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JOB SUMMARY:  The District Nurse is responsible for facilitating nursing services with all students in general and special education classrooms by ensuring the provision of appropriate health care instructional methods, accommodations, and supports are provided.  The District Nurse serves as supervisor for all nurses, and provides training, evaluations, and monitors nursing staff that provide medical services and supports the students in the Urbana schools. The District Nurse also provides/organizes training to building principals, coaches, and other essential staff on first aid, CPR, AED, Epi-Pen, Allergies, Diabetes, Seizures, and other medical trainings required in schools. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.


  • Work as an enthusiastic team member with all district staff, community medical staff, parents and students to insure each student receives an appropriate comprehensive medical care as required by physicians 


  • Assess students, as needed, to determine appropriate medical physician orders and/or methods of treatment required for the instructional environment (e.g. diabetes management, severe allergies, severe asthmatics, complex medical needs, etc.)


  • Assist school staff in the implementation of the District’s food management guidelines including collecting paperwork from parents, communicating with District staff and communicating with food service contractor. 


  • Attends IEP meetings, committee meetings and conferences regarding health issues, in addition to visiting schools to monitor and support nurses on a regular basis.


  • Maintains appropriate documentation of student/staff/home visits or consultation.


  • Provides in service and advises teachers on health matters, particularly regarding teacher observation skills for student health problems, communicable disease and special health needs of students.  Develop/revises district health handbook, as needed.


  • Train and supervise nurses, district staff, parent, and/or student (if applicable) to meet the needs of medical care of the student.


  • Maintains District AED equipment and required employee AED trainings and records as required by our AED policy.  Ensure required staff are up-to-date on trainings.


  • Maintain and arrange for refreshment, as needed, for District EpiPens and undesignated inhalers each school buildings and coordinate appropriate usage training for staff  in accordance with Board Policy


  • Consult/collaborate with teachers and staff members about student needs and progress in the general classroom.


  • Builds relationships with all staff members, promotes a team-oriented environment, and maintains high standards of accountability.


  • Participates in professional growth opportunities (e.g., attends regional, state, and national professional conferences, reads professional publications, and/or enrolls in advanced courses).


  • Coordinate and plan for District pathogen testing and screening as needed.


  • Assumes authority, in the absence of a physician, for the care of a student or staff member who has suffered injury or emergency illness.


  • Arrange for and/or cover other nurse absences 


  • Maintain parent contact through conferences, reports, IEP conferences, and other means as needed.


  • Participate in district wide committees regarding medical protocols, food allergens, and other potential epidemics that impact staff and students


  • Participate in Administrative Cabinet meetings


  • Monitor and advise the district administrative team on  ISBE regulations and other health-related policies and protocols that may impact students and the school district.


  • Recruit and hire building nurses following approved human resources hiring guidelines; Committed to the nursing “code of ethics,” Federal regulations and laws, as well as District and State policies and procedures.


  • Conduct other duties as requested by the superintendent or designee.




EDUCATION:  Illinois Professional Educator License with School Nurse Endorsement (Preferred)or Registered Nurse licensure in Illinois 


EXPERIENCE: Bachelor degree preferred and 2 years school-based experience preferred



  • Highly organized
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with medical expertise
  • Must work with community medical staff and keep abreast of updated changes.


Salary is based on a step placement which is determined by education, experience and the Urbana Education Association and Board of education contract.

Additional Notes

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  260 Day (12 Month) Contract; This position is not part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).


EVALUATION:  To be completed by Assistant Superintendent for Student Services or Director of Student Services


How to Apply

To apply, please complete an application at https://usd116.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1107

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Start Date

8/10/2021 2:32:43 PM