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LPN or RN School Nurse | South Bend Community School Corporation | Beacon Health Ventures

Beacon Health Systems
South Bend, IN 46601
  • Job Code
    189642

SUMMARY

Reports to the Manager, School Nurse Program. Provides school health services by assessing the health needs of students, providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured students, providing health information, emergency care and safety, communicable disease control and servicing as a resource to parents, teachers, staff and administrators.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Promotes and protects the optimal health status of students by:
    • Performing health assessments and administering mandated screening (i.e., vision, dental, hearing, height and weight variation, etc.) of each student at the school.
    • Consulting with parents, teachers, and students regarding individual health appraisals and the appropriate follow up care.
    • Providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured students by administering first aid, medications and specialized medical treatments according to physician's instructions and with parental written consent.
    • Providing immediate response to students who need emergency medical treatment. Contacts appropriate emergency response resources as situation dictates.
    • Providing care to students with chronic illnesses and extremely high-risk students (i.e., allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizures, medically fragile, etc.) to assist the child in achieving the highest possible functional level.
    • Counseling students and families on health conditions and lifestyle issues (i.e., mental health, pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, substance abuse, etc.) to facilitate a healthier student population.
    • Providing emotional and mental health assessment to children. Assessing situations involving students' safety, abuse (physical, sexual, drug, etc.) and other health related issues to identify problems, refer for proper treatment and to comply with legal requirements.
    • Assessing the health needs of abused children (physical, sexual, psychological and neglect), substance abusers, and pregnant students and providing appropriate care and referral.
    • Collecting and inputting all immunization records; ensuring all students are compliant with required immunizations.
    • Maintaining confidentially regarding student health records.
    • Following rules and regulations for the prevention and control of communicable disease.
    • Promoting a healthy lifestyle and acting as a resource to students, teachers, and other school personnel on a variety of health related subjects (i.e., health education, medication management, substance abuse, child abuse, growth and development, food allergies, nutrition, hygiene, etc.).
  • OTHER FUNCTIONS

    1. Maintains knowledge, skills and competence in areas of responsibility by:

      • Attending in-services and department meetings; also participating in continuing education and attending conference as approved.
      • Attend professional meetings and IEP case conferences. Be available for school open house functions, health fairs, flu clinics, and athletic physicals as needed.
      • Successfully complete skills validation as required.

    2. Contributes to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the department by:

    • Acting as a liaison to community agencies and medical care facilities. Implementing and maintaining all school health records, including daily flow sheets, medication administration records, accident reports, communicable disease reports and individual health cards.
    • Cleans work areas (utilizing universal precaution procedures) for the purpose of maintaining a sanitary environment.
    • Completing other job-related duties and projects as assigned.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    1. Demonstrates a high level of knowledge and competency in performing nursing care procedures, assessments, treatment and techniques.

    2. Demonstrates analytical skills necessary to solve problems and interpret data.

    3. Requires the ability to work well with others; organizational ability to establish and maintain necessary systems and records; ability to work independently.

  • Demonstrates the interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) necessary to interact effectively with a wide variety of contacts including principals, students, families, and community members; also to report and record patient related information accurately and appropriately.
  • Requires strong documentation and organization skills to multi-task and maintain electronic health records of students.
  • Demonstrates evidence of physical health and physical exam upon hire and as needed. Must complete annual TB test.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in basic computer skills (i.e., data entry, word processing and spreadsheets).
  • Must have working phone and/or pager to maintain contact with agency.
  • Requires a valid driver's license, access to a vehicle, and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and a commitment to Beacon Health System's mission and values; and the organization's goal of providing exceptional client experiences by following Memorial's Performance Essentials.
  • Requires physical ability and stamina to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • The above level of knowledge, skills and abilities are normally acquired through the successful graduation from an accredited school of nursing and have a current Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse license in the state of Indiana. Previous experience in school nursing, public health, community nursing or pediatrics is desired. Must have and maintain current CPR certification. A valid driver's license and a good driving record are required.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    1. Works in an office or school environment.

    2. Travel within the SBCSC district is required.





    Posted: 2019-11-23 Expires: 2019-12-22
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