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Registered Nurse - School Health - Palm Beach County (Part-Time Days)

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Location: Palm Springs, FL

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Job Description

This position provides
skilled professional nursing care and treatment for students in an assigned
school.   This position implements the
medical components of an integrated school health program, reporting and
functioning under the auspices of the Health Care District School Health
Nursing Supervisor for all clinical and employee issues. The School Health
Registered Nurse will be under the general supervision of the school-based
Principal for non-clinical matters.  The
role of the School Health Registered Nurse is to advance the well-being,
academic success and life-long achievement of the students. The School Health
Registered Nurse will individualize care to students providing nursing
diagnosis and interventions for students in cooperation with the parent(s) or
guardian. Employees in this class perform duties in accordance with established
regulations, policies, nursing standards, and medical instructions.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions: Provides a
student-centered approach to care for all students from Pre-Kindergarten to
Grade 12 in the school setting.

Provides first
aid and injury care to students with urgent health needs.

Plans and
provides preventative care and well student services for student population.

Provides nursing
assessments to students, and counseling, including referrals to students and
parents.

Manages all
students with chronic health problems, providing school-based services related
to student -specific health care plans.

Liaises with
students, parents and school based staff to develop student-specific case
management plans for students with chronic health problems.

Initiates,
develops and maintains student health records utilizing the District Welligent™
Electronic School Health Medical Record System.

Provides
information concerning programs available for children with chronic health
problems or disabling, and/or terminal illnesses.

Liaises with
hospital-based staff for students receiving long term hospitalization with a
view to transitioning to hospital home bound care, prior to re-entry into
school.

Administers
medications to students prescribed by a medical doctor or authorized designee
(ARNP) with parental consent in accordance to with established care
plans.

May provide
Immunizations as directed by the Health Care District Chief Health Operations
Officer; this would be an emergency-based, school-specific immunization
outreach.

Identifies
high-risk students and liaises with school administrator and staff in the
coordination of school- based care.

Works closely
with the School District Data Processors providing guidance and technical
assistance in the identification of students that are non-compliant with
established immunization and health assessment requirements.

Counsels parents
on child-specific health needs referring to health care provider or community
agencies as needed.

Works closely
with other registered nurses and nursing supervisor to provide follow-up and
nursing case management related to vision, hearing and scoliosis screening
outcomes.

Reviews and
updates student electronic health files, forwarding to appropriate destination
when student transfers to another school within the District. Is able to
navigate electronic medical records being proficient with a standard computer
and keyboard including but not limited to software programs.

Serves as
resource person to students, parents, guardians or foster parents and school
personnel.

Develops and
conducts group education sessions in cooperation with school staff and
established HCD guidelines. Addresses a variety of preventive health topics
such as oral health, healthy nutrition and exercise.

May be required
to supplement the services allocated to a Float Nurse, which may require the
nurse to float to another school location on occasions to enhance nursing
support and bridge a gap in student health services.

Supports school
staff and provides education and training to school staff on the detection of
head lice or other infestations. Liaises with parents and provides intensive
follow-up for students failing scoliosis, vision and hearing and/or height and
weight/BMI screenings.

Monitors the
school environment including the school campus for health and safety issues
advising school administrators of potential risks to students in a timely
manner.

Actively
participates on School-Based Team contributing essential nursing/medical
information relative to student progress and success.

May be required to travel to alternate work sites
during shift.  Access to transportation
required.

Emergency duty
may be required of the incumbent that includes assisting community or hospital
based organizations or the Red Cross. Staff will be directed to perform other
emergency duties based on clinical experience including, but not limited to,
responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.





Job Requirements

Education:  Associate's
degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited nursing institution
required.  Bachelor's degree in nursing
preferred.

Experience:  Two (2) to three
(3) years' experience in pediatric nursing, emergency room, community health,
and/or experience in school setting required.

Certification:  CPR required on
hire.  National Certified School Nurse
(NCSN) preferred.

Licensure:  Current State of
Florida Registered Nurse license (unrestricted) required.

Training:  First Aid
training provided upon orientation with biennial updates.



The Health Care District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug Free Workplace. Veterans preferred. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the application process or candidates with other questions should contact Human Resources.

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