School Nurse

Union County TEAMS Charter Schoool | Plainfield, NJ

  
CountyUnion
Posted Date 2/24/2021
Expiration Date12/31/2021
Description

 

POSITION TITLE: School Nurse

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

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)

 

DISTRICT RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

1. Registered Nurse

 

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

 

health nursing, school health nursing or pediatric nursing preferred

 

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

 

? 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.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITES:

 

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

 

assessment.

 

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

 

injuries/illnesses

 

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

 

instruction.

 

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

 

students

 

DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

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.

 

County
Union

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