SCHOOL NURSE (536) (#657)

Student Services ( learn more )

Salt Lake City School District

Salt Lake City, Utah ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3942384
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : June 24, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

At Salt Lake City School District educating children is our primary business.  Salt Lake City School District proudly employs four of the past seven Utah Teachers of the Year and the 2021 Utah School Nurse of the Year, and many of our schools have been recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools. At Salt Lake City School District, our strength is in our diversity.  Our 20,000 students include students from across the globe who speak over 80 different languages. Most of our students come to our District from historically underserved populations.  We invite you to join our world-class learning organization as we prepare our students for life, learning and citizenship.

 

School Nurse

 

**This is a grant-funded position through June 30, 2023. Continuation of this contract past that date is dependent upon additional funding.**

 

Contract Days185 Days

FTE: 1.0

Priority Screen Date: Close of business on 03/30/2022

Anticipated Start Date: 08/23/2022

FLSA Status:  Exempt

This position is benefits eligible

Starting Salary: Certified Schedule #19

 

Job Description

The job of Nurse is done for the purpose of overseeing the individual health needs of students; implementing health care plans directed by physicians; ensuring district health care practices comply with the laws relating to student health issues; providing appropriate immediate care for ill, medically fragile and /or injured students; serving as health care resource to teachers, staff and administrators; conducting mandated vision screenings and identifying health problems for referral to appropriate parties for proper follow-up treatment.

 

Essential Functions

  • Administers mandated vision screenings in grades K,1,2,3,5,9, and every three years before Special Education re-evaluations as well as upon request.  Referrals to Speech and Language for hearing screening.  Other referrals as needed for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
  • Administers first aid, medication and specialized medical treatments (e.g. oral suctioning, catheterization, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
  • Assesses situations involving students’ safety, abuse (physical, sexual, drug etc.) and other health related issues for the purpose of identifying problems, referring for proper treatment and complying with legal requirements.
  • Collaborates with parents, students, health care providers, and/or public agencies for the purpose of promoting and/or securing student health services, providing information and complying with legal requirements.
  • Conducts age appropriate health education in conjunction with classroom curriculum such as health education, nutritional workshops, 5,6 grade maturation, 3-6 grade Blood Borne Pathogen classes, and other health education classes upon request for the purpose of supporting established lesson plans.
  • Develops individual student care plans for the purpose of addressing students’ health needs; providing direction to site personnel and/or implementing directions provided by parents and/or physicians.
  • Directs student health services for the purpose of prioritizing project activities, ensuring utilization of personnel in compliance with site requirements and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Maintains students’ confidential files and records (e.g. health care plans, agency referrals, etc.) for the purpose of providing information required by legal and professional standards.
  • Maintains contact with parents/guardians for the purpose of advising them of changes in student health and/or recommending further medical and/or emotional intervention.
  • Monitors students referred for illness and/or injury for the purpose of attending to their immediate health care concerns and initiating follow-up care.
  • Monitors students with chronic illnesses for the purpose of assisting the child in achieving the highest possible functional level.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and seminars, and interdisciplinary teams for the purpose of gathering, conveying and/or sharing information on student’s health needs, service delivery, and educational programs and/or improving skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Collects and provides annual student data for State reports.  Provides training on a variety of health related subjects such as CPR and emergency first aid, medication management, administration of emergency medications (e.g. Epinephrine, Asthma, inhalers and Naloxone (secondary schools only)), health related policies and procedures, substance abuse, growth and development, food allergies, STD’s, and hygiene for the purpose of promoting a healthy lifestyle and/or acting as a resource to students, teachers, and other school personnel.
  • Provides training on a variety of health related subjects such as CPR and emergency first aid, medication management, administration of emergency medications (e.g. Epinephrine, Asthma, inhalers and Naloxone (secondary schools only)), health related policies and procedures, substance abuse, growth and development, food allergies, STD’s, and hygiene for the purpose of promoting a healthy lifestyle and/or acting as a resource to students, teachers, and other school personnel.
  • Refers students requiring additional medical attention for the purpose of providing required follow-up treatment and services.
  • Reports health and safety issues (e.g. fights, suspected child or substance abuse, contagious diseases etc.) to assigned administrator and appropriate agencies for the purpose of maintaining student personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
  • Researches a variety of topics relating to health and medical care (e.g. wellness, nutrition, treatment protocols, childhood diseases etc.) for the purpose of providing information to staff, students, parents and the public.
  • Assists school secretaries in maintaining adequate student immunizations records. Organizes immunization clinics throughout the school year to assist families in maintaining required immunizations.
  • Responds to emergency medical situations (e.g. severe falls, prescription medication reactions, bleeding etc.) for the purpose of ensuring appropriate immediate medical attention and related follow-up action.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in job related field
  • State of Utah Nursing License
  • 1-2 years nursing experience, preferably in pediatrics

Work Environment:

The usual and customary methods of performing job functions require sitting, walking, standing, bending, occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, stooping, kneeling; driving an automobile, etc. The job is performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

 

Risks found in the typical work environment, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 440 E 100 S
    • Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

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