Community Health/School Health Nurse

Johns Hopkins University
East Case, MD
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Center for Community Programs, Innovation, and Scholarship (COMPASS Center) seeks a Community Health/S chool Health Nurse (SHN) to join the Community Health School Nurse Program. The SHN will provide day-to-day school health services (school nursing) at a designated Baltimore City Public School.

The JHSON COMPASS Center seeks to promote the health and well-being of underserved populations in Maryland through engaging community and other stakeholders. This includes supporting and redesigning school-based health programs to improve the health and academic achievement of children and adolescents from low-income communities in Baltimore City through the implementation of an innovative school health program.

The SHN performs a variety of medical care services for patients in a school-based setting. Specifically, the SHN will be responsible for oversight of school health services (school nursing) including supervising support staff.

Specific Duties & 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 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. Oversee nursing activities performed by other nurses and auxiliary personnel in a clinical specialty area; may supervise aides providing personal care services in the home.
  • 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.
  • Initiates and tracks data related to population-level school health interventions including preventive programming, screening, and clinical service delivery programs.
  • Assign and review the work of nursing and auxiliary staff and train new personnel.
  • Conduct regular evaluations for school health services nursing staff.
  • Maintains records and writes reports as needed.
  • Attends regular nursing team meetings with other SHNs and SHN supervisor.
  • Attends and completes required competency trainings, in-service topic presentations, and town halls as required for position and advised by SHN supervisor.
  • Support SHN supervisor in the conduction of chart audits, service satisfaction surveys, and reporting of incidentals or issues as they arise.
  • Serves as primary liaison between school staff and SHN team/supervisor.
  • Maintain and seek out partnerships with governmental and non-governmental agencies engaged in school health and pediatric health care.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & 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, to provide information to patients and health care personnel.
  • Ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to supervise and provide feedback to other nurses and support staff in a clinical environment.
  • Skilled in leadership for multidisciplinary teams.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications
  • Nursing license
  • Basic Life Support certification (BLS)
  • Complete School Health Services Training (Baltimore City Health Department)
  • Delegating Nurse Training (Baltimore City Health Department)

Physical Requirements
  • May require lifting and walking stairs.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.
  • 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 from an accredited college or university.
  • One year of experience in pediatric nursing.
  • School Nurse Certification.
  • Previous experience with school health.

Classified Title: Clinical Nurse

Working Title: Community Health/School Health Nurse

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/ME

Starting Salary Range: Min $64,000 - Max $112,200 Annually ($86,390 budgeted; Commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:30 - 5:00

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: School of Nursing

Department name: Community Programs

Personnel area: School of Nursing

Total Rewards

The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

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