School Nurse

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School Nurse

Anya Itpak Elementary

Summary: AiES’ school nurse, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.

Essential Functions:

The duties of the school nurse include:

  • Provide basic healthcare to students in case of injury or acute illness
  • Develop health plans for students with chronic illnesses and disabilities
  • Educate students and staff on healthy habits, such as proper nutrition and hygiene
  • Detect health problems in early stages through regular screenings
  • Keep track of students’ vaccination records
  • Update students’ medical history in school’s student information system
  • Ensure school environment is safe for children and school staff (e.g. prevention of communicable diseases)
  • Write referrals for pediatricians and other health specialists
  • Ensure compliance with national and local health laws
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive health program for students, parents, and employees of AiES.
  • Conduct student health appraisals, including a. Medical examinations. b. Vision screenings. c. Hearing screenings. d. Weighing and measuring. e. Follow-up of problems noted. f. Consultation with teachers and parents regarding health problems.
  • Coordinate a program of communicable disease control based on FMIT immunization guidelines and policies to include a. Maintaining immunization records for each student. b. Communicating with parents regarding immunization requirements.
  • Coordinate a comprehensive program of caring for students who are injured or who become ill at school.
  • Provide faculty and staff with first-aid training and supplies.
  • Assist in providing emergency care for accidents and sudden illness of pupils until parents assume responsibility.
  • Notify parents and building administrators regarding children who are severely ill or injured.
  • Prepare school accident reports.
  • Coordinate and supervise a comprehensive program of dental health education.
  • Encourage parents to provide their children with annual dental check-ups.
  • Coordinate and supervise a comprehensive program of health education.
  • Encourage periodic health examinations for all children.
  • Confer with parents and community agencies concerning the health of children.
  • Assist in planning the health curriculum and instructional materials.
  • Assist in the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
  • Assist in referral and planning programs for exceptional children.
  • Counsel with teachers, students, and parents concerning children’s individual health problems.
  • Maintain a cumulative health folder for each student, recording all data pertinent to the child’s health.
  • Submit accurate and timely reports as required by various health agencies.
  • Immediately report to the Principal any safety hazards or unsanitary conditions observed in the school environment.
  • Order and maintain all supplies for the health service program.
  • Assist with enrollment procedures.
  • See that district policies are observed during all activities.
  • Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas, and techniques.
  • Obtain advance approval of the Principal for all activities and expenditures.
  • Adhere to all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
  • Serve on the safety committee.
  • Perform duties as assigned by the Principal.

Education:

Graduation from a two-year or four-year nursing program (LVN, LPN, RN, and BSN) preferred.

Experience:

Work with elementary or secondary students in previous school districts, or worked in settings where patient care was provided, especially working in a pediatric medical setting.

Certificates and Licenses:

Licensed as a nurse.

Physical Demands:

While performing the above-mentioned duties for the school nurse role, the successful candidate is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, run, walk for long periods of time, sit climb or balance, and taste and smell. The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more

The Indian Preference Act will be enforced. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

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