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School Nurse Sub
Saco School Department
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: School Nurse Sub, 1:1 with student as needed.
To provide assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, counseling, management and/or referrals concerning the health and medical care needs of special education student(s) in a 1:1 as needed basis.
Works collaboratively with health care providers, students parents, school district staff and community agencies to ensure access and continuity of care for students.
Assists in the establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive school health program.
Maintains accurate records and documentation in accordance with state and federal law, and Board of Education policies.
Develops individual health care plan (ICHP) when needed with specific goals, nursing diagnosis, and interventions delineating school-nursing actions unique to students’ needs and for incorporation into the student’s individualized educational plan (IEP).
Intervenes as guided by the nursing care plan to implement nursing actions that promote, maintain or restore health, prevent illness and effect rehabilitation.
Provides guidance, counseling and health education to students, parents and employees as necessary.
Reports to parents, school district personnel, physicians, clinics, and others as needed to meet student health needs.
Contributes to nursing and school health through innovations in theory; practice and participation in research, including narrative and statistical reports.
Notifies the appropriate person or agency of student’s injury/illness in accordance with Board policy as necessary.
Confers with parents, students and school district staff and professionals to interpret health and developmental assessments.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisors or other administrators.
: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Uses medical equipment to provide health care to student.
Uses personal computers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, first aid, illnesses and injuries, nutrition, and related areas.
Ability to diagnose and provide care for ill or injured students.
Ability to convey appropriate medical information to school district staff or medical professionals to ensure a proper maintenance in the school setting.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed for position.
Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint, the Internet, Outlook, electronic mail).
Ability to problem solve job-related issues.
Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and students with special needs.
Ability to follow oral and written orders from supervisors, administrators, physicians, and to coordinate work with principal, teachers and others.
Ability to describe orally and in writing school health services provided, issues and concerns regarding school health.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
Adheres to all applicable professional safety standards and practices in the nursing field, including requirements set forth in federal and state law, and Occupational Safety and Health regulations.
Implements Board Policy regarding Blood Borne Pathogens and other Board policies regarding the medical or health care of employees and students.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
Work in standard school building environment.
Exposure to body secretions, blood borne pathogens, medicine and medicinal supplies, illnesses and diseases.
Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.
Must have current RN license.
Must meet qualifications of a school nurse as defined in state regulations.
Successful experiences working with pediatric population, preferably in a community or school setting desirable.
License or Certificate:
Registered professional nurse, designated as R.N. as defined and determined by state law, and currently licensed in the state.
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