School Nurse

Union County TEAMS Charter Schoool | Plainfield, NJ

Posted Date 1/28/2022
Expiration Date8/27/2022






1. Qualified to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey


2. Certified in CPR or BLS (or obtain in the first 6 months)




1. Registered Nurse


2. Minimum of one (1) year experience in public health nursing, community


health nursing, school health nursing or pediatric nursing preferred




? Provides health services to strengthen and facilitate the educational


process by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning in the


individual students.


? Promote an optimal level of wellness of students and staff by providing


preventive health services to facilitate the students and staff’s optimal


physical, mental, emotional and social growth and development.


? Identify problems and disabilities and provide such services as case


finding, health education, referring, and care in order to help prevent


serious health problems and manage current chronic conditions.




As a school nurse substitute, you will be expected to fulfill the responsibilities of


the building’s school nurse as assigned. The usual responsibilities are listed


below. This is not an exhaustive list and other responsibilities may be assigned


as needed.


1. Promotes and protects the optimal health status of school-age children


2. Provides health assessments


3. Obtains a health history


4. Screens and evaluates findings of deficit in vision, hearing, growth, etc.


5. Observes the child for development and health patterns in making nursing




6. Identifies abnormal health findings.


7. Develops and implements a student health plan


8. Interprets the health status of students to parents and school personnel.


9. Initiates referral to parents, school personnel or community health resources


for intervention, remediation and follow through.


10. Provides ongoing health counseling with students, parents, school personnel


or health agencies.


11. Utilizes existing health resources to provide appropriate care of students.


12. Maintains, evaluates and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate


individual needs of students


13. Plans and implements school health management protocols


14. Participates in home visits when indicated to assess the family needs as


related to the child’s health.


15. Develops procedures and provides for emergency nursing management for




16. Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases.


17. Provides health education and anticipatory guidance (E)


18. Provides direct health education, and health counseling to assist students


and families in making decisions on health and lifestyles that affect health.


19. Participates in health education directly and indirectly for the improvement of


health by teaching persons to become more assertive health consumers and to


assume greater responsibility for their own health.


20. Serves as a resource person to the school staff members in health




21. Coordinates school and community health activities and serves as a liaison


health professional between the home, school and community.


22. Acts as a resource person in promoting health careers.


23. Engages in research and evaluation of school health services to act as a


change agent for school health programs and school nursing practices.


24. Provides consultation in the formation of health policies, goals and objectives


for the school district.


25. Where applicable, participates in the IEP plan development.


26. Assist with the Medicaid claiming process and do claiming on qualified






Knowledge of:


1. Principles and practices underlying professional nursing.


2. Principles and practices underlying the special field of school health.


3. Current trends in nursing and of literature in the fields of school health.


4. Organization and administration of other cooperating agencies.


5. State and local laws relating to health and social issues.


Ability to:


1. Participate cooperatively in a program of school health nursing.


2. Exercise professional judgment in making decisions.


3. Communicate appropriately, collaboratively, and effectively with students,


parents, administrators, other school personnel, health care providers, and


community agencies.


4. Demonstrate a genuine interest in the student population and its health needs.


5. Organize a health office and manage time.


6. Be a self-starter or self-motivated.


7. Use a computer and various software applications.



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