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(1). School nurse will facilitate normal development and positive student response to interventions.
The school nurse will serves as the health care expert in the school to meet student health needs with an understanding of normal growth and development in children and youth as well as students with special needs. The school nurse will also, develops plans for student care based on the nursing process, which includes assessment, interventions, and identification of outcomes and evaluation of care.
(2). The school nurses provide leadership in promoting health and safety, including a healthy environment.
The school nurse provides health-related education to students and staff in individual and group settings and provides consultation to other school professionals, including food service personnel, physical education teachers, coaches, and counselors. Responsibilities in the provision of a safe and healthy school environment include the school nurse’s monitoring of immunizations, managing communicable diseases, assessing the school environment for safety to prevent injury and spearheading infection control measures
(3). School nurses provide quality health care and intervene with actual and potential health problems.
The school nurse shall be responsible for medication administration, health care procedures, and the development of health care plans. The school nurses will often be engage in health screenings that include vision, hearing, body mass index, mental health index or other screening procedures (often based on local and state regulations) to address those issues.
(4). School nurses will use clinical judgment in providing case management services.
The school nurse receives medical orders to guide the health care needed to assist each student to be safe and successful at school. As in other clinical settings, the nurse develops Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHPs) in nursing language to direct nursing care for students as well as Emergency Care Plans (ECPs) written in lay language to guide the response of unlicensed personnel in a health-related emergency. Both plans must be tailored to the individual needs of a specific student to improve expected care outcomes. The nurse makes decisions related to the appropriate delegation of healthcare tasks as directed by state laws and professional practice guidance
(5). School nurses actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy and learning.
The school nurse can provide families with referral information along with available community resources to improve access to health care. The school nurse may take on additional roles as needed to meet the needs of the school community.
Lastly, healthy children are successful learners. The school nurse has a multi-faceted role within the school setting, one that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of students and their success in the learning process. It is the breadth of nursing activities contained within the role of the school nurse and the unique non-medical setting that differentiates school nursing from other nursing specialties.
The responsibilities of the school nurse will include but not limited to below:
The school nurse will be responsible for providing families with referral information along with available community resources to improve access to health care. The school nurse may take on additional roles as needed to meet the needs of the school community.
. Must be a Registered Nurse with license
. Single qualification preferred
. Clinical Skills
. Bedside Manner
. Infection Control
. Nursing Skills
. Health Promotion and Maintenance
Method of Application;
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CVs to; firstname.lastname@example.org stating the job position applied for in the subject header with their contact number.