The major responsibilities of School nurse includes:
- Developing plans for student care based on assessment, interventions, and identification of outcomes, and the evaluation of care
- Serving as consultants with other school professionals, such as food service personnel, physical education teachers, coaches, and counselors
- Providing health-related education to students and staff in both individual and group settings
- Monitoring immunizations, managing communicable diseases, and assessing the school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safety
- Overseeing infection control measures
- Actively participating in school safety plans that address school violence, bullying, and emergencies that may occur at school
- Overseeing medication administration, health care procedures, and the development of healthcare plans
- Overseeing vision, hearing, body mass index, and mental health screening procedures
- Making decisions related to the delegation of healthcare tasks as directed by state laws and professional practice guidance
- Providing health advice to school educational teams, such as the Committee on Special Education and the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) team
- Assisting families with locating outside care and obtaining health insurance.
Skills and Qualification
- Graduate from an accredited nursing program; Bachelor of Nursing Degree preferred; licensed as a registered Nurse. A minimum of one to three years nursing experience and experience in community health, pediatrics, emergency care and triage, psychiatry, and/or a physician's office preferred.
- Key Skills: Caring and Compassionate, Excellent Communicator, positive attitude and Detail oriented.