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School Nurse - (Immediate)

Employer
KIPP Texas Public Schools
Location
Trammells, TX
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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Sector
Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
Corporate
Job Description

The Opportunity

Implement district school health programs and provide direct services to meet the needs of the students at their campus and staff under the supervision of the Director of School Health Services.

Key Responsibilities

Nursing Services

Provide direct patient care for first aid, urgent, and emergent care to students, staff, and visitors.

Able to provide care in a high paced environment serving one to four schools on a campus.

Administer daily and emergency medications to students according to board policy and physician orders.

Administer medical treatments to students according to physician orders and board policy such as gastrostomy tube feedings, urinary catheterizations, tracheostomy care and suction, and ostomy care.

Collect and update student immunizations in the student information system.

Conduct state mandated screening programs and complete documentation.

Implement and/or update Individualized Health care Plans.

Collaborate with principals, school counselors, teachers, parents, food service, and others regarding student needs with health conditions.

Collaborate with parents and physicians regarding student health care required during school hours.

Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee (ARD) meetings of students with health needs.

Collaborate with Special Education Department and 504 coordinators regarding implementation of health-related care to students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Inform and train teachers with a need-to-know status of students with chronic health conditions.

Document all student illnesses, injuries, medications and interactions in the student information system.

Must always provide student privacy and confidentiality when providing care to students, staff, and visitors.

Provide trainings to faculty/staff as needed on health-related topics as needed.

Train unlicensed staff on health-related tasks as directed by the School Health Services.

Registered Nurses will follow-up with physicians to clarify orders for medications, procedures, and treatments for students that are required during school hours.

Registered Nurses will initiate care plans and emergency care plans.

Registered Nurses may attend ARDs for clinic coordinators support to interpret health care need of students needed during school hours.

Clerical

Maintain accurate student health records (immunizations, medications, state mandated screenings).

Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and documents on all students.

Compliance

Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Education Agency, and KIPP board policy.

Maintain confidentiality.

Professional Development:

Maintain certification in CPR and First Aid, Vision, Hearing, and Scoliosis screening certification.

Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.

nd responsible.

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