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School Nurse

Company: Falk School
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Hourly rate: $29.23

Hours: 7:35 AM - 2:35 PM

10-month position, summer employment optional

General Responsibilities:

The School Nurse is responsible for the health and welfare of the students and staff during their attendance at school and serves as a liaison to parents, faculty, and students on health and wellness issues.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Establish, review, revise and recommend policy and procedures for a comprehensive school health program, including emergency and first aid procedures, medication administration protocol, safety measures, student and staff health services, health education
  • Collect and interpret data of each student including growth, developmental and health history
  • Perform vision, hearing, height/weight, emotional, nutritional and immunization status and physical assessments
  • Make nursing diagnosis for each student based on health and educational status
  • Determine the impact of health needs on educational programming
  • Identify the priority of care and develop nursing care plans as needed
  • Collaborate with students, their families, health care providers, and school personnel
  • Identify an interdisciplinary approach to care including, staffings, meetings with the classroom teacher and parent, Committee on Special Education meetings as needed, informal staff consultations
  • Indicate which student needs will be the primary responsibility of the nurse and which will be referred.
  • Coordinate and implement consultations with developmental specialist and home-school doctor
  • Identify the relationship between health status and the student's ability to learn
  • Intervene to implement nursing actions that promote, maintain or restore health, or prevent illness
  • Contact parents with referrals based on, annual physical assessments, vision and hearing screening, acute health problems and injuries
  • Educate families and students on their current health status and the impact on learning, roles of health care and the education process
  • Structure each student encounter to provide a learning opportunity about health, self-care to assist in the development of decision-making skills to attain optimal wellness
  • Inform school personnel about the adaptation of program, intervention or special environment required by students to meet their individual needs
  • Provide health counseling and refers to appropriate professionals when indicated
  • Administer prescribed medication to all students as needed and provides a written list of which students receive medication and time of administration
  • Administer first aid and tends to acutely ill students and faculty
  • Identify and teach basic principles of students for health education individually and in groups
  • Educate and counsel school personnel, students and families in health-related matters
  • Provide in-service programs for school personnel on emergency care procedures, medications monitoring, abuse and neglect reporting Provide and interpret special health program information with relevance to the classroom setting
  • Maintain health records on each student
  • Participate in Individualized Education Plan and Behavior Implementation Plan conferences as needed
  • Make referrals to approach agencies to meet the health needs of students and their families
  • Participate in educational programs for school health professionals when appropriate
  • Collaborate with other agencies to ensure continuity of services and care
  • Report child abuse/neglect to appropriate as a mandated reporter to Albany registry, contacts family members when appropriate
  • Collaborate with specialists regarding the comparison of other school health programs and the implementation of innovative services
  • Consult with fellow school nurses, locally and statewide, regarding new health programs and new approaches to existing programs
  • Maintain and interprets up-to-date resource materials regarding medicines, disease entities, injuries, developmental disabilities, growth and development, and treatments
  • Attend conferences, workshops and educational programs relevant to pediatric health.
  • All other duties as assigned

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

    • Valid New York State Registered Nursing license
    • Must be able to respond quickly to emergency situations in the school
    • Understand complex principles and techniques to make an independent judgment
    • Experience with emotionally disturbed and/or learning disabled students preferred
    • Complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training and monitor student and staff health during interventions
    • Knowledge of school health programs such as vision, hearing screening, immunization requirements
    • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships
    • Regular and dependable level of attendance
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
    • Operate a computer to perform work
    • Maintain records and prepare reports
    • Valid driver license

      Physical Requirements

      • Standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, occasional lifting and/or moving more than 25 pounds
      • Most work is indoors except when treating students or staff members outdoors on School grounds
      • Physical activity requiring administering CPR/rescue breathing; operating an AED in the event of an emergency
      • Physical activity requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items
      • Moderate physical activity with the ability to initiate or participate in physical interventions when necessary

        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

        The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Falk School, New York , School Nurse, Healthcare , New York, New York

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