School Nurse - EHS Job at Newton County School System, Covington, KY

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  • Newton County School System
  • Covington, KY

Job Description

Job Title: School Nurse Work Schedule: 184 Days/10 MonthDepartment: Student Services Comp. Schedule: Classified Grade 11aReports to: School Health Specialist FLSA Status: Non-ExemptAccountability ObjectivesProvides health services to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning in the individual students.Essential DutiesMaintains, evaluates and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate the individual needs of studentsConsults and support school staff, parents, and students on student health issuesProvides support in establishing system-wide health procedures and policies in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations under the supervision of the School Health SpecialistProvides training and professional development regarding health-related issues for school staff members as neededParticipates in the IEP plan development and neededAdministers medication to studentsAssists the School Health Specialist with kindergarten registration, training, health fairs, student health screenings and other health-related events as neededAssists the School Health Specialist in providing appropriate staff training in universal precautions, medical conditions and delegated medical procedures for specific studentsMaintains records and reports for all students who have health-related conditions and provides assistance to students and/or parents as neededPromotes and assists in the control of communicable diseasesMaintains a daily clinic log of student visitsEnsures the use of proper forms, permission slips, and schedules for dispensing medicationAssists the School Health Specialist in the annual review of immunization recordsDemonstrates prompt and regular attendancePerforms other duties as assigned by appropriate administratorMinimum QualificationsLicensed Practical Nurse or Registerd NurseMinimum of one year of experience in public health nursing, hospital, and/or related medical facility required. Experience in a school setting is preferredKnowledge, Skills And AbilitiesKnowledge of the principles and practices underlying professional nursingKnowledge of the principles and practices underlying the special field of school healthKnowledge of current trends in nursing and of literature in the fields of school healthKnowledge of organization and administration of other cooperating agenciesKnowledge of state and local laws relating to health and social issuesAbility to participate cooperatively in a program of school health nursingAbility to exercise professional judgment in making decisionsAbility to communicate appropriately, collaboratively, and effectively with students, parents, administrators, other school personnel, health care providers, and community agenciesAbility to demonstrate a genuine interest in the student population and its health needs.Ability to organize a health office and manage timeAbility to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalismProficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word and ExcelThorough knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulationsAbility to work collaboratively in a team environment with personal characteristics of integrity, accountability, and dependabilityAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignmentsProfessional and positive attitude and demeanorCustomer-focused and results driveEssential Physical AbilitiesWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.

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