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Under the general direction of the Superintendent, and Student Services, the Health Services Director plans, coordinates and administers the Health programs in the school district for the evaluation, improvement and protection of the health of pupils and staff in accordance with District policies, state and federal laws. The incumbent must participate in health related 504 and Individual Educational Program (IEP) meetings for the assessment and placement of Special Education students.



  • Provides school health and nursing services to students; conducts, supervises and coordinates mandated health screening for vision and hearing.
  • Coordinates and ensures immunization compliance as required by Illinois state criteria.
  • Compiles school health reports and statistical information upon request of the school district, county, and state administrators; organizes and records all student health data as required by the District and state.
  • Works cooperatively with health advisory groups such as parent/faculty organizations, pupil and staff groups, school administrators and health-oriented agencies.
  • Performs related case management including appropriate referral, follow-up and interagency networking for students identified as needing additional health evaluation and/or health care; interprets health status to student, parents, and appropriate school personnel.
  • Oversees the administration of medications; develops procedures for specialized physical health care services and provides related training and supervision of involved personnel.
  • Participates in health-related Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings for the assessment and educational placement of Special Education students, including 504 assessments; develops and implements individualized nursing care procedures as necessary.
  • Consults and counsels with students, parents, school personnel, and health care providers for developing solutions regarding student health issues such as chronic disease conditions, communicable disease, control, child abuse, substance abuse, mental health, and other problems and concerns.
  • Coordinates site health services within the general operation of the district; plans and implements effective communication and public relations with the school community.
  • Provides appropriate and required health related training for school staff; trains and supervises health aides and trains special education instructional assistants regarding specified duties in health services; participates in policy/protocol development and review that affects health services.
  • Notifies all appropriate staff members of those students whose records indicate significant health or physical problems which may affect performance in class or which may require emergency treatment.


  • Monitors the well-being of students and personnel in schools through prevention, control, and management of communicative disease.
  • Performs record keeping and reporting that pertains to student services and related nursing tasks according to current practices.
  • Prepares for review, reports for assigned school(s), District, and county and state agencies.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all health procedures regarding student health.
  • Travels to various school sites to perform a variety of nursing duties.
  • Conducts in-service training for school staff as needed.
  • Makes home visits when necessary.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Laws and regulations applicable to the role of a School Nurse; public health agencies and local health care resources.
  • Medication management of children and adolescents.
  • Diagnostic methods for medical conditions and diseases.
  • IEP and 504 requirements.
  • Accepted testing techniques for hearing, vision, scoliosis, and other screenings.
  • Modern medical terminology, equipment, techniques and methods.
  • Child/adolescent development and guidance principles
  • Universal precautions and control of infectious diseases.
  • Child abuse reporting requirements.
  • Administrative practices and procedures, including record keeping and filing practices and procedures.
  • CPR, first aid, and the appropriate care students in a school setting.
  • Methods and practices of performing routine medical/physical care of medically complex students, including administration of medicines, g-tube feedings, trachea care and suctioning.
  • Technology and computer software applications relative to instruction, administration,
  • and education.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English; effective oral communication to conduct and participate in meetings.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy, including human relations skills, conflict resolution strategies and procedures, and team building methods and techniques.

 Ability to:

  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations regarding health and safety issues and communicable diseases; train and provide health information to students and staff.
  • Counsel and provide health-related information to parents of school-aged students.
  • Learn, interpret, apply and explain District, county, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures relating to public health services, infectious disease control, and health education.
  • Remain calm and exercise judgment in dealing with emergencies and special health needs.
  • Gather and analyze clinical data and prepare reports.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with team members, including students, staff, District and site administration, county and state representatives, parents, physicians, community members, and all others encountered in the course of work.


Valid Illinois Registered Nurse (RN) license

Illinois PEL with School Nurse Endorsement

Valid First Aid, CPR and AED certification

Vision and Hearing Certificate (IDPH) Preferred



Additional Notes

Department/Division:  Student Services

Reports to:  Director of Student Services

Calendar Year:  July 1 - June 30, 200 days

How to Apply

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