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 Instructional Support and Organization


  1.    Develops and administers a coordinated school health program.
  2.   Assesses the health and safety needs of the school environment.
  3.   Establishes a communicable disease prevention and control program

                              in cooperation with local and state public health agencies.

  1.   Manages school health records in accordance with Illinois School

                              Students Records Act.

  1.   Establishes and manages health screening programs according to

                              state mandates and guidelines.

  1.   Participates in the development of health-related policies and

                              procedures in compliance with state mandates and current health


  1.   Purchases and maintains health supplies and equipment.
  2.   Provides staff inservice programs on health topics including blood

                              borne pathogens and other mandated health issues.

  1.   Provides health related classroom instruction.
  2. Administers medication with appropriate documentation per ECHO.
  3. Supervises and/or provides screening and follow for deficits in

                              vision, hearing, growth and development, and other physical deficits.

  1. Maintains accurate medical records to assure compliance with state

                              mandates including immunizations, physical examination, and medical



  1. Participates as crisis team member and provides crisis intervention in

      the advent of sudden illness or injury.

  1. Makes appropriate assessments and referrals for suspected

      abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter.

  1. Writes the health component for the eligibility and Individual

      Education Plan as indicated.

  1. Recommends modifications of the school program for students who

      require accommodations due to a health deficit.

  1. Develops and maintains current health care plans for students who

      need special nursing interventions during the school day.

  1. Set up CPR/AED training for staff.




  1.   Maintains communication with administrators, teachers other school

                              personnel and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action, which

                              will meet the health and safety needs of students.

  1.   Initiates contact with and acts as a liaison between the home, school,

                              community health agencies and the private medical sector to enhance

                              the health and wellness of the school community.

  1.   Maintains confidentiality regarding all school and health related


  1. Trains, monitors and maintains communication with LPNs and other staff involved in special nursing interventions.


Professional Responsibilities


  1.   Participates as a member of professional school nursing and

                              education organizations and utilizes continuing education

                              opportunities to enhance professional knowledge in both nursing and

                              education fields.

  1.   Participates as a member of the faculty on ECHO committees.
  2.   Participates as an active member of the school community,

                              representing health/wellness.

  1.   Adheres to ISBE State Standards for school nursing


Illinois Type 73 Certification with

                                                School Nurse Endorsement

                                                 Illinois Certification as a Vision and Hearing Screening Technician

                                                 Prior nursing experience, preferably pediatric, adolescent, community or mental health nursing

                                                and health program management.


                                                CPR/AED Certification



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