Substitute School Nurse

East Greenwich Township School District
Mickleton, NJ
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
Position Type:
Student Support Services/School Nurse

Date Posted:

Samuel Mickle School Title: SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL NURSE

  • Registered professional nurse, designated as R.N. as defined and determined by state law and currently licensed in the state
  • Current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • NJ School Nurse certification preferred
  • Valid NJ Drivers' license

  • Any combination of education, licenses, certifications and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.
  • Typical qualifications would be equivalent to Bachelor's degree in Biology, chemistry or related science area with coursework in growth and development, health assessment, public or school health, crisis intervention and health education
  • Master's degree in related field preferred
  • Must meet qualifications of a school nurse as defined

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, first aid, illnesses and injuries, nutrition, and related areas
  • Ability to diagnose and provide care for ill or injured students
  • Ability to convey appropriate medical information to school district staff or medical professionals to ensure a proper maintenance in the school setting
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide and perform arithmetic operations as needed for position
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the Internet, Outlook, electronic mail)
  • Ability to problem solve job-related issues
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and students with special needs
  • Ability to follow oral and written orders from supervisors, administrators, physicians and to coordinate work with principal, teachers and others
  • Ability to describe orally and in writing school health services provided, issues and concerns regarding school health
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work
  • Must pass criminal background check and fingerprints, and TB test

Reports to: Principal and/or designated supervisor

Purpose: To provide assessment, screening, planning, intervention, evaluation, counseling, management and/or referrals concerning the health and medical care needs of students for the purpose of minimizing absences due to illness, maximizing educational opportunities, and creating a healthy school climate

Performance Responsibilities:
  • Works collaboratively with health care providers, students' parents, school district staff and community agencies to ensure access and continuity of care for students
  • Assists in the establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive school health program
  • Collects information about the health development status of students for compliance with state immunization regulations and Board of Education policies
  • Conducts school programs of immunization, physical examination and sight and hearing testing
  • Performs nursing assessment for students who are ill or injured; applies appropriate theory as basis for providing first aid, nursing care, intervention and referrals for those students
  • Evaluates nursing care provided and changes plan of care as necessary
  • Implements Board policy with respect to the exclusion and readmission of students in connection with certain infectious and contagious diseases(e.g., Tuberculosis)
  • Maintains accurate records and documentation in accordance with state and federal law, and Board of Education policies
  • Develops and implements individual health care plan (ICHIP) when needed with specific goals, nursing diagnosis, and interventions delineating school-nursing actions unique to students' needs and for incorporation into the student's individualized educational plan (IEP)
  • Intervenes as guided by the nursing care plan to implement nursing actions that promote, maintain or restore health, prevent illness and effect rehabilitation
  • Serves as a member of school teams as designated health care professional (e.g., Crisis Teams, PPT, Section 504)
  • Provides guidance, counseling and health education to students, parents and employees as necessary
  • Reports to parents, school district personnel, physicians, clinics and others as needed to meet student health needs
  • Provides instruction and training regarding the Heimlich Maneuver, Blood Borne Pathogen training, the school district's emergency plan and with regard to providing care for students, including students with disabilities
  • Contributes to nursing and school health through innovations in theory; practice and participation in research, including narrative and statistical reports
  • Provides medical assessment to school district employees as requested
  • Provides health education to students as requested
  • Notifies the appropriate person or agency of student's injury/illness in accordance with Board policy as necessary
  • Confers with parents, students and school district staff and professionals to interpret health and developmental assessments
  • Confers with school physician as needed
  • Attends field trips as assigned

Additional Duties: Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisors or other administrators

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Evaluations: Evaluation annually by the Superintendent according to job description

Safety Requirements:
  • Adheres to all applicable professional safety standards and practices in the nursing field, including requirements set forth in federal and state law, and Occupational Safety and Health regulations
  • Implements Board Policy regarding Blood Borne Pathogens and other Board policies regarding the medical or health care of employees and students

Physical Demands:
  • Works in standard office and school building environments
  • Exposure to body secretions, blood borne pathogens, medicine and medicinal supplies, illnesses and diseases

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The duties of this job are normally performed in the following manner: the employee is regularly required to stand and is regularly required to talk and to hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; to use hand to finger, handle or feel; to reach with hands and arms; to stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Note: Qualified candidates/incumbents must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations. As required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions or duties. It is the responsibility of the incumbent in the position or the candidate once offered the position to inform the East Greenwich Superintendent of any and all reasonable accommodations that may be required. Candidates who need accommodations to complete the application process must inform the Superintendent of their need.

Equipment: Uses medical equipment to provide health care to students/staff, including, but not limited to, blood glucose monitor, stethoscopes, thermometers, sphygmomanometers and personal computers

Travel: Frequent travel between schools may be required

Terms of Employment: In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement

The East Greenwich Township School District is an Equal Opportunity Employment, Educational and Service Organization.

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