The School Nurse strengthens and facilitates the educational process by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning; promoting optimal levels of well-being in students and staff.
Education: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred.
Certificates & Licenses: Current license to practice as a registered nurse in Virginia. Current CPR Certification.
Experience: Job-related within the specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility required.
Language: Bilingual speaking ability in Spanish is preferred.
Participates in developing, implementing, and evaluating school health program goals, objectives, and procedures in cooperation with school personnel and community resources.
Participates in planning programs that eliminate or minimize health problems of students that may interfere with learning.
Participates in identifying and reporting environmental health and safety hazards (current and potential) for students and staff.
Maintains and reviews student health records and statistical information regarding the health status of students and utilization of the school health service program.
Communicates current health problems, needs, and concerns of students to their parents and appropriate school staff.
Participates on the Child Study Team, assists in the identification of students to their parents and appropriate school staff.
Maintains a system for providing first aid and emergency care.
Administers medications and treatments to students as approved by School Board Policy and Virginia Nursing Law.
Provides health counseling to students to assist them in making decisions regarding their health and health behavior.
Assists and provides support to students and parents in identifying and utilizing available and appropriate community health resources.
Provides educational opportunities for students to assist them in developing self-care skills in dealing with health problems.
Provides in-service education opportunities for school staff on health-related issues.
Collaborates with community agencies, health professionals, and school staff to identify the health needs, current and potential, of children and youth to facilitate school and community planning and intervention.
Assumes responsibility for professional growth and development including participation in school-related programs.
Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
Tuberculosis Skin Test.
Public Health Compliance
Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
Must follow safety and health protocols.