Nurse - Knob Noster R-VIII
Position: Nurse
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Nurse (RN)
Job Location: Knob Noster Public Schools
Beginning: Aug 15, 2020
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Knob Noster R-VIII
Knob Noster, MO 65336
Telephone: 660-563-3186
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Job Description:
Knob Noster Public Schools is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as School Nurse (RN) for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
The successful candidate will demonstrate diverse professional knowledge, a vision of excellence, a student-centered focus, and a positive, team-oriented attitude.
 
Head Nurse
 
CERTIFICATION:  Currently certified in the State of Missouri as a Registered Nurse
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Experience working in a school setting preferred, but not required
  2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  3. CPR certified
  4. Criminal justice fingerprint and background clearance
  5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board and/or Superintendent may find appropriate
 
REPORTS TO:  Director of Student Services and Building Level Principals  
 
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:            
  1. Oversees the district's health services department, assigned personnel, and related activities
  2. Responsible for the training and compliance of department personnel
  3. Collaborates with community partners, outside agencies and district departments, related to student health services, to ensure effective and quality health care delivery and access to resources
  4. Plans and coordinates clinical aspects of the district health services program
  5. Researches various health and legal issues pertinent to the success of the health services program
  6. Serves as a building nurse
 
REQUIRED PERFORMANCE AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Coordinates and participates in the establishment, review and implementation of school health policies and procedures
  • Ensures policies and procedures adhere to legal and regulatory requirements and ethical standards of nursing practice
  • Assesses, plans and evaluates the health services component of the coordinated school health programs
  • Develops and coordinates quality improvement activities for the school health services component of the school health program
  • Provides screening and referral for health conditions as mandated by the Department of Health and Senior Services for the State of Missouri
  • Promotes a healthy school environment
  • Provides for the physical and emotional safety of the school community
  • Monitors immunizations, assures appropriate exclusion from and re-entry into school
  • Reports communicable diseases as required by the State of Missouri
  • Implements precautions for blood borne pathogens and other infectious disease
  • Assesses the physical environment of school and takes actions to improve health and safety
  • Promotes and educates students to improve their health status, make healthy choices and encourage self-care; physically and mentally
  • Provides programs to staff, families and the community on health topics, first aid, emergency care and CPR training
  • Serves as liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers
  • Participates as a team member in developing and evaluating student needs through an Individual Education Plan, 504 and/or Health Care Plan
  • Communicates with family
  • Communicates with community health providers and community health care agencies while ensuring appropriate confidentiality
  • Develops data collection tools required for program data, compiles accurate data and uses findings for planning, implementing and evaluating school health program
  • Provides supervision to RNs, CNAs and health room aides by telephone or in person.
  • Assesses and evaluates the health and developmental status of students through appropriate screening techniques
  • Monitors initial screening programs in schools served and provides secondary screening prior to referral
  • Assumes responsibility for selection and referral of students identified by the screening process as needing medical or other care
  • Compiles information including observations, appropriate medical records and screening results
  • Maintains health records and uses the information accumulated to initiate preventive, remedial or rehabilitative action
  • Records screening data using appropriate computer program
  • All other duties as required or assigned
Interested, qualified candidates should apply online at www.knobnoster.k12.mo.us. A competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and credentials will be offered.  This position will remain open until filled. 
 
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** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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