Summary: Nurses are responsible to assess, identify and treat health disorders among students and provides instruction in the maintenance of good health, wellness and disease prevention. The employee must evaluate the physical conditions of students and refer students to appropriate resources as needed. Decisions made by this employee require discretionary judgment and analysis.
Working assigned shifts, Provide care to students seeking assistance with health and wellness concerns.
For any on-call shifts, the nurse will handle concerns via Triage phone calls with dorm parents and/or visit campus during evening and weekend hours to treat students.
Negotiates professional and medical services essential to the school health program.
Provides first aid care and medically prescribed services.
Maintains security of student medical information as well as school health supplies.
Documents all activities and procedures accurately and in a timely basis.
Serves as a resource person on health issues.
Screens and conducts health appraisals for students and staff.
Provides follow-up evaluations on students as required.
Recommends corrective action where problems are identified.
Corresponds with Dean of Students, Advisors, and Parents on health needs of children.
Records immunizations, health findings, and other relevant health data.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of medical disorders and treatment.
Considerable knowledge of child growth and development.
Working knowledge of public health problems and procedures for treatment in coordination with other health and social service agencies.
Working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations affecting the delivery of school health services.
Knowledge of the The Hill School and the community served.
Ability to identify abnormal growth and development and symptoms of disease.
Ability to coordinate and facilitate services between the school, local health agency, and other community resources.
Ability to develop and maintain health records on students.
Ability to develop positive working relationships.
SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Completion of training necessary for licensing as a registered nurse and experience in pediatrics and/or public health nursing preferred.
Other required training and certification, such as CPR, Epipen, and Narcan protocol.
This position includes sitting, standing, kneeling for filing, and walking from office to office. The position will use a computer, including keyboard and monitor throughout each workday. Visual acuity to type, read, and recognize students is required. Hearing ability is required to communicate with co-workers, students, and parents in person and via telephone. The strength in push and pull technique is necessary to perform CPR and render aid to a student in distress, if required.