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Substitute Community Health/School Nurse

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore County, MD
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Nursing, General Nursing
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Job Req ID: 54982

Substitute Community Health/School Nurse

The Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics seeks a Community Health/School Nurse (Clinical Nurse) to join the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The nurse will provide care for elementary and middle school students at the Rales Health Center at KIPP Baltimore, which serves approximately 1600 students in grades K-8. Please note that this is a Casual position in which the nurse will function as a substitute nurse at the Rales Health Center on an as-needed basis.

The Ruth and Norman Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education at Johns Hopkins seeks to redesign school-based health programs to improve the health and academic achievement of children and adolescents from low-income communities. This includes the implementation of an innovative school health program that provides accessible pediatric primary care tailored to the needs of children at KIPP Baltimore.

The Rales Health Center is the site for clinical services and provides both school health services (traditional school nurse services) and a school-based health center staffed by a nurse practitioner and pediatrician. The nurse's primary responsibilities are for school health services, but s/he has roles in both areas. The school nurse performs a variety of medical care services for patients in a school-based setting.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assesses, triages, creates management plans, and treats students presenting for school nurse services. Common complaints include injuries/first aid, asthma exacerbation, headache, GI distress, fever.
  • Administers prescription medications with a clinician order.
  • Interviews and assesses health needs of individuals and families; analyzes and interprets assessment findings for other health and welfare professionals.
  • Develops nursing care plans for patients receiving nursing services. Collaborates with community based and Rales Health Center clinicians to determine the treatment most beneficial for patient.
  • Explores and determines health care and other options in counseling individuals and families about health and social problems and concerns.
  • Evaluates patient data including plan of care and response to follow up for groups of patients. Plans, develops and evaluates health care presentations to patients and community groups. Counsels and refers persons with complex health problems.
  • Prepares data regarding school health services encounters for local health agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.

Those eligible who are under final consideration for appointment will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred.
  • Previous experience with school health and/or pediatrics is preferred.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the principles, objectives and techniques of community health nursing.
  • Skilled in the delivery of clinical health services to children and early adolescents and experienced working with urban, low income families.
  • Knowledge of nursing theory, process, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of professional nursing standards.
  • Knowledge of community health resources and agencies.
  • Ability to make long-range plans for community health services.
  • Accountable for own decisions regarding patient care.
  • Identifies impending changes in patient condition, communicates to supervisory provider as needed.
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate community health programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with patients, parents, physicians and other health care professionals.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team to enhance collaboration and problem-solving, and to communicate diplomatically and thoroughly with parents, teachers, and school staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in order to provide information to patients and health care personnel.
  • Ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to: Move objects up to 20 pounds; move about school building (~250,000 sq. ft. total) for emergency response. Stand up to 75% of the workday. Consistently operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and computer printer.

Classified Title: Clinical Nurse

Working Title: Substitute Community Health/School Nurse

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME

Starting Salary Range: $31.25-$43.00/Hour; Commensurate with experience

Employee Group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am-3:00pm/Essential Staff, As Needed; Average 8hrs/week or less

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: Rales Health Center at KIPP Baltimore

Department Name: Pediatric General Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine

Personnel Area: Johns Hopkins University

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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