All Other Positions - University City School District
Position: All Other Positions
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Nurse
Job Location: Brittney Woods Middle School
Beginning: Oct 08, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: University City School District
University City, MO 63130
Telephone: 314-290-4028
Job Description:

  • 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 the 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
  • Plans and implements school health management protocols for students, including the administration of medication
  • Develops procedures and provides for crises intervention for acute illness, injury, and emotional disturbances
  • 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
  • Acts as a resource person in promoting health careers
  • Engages in research and evaluation of school health services to act as a change agent for school health programs and school nursing practices
  • Facilitates and monitors the Medicaid Logging at the building level
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Student Services and building administration
  • 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
  • Ability to demonstrate effective leadership skills in group settings
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize, maintain and report data and information related to health services
  • Ability to use effective public relations skills necessary for the successful implementation of programs, the coordination of committees and to maintain productive relationships with colleagues, school personnel, parents, community resources, other health professionals and students
  • Knowledge of Board policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of school system functions, departments, personnel and schools necessary for the efficient and effective processing of communications, requesting of needed information and implementation of the school nursing programs
  • Physical and emotional ability and dexterity to perform required work and move about as needed in a fast-paced, high-intensive work environment
  • Ability to travel between the schools throughout the school district
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (BSN) PREFERRED
  • 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

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