Nurse - Lift for Life Academy
Position: Nurse
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Elementary School Nurse
Job Location: Lift For Life Academy
Beginning: Aug 01, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Lift for Life Academy
St. Louis, MO 63104
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Job Description:
Lift For Life Academy is seeking a part time School Nurse for our new Elementary School serving K-2 students. The primary responsibilities will be to encourage students to maintain healthy habits and behaviors; responsible for identifying both actual and potential health problems to minimize absences due to illness, providing case management services and collaborating with educators, school administrators, students and families to ensure students respond positively to their environment and develop normally. The school nurse will also be responsible for the following:
  • Developing plans for student care based on assessment, interventions, and identification of outcomes, and the evaluation of care
  • Serving as consultants with other school professionals, such as food service personnel, physical education teachers, coaches, and counselors
  • Providing health-related education to students and staff in both individual and group settings
  • Monitoring immunizations, managing communicable diseases, and assessing the school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safety
  • Overseeing infection control measures
  • Actively participating in school safety plans that address school violence, bullying, and emergencies that may occur at school
  • Administer medication, first aid, health care procedures, and the development of healthcare plans
  • Overseeing vision, hearing, body mass index, and mental health screening procedures
  • Making decisions related to healthcare tasks as directed by state laws and professional practice guidance
  • Providing health advice to school educational teams, such as the Special Education Leader and the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) team
  • Assisting families with locating outside care and obtaining health insurance
  • Provide school health services for children with special needs, including children with chronic illnesses (diabetes, asthma, etc.) and disabilities of various degrees of severity.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
  • Certification or Licensure – State of Missouri Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN or other medical certification. Experience as School Nurse preferred
  • Professional, caring, flexible and enjoys working with children and families
  • Maintain strict confidentiality related to students and staff
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel; Google email, calendar, Google drive file sharing, Internet, and E-Mail applications
  • Effective written, verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to details.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to remain neutral and calm under stressful situations.
  • Must have a positive attitude, proactive, collaborative, and problem solver
  • State and FBI fingerprint background clearance and Family Care  Safety Registry clearance
Please send cover letter, resume and license/certification to HR Director.

Equal Opportunity Employer

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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