School Nurse - 24/25 School Year

Emmett School District Southwest / Boise School Nurse Primary Full Time Apply no later than 7/31/2024Posted 19D ago

About this job

School Nurse, Full-Time (7.5 hours/day)


Position Purpose:

To enhance the educational potential of all students by promoting wellness and facilitating the management of health conditions that create barriers to learning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Implement an individual plan for the care of students with chronic health conditions and disabilities and students needing treatments or medications

Develop individualized health plans (IHP) with specific goals, objectives, and interventions based on student health needs

Develop health alerts and protocols for the care of students with health needs and conditions.

Administer and monitor medications and treatments to students per physician order and parent authorization

Supervise unlicensed assistant personnel in delegated and assigned healthcare

Promote and maintain the health and well-being of students, families, and school personnel through assessment and teaching

Participate on the child study team: assists in the identification of students with health conditions and disabilities, interprets health factors pertinent to the student’s disability, and develops, implements, and evaluates the health component of the individual educational plan (IEP)

Provide training on specific or individual student health needs to teachers and other staff 

Assist students and parents in identifying and utilizing available and appropriate community health resources

Participate in developing and maintaining a system for providing first aid and emergency care

Participate in identifying and reporting current or potential health and safety hazards for students and staff

Monitor immunization status and provide resources for immunizations, reporting immunization status to the state each year

Screen for contagious diseases and provide referral and treatment information

Work with the local and state health agency to track reportable communicable diseases which may include COVID-19.

Provide information related to COVID-19, prevention, and testing while adhering to district protocols, offering resources to students, parents, and staff.

Assist in developing, implementing, and evaluating procedures and programs to assess the health and developmental status of students

Identify student health needs through routine health assessments

Act as a resource and guest speaker for health education units as requested

Provide health counseling to students to assist them in making decisions regarding their health and health behaviors

Provide in-service education opportunities for school staff on health-related issues

Maintain daily and yearly information regarding the utilization of school health service programs and the health status of students.

Initiates, maintains, and annually reviews student health records

Provide Medicaid billing for eligible services

Participate in developing, implementing, and evaluating nursing services goals, objectives, and procedures

Participate in planning programs that eliminate or minimize student health concerns that may interfere with learning

Develop and maintain a system of first aid, recommend school safety measures, and promote a healthful school environment

Prevent communicable diseases through education and early identification.

Assess and evaluate the health and developmental status of school children

Provide health education

Collect data and maintain records within professional and legal boundaries and school guidelines

Recommend school district procedures and philosophy related to the Nursing Services Program 

Assume responsibility for continuing education and own professional development

Attend district in-services and meetings as directed

Participate in self-evaluation of performance and continuing education activity

Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others: contributes 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, Idaho State Board of Nursing, the Board Policies and procedures of the District, and the terms and provisions of the Standard Teachers’ Contract.

Comply with the requirements of the Idaho Code about teacher and school nurse conduct, including but not limited to how suspected instances of child abuse or suspected student suicidal tendencies are addressed.

Adhere to confidentiality about student information.

Attend faculty meetings and conferences as directed by the Building Principal and participate in in-service 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.

Knows and follows school policy and the chain of command.

Acts ethically and confidentially in all aspects of employment.

Performs such school-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, first aid, illnesses and injuries, nutrition, pediatric illnesses and related areas.

Ability to diagnose and provide care for ill or injured students.

Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and students with special needs.

Ability to follow oral and written orders from supervisors, administrators, and physicians, and to coordinate work with principal, teachers, and others.

Ability to describe orally and in writing school health services provided, issues, and concerns regarding school health.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, and others contacted in the course of work.


Safety Requirements:

Adheres to all applicable professional safety standards and practices in the nursing field, including requirements outlined in federal and state law, Idaho State Board of Nursing, and Occupational Safety and Health regulations.

Implements Board Policy regarding Blood Borne Pathogens and other Board policies regarding the medical or health care of employees and students.

Qualifications Profile:

   License or Certificate:

Must have a valid Idaho professional (RN) nurse license.

Must have Idaho State Department of Education Pupil Personnel Services certification and school Nurse endorsement.

Must have current CPR certification

   Education:

Bachelor degree

   Experience:

Minimum 5 years of nursing experience, pediatric and community health nursing preferred.

Application Procedure:
Apply Online at www.emmettschools.org

Education required

Bachelor degree

Experience required

Minimum 5 years of nursing experience, pediatric and community health nursing preferred.

Skills required

Must have a valid Idaho professional (RN) nurse license.

Must have Idaho State Department of Education Pupil Personnel Services certification and school Nurse endorsement.

Must have current CPR certification

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Emmett 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.