Registered School Nurse
4 days per week, 8 hours per day
Position Start Date:
- Membership and active participation in professional state and national nursing and educational organizations such as School Nurse Organization of Minnesota, National Association of School Nurses, Minnesota Nurses Association, Minnesota Public Health Association
- Provide planning, intervention, evaluation and reassessment for students with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities in the special or general education setting. This includes student and parent interviews, conferences, referral and follow-up, health teaching and counseling concerning development and health issues related to successful student learning.
- Provide direct professional nursing services such as first aid, illness and emergency care, medication administration, g-tube feedings, catheterizations etc., and mandated reporter responsibilities.
- Provide mental health support including intervention and/or referral to appropriate school staff or community agencies.
- Participate in maintaining accurate medical records to assure compliance with state mandates including immunizations, physical examinations and medical conditions using District technology.
- Delegate appropriate functions to health paraprofessionals as needed. Provides supervision for their direct and indirect care.
- Enhance the educational process through modification or removal of health-related barriers to learning and by promoting student wellness.
- Perform mandated screening procedures for hearing and vision.
- Follow state and county guidelines for reporting contagious conditions and informing families and staff.
- Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.
- Participate in community organizations and professional associations that relate to fostering student and families learning, health and development.
- Attend and participate in local, regional, and state professional organizations and conferences related to student support services and school health programs in order to keep current relative to the field of school health, the district community, and the broader regional and state community.
- Organize and maintain the emergency response team.
Knowledge and Skills
- Evidence of experience as PHN or LSN at secondary and/or elementary level with strong nursing skills preferred.
- Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
- Evidence of skills and experience in working with medically dependent, medically fragile and medically complex students and their families.
- Demonstrated knowledge in special education process and practice preferred.
- Positions in the class typically require: stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.
- Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
- Some positions may require exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.