The School Nurse (RN) identifies and treatshealth conditions among students in the school setting. The School Nurse providesinstruction for the student’s general well being and disease prevention. They mustassess the student’s physical conditions in the school setting and refer thestudent to appropriate resources as needed to be successful in school.Responsibilities: Conducts Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetingplans as needed.Promotes healthy practices and nursing services to thestudents so they will be successful in general education classesProvides professional nursing services as defined by yourState Professional Practices NursingAct and state School Nurse certification requirementsCoordinates services with other special servicespersonnel within the school to support students in school to learnCommunicates with School Administrators, teachers andother staff members about students with specific health problems using the HIPAA and federallaws.Follows the school’s district policies for health,emergency care, accidents, drug abuse and bullyingNotifies school Administers, local health department,parents and staff about confirmed communicable diseases within your school. Follow schooldistricts policy concerning thisConducts and writes the necessary legal reports for theIEP meeting. Including assessment planning, Health History or Medical Review for thestudentWrites student’s IEP goals related to student’s health conditionthat is impacting student’s learning in schoolFollows state laws concerning Asthma, Food Allergies, useof an Epi-Pen use and Medication laws providing documentation per your school districtpolicyCompletes and files school and state reports regardingscreenings, immunizations, physicals, etcCharts pertinent information on student's health fileDevelops policies, procedures and work standards forschool health programMonitors compliance of school health program withfederal, state and local laws, regulations and policiesPrepares health reports for supervisor, board ofeducation and the health departmentNegotiates professional and medical services essential tothe school health programProvides first aid care and medically prescribed servicesMaintains security of school health supplies andmedication in school settingInstructs students in health education according to thestate curriculum (K-12)Serves as a resource person on health issuesProvides staff development on health-related topics forschool staff and volunteersScreens and conducts health appraisals for students andstaffProvides follow-up evaluations on students as requiredRecommends corrective action where problems are identifiedCorresponds with parents on health needs of childrenRecords immunizations, health findings, and otherrelevant health dataAbility to identify abnormal growth and development,symptoms of disease and discuss with parentsAbility to coordinate and facilitate services between theschool, local health agency, and other community resourcesAbility to develop and maintain health records onstudentsAbility to develop positive working relationshipsPerforms other duties as assigned/necessary Minimum Requirements: Current nursing license for the state in which the nursepracticesProfessional Educator License per state/clientrequirementCurrent health certificate (if applicable perstate/client requirement)Current PPD or Chest X-RayOne year prior professional nursing experience preferredCurrent BLS cardConsiderable knowledge of medical disorders andtreatment.Considerable knowledge of child growth and development.Working knowledge of public health problems andprocedures for treatment in coordination with other health and social service agencies.Working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws andregulations affecting the delivery of school health services.Understand the school organization and the communityserved.Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) viastrong communication skills; proficiency in the English language may be requiredComputer proficiency requiredMust be atleast 18 years of age
At Maxim Healthcare Services, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
- Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
- Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
- 401(k) savings plan
- Awards and recognition programs
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.
Maxim Healthcare Services is a leading provider of home healthcare, medical-related staffing, travel nursing, and population health and wellness services across the United States. As an established community partner, we have been making a difference in the lives of our employees, caregivers, and patients for more than 30 years. Our commitment to customer service, improving patient care, and staffing experienced healthcare professionals has paved the way for many rewarding career opportunities in the healthcare industry.
Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer