Nurse - Cape Girardeau 63
Position: Nurse
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Nurse Substitute
Job Location: Cape Girardeau Public School #63
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Cape Girardeau 63
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Telephone: 573-335-1867
Job Description:
The school nurse is responsible for assessing the health needs of students; developing emergency care plans and individual health plans, incorporating input from parent and/or physician; complying with the laws relating to student health, including parental and guardian consent; providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured students; providing health information and serving as a resource to parents, teachers, staff, and administrators; and identifying health problems for referral for proper treatment.
Required Qualifications:
  • Licensed Registered Nurse
  • Current certification in CPR
  • Ability to comply with the code of ethics of the nursing profession and to uphold and implement school rules, state laws, administrative regulations and board policies
  • Ability to provide leadership in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive school health program
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Nursing experience with adolescents and related issues
  • AED certification
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Complies with code of ethics of the nursing profession and upholds and implements school rules, state laws, administrative regulations and board policies.
  • Responds to student/staff medical emergencies.
  • Aides in the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
  • Complies with written standing orders as approved by the district’s physician consultant.
  • Refers student to appropriate community agencies for health, vision, scoliosis, etc.
  • Screens students for height, weight, vision, scoliosis, and blood pressure according to district guidelines.
  • Updates student health records (perm folder, health card and computer).
  • Monitors student compliance with state immunization laws.
  • Inventories and orders medical supplies.
  • Schedules and attends parent conferences for student health problems.
  • Helps formulate school health policies.
  • Promotes good health habits via individual counseling, classroom discussions, films, posters, and as a resource person.
  • Administers medication and treatments prescribed by physicians in accordance to district policy.
  • Assists in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • Contributes to health information presented to special education staffing team.
  • Performs nursing care for children with special health care needs as ordered by physician.
  • Complies with all reasonable oral or written directives of the building principal or other appropriate administrator.

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