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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.
  • 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.


  • Maintains communication with the certified school nurse, teachers, other school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the health and safety needs of students.
  • Provides health services, information, and counseling in an effective and positive manner to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
  • Completes accident/incident reports for students/staff.
  • Compiles data for statistical purposes.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues.


  • Maintains a daily electronic log of student/staff visits and documentation on individual health records
  • Maintains the daily environment of the health office facility and supplies
  • Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.
  • Performs other health or school related work as required.

Professional Development

  • Maintains contact with a professional nursing organization and utilizes continuing education opportunities to enhance professional knowledge
  • Participates as an active member of the school community, representing health/wellness.





To provide direct nursing services to students and staff members, to maximize health and wellness in the school community. All duties are performed in accordance with district/state board of education policies and procedures and state law regarding nurse practice.


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


$25-$35 per hour depending on licensing and experience levels.  

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

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. For broadest exposure apply in vacancy pools as well.   
Decatur Public Schools is an equal employment opportunity employer
with an affirmative action plan.
To officially apply, you must complete an application
For more information inquire at:  recruit@dps61.org

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