POSITION TITLE: School Nurse
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- Job Description
Job Code: 000069, 000961, 001069
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Principal
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for implementation of health programs, health counseling with pupils, parents, and school personnel, provision of preventive health services, augmentation of health education programs, and liaison with the school community.
ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES: Participates in the formulation of campus health program goals and objectives. Provides direct health care, emergency first aid and care, and related health services according to HISD policies and procedures. Provides preventive health care by: providing appraisals, screening programs, referral and follow-up; recognizing, reporting, and using control measures on communicable diseases; and monitoring and providing follow-up on immunization needs. Provides families with information on health and medical resources and assists families to access medical care. Conducts health counseling, makes home visits, and follows through on health problems as needed. Conducts specific health instruction for students, parents, and staff and serves as a resource to staff regarding health instruction. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Education: Registered Nurse (R.N.) with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) currently licensed as a R.N. in the State of Texas Experience: Minimum experience requirement - 12 months. NOTE: HISD follows the Texas Board of Nursing recommendation that a newly licensed nurse not practice in an independent setting for a period of 12-18 months post-licensure
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, both internally and externally. The ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, drive and/or be mobile. Valid Texas driver’s license with applicable insurance coverage.