift or move objects that weigh up to 35 lbs.;• Must have a valid Idaho Driver’s license and a vehicle to drive and/or must provide own transportation for job related activities.EVALUATIONYearly by building administrator.Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.· As per Idaho Code 65-5-1/65-503: "Eligible veterans are provided advantages in public employment in Idaho…"

Education required

· Valid Idaho professional (RN) nurse license.· Idaho State Department of Education Pupil Personnel Services certification, School Nurse endorsement.· BLS CPR Certification.

Experience required

· 5 years nursing experience, pediatric or community health nursing preferred.


Salary is determined by placement on the state Career Ladder – 2024-25 range -- R1, $47,859 to AP5, $69,359. Additionally, employees with a professional endorsement or an advanced professional endorsement plus 24 credits beyond BA will receive $2,000, or employees with a professional endorsement or an advanced professional endorsement plus a Master’s degree will receive $3,500.PPO or H.S.A. Health InsuranceDelta or Willamette DentalVSP Vision Insurance$20,000 Life Insurance PolicyMembership in PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho)1 Sick Leave Day Per Month / 5 Personal Leave Days per Year

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Fruitland School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.