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School Nurse (Part-Time)

Company: Tanque Verde Unified School District
Location: Tucson
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Emily Gray Junior High School is seeking a part-time School Nurse for school year 2021-2022. This position will job-share with the current School Nurse at Emily Gray. This position is budgeted for 20 hours per week. There may be opportunities to work additional hours throughout the District as needed.

Applicant must hold an RN license. Experience as a School Nurse is preferred.

Will work with Junior High age students with a variety of medical needs.

Must be able to make quick, informed decisions when required on what medical attention may be needed. Ability to maintain confidentiality as required in the educational and medical environment. Must enjoy and work well with junior high school age students, administrators, teaching faculty, and parents. Ability to communicate well with all.

Example of Duties:

  • Plans school health program, in cooperation with medical authority and administrative school district policy and state law.
  • Assesses students' health status, reviews findings and makes recommendations for treatment or placement in least restrictive learning environment.
  • May instruct classes in subjects such as family life, drugs, dental health growth and bacteria, body systems.
  • Works with a school team to identify and meet social, emotional and physical needs of students.
  • Enforces immunization requirements according to state law.
  • Provides counseling, first aid and maintains health records of students.
  • Administers first aid and health counseling for students, faculty and staff.
  • Makes referrals for medical treatment when indicated.
  • Provides hearing, vision and scoliosis screening programs as required by state law.
  • Dispenses medications to students, monitors students for possible adverse reactions or side effects of medications.
  • Trains staff member, designated by Principal, to dispense medication (only in absence of school nurse).
  • Performs nursing procedures necessary for medically involved students in the school setting.
  • Works with community agencies in planning facilities to meet needs of children outside school situation
  • Works with special education staff in developing individual education programs for students.
  • Plans, evaluates, and revises the school nursing program and activities.
  • Ensures that all activities conform to district guidelines.
  • Participates in duties and activities as assigned or required by the Governing Board or District or School Administration.
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to create and maintain a climate of respect.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of students and staff, and to protect records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties. Ability to discern when to use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical practices and guidelines in nursing and school policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain positive, cooperative and mutually supportive relationships with students, parents, and site administration.
  • Knowledge of computer applications and ability to learn new programs as needed.
  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral.
  • Skill in critical and creative thinking.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Arizona RN License.
  • Prefer at least a year of clinical experience.
  • Ability to work with various software programs.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card

Keywords: Tanque Verde Unified School District, Tucson , School Nurse (Part-Time), Other , Tucson, Arizona

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