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School Nurse (2020-2021)-District Wide Hazelwood School District - Florissant, MO

Company: Hazelwood School District
Location: Florissant
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:



POSITION TITLE: School Nurse






REPORTS TO: School Principal/Coordinator of Health Services






POSITION SUMMARY: Performs duties to provide and promote health care for students, staff and volunteers, and to encourage maximum learning through a comprehensive school health program; also assists in health emergency and or crisis situations that may occur in assigned building.





FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB




Essential Functions





  • Assesses students/staff condition in the event of illness or injury, following established nursing procedures; provides care and/or makes referral to appropriate medical personnel.

  • Administers prescribed medication to students per board policy and monitors for side effects.

  • Maintains accurate documentation of medicines received from parents and dispensed to students, per applicable laws and established nursing practice.

  • Reviews students immunization records for compliance with state law; refers for follow-up when needed.

  • Conducts student basic health screening (hearing, vision, dental, etc.), identifies and documents problems and refers for further evaluation as necessary.

  • Maintains documentation on students cumulative health records; prepares annual report for state.

  • Monitors school environment continuously for safety of students and staff.

  • Provides consultation with students, staff and community on injuries and current health issues.

  • Identifies student health care problems and develops and implements specialized care programs where necessary.

  • Organizes and overseas operations of community health supports at building level.

  • Creates and overseas health safety plans and emergency care processes at building level.

  • Provides educational resources for students/staff with regard to growth and development, dental hygiene, asthma conditions, first aid safety for use in the health curriculum and classroom visitations.





    Marginal Functions




    None identified.





    Physical/Visual Activities or Demands: Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.






    • Standing, walking, sitting, feeling, grasping, talking, hearing.

    • Normal attention with clarity of vision at 20 inches or less as well as 20 feet or more, and ability to ID and distinguish colors, required.

    • Light to moderate physical demand with regular lifting of very light to light (1 to 25 lbs.) items by hand and occasional lifting of average (25 to 60 lbs.) items by hand or with mechanical assistance.






      Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions: Environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.






      Typical inside conditions, but with regular exposure to chemicals and contagious diseases.





      POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS





      Education: RN required, although BSN preferred. Broad knowledge of a discipline such as nursing and health care, involving the use of a broad theoretical knowledge equivalent to a complete college or university education.






      Experience: Experience of 5 years is preferred.






      Skills and Abilities which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:






      • Apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.

      • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure. Perform the operations with like common and decimal fractions. Compute ratio, rate, and percent.

      • Perform reading, writing, and speaking at an intermediate level.

      • Must possess intellectual, technical and human relations skills needed to work cooperatively with colleagues, parents and community groups in order to accomplish District goals.






        Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:





        Computer and related software, patient care equipment, copy and fax machines.





        License(s)/Certification(s) Required: RN required. Registered Nurse licensed by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.





        This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.




        Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.





        "Commonly associated" is not intended to mean always or only. There are different experiences that suggest other ways or circumstances where reasonable changes or accommodations are appropriate.





        All activities, Demands, Conditions and Requirements are linked to Essential Job Functions unless marked with an asterisk which denotes linkage only to marginal function(s).

Keywords: Hazelwood School District, Florissant , School Nurse (2020-2021)-District Wide Hazelwood School District - Florissant, MO, Healthcare , Florissant, Missouri

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