Implement district health services program to best meet the needs of the student population on the assigned campus on a substitute basis.
Provide health services to students.
Promote health and safety education for students and preventative health practices for students.
Current Registered Nurse (RN) license to practice nursing in the State of Texas
Valid CPR certification within the past 2 years
Valid Vision, Hearing, Acanthosis Nigricans and Spinal Screening certification within the last 5 years
At least 3 years’ experience in nursing
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Provide direct care using professional assessment skills, the nursing process, individualized healthcare plans (IHPS), and established school health protocols. Provide health counseling and instruction to individual students.
Assess student problems, communicate with parents regarding individual students, and ensure appropriate referrals and follow up as needed. Serve as a liaison between school personnel, the family, healthcare professionals, and the community.
Notify parents of accident or illness. Secure emergency medical care for students as needed.
Develop and implement individualized healthcare plans (IHPs) and evaluate outcomes of skilled and direct nursing care and procedures for medically fragile students to ensure safe integration of the student into the school environments
Serve as health advocate for students while maintaining student advocacy by assisting in the protection and well-being of students
Ensure that medications are administered to students according to district policy and procedures
Establish and implement effective procedures for carrying out mandatory screening programs
May make home visits to help with student health problems as necessary.
Participate in development of campus health education curriculum, educate facility and staff as needed on health related topics, and provide health education to individuals and group including contributing to campus communications to parents and the local community regarding health issues.
Collaborate closely with campus principal and other staff and provide leadership to ensure a healthy school environment. Work to meet the health needs of the general school population and those students with identified health conditions
Advise campus administration in crisis or emergency situations and participate in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.
Administers state law regarding screening, immunizations and communicable diseases.
Records and maintains health information in a confidential and timely manner.
Establishes and maintains a comprehensive school health program. Coordinating health and prevention activities with the instructional program.