Job Description

  • Classified: School Nurse LPN or RN JobID: 3113
  • Position Type:
    Support Staff/Nurse/RN/LPN

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Desert Edge High School

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:

    Board Policy and District Procedures

    Position Description: School Nurse (LPN)

    Rate: 21.64
    Work Calendar: 10-month (198 Days)
    Hours per Day: 8

    I. General Description:

    To provide health services for the assigned work site; to maintain appropriate, accurate and required student health records; and to coordinate and work with school nurses at other work sites.

    II. Qualifications:
    1. Must possess Licensed Practical Nurse License.
    2. Must have recent experience in the fields of public health nursing, and/or school nursing is desirable.
    3. Must possess current Hearing Screening Certificate.
    1. Duties and Responsibilities:
    1. Maintains punctual and regular attendance.
    2. Provides instruction, counseling, and guidance to students, parents, staff and others regarding health issues.
    3. Upholds professional standards, the Nurse Practice Act, state and local statutes, and District policies and guidelines.
    4. Maintains current health records as required by law on each student and compiles and files legally-required reports.
    5. Establishes and maintains a comprehensive school health program.
    6. Monitors immunization status of current and new students for compliance with law.
    7. Obtains signed parental permits for routine and emergency care.
    8. Collects information about the health and developmental status of students in a systematic and continuous manner.
    9. Maintains files on current health status of students, on-going medical concerns, and known allergies, respecting students’ rights to privacy and confidentiality.
    10. Provides appropriate nursing interventions and monitors student status as needed.
    11. Provides for continuity of care upon transfer or graduation.
    12. Coordinates service provision with IHS staff members and other sources of community health care as needed.
    13. Provides or makes referrals for follow-up care.
    14. Develops a nursing care plan with specific goals and interventions related to students with special needs.
    15. Implements actions that promote or restore health and effect rehabilitation, assesses student responses and collaborates with other professionals to achieve optimal levels of wellness and learning.
    16. Participates in IEP conferences when appropriate.
    17. Provides staff education related to specific student needs.
    18. Stores, logs, and dispenses over-the-counter and prescription medication to students
    according to physicians’ standing orders and the Nurse Practice Act.

    III. Duties and Responsibilities (continued):
    1. Assists students, families and school personnel to achieve optimal levels of wellness through health education.
    2. Maintains confidential emergency treatment information for staff members.
    3. Provides ongoing monitoring of blood pressure, blood sugar, etc. as needed by staff and students, as well as appropriate education related to individual health needs.
    4. Participates in health curriculum committee.
    5. Participates in in-service training programs.
    6. Assists school personnel in maintaining sanitary standards in schools.
    7. Participates in interviews, screenings and recommendation of nursing personnel for employment.
    8. Supervises and trains new employees.
    9. Performs Arizona state mandated health, vision and hearing screening, and maintains annual hearing machine calibration.
    10. Completes annual Arizona state mandated immunization screening reports and hearing reports.
    11. Files reports of suspected abuse/neglect when initial contact.
    12. Administers annual bloodbourne pathogen inservice for all school staff.
    13. Completes employee incident and workman’s compensation evaluations and assessments.
    14. Coordinates biohazard quarterly pick-up.
    15. Budgets and orders medical supplies.
    16. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding students, staff, parents and school issues.
    17. Provides welcoming atmosphere for students, staff, parents and community.
    18. Performs responsibilities in an ethical and professional manner.
    19. Performs other related duties as assigned.
    1. Status

    FLSA – Non-Exempt

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