Nurse - University City School District
Position: Nurse
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Nurse 2024-2025
Job Location: Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Education Center
Beginning: Jul 03, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: University City School District
University City, MO 63130
Telephone: 314-290-4028
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Job Description:
Position Summary:  
With supervision and guidance from the District’s Executive Director of Student Services and building administration, the Pre-K through 12 school nurse will protect the health status of students by identifying and assisting in the removal or modification of health-related barriers which impede the learning process.  Also, focus will be on the prevention of illness and disability, and the early detection and correction of health problems
  1. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Promotes and protect the optimal health status of students
  • Provides health assessments
    1. Obtain a health and development history
    2. Screen and evaluate findings of deficits in vision, hearing, etc.
    3. Observe the child for development and health patterns in making nursing assessment and nursing diagnosis
  • Implements a health plan
    1. Interpret the health status of students to parents and school personnel
    2. Initiate referrals to parents, school personnel and community health resources for intervention, remediation and follow through
    3. Provide ongoing health counseling with students, parents, school personnel and health agencies
    4. Recommend and help to implement modifications of school programs to meet students’ health needs
    5. Utilize existing health resources to provide appropriate care for students
  • Maintains, evaluates and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate individual needs of students
  • Participates as the health specialist on a student’s education evaluation team to develop the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and CARE team plans where needed
  • Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases through preventive immunization programs, early detection, surveillance and reporting of contagious diseases
  • Provides health education
    1. Teach parenting skills as they relate to the development and health needs of students
    2. Provide direct health education and health counseling to students and families who are making decisions on health and lifestyle issues
    3. Participate in health education directly and indirectly for the improvement of health by teaching persons to become more assertive health consumers and to assume greater responsibility for their own health. Counsel with adolescents concerning problems such as teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and drug abuse in order to facilitate responsible decision-making
  • Coordinates school and community health activities and serve as a liaison person between the home, school and community
PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge, skills, and ability to operate computer programs and related technology for District employees
  • Knowledge of effective procedures and practices for vision, hearing, and other appropriate health screening activities
  • Knowledge of and experience with principles and theories of adult learning for effective staff development and in-service activities
  • Knowledge of current general medical and pediatric nursing practices
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
The qualifications noted below are required to enable the employee to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this position.
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (BSN) REQUIRED
  • Minimum of two years’ nursing experience in one or more areas, including community or public health, pediatrics, emergency room and individuals with disabilities
  • Previous nursing experience in an urban environment
  • Ability to foster positive rapport with administration, staff, students and parents
  • Ability to diffuse and resolve conflict
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that a person holding this position must perform in carrying out essential job functions.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with an ability to perform the essential job duties.
  • Sufficient vision to read printed material, see distant objects with clarity, and identify and distinguish objects
  • Sufficient hearing to hear conversations in person and on the telephone, and hear sounds clearly up to 30 feet
  • Ability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversation and on the telephone, and in addressing groups
  • Ability to exert up to 25 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects
 Learn more about The School District of University City at www.ucityschools.org

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