It is the policy of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, veteran status, national origin, age, limited English proficiency, or disability in its programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Law (I.C. 22-9-1), Title VI (Civil Rights Acts of 1964), the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
Questions concerning compliance with these laws should be directed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, 951 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713, phone number 435-8508.
The interview committee will give preference to candidates who, through the interview process, past experience, and references have demonstrated the ability to interact with students, staff, and the community.
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans and veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
POSITION: HEALTH CARE SPECIALIST
Provides assessment of, direct nursing care to, and/or referral of acute/chronic illnesses, injuries, or emergencies of students in an educational setting. Provides nursing care/services that incorporate health promotion, disease prevention/detection, health counseling, health education, and consultation.
Single plan insurance, Public Employees Retirement Fund, Sick and PBL days
6 hours/day, 181 days/year - Hours 8 am - 2 pm
Class I - RN
Class II - LPN
Class III - Other
As soon as details can be arranged.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other duties may be assigned.
Occasionally supervises students.
- Provides student health services in accordance with Indiana State Law, the Indiana Nurse Practice Act, and the policies and procedures approved by the Board of School Trustees. Health services includes but is not limited to the following; first aid, vision, blood pressure, medications, illness care, hearing, height, emergency care, scoliosis and weight.
- Assesses health needs of students;
- Obtains health history and identifies the health status of the student,
- Collects subjective and objective data systematically,
- Reviews data obtained by other members of the team.
- Administers medications and treatments prescribed by physicians.
- Acts as a health consultant to students and staff. Advises and counsels students/parent/guardians concerning acute and chronic health problems and assumes responsibility for appropriate intervention, management, or referrals.
- Maintains cumulative health records on all students with medical updates, immunizations and screening results.
- Acts as liaison between the school, the home, physician office and/or public health and welfare agencies on matters of student health. Makes home visits when indicated for effective management of health problems.
- Documents according to established policy.
- Works with professional organizations, civic groups, and community agencies for the improvement and provision of healthcare.
- Provides in-service education for teachers and other personnel to increase their knowledge and skills in the area of student health maintenance.
- Presents preventative educational/health programs such as drug awareness, child abuse, nutrition, hygiene and other health related issues.
- Participates in 504 conferences and/or other case conferences/meetings as assigned.
- Maintains communication by conferring with and informing the supervisor of health services, principal, counselor, staff and parent/guardian of health needs/concerns as they develop.
- Maintains regular attendance.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations maybe made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Graduate from a school of nursing preferred. Recommended to have a bachelor's degree in nursing. Recommend two years previous experience in school, hospital, public health, industrial or office nursing.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Current license from the State of Indiana to practice as a Registered nurse if licensed. CPR certification required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional references, technical procedures/protocols, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and other forms of correspondence. Ability to effectively present verbal and/or written information and respond to questions, to staff, students, and customers.
Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages, and proportions, to calculate dosages, amounts, and volumes.
Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students peers, parents, and community; ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication. This job requires computer and systems competency.
: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Independently moves or lifts up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to lift/transfer students weighing up to 250 pounds with assistance; may occasionally move equipment weighing up to150 pounds with assistance. Transport of students and equipment may be on tiled or carpeted surfaces with or without inclines. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The employee is regularly required to perform the same hand, arm, and/or finger motion many times.
: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles and infectious diseases that require following established precautionary measures. The employee is frequently exposed to aggressive individuals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment is frequently interruptive as the employee must meet multiple demands from several people. The employee must constantly work to meet deadlines.
The information contained in this description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.