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Implement comprehensive program of health services for assigned campus. Provide health services to students. Promote health education and preventive health practices for students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• Provide temporary and emergency care for sick and injured students or staff according to district policy and procedures.
• Serve as health advocate for students.
• Notify parents of accident or illness and secure medical care for students in emergency cases (if parents or emergency contact cannot be reached).
• Coordinate management system to administer medications to students at school. Administer medications according to district policy and procedures.
• Perform screening procedures as required by Texas Department of Health, Texas Educational Agency, and district policy. Make referrals as necessary.
• Develop and coordinate continuing evaluation of campus health program and make changes based on findings.
• Participate in development of campus health education curriculum and provide health education to individual students.
• Provide health counseling and instruction to individual students.
• Serve as a health liaison between school, physicians, parents, and community.
• Assess student problems and make appropriate referrals working with students, teachers, parents, and medical and health care professionals.
• Participate in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.
• Communicate regularly with the principal and nurse coordinator regarding health service issues.
• Review and evaluate immunization records.
• Enforce procedures to ensure proper program administration according to district policy.
• Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including clinic records and accurate, updated health records on all students.
• Requisition supplies and equipment needed to maintain clinic inventory.
• Report potential health and safety hazards to principal.
• Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
• Maintain certification in CPR, vision and hearing screening, and as a health screener.
• Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
• Perform other tasks as assigned by Supervisor/Superintendent.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. There may be alternatives to the below qualifications as the Board of Trustees may find appropriate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Valid registered nurse license to practice professional nursing in Texas from the State Board of Nurse Examiners.
Experience working in public schools preferred
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret medical periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from principals, teachers, staff, students, parents, and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequent district-wide travel to multiple campuses as assigned. Occasional out-of-district travel as needed. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.