Lockwood School District # 26
Job Description

TITLE: School Nurse
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
SUPERVISES (if applicaable): Nurse Assistant
JOB DEFINITION OR GOAL: Enhances the educational process by modifying or removing health related barriers to learning and by promoting an optimal level of wellness for all students.  Establishes and maintains a comprehensive school health program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIIES:

  1. Assesses and evaluates the health and developmental status of selected students through nursing diagnosis and the use of appropriate evaluative techniques.

  2. Works cooperatively with other school assessment team members to assess health needs related to learning, and determine appropriate educational plan.

  3. Completes health and developmental history and three-year updates as needed.

  4. Conducts (or arranges for) mandated vision and hearing screening.

  5. Conducts mandated Scoliosis Screening - requires team approach.

  6. Assesses student population for compliance with immunization state laws.

  7. Supervises proper administration of medication procedures.

  8. Provides adequate care for ill and injured children.

  9. Provides student and parent health counseling.

  10. Develops specialized and standardized procures as needed for special needs students.

  11. Conducts staff in-service on select health topics and related issues.

  12. Complies with law regarding suspected child abuse.

  13. Serves as a resource to teachers for health instruction and provides health education resource materials for classroom teachers.

  14. Provides student instruction of selected health topics and issues.

  15. Instructs CPR/MFA Preparedness classes for district personnel.

  16. Presents parent information meetings as indicated.

  17. Participates as a member of the school disaster preparedness team.

  18. Supervises the performance of the assigned health clerk.

  19. Maintains and submits data for state annual reports.

  20. Makes independent, immediate decisions.

  21. Remains calm in an emergency situation.

  22. Demonstrates respect for children, teenagers and adults.

  23. Follows directions and procedures.

  24. Records, transfers and relates information.

  25. Demonstrates active and reflective listening skills.

  26. Presents information in an organized manner.

Only minimum duties are listed. Other functions may be
required as given or assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Current R.N. license or certification issued by the Montana Board of Nursing.
  2. BSN degree or equivalent required.
  3. Current CPR and First Aide certificates.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk and stand; twist at neck and waist; kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in quiet environments. May be required to lift or move up to 20 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee must work well under pressure to meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. The employee shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
6/2006
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