Jan 13, 2024

School Nurse Applicant Pool

  • TrulyHired
  • Stafford, VA 22554, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Job Title: School Nurse

Location: School Based

Pay Grade: Nurse Salary Scale

Work Calendar: 10 Month 200 Day Employee

FLSA Status: Exempt

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the building principals and Coordinator of Health Services, this position provides health services and leadership in establishing a complete and effective program of school health.

MAIN JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide Health Services to Students
  • Interprets state and federal and School Board Policy and regulations regarding health requirements and immunization documentation for all new students.
  • Establishes and maintains a school health record for each student based on best practice, SCPS Health Services protocols and State Standards for Accreditation for Public Schools in Virginia.
  • Maintains and adequately supervises the school health clinic.
  • Provides nursing intervention for acute illness and injury of students and staff and supports student's health needs for returning to class whenever possible and approves early dismissals, as appropriate.
  • Supervises and documents medication/treatment administration in accordance with the Virginia Department of Education guidelines by a licensed health care provider and SCPS Health Services protocols.
  • Administers individual screening of vision, hearing, and scoliosis; and evaluate refer, and follow-ups as required by Virginia school law and School Board regulations.
  • Makes home visits in conjunction with other support staff to assist with health-related absentee problems when appropriate.
  • Protects the health of students and staff by controlling disease outbreak and spread of communicable diseases through enforcement of health practices, health department protocols and school policies.

Provide Training and Support to Administration and Staff
  • Collaborates with educational staff and parents in assessing the health needs of students to prepare and implement health service care plans needed and provide chronic disease case management.
  • Participates on School Crisis Team, 504 and Student Support Committee, as needed, in planning, prevention and implementation.
  • Completes necessary forms and procedures for Blood borne Pathogen Exposure incidents and situations related to Workers Compensation as outlined in Exposure Control Plan and School Board Policy and Regulations.
  • Implements training for staff members of workplace safety guidelines and Bloodborne Pathogens as required through OSHA and related to Workers' Compensation. Provide first aid and referrals for staff for Workers' Compensation claims.
  • Provides staff education and training related to medication administration, diabetes, asthma, allergy, anaphylaxis recognition and treatment, according to SCPS School Board policy and Code of Virginia.
  • Maintains a liaison with health care providers and other community agencies to support student health, wellness and independence of personal health care.
  • Provides emergency assessment, triage, and treatment as first responder for staff and students while coordinating care through EMT services and school administration.
  • Acts as a resource upon request by teacher, principal, student and or parent.

Support and demonstrate core values of Stafford County Public Schools
  • Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to position.
  • Respond promptly and thoroughly to written and oral requests for information.
  • Maintain a clean, neat appearance, appropriate to position.
  • Maintain a record of appropriate attendance and punctuality.
  • Serve as a role model for students, colleagues, and the general public.
  • Work in close harmony with colleagues, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Comply with all District and School policies and regulations, including but not limited to guidelines for confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a graduate of an accredited program of registered nursing and hold a current license to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Two (2) years successful nursing experience. Pediatric and community health experience preferred
  • Valid Virginia Driver's License
  • Current certification in Frist Aid, CPR, and AED required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge
    • English grammar and usage
    • Child growth and development
    • Currently mandated safety regulations such as OSHA, etc.
    • Related state regulations
  • Skills
    • Adhere to Guidelines of Confidentiality as outlined in Federal and State laws and county policies and procedures.
    • Application of theory to practice by use of most recent techniques and information which govern actions
  • Abilities
    • Appropriate use of written and verbal communication
    • Work cooperatively in a team environment to meet goals
    • Organize and perform work independently
    • Meet deadlines for all work even when working on multiple projects
    • Show sustained effort and enthusiasm in quality and quantity of work

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Work environment is primarily inside, with moderate noise, temperatures that are controlled but may require some exposure to weather, and some exposure to chemicals or other negative air quality elements.
  • The work is medium work, requiring exertion of up to 50 pounds of force to move or lift objects.
  • The following physical and mental abilities are representative of those expected to complete the essential functions of the job: standing for prolonged periods; sitting for prolonged periods; operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment; moving the hands, wrists, or fingers repetitively; moving with force on the back or lower body repetitively; feeling, grasping, or holding objects by hand; identifying colors visually; identifying objects in low light or distant conditions; communicating via spoken language; communicating via written language; perceiving sounds; making decisions using logic and rational thinking.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations shall be made, as required by law, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties, just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

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