School nurse job description (this is not an exhaustive list and other responsibilities may be assigned as needed):
Routinely check students for illness and determine their potential for having a contagious condition that requires immediate treatment and isolation from other students.
Ability to assess injuries and illness and respond with appropriate intervention methods.
Administer medication if needed, and when authorized by parents.
Development and oversight of health safety practices and screening with respect to all Covid-19 protocols required or recommended, as well as coordination of training and supervision of implementation and continued proper execution of protocols and practices by school employees, visitors to campus and students.
Conduct vision and hearing screenings as well as other routine health checks.
Find resources for students in crisis.
Help students manage chronic diseases by teaching them self-care skills.
Work with the principal and teachers to create the health education curriculum.
Plans and implements school health management protocols.
Act as the point of contact for parents and the community for health-related concerns.
Manage students with mental health issues, behavioral problems, chronic illness, learning disabilities, and other common conditions.
Become part of the educational team that designs an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for students with disabilities.
Work closely with teachers, administrators, and parents to accommodate the mental and physical health needs of the student population.
Counsel students and staff in an effort to stop the spread of illnesses and diseases, raise awareness about important conditions that affect the school community, and promote healthy working conditions on the school grounds.
Serve as a resource for teachers and administrators who need information about health-related topics.
Teach health, sexual education and Internet safety to children in grades 1-8.
Help promote good health for students, teachers, administrators, and all the other members of the school community.
Maintain and organize accurate health records.
Project management experience and ability to coordinate a team response.
Understanding of school operations and dynamics.
Ability to dedicate up to 10 hrs/week minimum throughout school year for Operations.
Incident reporting and liaising with local health department.
Monitoring of latest news, updates, and health department guidance.
Coordinating with other organizations and schools as needed.
Creation and maintenance of school-specific resources such as operating plans and materials designed for faculty-staff, for students and for parents.
Leading planned communications for the community, parents, and staff and overseeing incoming or emergent communications as necessary.
Coordinating with Office Manager, Facilities or Maintenance staff to ensure adequate PPE and supplies, regular schedule for cleaning and disinfecting, and other logistical support as required.
Supporting the implementation health-related measures and considerations with respect to on-campus, distance learning and/or hybrid education models, and supporting Education Team with related operational needs.
Coordination of emergency drills.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Qualified to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.
Minimum of one (1) year experience in public health nursing, community, or pediatric nursing preferred.
Minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical experience within 3 years prior to taking the RN test.
Prior school experience strongly preferred but not required.
Administrative project management experience, communication, vision and leadership skill set.
Must exercise professional judgment in making decisions.
Must communicate appropriately, collaboratively, and effectively with students, parents, administrators, other school personnel, health care providers, and community agencies.
Must demonstrate a genuine interest in the student population and its health needs.
Must be self-motivated, organized, a critical thinker, and a problem-solver.
Must be able to work with a variety of people and independently.
Use a computer and various software applications.
Additional Salary Information: The school provides: health benefits, vision and dental insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation time.