School Nurse

Lakewood Board of Education | Lakewood, NJ


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Posted Date 3/10/2023
Expiration Date3/31/2023
QUALIFICATION/CERTIFICATION:  A Professional RN with a Bachelor's Degree
                                                           Educationally certified by the State of New Jersey or eligible for same
The Certified School Nurse is a member of the Professional staff who bears the responsibility for carrying out the supportive health services provided for students and staff in accordance with New Jersey regulations and Board of Education policy and procedure.
The appropriate administrator(s) and/or supervisor(s), as indicated in the district's and respective school's organizational chart(s).
The School Nurse:
  • Carries out health screenings mandated by New Jersey state regulations and/or Board of Education policy and procedure.
  • Confidentially maintains appropriate individual medical records on all students, which include immunizations, physicals, and the results of mandated screenings.Communicates to pupils and parent/guardian any health problems identified which require follow-up action.
  • Refers students and parents to appropriate resources for outside assistance with the health problems identified.
  • Follows-up identified health problems in a priority order as judged by the number and severity of the identified concerns.
  • Recommends modifications in the student's educational program in accordance with the health problems identified by and/or reported to the school's health department personnel.
  • Serves as a consultant and resource person for the health education program for students. Provides the in-services mandated for staff by the Department of Education for Blood Borne Pathogens, Asthma and Diabetes.
  • Provides health counseling services for students, parents and staff.
  • Serves as liaison among students, parents, staff and the community in the areas of student health and safety concerns.
  • Serves as an active member of the Child Study Team when determining the developmental status and/or evaluation of medical data as part of the evaluation process for handicapped students.
  • Serves as a consultant for the administration when determining environmental or program changes required to meet the needs of handicapped students.
  • Participates in professional meetings, visits health agencies, and attends workshops and conferences designed for professional improvement.
  • Adheres to the policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Education administrative directives, and state and federal regulations which are appropriate for the position.
  • Participates with the professional staff in the development, implantation, evaluation and refinement of curricula, instruction and in-service programs.
  • Demonstrates competence in his /her discipline.
  • Shares in responsibilities which contribute to the depth and scope of the total school program including health related provisions for home bound students that continue following the return of the student to the school setting.
  • In conjunction with the school physician, participates in the formation and recommendation of policies and procedures for the school's health services program including the Nursing Services Plan.
  • Administers prescribed medications lo students and delegates appropriately in accordance with State school law.
  • Makes an effort to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, peers, and employer.

Terms of Employment:10 month position.  Salary based on LEA Certified guide. State Health Benefits  

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