Nurse - St. Louis City
Position: Nurse
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Nurse
Job Location: Saint Louis Public School District
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: St. Louis City
St Louis, MO 63101
Telephone: 314-345-2379
Job Description:
Position Title: School Nurse 
Payroll/Personnel Type: 10 Month 
Reports to: Manager, Office of Health Services 
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Position Summary: 
Performs duties to provide and promote healthcare of students, staff, contractors and volunteers of Saint Louis Public Schools (SLPS). Our goal is to maximize learning through a comprehensive school health program and provide direct care as an independent healthcare professional in the school setting. SLPS School nurse also assist in healthcare emergency and crisis situations that may occur in their assigned building. Nurses work within Student Support Services and under the general direction of the Director of Health Services, Medical Director and the guidelines and recommendations of DESE and St. Louis City Health Department. 
Essential Functions: 
  • Assess students/staff condition in the event of medical emergency or acute onset illness or injury, follow established nursing process to assist in provision of care or determining appropriate medical personnel.  
  • Assist in the development and implementation of IEP, 504 and required service 
  • Conduct regular inspections of the school environment for health and safety concerns 
  • Provide case management services to families 
  • Network with other school personnel and health care professionals when appropriate 
  • Maintain electronic medical student records for every student enrolled in assigned school 
  • Counsel staff members regarding personal, physical, and mental health problems 
  • Develop student health care plans, as needed 
  • Establish goals, evaluate progress, and assist in the development and delivery of student health care plans for medically fragile students 
  • Maintain knowledge and fully comply with state, local, and school district laws, regulations, policies and procedures 
  • Cooperate with school personnel in identifying and meeting social, emotional, and physical needs of students 
  • Participate as an active member of the Student Support Services Team with the school counselor and school social worker 
  • Submit reports as requested by the Manager of the Office of Health Services, Medical Director, and Executive Director of Student Support Services 
  • Submit reports as required by governmental agencies 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned 
  • Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the school district’s policy on Evaluation of Personnel 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Previous school nurse experience preferred, but not required 
  • Ability to provide professional registered nursing care in a school setting 
  • Ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, conclude, and appraise health status of students 
  • Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental and/or subjective criteria, as opposed to criteria that are clearly measurable or verifiable 
  • Tasks could involve the ability to exert moderate, but not constant, physical effort, typically involving some combination of trotting, running, stooping, climbing stairs, kneeling and crouching in order to respond to health emergencies for the performance of health assessments 
  • Ability to operate, maneuver, or adjust equipment, machinery or tools such as stethoscopes, nebulizers, thermometers, peak flow meters, suction machines, audiometers, vision charts, balance beam floor scales, computers, printers, copiers, and fax machines 
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Understand the role that a school nurse encompasses in health care and education 
  • Ability to work inside and outside the school nurse office to help students 
  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing or related health field (required) 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related health field (preferred)  
  • RN currently enrolled in a BSN program 
  • Active Missouri or Multi state Registered Nurse License (required) 

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