May 11, 2020

Substitute School Medication Nurse

  • TrulyHired
  • Urbana, IL, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Urbana School District 116

TITLE: School Medication Nurse


SUPERVISOR: District Nurse, Building Administrator(s)

JOB SUMMARY: School Nurses promote the physical, mental, emotional and social

well being of student and staff. The school nurse is directly responsible for the Health Services in assigned buildings while maintaining a high level of ethics and confidentiality. All aspects of this job should be performed in accordance with both the district/state board of education policies and procedures and state law regarding nurse practice.

  • Ensures medication authorization/physician orders are complete.
  • Maintains safe procedures for administration, storage and documentation of medication prescribed by the physician.
  • Provides specialized procedures as ordered by physician.
  • Keep individual medication records for each student- current and discontinued.
  • Correctly packages field trip medications.
  • Reports all accidents and injuries to building administrator and District Nurse.
  • Documents all student contacts in Skyward.
  • Maintains a user-friendly and organized health services office.
  • Maintains confidential communication with appropriate staff, students and families.
  • Manages and makes recommendations for community medical/dental services.
  • Follows-up on referrals for health problems.
  • Communicates with parents regarding student's health status.
  • Assesses individual student's health and safety needs and assists in the development and implementation of plans to meet those needs at school.
  • Determines the epidemiological impact of students' contagious illnesses and acts to prevent the spread of communicable disease in the school setting.
  • Monitors effectiveness of medication and communicates medication- related concerns to parent/guardians and prescribing physician.
  • Provides staff with up-to-date information about students' health care needs on an as need to know basis.
  • Makes appropriate assessment and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter.
  • Maintains emergency medical kits for Diabetic and Anaphylactic students.
  • Initiates contact with and acts as a liaison between the home, school, community health agencies and the private medical sector to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the District Nurse or Designee.
  • Current RN Illinois Nursing License
  • Health Care Provider CPR/AED certified
  • Prior professional nursing experience in a pediatric, adolescent, or community environment preferred
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 10 month (school year) position. Salary is based on a step placement which is determined by education, experience and the Urbana Education Association and Board of education contract.


NOTE: This is not a position within the collective bargaining unit and is not an administrative position.


REVISED: November 2015

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Substitute
Student Services > School Nurse
Contact Information
  • Larry Simmons
  • 205 North Race Street
  • Urbana, Illinois 61801

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