POSITION TITLE: School Nurse
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
? 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
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
DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
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.
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
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.