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School Nurse - Substitute

Columbia Public Schools
Columbia, MO
Closing date
Sep 24, 2021

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Nursing, General Nursing
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Job Description


Position Title

School Nurse- Temporary- Substitute

Schedule / Grade

Nurse Salary Schedule - RN/BSN

Job Code







Not Eligible

Contract Type


Bargaining Unit


Revised Date



The Columbia Public School District is accepting applications for School Nurse Substitutes. Currently, specific needs are unknown, but we are actively interviewing candidates. The School Nurse Substitute strengthens and facilitates the educational process by modifying or reducing health-related barriers to learning of individual students and by promoting an optimal level of wellness for students and staff.


Assumes responsibility for appropriate assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation, management, and/or referral activities.

Serves as the direct link between physicians, families, and community agencies to assure access and continuity of health care of students.

Provides relevant instruction, counseling, and guidance to students, parents, staff, and others concerning health-related issues.

Upholds professional standards, the state Nurse Practice Act, and other state and local statutes and regulations applicable to school nursing practice, and adheres to district policies and administrative guidelines.

Perform other duties as necessary to support the mission and vision of Columbia Public School District.


All employees of the District are expected to adhere to the policies and regulations of the Board of Education, maintain appropriate certification and competencies necessary for the position, and demonstrate the values of the district at all times. For information on polices, regulations and values, visit


Reports To: Coordinator of Nurses and Building Administrator

Supervises: N/A


Minimum: Missouri registered professional nurse license; Current certification in CPR/AED; Minimum two years' experience required

Preferred: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN degree is preferred

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Language: Read, comprehend, and produce written and oral instructions, correspondence, and memos; Communicate one-on-one and in small groups; Present information effectively and respond to questions; Demonstrate excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills; Demonstrate excellent listening skills. These are essential functions of the job.

Computation: Add, subtract multiply and divide using units of American money, weight, volume and distance; Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. These are essential functions of the job.

Reasoning: Solve a variety of problems in many different situations; Interpret instructions presented in written, oral, diagram or schedule form; Demonstrate executive functions such as planning, organizing, remembering, and regulating information and behavior as they pertain to student performance and achievement. These are essential functions of the job.

Other Skills and Abilities: Establish and maintain effective relationships with students and colleagues; Perform multiple tasks simultaneously; Safeguard medications and confidential medical information; Identify needs and abilities of individual children and adapt methods accordingly. These are essential functions of the job.

Technology: Perform basic computer functions such as word processing and internet use. These are essential functions of the job.

Physical Demands: Frequently stand, stoop, bend and kneel; Read handwritten or printed material; Frequently lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds; Grasp, hold, and demonstrate finger dexterity; Reach and raise arms above shoulders and head; Must have both close and distance vision. These are essential functions of the job.

Attendance: Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Conditions and Environment: The individual who holds this position will regularly work in a school environment that is noisy and active. These are essential functions of the job.

Prospective and current employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact human resources to discuss reasonable accommodations to perform the essential job functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Primary Location

Health Services Department

Salary Range

Per Hour

Shift Type

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