Non-Exempt Pay Grade:
PP08 (192 DAYS; 8 HRS) Primary Purpose:
Implement, maintain, and document a comprehensive health services program for the campus to include: health education, disease prevention, and direction of student health services on the assigned campus. Qualifications: Education/Certification:
Graduate of an accredited professional nursing education program
Valid Registered Nurse (RN) license to practice professional nursing in Texas from the State Board of Nurse Examiners
Certified by Texas Department of Health to conduct screenings preferred; required within 1 school year of hire
Healthcare Provider CPR certification Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of physical assessment skills and signs and symptoms of disease
Continuing education credits required for license renewal every two years
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); interpret policies and procedures; maintain emotional control under stress
Ability to multi-task, organize, prioritize and communicate
Basic computer skills
Bilingual communication skills preferred Experience:
Minimum of two years professional nursing experience, preferably in pediatric nursing, school nursing, or community health. Major Responsibilities and Duties:Program Management
- Provide temporary and emergency care for sick and injured students or staff according to district policy and procedures.
- Serve as health advocate for students.
- Notify parents of accident or illness and secure medical care for students in emergency cases (if parents or emergency contact cannot be reached).
- Coordinate a management system to administer medications to students at school. Administer medications according to district policy and procedures.
- Perform screening procedures as required by the Texas Department of Health, Texas Education Agency, and district policy; make appropriate referrals when necessary.
- Develop and coordinate an ongoing evaluation of campus health; implement changes based on findings, with the approval of principal and Director of Student Health Services.
- Create, maintain and update Individual Health Plans (IHPs) for medically fragile students.
- Assist with immunization clinics as needed.
- Plan and coordinate with, campus administration, parents, and physicians in the course of patient case management.
- Participate in the implementation of the campus health education curriculum.
- Provide health counseling and instruction for groups or individuals.
- Serve as health liaison between school, physicians, parents, and community.
- Assess student health and make appropriate referrals, coordinating with students, teachers, parents, and the health care community.
- Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee, crisis team, child abuse situations, and other campus and district committees as necessary or as requested.
- Make home visits in relation to health problems when necessary and with permission of the principal.
- Communicate regularly with principal and Director of Student Health Services regarding health issues.
- Available to staff to confer about health concerns, but not to impinge on time with students.
- Review student immunization records. Refer students as needed to meet TX DSHS immunization requirements.
- Enforce procedures to ensure proper administration, safety, and security of medications, first aid or health supplies, and campus health equipment.
- Train and supervise selected school personnel in clinic procedures, medication administration, emergency epi-pen use, diabetes care and other responsibilities according to district policy. Reinforce bloodborne pathogen education as needed. Maintain documentation of all trainings and forward a copy to Director of Student Health Services.
- Use District approved software (SNAP) when applicable to compile, maintain and provide reports, records, and other required documents, including clinic logs, monthly reports, screening results, accurate and updated IHPs, sub folder and end of year stats.
- Requisition supplies and equipment needed to maintain clinic inventory.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, Texas Department of State Health Services, State Board of Education and Hays CISD school board, in the area of health services.
- Report potential health and safety hazards to principal and Director of Student Health Services.
- Participate in MAC time studies/SHARS billing for identified students.
- Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
- Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
- Maintain nursing license with the Texas Board of Nursing, certification in CPR, vision, hearing and scoliosis and Acanthosis Nigricans screening applicable to campus grade level and provide copies of all licenses, certifications, CEUs and training to the department of Student Health Services.
- Attend professional development seminars.
- Participate in a minimum 75% of monthly nurse meetings annually.
- Promote nursing as a profession within the school, district and community.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Train and supervise assigned LVN/CMA/CNA, nurse aides or office staff for delegated duties and maintain records of training. Equipment Used:
Thermometer, blood pressure cuff, audiometer, otoscope, sphygmomanometer, pulse oximeter, AED, vision/hearing screening equipment, 02, ambu bag, epipen, peak flow meter, nebulizer, glucometer, personal computer, copier, refrigerator and other basic clinic equipment. Working Conditions:Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Ability to communication effectively (verbal and written); interpret policies and procedures; maintain emotional control under stress. Potential for exposure to bacteria, communicable diseases, and blood borne pathogens. EEOC Statement:
Hays Consolidated I.S.D. will not discriminate against any person in employment or exclude any person from participating in or receiving benefits of any of its activities or programs on any basis prohibited on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs.
This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. Positions are extended annually based upon availability of funding.