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Duties

Program Overview

The Regional Office of Education has the opportunity to serve students from 13 school districts in need of alternative education opportunities.  Students are referred to the programs for a variety of reasons but will be met with a caring and dedicated staff focused on meeting both their social and emotional and academic needs.

Position Expectations:

  • Provides health service:
    • Reviews symptom list for all illness related student and staff absences and contacts/communicates local Health Department accordingly.
    • Reviews student health records to identify immunization status and medical/health concerns of individual.
    • Conducts parent interviews to obtain/write medical history and current health status.
  • Participates on a multidisciplinary team to interpret medical information and to develop appropriate 504 and Health Care Plans accordingly.
  • Determines health needs to be addressed relevant to classroom functioning; communicates/networks with parent, physician, school staff; establishes interventions by appropriate personnel to facilitate student academic success; provides follow up monitoring and modification of program as needed.
  • Plans, conducts and participates in school screenings for vision, hearing, scoliosis; evaluates findings and provides follow up direction and/or referral.
  • Makes home visits as indicated to assess family needs as it relates to student health.
  • Assumes responsibility for emergency care of student/staff in case of illness or injury. 
  • Reports suspected child abuse/neglect to DCFS as indicated.
  • Provides health education: 
    • Monitors data collection and submits state statistical reports.
    • Works with staff to accommodate needs of medically complex students in the classroom.
    • Provides preview and oversight of Health curriculum.
    • Provides office staff/lunch program training emergency treatment/procedures.
  • Promotes environmental health :
    • Implements OSHA/Illinois/Winnebago County Health Department directives regarding health delivery safety measures in the school setting:
    • Locates and procures community resources for students with medical needs requiring financial assistance.
  • Promotes and assists in the control of communicable disease through surveillance and reporting of contagious diseases, exclusion and readmission of students with infectious diseases.
  • Participates on building crisis teams.
  • Reports to/consults with the Director of Student Services regarding all of above described assigned responsibilities.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Preferred
  • Illinois Nursing License
  • School Service Personnel Type 73 Certificate preferred
  • The specialization of the certified school nurse lies in their preparation and expertise as the health advocate for children in school. They promote and protect the optimal health status of children through implementation and supervision of a school health program composed of health services, health education and environmental health.

Salary/Benefits

Commensurate With Experience

Additional Notes

190 Day Contract

How to Apply

Email Resume and Cover Letter to Nicole Brady, Executive Director, at nbrady@roe4.org

Email Address

nbrady@roe4.org

Job Posting Date

3/28/2022

Start Date

4/11/2022