School Health Nurse (RN/LPN)- USD #234 Fort Scott JH/SH


ABOUT THE POSITION

This position is part of the school-based health team. This position is responsible for non-emergency health care for students. Coordinating state required health screenings. This position provides the communication link between counselors, teachers, parents regarding student's health and wellness. Supports individualized health care plans for students with health needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides positive impression, through words and tone, to students, parents, staff and visitors presenting to the clinic;
  • Coordinate a program of communicable disease control based on Kansas immunization laws by assessing and monitoring the immunization status of each student;
  • Coordinate with parents options to assure student compliance with immunization requirements;
  • Maintains student medications following district policies on medication and administration;
  • Coordinate completion of student health record and maintain a cumulative health record for each student per the system used by District;
  • Communicate/consult with parents, teachers, counselors, administration, as appropriate, concerning student's individual health needs;
  • Provide ongoing nursing support for students with identified conditions that necessitate consistent monitoring;
  • Organize and conduct student health appraisals to include medical examination, vision and hearing screenings, and height/weight measurements meeting state regulations;
  • Coordinate the care for students who are injured or who become ill at school;
  • Assist in providing emergency care for accidents and sudden illness of students until parents assume responsibility;
  • Submit accurate and timely reports as required by various health/state agencies;
  • Observe District reporting requirements for student illness, accidents, safety hazards, or unsanitary conditions;
  • Adhere to all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan;
  • Participate in the District emergency preparedness plan as required;
  • Comply with state and federal privacy/confidentiality requirements, HIPAA & FERPA;
  • Maintain supplies for clinic observing District policies for ordering supplies;
  • Establishes communication and referral process for students to utilize the school-based health clinic;
  • Provide staffing at clinic as schedule permits.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a valid Kansas license as registered nurse or licensed practical nurse;
  • Two years nursing experience in an outpatient clinic, preferred;
  • Able to communicate with others to effectively convey information;
  • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse student, patient, and employee populations;
  • Computer literacy.