Session: Certified School Nurse
The School Nurse is directly responsible to the Coordinator of School Health Services who is directly responsible to the Chief Academic Officer.
(1) To serve as a consultant to school personnel on matters involving the health of pupils; (2) Promote an awareness of the health needs of pupils; (3) Provide direct services to children who require immediate medical care; (4) Attempt to prevent the spread of communicable diseases within the school environment; (5) To refer children to appropriate sources for medical diagnosis and treatment; (6) Participate in the formation of policies and procedures for the school health program; (7) Work with various groups that have an interest in the health of public school children; (8) Maintain lines of communication with medical doctors who are treating children who have medical problems and/or special health needs; (9) In-service all staff annually and as needed on Universal Precautions; (10) Be an active participate of Pupil Personnel Staff; (11) Complete a Health History for students having a complete case study evaluation and a Health History Update for students due for their 3 year evaluations; (12) Provide support and guidance to pupils who have chronic and/or serious health problems in order to help the pupils adjust to the school environment;
(13) Assume a leadership role in the identification of those students with health needs that interfere with effective learning by uncovering health problems through observation, interviews and analysis of records; (14) Educate teachers and other school personnel to recognize and report health problems; (15) Hold conferences, formal and informal, with teachers and other school personnel to help them learn to appropriately manage children who have health problems; (16) Serve as a resource person in the area of health education to teachers and other personnel; (17) Teach pupils, directly and indirectly, about personal health procedures and habits; (18) Promote compliance with the laws of the State of Illinois that pertain to physical examinations, immunizations, and other health matters; (19) Make referrals for students who have failed Vision and/or Hearing screening and to follow-up with parents who need assistance; (20) Scoliosis screening and referral; (21) Maintain health records for each pupil; (22) Make home calls to obtain necessary information, inform parents of health problems, and promote parental cooperation; (23) Survey the school environment for safety hazards and poor sanitary conditions and
report undesirable conditions to the principal; (24) Participate in efforts to control communicable disease; (25) Explain the scope of school health services to new staff; (26) Perform such duties as may be assigned by the Chief Academic Officer.
Valid Illinois Nursing License and ISBE Type 73 Certification preferred
Per Teacher Contract
3 Hours (2:30 - 5:30)
Candidates must submit an online application.
Position open until filled.
Only online applications will be considered for interviews.