Jan 13, 2024

Saugus Middle School DESE Certified School Nurse

  • TrulyHired
  • Saugus, MA 01906, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Statement of Duties: • Promote and maintain optimal physical and emotional health of students • Provide first aid and emergency care in injury or illness to school population as documented in "Standing Orders for First Aid in School" • Notify parents of illness and accidents, which occur during school hours and fill out appropriate accidents form • Monitor safety in school buildings and playgrounds and school cafeteria for food service and handling • Complete a medical needs list of students in the building and supply copies to appropriate personnel i.e. administration, physical education and appropriate teaching staff • Administer immunizations required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for school attendance and help nurses in other schools as necessary • Keep daily log of students seen in health room • Maintain health records and document pertinent information • Supervise and administer prescribed medication and treatment during school hours • Inform teachers and staff regarding medical issues that may affect them • Act as a health resource person, have knowledge of community resources, and appropriate referrals • Maintain Health Room and assigned equipment and supplies • Assist in investigation of communicable disease within the community and participate in any needed clinics • Counsel students and supervise treatments of individuals with specific health needs i.e.; child neglect and abuse, drug use and abuse, nutrition and teen pregnancy • Make home visits and follow up if necessary Perform all duties associated with COVID testing for students in school Nurse may be assigned to duties (see following descriptions A & B) as directed by the Nurse Leader: A) Classroom Nurse: • Independently works as a Classroom Nurse • Assess and supervise medical needs of special education students in classrooms within the school district • Observe students and detect health needs • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by physician • Treatments may include g-tube feedings, suctioning, positioning and other duties as collaborated with staff • Update and create nursing care plan for each student in the class • Document treatments on student's health record and communication book as needed • Communicate with parents and staff in the event of injury or illness, assess student upon readmission to school after contagious illness • Administer first aid as needed to the students in the two classrooms • The nurse must be able to function independently, prioritize, and have good organizational skills and be able to multitask • Maintain confidentiality of student's medical issues • Nurse should have knowledge base of building nurse assignment in the event assistance is needed B) 1:1 Nurse: • Independently function as a 1:1 School Nurse • Meet assigned student as home and ride the bus to school spend the day with the student • Observe student and detect health needs • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by physician • Treatments may include g-tube feedings, feeding suctioning, positioning, range of motion exercises as collaborated with staff • Help with activities within the classroom • Toileting and changing as needed when assisting a student • Assist with parent conferences and be a liaison between parents, staff and physician • Update and create nursing care plan for student • Document treatments on student's health record and communication book as needed • Communicate with parents and staff in the event of injury or illness, assess student upon readmission to school after contagious illness • Submit medical forms for core evaluation and work with core team to set and maintain individual care plans and recommendations for individual students • Maintain confidentiality of student's medical issues • Nurse should have knowledge base of building nurse assignment in the event assistant is needed Qualifications: • Applicant must possess a current, valid Registered Nurse License issued by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. • ConTest certification through the Massachusetts Human Resources Division is/will be required (status of ConTest program to be determined). • Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a School Nurse. Organizational Relationship or Line of Authority: Reports to the building Principal, Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services and/or Program Coordinator.

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