Accepts supervision and directions from RN nurse program leader/supervising RN and campus principal.
High School Diploma or GED
Valid Texas license (LVN) issued by the Texas Board of Nursing
Knowledge of health appraisal to identify student health defects
Ability to implement policies and procedures
Knowledge of basic first aid
Proficient keyboarding and file maintenance skills
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
One-year experience in health-related position, including contact with school age children
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Provide direct care using professional assessment skills, the nursing process, individualized healthcare plans (IHPs), and established school health protocols. Provide health counseling and instruction to individual students under the supervision of RN.
Distribute information to facility on health related topics as needed and as directed by the RN.
Notify parents of accident or illness. Secure emergency medical care for students as needed.
Serve as health advocate for students.
Ensure that medications are administered to students according to district policy and procedures.
Carry out mandatory screening programs, collect data, and complete required reports.
Advise campus administration in crisis or emergency situations and participate in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.
*This describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
Participate in the development of campus health education curriculum, educate faculty and staff as needed on health related topics, and provide health education to individuals and groups including contributing to campus communications to parents and the local community regarding health issues.
Collaborate closely with campus principal and other staff and provide leadership to ensure a healthy school environment. Work to meet the health needs of the general school population and those students with identified health conditions.
Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including clinic records all accurate and confidential student health records such as immunization records, medication administration records, individual student treatment records, and IHPs.
Requisition supplies and equipment needed to maintain clinic inventory.
Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of Health rule, State Board of Education rule, and board policy. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
Report potential health and safety hazards to RN and principal.
Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
Maintain professional nursing skills and knowledge as required by the Texas Nurse Practice Act and the Texas Board of Nursing including certification for mandated screenings and Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers (CPR/AED).
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard medical clinic equipment including automated external defibrillator (AED); special needs adaptive equipment; standard office equipment including computer and peripherals.
Posture: Frequent standing, sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing, pulling, and twisting.
Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension
Lifting: Frequent light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may require regular heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and position of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint, assisting non-ambulatory students.
Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacterial and communicable diseases.
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress.
***ALL DUTIES ARE PERFORMED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF RN.***