School Nurse – USD 250 Pittsburg, Kansas


ABOUT THE POSITION

This position is part of the School Health team. In keeping with CHC/SEK’s original vision that all children be “ready to learn,” this position is responsible for overseeing and evaluating the work of CHC/SEK school nurses with a focus on ensuring that all students receive high quality care, access to CHC/SEK and community resources and that schools work to develop a culture of wellness .

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  1. Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas; to obtain multi state licensure within 90 days of employment.
  2. BLS certification required (must obtained within six (6) months from date of hire).
  3. Previous experience in a school health setting preferred.
  4. Previous experience in pediatrics preferred.
  5. Knowledge of Vaccine recommendations and guidelines
  6. Valid Driver’s License required.
  7. Ability to interact with school staff and understanding of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).