Substitute School Nurse (RN or LPN license required)

Brandywine Heights Area School District
Topton, PA
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
Position Type:
Pupil Services/School Nurse

Date Posted:

BHASD Pupil Services Office

Date Available:

The Brandywine Heights Area School District serves nearly 1,400 students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade at three school sites. The District services students and families living in four municipalities: the Borough of Topton and the townships of District, Longswamp, and Rockland. The employees of Brandywine Heights Area School District play an important role in providing our students with a well-rounded educational foundation that supports their academic, physical, and social emotional growth. Our staff is committed to creating a culture that fosters a trusting, collaborative, and equitable learning environment for all members of the school community.

Please view our introductory video to see what Brandywine Heights Area School District has to offer!
Substitute School Nurse
The substitute school nurse is called on an as-needed basis to provide Health Office coverage throughout the school year. The substitute school nurse is responsible for implementing the nursing components of the school health program, assisting with student wellbeing and completing health related tasks; does related work as required.

  1. Nursing License (RN or LPN)
  2. CPR Certification
SUBSTITUTE RATE: Up to $25.00/hr

  • School Nurse
  • Building Principal

GOALS: To function as a member of the health-care team by exercising sound nursing judgment based on preparation, knowledge, skills, understandings and past experiences in nursing situations. The registered nurse can execute medical regimens as prescribed by a licensed physician or dentist. The registered nurse participates in the planning , implementation and evaluation of nursing care in settings where nursing takes place.

  1. Administers First Aid.
  2. Caring for ill students; notifies parents as needed.
  3. Logs health room visits.
  4. Updating confidential health & other lists.
  5. Medication administration and treatment procedures as defined by the certified school nurse.
  6. Parent contact as needed.
  7. Head Lice checks.
  8. Prepare nurse's office supply budget needs.
  9. Query & print daily health room logs.
  10. Collects and maintains emergency cards.
  11. Types and gets all new incoming Kindergarten & other student health records ready.
  12. Completes paperwork applicable to the position.
  13. Other duties as assigned by principal and certified school nurse.
Physical Demands
Often Standing and moving around the room.
Moderate lifting from 15 to 30 pounds.
Some carrying - up to 30 pounds.
Manual dexterity to use office equipment.
Repetitive movement of fingers and hands for keyboarding.

Sensory Abilities
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Ability to work as a member of a team. Must be courteous and able to effectively communicate with people.
Must be cooperative, congenial and service-oriented, and promote these qualities in the department.
Ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions.

Cognitive Ability
Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
Ability to present information and respond to questions from staff or students.
Ability to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commisions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to use correct grammar, sentence structure and spelling.
Ability to operate computer and technology equipment.
Ability to use computer technology efficiently.

License from the State to practice as an RN or LPN.

Position holder must have a friendly, helpful and caring personality.

The position specifications 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 information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. The individual currently holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: As needed during the school year.

The Brandywine Heights Area School District is an Equal Opportunity Employment, Educational/Service Organization.?

Primary Location

District-Wide (multiple schools)

Salary Range

Up to $25.00 / Per Hour

Shift Type


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