Job Title: School Nurse

Reports to:Supervisor of Student Services (Health)/Site Administrator/Program Director
Typical Schedule:196 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP INS

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:INST

JOB GOAL

Facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Provider of Health Services

  1. Coordinate school-wide health screenings at grade levels mandated by Florida law and for individual students based on need, conduct follow up regarding potential health issues, and provide referral to appropriate agencies as needed.
  2. Provide identification, assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and referral of student health concerns that may impact learning, determining need for modifications.
  3. Coordinate and assist with direct health care provided to students through oversight of clinic functions and LPN services, which may include medication administration, first aid, and other health procedures and responsibilities.
  4. Provide assistance and counseling for students with psychological and medical concerns and/or physical limitations and assist in adaptation of limitations.

Manager of Student Health Care

  1. Develop individualized health care plan based on identified student health needs within school setting, collaborating with school personnel and community professionals as needed.
  2. Monitor compliance with current state immunization and health assessment requirements, assist with prevention and control of communicable diseases, and maintain student health information confidentially while ensuring accurate reporting of evidenced-based data to support school health services.
  3. Serve as liaison and facilitator for access to health care resources in the community for students, parents, and staff.
  4. Collaborate with school support staff to meet health care needs of students, including participation in school-based intervention team, response to intervention process, 504 team, IEP development/revision, and homebound services.

Educator/Counselor

  1. Assist with development and implementation of Human Growth and Development Curriculum at Elementary, Middle, and High School levels.
  2. Serve as a health/safety education resource for teachers, providing classroom instruction of health-related topics upon request.
  3. Develop and implement in-service training for school personnel on health issues.
  4. Participate in the development and implementation of health promotion activities for students, parents, and staff.

Other

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

* In accordance with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills
  • Organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of internet and web-related technologies

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Registered Nurse licensed by Florida Department of Health, Division of Quality Medical Assurance

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Holds valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid certification

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited university
  • Prior experience in school nursing
  • National Certified School Nurse (NCSN)

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Supervise medical tasks performed by Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and non-licensed staff including but not limited to Clinic Assistant.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

School Nurse;   EST: n/a;   REV: August 3, 2010;   Board Approved: August 3, 2010