School Nurse

Location
North Little Rock, AR, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 14, 2018
Ref
1201
Job Category
Support Staff, School Nurse
NORTH LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT

School Nurse (Registered Nurse)

Department: NLRMS

Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: District Nurse Supervisor

Grade/Level: P-12; to include staff members

Amount of Travel Required: 10% - 20%

Work Schedule:

Positions Supervised: None

8-hours per day, Monday through Friday; schedule to be determined by the District Nurse Supervisor. 193 days /year

None

POSITION SUMMARY

Assess student health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled students. May advise students on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

· Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.

· Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patients' conditions.

· Record patients' medical information and vital signs.

· Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.

· Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.

· Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.

· Direct and supervise less skilled nursing or health care personnel or supervise a particular unit.

· Provide health care, first aid, immunizations and assistance in convalescence and rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals, and industry.

· Direct and coordinate infection control programs, advising and consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.

· Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance.

· Work with individuals, groups, and families to plan and implement programs designed to improve the overall health of communities.

· Assist with all mandated health screenings to include but not limited to vision, hearing, scoliosis, and Body Mass Index screenings.

· Administer approved Health Department initiatives specifically but not limited to flu inoculations.

· Assist with district-wide athletic physicals as assigned by the Nurse Supervisor.

Regular attendance - on days a nurse must be out you are to notify the home base principal, and other building principals to the location you are assigned, nurse supervisor, Director of Special Services.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)

· Positive attitude - Optimistic, team-first attitude displayed at all times

· Regular attendance - Regular attendance to maximize student progress

· Punctual - On time

· Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

· Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

· Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

· Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

· Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.

· Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.

· Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.

· Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.

· Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.

· Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.

· Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.

· Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.

· Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative.

· Tactful - Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others.

· Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.

· Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

· Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.

· Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer.

· Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education : Associates Degree or above

Experience : Two to four years related experience

Computer Skills

Ability to operate related technologies

Certificates & Licenses

Must have a valid Arkansas State Board of Nursing license as a Registered Nurse.

Other Requirements

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical Demands

Lift/Carry

Stand

F (Frequently)

Walk

F (Frequently)

Sit

F (Frequently)

Handling / Fingering

F (Frequently)

Reach Outward

F (Frequently)

Reach Above Shoulder

O (Occasionally)

Climb

O (Occasionally)

Crawl

O (Occasionally)

Squat or Kneel

O (Occasionally)

Bend

F (Frequently)

10 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

11-20 lbs

F (Frequently)

21-50 lbs

O (Occasionally)

51-100 lbs

O (Occasionally)

Over 100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

Push/Pull

12 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

13-25 lbs

O (Occasionally)

26-40 lbs

O (Occasionally)

41-100 lbs

O (Occasionally)

N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)

Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements

Sense of Sound (ability to conduct telephone conversations.)

Sense of Smell

Sense of Taste

Sense of Touch

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (scrubs, gloves, and other protective equipment)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is frequently exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being of students.

The North Little Rock School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.