Substitute nurses promote health and safety in the school environment and provide health services to students, faculty and staff; to assist with the teaching of sound health practices.
- Report to Principal, Supervisor and/or Director of Special Services.
- Work in cooperation with the school physician, other school health professionals, staff members, parents and community health professionals to ensure a healthy school climate and to minimize absence due to illness.
- Conduct health services and screening programs as required by law and/or board policies.
- Schedule and supervise health surveys of students and staff.
- Assist the school physician with physical examinations; make referrals and conduct follow-up activities as necessary.
- Provide emergency care in case of sudden illness and administer first aid in case of injury to students or staff according to established policies and procedures.
- Responsible for the availability and maintenance of required medical supplies and equipment.
- Maintain up-to-date health records both paper and electronic on all students; maintain separate records of immunizations for the purpose of immunization record auditor and ensure their confidentiality.
- Help prevent and control communicable disease through lectures, inspections, exclusion and re-admission of students and staff in keeping with state and local health regulations and school policies.
- Notify Principal or his/her designee for immediate examination of any student who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
- Confer with and advise students, parents, and staff members on matters pertaining to the health and safety of students.
- Participate in the development and implementation of the district’s emergency and crisis management plan.
- Assist the Principal and Child Study Team in the identification and placement of students with disabilities who need special education services.
- Participate in the development of a comprehensive health education curriculum and serve as a health/safety education resource person to teachers. Upon request, assist teachers with instruction of certain health units.
- Promote healthy/safe school environment by assisting the administration and staff to maintain safe and sanitary conditions throughout the school. Report problems promptly to the Principal.
- Administer prescribed medication to students in accordance with law and board policy. Provide training and supervision of the emergency administration of epinephrine for designated school staff.
- Collaborate with community and other nonschool health agencies to meet the health needs of children and families.
- Provide special health care and related services to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
- Assist the Principal with the preparation of the school’s health budget.
- Maintain professional competence through inservice education and participation in other professional development activities. Receive training in the treatment of asthma and maintain a valid current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificate as required by law and administrative code.
- Assist in the development of policies and procedures for comprehensive health education and services.
- Develop and maintain the annual School Nursing Plan in conjunction with the Special Services Director.
- Prepare health and safety reports as required by law and/or requested by the Principal.
- Report any suspicion of child abuse to the Division of Youth and Family Services and building Principal or his/her designee.
- Assume other related duties/assignments assigned by the Superintendent, Principal and/or Special Services Director.
- Ability to demonstrate expertise in school health nursing practice and emergency procedures
- Knowledge of child growth and development, community and family dynamics, current health issues, and wellness education
- Knowledge of community health and social services resources and ability to communicate effectively with nonschool health professionals and social service agencies
1) NJ School Nurse Certificate, NJ County Substitute School Nurse Certificate, or LPN/RN License
3) Criminal history background check (to be processed by Hoboken Board of Education only)
4) Proof of US citizenship or legal resident alien status
$150 per diem (with NJ School Nurse Certificate)
$125 per diem (with NJ County Substitute School Nurse Certificate)