Jan 13, 2024

Substitute School Nurse

  • TrulyHired
  • Kennebunk, ME 04043, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Substitute School Nurse 8/28/2023 - 9/15/2023 (potentially until 10/6/23) As a School Nurse, you will deliver measurable results in advancing the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement and health of students by: ? Promote the health and safety of all students ? Promote a safe and healthy environment ? Prevent illness and disability through early detection and treatment of health problems ? Communicate and collaborate with families, school personnel, and community providers to meet the needs of students Reports to: Building Administrator(s) and Assistant Superintendent Qualifications: Love what you do, promoting the health and safety of students and staff at RSU 21. Candidates must possess a current license as a registered nurse, valid in Maine and must possess certification as a school nurse (524) from the Maine Department of Education. At least three (3) years' experience as a professional registered nurse. A baccalaureate degree is required. If a candidate does not have a baccalaureate degree, he/she must be matriculating in a program to gain a baccalaureate degree when applying for certification. Current certification in CPR/AED for healthcare providers. Responsibilities: The School Nurse will be expected to: ? Assess students who are referred by staff and/or present to the health office, utilizing health history, record review and physical assessment to identify findings which do not fall within the norm ? Collaborate with school physician, parent(s)/legal guardian(s), teachers, guidance counselor, social worker, school psychologist, administrators, and community resources regarding student health needs/problems to assist the student educationally and enhance his/her well being ? Provide nursing interventions for acute and chronic physical, emotional, mental health, and behavioral concerns ? Administer and document medications according to district policy ? Document assessment data and nursing actions on paper and/or in digital record ? Maintain a cumulative Permanent School Health Record on every matriculated student ? Verify and document that all students comply with Maine School Immunization Law ? Maintain student privacy/confidentiality as per HIPAA, FERPA, and district policy ? Participate as the Health Specialist in referrals and meetings to develop Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504), and Response to Intervention (RTI) plans as needed and act as case manager when appropriate ? Develop and implement Individual Healthcare Plans (IHP) and Emergency Care Plans, as needed ? Communicate with other school personnel as appropriate regarding student health issues ? Implement vision, hearing, pre-kindergarten, and other screenings as outlined in the Maine School Nurse Manual ? Collect, document, and analyze data regarding suspected child abuse and neglect and make formal referrals to appropriate agencies ? Be knowledgeable of community health resources and refer students/families to these resources as needed. ? Collaborate with teachers, students, and family members to present appropriate information to students regarding health issues as needed ? Collect and analyze data to identify trends in illnesses and injuries and recommend appropriate mitigation strategies ? Promote and assist in the control of communicable diseases through School Located Vaccine Clinics (SLVC) and other preventative immunization programs, early detection, surveillance, and reporting of contagious diseases ? Consult with and/or refer to state and community public health agencies, and school physician as needed ? Prepare statistical reports for the Maine Department of Education and other agencies as required ? Promote wellness and disease prevention through public health efforts such as bulletin boards, newsletters, parent night displays, and other opportunities ? Participate in school's emergency preparedness, maintain Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), first aid kits, and other emergency response supplies ? Participate in reviewing and developing health related district policies and procedures ? Communicate with district and other school nurses to analyze and resolve student health issues ? Provide in-service education to teachers and staff according to OSHA requirements, student health concerns, staff requests, emergency preparedness, and other identified needs ? Adhere to Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan ? Promote staff wellness and serve as a resource to school staff for work related and other health concerns ? Provide input for preparation and implementation of individual school's Health Services Budget ? Attend school and district meetings as requested to include, but not limited to, staff meetings, health services meetings, Professional Development offerings, IEP, MTSS, 504 meetings, and School Board meetings ? Attend Suicide Prevention and other trainings as required by state law ? Update nursing knowledge and skills through professional development, workshops, courses, and other professional resources ? Identify strengths and weaknesses through self-evaluation and develop a plan of action to strengthen school nursing practices Competencies: ? Resourceful: you optimize available resources and tools (internally and externally) to enhance your impact; you network proactively, and with confidence to broaden the scope of people who can serve as a resource to your work ? Organized approach: you view your work as supporting the whole and track your own and others' work accordingly; you adhere to systems and processes diligently ? Strategic thinking: you seize the opportunity to think critically and keep the big picture in mind; you don't solely execute others' instructions, rather you are an engine of idea generation to stimulate cross-functional brainstorming, input and critical reflection ? Lifelong learner: you are committed to continuous self-improvement; you self-reflect on your personal effectiveness routinely; you value continuous improvement to drive consistent high-quality output and growth ? Public consultation: you have strong listening skills and can read between the lines to interpret parent concerns; when parents have trouble articulating their feelings, you can guide and support them to express their feelings more clearly; you're open to feedback and alternative ideas/perspectives Reasonable Accommodations: RSU 21 will provide accommodations to an individual with a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or applicable law, who has made the district aware of their disability, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship to the district. Terms of Employment: As stated in the collective bargaining agreement. Salary to be established by the Board. Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the building Principal in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

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