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Duties

  1. Assess and evaluate health and developmental status of pupils in order to make a nursing diagnosis and establish priorities for action;
  2. Review and interpret medical and dental reports, including immunization status;
  3. Plan for vision and hearing screening programs and follow-up of deviations;
  4. Participate in the planning and follow-up of screening programs (sickle cell, tuberculosis, etc.) by agencies outside the school to assure that they meet ethical and educational standards;
  5. Interpret health and developmental status of the pupil to him/herself, his/her parents, and school personnel;
  6. Counsel with pupils in dealing with their personal health problems;
  7. Recommend educational adaptations as necessary for individual needs;
  8. Utilize each opportunity in the process of providing health services to present health information to students, teachers, parents, and community groups;
  9. Act as a consultant and resource person to the staff for the total health program;
  10. Compile and maintain a file of current health education materials for students and faculty;
  11. Cooperate with school staff in establishing policies and procedures for providing emergency care for illness and/or injury occurring while student is under the jurisdiction of the school;
  12. Provide for the implementation of medically approved emergency care procedures and plans for the reporting of accidents;
  13. Participate in the review of accident reports and confers with school personnel to assure corrective action;
  14. Assist in the periodic inspection of the entire school plant for environmental health;
  15. Participate in the formulation and periodic review and revision of objectives, standards, policies, and functions of school nurse service and the total school health program;
  16. Determine functions and qualifications of health paraprofessionals and orients, supervises, and evaluates their performance;
  17. Promote effective communication between community, health professions, and the school;
  18. Work with community agencies for effective use of the resources and facilities;
  19. Appraise the school health program in relation to pupil health needs and community health problems;
  20. Analyze school health records and reports in order to evaluate and improve the school health program;
  21. Join and participate in activities of professional nursing, health, and educational organizations;
  22. Continue to pursue educational studies to maintain and improve the professional level of performance;
  23. Participate as a member of the Student Assistance Program;
  24. Assist in implementing the Risk Management plan, taking steps to provide for the health and safety of the district’s students and employees;
  25. Perform such other duties as assigned by the principal and/or superintendent.

Qualifications

    1.  Current license in the State of Illinois to practice as a registered professional nurse
Type 73 Illinois Certificate with School Nurse endorsement

  1. Previous experience with children is desired
  2. Other requirements as deemed necessary by the School Board

 

Salary/Benefits

Salary and working conditions as agreed upon with the Board and contained in the individual’s employment contract.

Additional Notes

Three (3-5) days per week during school year.

Email Address

rparks@lovejoyschool.org

Job Posting Date

7/18/2022

Start Date

N/A