Substitute School Nurse

Bedford (Bedford, UK) 19 days ago

Job Summary

To provide health services and leadership in establishing a complete and effective program of school health consistent with Virginia guidelines, Board of Nursing regulations, and local School Board policy.  Organizes, implements, and maintains comprehensive school health records and follows state health mandates.

Essential Duties

  1. Provide training in the areas of CPR, diabetes, and first aide to Bedford County School employees as required by the Code of Virginia.
  1. Special Education duties as assigned; obtaining student medical history, preparation of reports, attendance at meeting such as SCT, 504, and IEP meetings.
  1. Acts as a consultant to part-time nurses in regards to special medical needs of individual students.
  1. Work closely with other school health professionals; i.e.: speech, occupational and physical therapists, school psychologists and school social workers to meet the individual needs of respective students.
  1. Functions as a contributing team member of the school staff in all aspects of the school program.
  1. Reviews emergency cards and health information of students and develops health care plans based on information provided.
  1. Shares confidential health information and educates the appropriate staff on a need to know basis regarding this information.
  1. Performs and documents results of state health mandated screenings in the required timeframe.
  1. Provides consultation and referral to students primary medical care providers for evaluation with treatment and follow-up, if necessary, for current or suspected health problems.
  1. Carries out in the school setting communicable disease prevention and infection control based on current guidelines for universal precautions, prevention of blood-borne pathogens exposure and hazardous medical waste disposal.
  1. Follows policy and procedure guidelines when administering medication, uses nursing process for assessment of student health concerns and documents properly.
  1. Collects data based on clinic activity and turns it in monthly to coordinator, contributes health information to the students and public in written and oral presentation form.
  1. Serves as a healthy role model and encourages each student to become a health conscious person and knowledgeable health consumer.
  1. Alerts administration to health and safety concerns that exist within the school environment.
  1. Trains/supervises clinic back up staff and reports safety concerns to administration & nurse supervisor.
  1. Serves on school committees and attends faculty/staff meetings when indicated.
  1. Serves as an advocate for the needs of children. Encourages healthy eating habits among students/ staff.
  1. Assists as requested by administration to follow up illness or truancy concerns.
  1. Demonstrates ability to be a leader and uses good judgment in an emergency school situation.
  1. Performs such other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as the Principal and/or Supervisor of Health Services may assign.

Job Specifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)

Current Virginia license as a Registered Nurse, must meet the school nurse qualifications set by the state board of education and nursing.  Must hold a nursing degree (BSN preferred) from an accredited school, college or university.  Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license.  Must have at least three (3) years experience as a nurse in community health or pediatric health work setting.  Must maintain current training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.  Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity, hear and understand speech at normal levels; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The School Nurse will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor of Health Services, Principal or appropriate administrator. Bedford County Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.

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