Clear Creek Independent School District
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School Nurse (2019-20)
at Clear Creek Independent School District
Support student success by promoting, protecting, improving, and maintaining student, staff, and community health through a comprehensive school health program. The RN, with a focus on patient safety, is required to function within the parameters of the legal scope of practice and in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, and policies, procedures and guidelines of the employing health care institution or practice setting (BON, 15.28, TAC 217.11).
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university
Valid registered nurse license from the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
Certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services to conduct vision and hearing screening
Certified to perform Acanthosis Nigricans screening
Current practical working knowledge of nursing procedures and techniques relevant to children
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to organize and coordinate campus clinic
Ability to work independently to implement district policies and procedures
Ability to learn and use computer and willingness to learn and use software applications
Willingness to attend workshops to acquire new skills
School nursing experience preferred
Minimum of 2 years nursing experience required
Major Responsibilities and Duties
Provides HEALTH SERVICES by:
Performing comprehensive nursing assessment on students
Using clinical reasoning based on established evidence-based practice outcomes and research for decision making and comprehensive care
Synthesizing comprehensive data to identify problems, formulate goals and outcomes, and develop nursing plans of care for patients, families, populations, and communities
Providing safe, compassionate, comprehensive nursing care to patients, families, populations, and communities through a broad array of health care services
Evaluating, reporting, and documenting patient outcomes and responses to interventions and determines if interventions were effective and any modifications are necessary
Administering medications and treatments according to school district policies and the RN scope of practice (BON, 15.28, TAC, Rule 217.11)
Assigning task and activities to other nurses
Delegating tasks to UAPs
Reporting any concerns related to child abuse (physical or mental) to administrators, law enforcement, and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Participating in the educational process in determining health care needs and services in the school setting in the SST, Section 504, and ARD Special Education processes
Establishes SCREENING PROGRAMS by:
Conducting annual vision, hearing, height, weight, Acanthosis Nigricans, and spinal screening of students in specific grades as designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), including referrals as needed
Manages the SCHOOL CLINIC by:
Managing clinic budgets
Ordering supplies and equipment
Maintaining cumulative/individual health records both written and electronic
Reporting clinic activity statistics periodically
Provides HEALTH COUNSELING by:
Providing resource and referral information for community agencies and services to students and faculty and staff
Conferring with students, parents, and faculty/staff concerning health needs of individual students
Counseling with school personnel regarding individual health concerns
Establishes procedures for COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL by:
Enforcing and monitoring immunization status of students according to TDSHS requirements
Implementing and enforcing school district communicable disease policies
Reporting communicable disease cases as required by TDSHS
Provides EMERGENCY FIRST AID care by:
Assessing the severity of injuries and taking appropriate action
Performing first aid procedures effectively and efficiently
Anticipating changes in patient conditions and responding accordingly to include emergent care
Submitting school district accident reports periodically
Promotes HEALTH EDUCATION by:
Reviewing, recommending, and obtaining resource materials for students and faculty/staff
Planning and implementing health/wellness activities
Teaching health related topics in the classroom as requested
Conducting emergency preparedness training in the event of a medical emergency
Conducting health awareness training to educate staff for safe school practices
Develops and implements teaching plans to address health promotion
Stay up-to-date professionally through the selection of quality staff development opportunities for personal growth.
Research district policy, precedent, and current practices prior to taking action.
Participate as an effective team member who contributes to district, department, and content goals.
Demonstrate integrity and ethics.
Display proficient levels of technology applications.
Utilize time wisely for effective management of job responsibilities.
Maintain punctuality in daily work times, appointments, and meetings.
Meet task completion deadlines established by supervisor.
Maintain friendly customer-service-driven interactions with all stakeholders, students, teachers, administrators, and co-workers.
Work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors to ensure that the goals of the school/department are met.
Maintain a positive and professional tone in all communication (i.e. email, written, and verbal).
Perform other related duties and accept other responsibilities as assigned.
The RN, in compliance with BON’s Standard of Nursing Practice (TAC, Rule 217.11), assigns those aspects and activities to the LVN that are within the LVN’s educational preparation and demonstrated competency to provide.
The RN must be prepared to seek out other RNs to include district Lead Nurses or other health care providers when student conditions or situations exceed the RNs level of competency or experience to ensure student safety.
The RN monitors, coordinates, and evaluates the provision of health services necessary to meet individual student health needs essential in achieving educational objectives.
Maintain emotional control under stress
Physical Demand/Environmental Factors
Exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases; frequent standing, stooping, bending; moving medical equipment and other clinic materials
Term: 187 days
Job Contact Information
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:00 AM
(Central Standard Time)