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Nursing Care

  • Provides direct professional nursing services, first aid, illness, and emergency care to students and staff in response to the nursing assessment and in accordance with professional standards, school policy and procedures, and state and local mandates.
  • Administers medication with appropriate documentation.
  • Participates in maintaining accurate medical records to assure compliance with state mandates including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions, and the related archival responsibilities.
  • Completes Health histories and medical updates for Special-Education students
  • Vision and Hearing follow-up as necessary based on findings of screening program and student history.
  • Makes appropriate assessment and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter.
  • Monitors Non-Certified nursing staff



  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in State of Illinois
  • Professional Educators License with and Endorsement in Certified School Nursing (PEL-CSN)
  • Experience in nursing and completion of a school health orientation program preferred
  • Computer literacy and competency in use of existing technology


School Nurse   $25-$35 per hour  See Contract on website for details regarding Wages and Retirement!   Under Contract Negotiations for 2022-23 - 2025-26

Excellent Benefits!  Outstanding Health Plans that include 2 options, one of which is 100% paid by the District.
2 tier Dental Insurance Options
Paid Life Insurance and More!  

Additional Notes

Talent Acquisition Event in Person or Virtual

Meet the DPS 61 Administration team at the Table!


Email recruit@dps61.org for more information

About Decatur Public School District
101 West Cerro Gordo Street, Decatur, Illinois 62523, United States
Our buildings consist of one pre-kindergarten/early learning center, ten K-6 elementary schools, four K-8 schools, one middle school, two high schools, and a K-12 alternative education program as well as a social-emotional alternative program. Three of our facilities are magnet schools, including a Pre-K to 8th-grade Montessori school. Families have the option to apply to schools of choice: STEM Academy, a candidate International Baccalaureate school, and a fine arts program. The District is also the administrative agent for the Macon-Piatt Special Education District. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Because our goal is to match your qualifications with an available position within our District, please answer the application as accurately and thoroughly as possible.


How to Apply

To establish a pre-employment file, please complete the online application.
Certified Teaching Positions are posted per the Decatur Education Association collective bargaining agreement for specified period of time and then go offline into a review/interviewing state. If a viable candidate is not selected, the positions repost.    For broadest exposure, please select Vacancy Pools in addition to Vacancy Desired.
If you don't immediately identify the position you are seeking, I encourage you to reach out to me directly at recruit@dps61.org as well as continue monitoring the job posting board regularly and apply to all positions for which you qualify. https://www.dps61.org/employment

We look forward to receiving your application and sharing it with the key players who are looking to bring on new Educators and Support Team Members within Decatur Public School District 61

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